FILMS - BY DATE - SATURDAY, JANUARY 29TH, 2005

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9:00AM
Feature
Yarrow Hotel Theatre
BALLETS RUSSES
Directors: Dan Geller, Dayna Goldfine
(USA, 2005, 120 min., color & b/w, Sony HD Cam) BALLETS RUSSES brilliantly captures the glitz, glamour, and ultimate downfall of the modern dance troupe that galvanized ballet as an art form and collaborated with some of the most influential artists of the 20th century, including choreographers George Balanchine and Agnes De Mille, and artists Picasso and Cocteau.

9:15AM
Short
Eccles Theatre
PURA LENGUA (ALL TONGUE) (in Shorts Program V)
Director: Aurora Guerrero
(USA, 2004, 11 min., color, Sony HD Cam) After suffering heartbreak, a young lesbian Chicana poet begins to heal through her art.

11:30AM
Feature
Library Center Theatre
MYSTERIOUS SKIN
Director/Screenwriter: Gregg Araki
Cast: Elizabeth Shue, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Michelle Trachtenberg, Bill Sage

(USA, 2004, 99 min., color, 35mm) Two teenagers, one who believes he was abducted by aliens when he was child, the other a beautiful hustler, reconnect in New York over hazy memories of their Little League coach in the Midwest. Based on Scott Heim’s critically acclaimed novel.

Noon
Feature
Trolley Square Cinemas A, SLC
STRANGERS WITH CANDY
Director: Paul Dinello
Screenwriters: Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris
Cast: Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Gregory Holliman, Sara Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Allison Janney, Philip Seymour Hoffman

(USA, 2004, 97 min., color, 35mm) In the feature length version of the cult television show, 46-year-old former junkie Jerri Blank (Amy Sedaris) is back, emerging from prison looking for a new start in high school, only to find it’s not much different from the slammer.

12:15PM
Short
Holiday Village Cinema III
BILLY’S DAD IS A FUDGE-PACKER (in Shorts Program VI)
Director/Writer: Jamie Donahue
(USA, 2004, 10 min., b/w, Sony HD Cam) When it comes to fudge-packing is it like father, like son? That’s the question in little Billy’s mind in this parody of the 1950s mental hygiene film. Features Robert Gant.

12:15PM
Short
Holiday Village Cinema III
UN DIA EN LA VIDA (in Shorts Program VI)
Director: Marco Orsini
(USA, 2004, 9 min., 35mm) A 55-year-old woman who tends to her disabled husband and runs a struggling motel encounters a new challenge when her drug addict daughter leaves a young boy in her care.

2:30PM
Short
Prospector Square Theatre
LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL (precedes HIGH SCHOOL RECORD)
Directors: Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn
(USA, 2004, 15 min., color, Sony HD Cam) Two loners, lost on their way to a rock concert in the desert, meet and connect over good old times.

6:00PM
Feature
Eccles Theatre
HAPPY ENDINGS
Director/Screenwriter: Don Roos
Cast: Tom Arnold, Jesse Bradford, Bobby Cannavale, Laura Dern, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lisa Kudrow

(USA, 2004, 128 min., color, 35mm) In this poignant farce from writer-director Don Roos (THE OPPOSITE OF SEX), a blackmailing filmmaker, a gay man whose partner may or may not have fathered the children of their two lesbian friends, and a young woman trying to convince her boyfriend he’s not gay find they have quite a bit in common.

6:45PM
Feature
Broadway Centre Cinemas V, SLC
SMALL TOWN SECRETS (precedes THE JOY OF LIFE)
Director: Katherine Leggett
(USA, 2004, 8 min., color, Sony HD Cam) This autobiographical short documentary chronicles growing up with closeted gay parents in a small Midwestern town.

6:45PM
Feature
Broadway Centre Cinemas V, SLC
THE JOY OF LIFE
Director/Screenwriter: Jenni Olson
Cast: Voices of Harriet "Harry" Dodge, Lawrence Ferlinghetti

(USA, 2004, 7 min., color, 16mm) Through poetry, stark historical facts, and lesbian lust, Jenni Olson’s debut feature paints a portrait of the City of Brotherly Love that personifies the trials and tribulations of the human spirit.

7:30PM
Feature
Trolley Square Cinemas C, SLC
THE JACKET*
Director: John Maybury
Screenwriter: Massy Tadjedin
Cast: Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kelly Lynch, Daniel Craig

(USA, 2004, 102 min., color, 35mm) In the latest offering from producers George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh, a young amnesiac Gulf War veteran (Adrien Brody) finds himself accused of murder and the subject of a controversial experimental treatment in a mental hospital. Directed by John Maybury (LOVE IS THE DEVIL).


