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QUEER LOUNGE 2005 - Films with queer-content and/or made by queer-filmmakers.
[Titles with and asterick
* denote films with no queer-content; however, the filmmaker(s) identify as LGBT]

Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Institute presents the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, an exhibition of work that showcases the best of independent cinema from January 20-30, 2005. Screening will take place in Park City, Salt Lake City, at the Sundance Institute in Ogden, and online (Sundance Online Film Festival). The Sundance box offices are located at the Gateway Center in Park City and Trolley Square in Salt Lake City. For more information, please visit: http://sundance.org

FEATURES

BALLETS RUSSES
Directors/Screenwriters: Dan Geller, Dayna Goldfine
(USA, 2005, 120 min., color & b/w, Sony HD Cam)

Friday, January 21, 9:00 PM, Broadway Centre Cinemas IV, SLC
Thursday, January 27, 5:30 PM, Holiday Village Cinema II
Saturday, January 29, 9:00 AM, Yarrow Hotel 1
Sunday, January 30, 10:30 AM, Holiday Village Cinema II

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.


THE DYING GAUL
Director/Screenwriter: Craig Lucas, based on his play
Cast: Patricia Clarkson, Peter Sarsgaard, Campbell Scott

(USA, 2004, 105 min., color, 35mm)

Saturday, January 22, 5:30PM, Racquet Club
Monday, January 24, 9:15AM, Eccles Theatre
Tuesday, January 25, 11:30AM, Racquet Club
Thursday, January 27, 2:30PM, Racquet Club
Friday, January 28, 6:00PM, Trolley Square Cinemas A, SLC

A struggling screenwriter (Peter Sarsgaard) makes a Faustian bargain with a ruthless Hollywood producer when he agrees to change the main character in his screenplay from a gay man with AIDS to a heterosexual woman facing a similar fate.


THE EDUCATION OF SHELBY KNOX
Directors: Marion Lipschutz, Rose Rosenblatt
(USA, 2004; 74 min., color, Sony HD Cam)

Friday, January 21, 6:15PM, Holiday Village Cinema III
Saturday, January 22, 11:00PM, Holiday Village Cinema II
Monday, January 24, 6:00PM, Broadway Centre Cinemas IV, SLC
Wednesday, January 26, 2:30PM, Prospector Square Theatre
Friday, January 28, 11:30PM, Holiday Village Cinema II

Documentary about a Lubbock, Texas high school sophomore who joins forces with gay and lesbian students to overturn their school’s outdated “Abstinence Until Married” sex education policy.


FORTY SHADES OF BLUE*
Director: Ira Sachs
Screenwriters: Michael Rohatyn, Ira Sachs
Cast: Rip Torn, Dina Korzun, Darren Burrows, Paprika Steen, Red West, Jenny O'Hara

(USA, 2004, 107 min., color, 35mm)

Friday, January 21, 8:30PM, Racquet Club
Sunday, January 23, 12:00PM, Eccles Theatre
Sunday, January 23,10:30PM, Broadway Centre Cinemas VI, SLC
Monday, January 24, 4:00PM, Screening Room, Sundance Village
Tuesday, January 25, 9:30PM, Peery's Egyptian Theater, Ogden
Thursday, January 27, 8:30AM, Library Center Theatre
Friday, January 28, 11:30AM, Racquet Club

A Russian woman lives a comfortable but stifling existence opposite her aging yet legendary music producer husband. When his estranged son unexpectedly returns, she is suddenly confronted by the tenuous nature of her marriage. Directed by Ira Sachs (THE DELTA).


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)

Thursday, January 20, 6:30PM, Eccles Theatre
Thursday, January 20, 9:45 PM, Eccles Theatre
Friday, January 21, 9:15AM, Eccles Theatre
Friday, January 21, 7:00PM, Screening Room, Sundance Village
Friday, January 21,10:00PM, Screening Room, Sundance Village
Saturday, January 22, 3:00PM, Trolley Square Cinemas A, SLC
Saturday, January 22, 6:00PM, Trolley Square Cinemas A, SLC
Saturday, January 22, 9:00 PM, Trolley Square Cinemas A, SLC
Sunday, January 23, 6:30PM, Peery's Egyptian Theater, Ogden
Saturday, January 29, 6:00PM, Eccles Theatre

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.