9:30PM
Feature
Peery’s Egyptian Theatre in Ogden
LACKWANNA BLUES*
Director: George C. Wolfe
Screenwriter: Ruben Santiago-Hudson, based on his play
Cast: S. Epatha Merkerson, Marcus Carl Franklin, Terrence Howard, Macy Gray, Camen Ejogo, Jeffrey Wright, Jimmy Smits

(USA, 2004, 94 min., color, 35mm) In George Wolfe’s screen adaptation of the Obie Award-winning play, an orphan boy raised in an eccentric boardinghouse finds his own life is changed by the life stories of the lost, but ultimately endearing, souls who are his neighbors.

9:30PM
Feature
Tower Theatre, SLC
MYSTERIOUS SKIN
Director/Screenwriter: Gregg Araki
Cast: Elizabeth Shue, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Michelle Trachtenberg, Bill Sage

(USA, 2004, 99 min., color, 35mm) Two teenagers, one who believes he was abducted by aliens when he was child, the other a beautiful hustler, reconnect in New York over hazy memories of their Little League coach in the Midwest. Based on Scott Heim’s critically acclaimed novel.

9:45pm
Feature
Main Street Mall, 333 Main Street, Park City
THE THIRD SOCIETY
Director: J.A. Steel
Cast: J.A. Steel, Shannon Clay

(USA, 2002, 84 min., color, DVD) A young girl witnesses the murder of her parents by the Asian mafia. Twenty-five years later she’s an ass-kicking, gun-wielding LAPD officer with a thirst for revenge when the same mobsters kidnap her sister. www.parkcityfilmmusicfestival.com

10:30PM
Short
Broadway Centre Cinemas VI, SLC
PURA LENGUA (ALL TONGUE) (in Shorts Program V)
Director: Aurora Guerrero
(USA, 2004, 11 min., color, Sony HD Cam) After suffering heartbreak, a young lesbian Chicana poet begins to heal through her art.


10:30PM
Feature
Trolley Square Cinemas C, SLC
THE JACKET*
Director: John Maybury
Screenwriter: Massy Tadjedin
Cast: Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kelly Lynch, Daniel Craig

(USA, 2004, 102 min., color, 35mm) In the latest offering from producers George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh, a young amnesiac Gulf War veteran (Adrien Brody) finds himself accused of murder and the subject of a controversial experimental treatment in a mental hospital. Directed by John Maybury (LOVE IS THE DEVIL).

11:00PM
Short
Holiday Village Cinema II
BILLY’S DAD IS A FUDGE-PACKER (in Shorts Program VI)
Director/Writer: Jamie Donahue
(USA, 2004, 10 min., b/w, Sony HD Cam) When it comes to fudge-packing is it like father, like son? That’s the question in little Billy’s mind in this parody of the 1950s mental hygiene film. Features Robert Gant.

11:00PM
Short
Holiday Village Cinema II
UN DIA EN LA VIDA (in Shorts Program VI)
Director: Marco Orsini
(USA, 2004, 9 min., 35mm) A 55-year-old woman who tends to her disabled husband and runs a struggling motel encounters a new challenge when her drug addict daughter leaves a young boy in her care.

11:30PM
Feature
Library Center Theatre
STRANGERS WITH CANDY
Director: Paul Dinello
Screenwriters: Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris
Cast: Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Gregory Holliman, Sara Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Allison Janney, Philip Seymour Hoffman

(USA, 2004, 97 min., color, 35mm) In the feature length version of the cult television show, 46-year-old former junkie Jerri Blank (Amy Sedaris) is back, emerging from prison looking for a new start in high school, only to find it’s not much different from the slammer.

Midnight
Feature
Broadway Centre Cinemas IV, SLC
REEFER MADNESS
Director: Andy Fickman
Screenwriters: Dan Studney, Kevin Murphy
Cast: Kristen Bell, Christian Campbell, Neve Campbell, Alan Cumming, Ana Gasteyer, Steven Weber

(USA, 2004, 108 min., color, Sony HD Cam) Adapted from his comically inspired stage musical, director Andy Fickman resurrects the infamous cautionary tale in a wild and wacky spoof of all things square. Topped off with show-stopping musical numbers and featuring a cameo by Jesus, never has a cautionary tale about the dangers of ganja been so fun.

* titles represent films with no queer-content; however, the filmmaker(s) identifies as LGBT

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