HEIGHTS
Director: Chris Terrio
Screenwriters: Amy Fox, Chris Terrio
Cast: Glenn Close, Jesse Bradford, James Marsden, Elizabeth Banks

(USA, 2004, 93 min., color, 35mm)

Tuesday, January 25, 3:00 PM, Eccles Theatre
Wednesday, January 26, 2:30 PM, Library Center Theatre
Thursday, January 27, 6:00 PM, Trolley Square Cinemas A, SLC
Thursday, January 27, 9:00 PM, Trolley Square Cinemas A, SLC

In this sophisticated ensemble piece, taking place over a 24-hour period in New York City, James Marsden and Jesse Bradford play two points of a complicated love triangle, while Glenn Close and Elizabeth Banks star as mother and daughter in this latest Ismail Merchant production.


INSIDE DEEP THROAT
Directors/Screenwriters: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
(USA, 2004, 92 min., color & b/w, 35mm)

Friday, January 21, 9:30PM, Eccles Theatre
Saturday, January 22,11:30AM, Library Center Theatre
Saturday, January 22, 9:30PM, Tower Theatre, SLC

Directors Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE) examine the profound impact the infamous adult film INSIDE DEEP THROAT had on American culture and sexual mores. Supplying insight are the film’s stars Linda Lovelace and Harry Reams, along with Gore Vidal and John Waters.


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)

Sunday, January 23, 9:30 PM, Eccles Theatre
Monday, January 24, 2:30 PM, Library Center Theatre
Saturday, January 29, 7:30 PM, Trolley Square Cinemas C, SLC
Saturday, January 29, 10:30 PM, Trolley Square Cinemas C, SLC

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).


THE JOY OF LIFE
Director/Screenwriter: Jenni Olson
Cast: Voices of Harriet "Harry" Dodge, Lawrence Ferlinghetti

(USA, 2004, 65 min., color, 16mm)

Friday, January 21,11:30AM, Holiday Village Cinema II
Friday, January 21, 6:45PM, Broadway Centre Cinemas V, SLC
Saturday, January 22, 2:30PM, Holiday Village Cinema II
Sunday, January 23, 3:45PM, Broadway Centre Cinemas V, SLC
Thursday, January 27, 6:15PM, Holiday Village Cinema III
Saturday, January 29, 6:45PM, Broadway Centre Cinemas V, SLC

Through poetry, stark historical facts, and lesbian lust, Jenni Olson’s debut feature film paints a portrait of the City of Brotherly Love that personifies the trials and tribulations of the human spirit.


LACKAWANNA 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)

Wednesday, January 26, 6:00PM, Eccles Theatre
Thursday, January 27, 11:30AM, Library Center Theatre
Thursday, January 27, 7:00PM, Screening Room, Sundance Village
Thursday, January 27, 10:00PM, Screening Room, Sundance Village
Friday, January 28, 7:30PM, Trolley Square Cinemas C, SLC
Friday, January 28,10:30PM, Trolley Square Cinemas C, SLC
Saturday, January 29, 9:30PM, Peery's Egyptian Theater, Ogden

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.


LOGGERHEADS
Director/Screenwriter: Tim Kirkman
Cast: Bonnie Hunt, Kip Pardue, Tess Harper, Michael Learned, Michael Kelly, Chris Sarandon

(USA, 2005, 90 min., color & b/w, 35mm)

Friday, January 21,11:30AM, Racquet Club
Saturday, January 22,12:00PM, Eccles Theatre
Saturday, January 22, 7:30PM, Trolley Square Cinemas C, SLC
Saturday, January 22,10:30PM, Trolley Square Cinemas C, SLC
Sunday, January 23, 9:30PM, Peery's Egyptian Theater, Ogden
Tuesday, January 25, 9:30PM, Tower Theatre, SLC
Wednesday, January 26, 8:30PM, Racquet Club
Friday, January 28,11:30PM, Library Center Theatre

Director Tim Kirkman (DEAR JESSE) masterfully composes three stories in this powerful drama set along the coast of North Carolina. In one, Mark, an environmentalist working to save endangered loggerhead turtles, must overcome his fear of commitment when he meets George, a local motel owner.


MYSTERIOUS SKIN
Director/Screenwriter: Gregg Araki
Cast: Elizabeth Shue, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Michelle Trachtenberg, Bill Sage

(USA, 2004, 99 min., color, 35mm)

Friday, January 28, 9:30 PM, Eccles Theatre
Saturday, January 29, 11:30 AM, Library Center Theatre
Saturday, January 29, 9:30 PM, Tower Theatre, SLC

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.


PRETTY PERSUASION
Director: Marcos Siega
Screenwriter: Skander Halim
Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Ron Livingston, James Woods, Jane Krakowski, Selma Blair

(USA, 2004, 105 min., color, 35mm)

Saturday, January 22, 2:30 PM, Racquet Club
Sunday, January 23, 3:45 PM, Trolley Square Cinemas B, SLC
Sunday, January 23, 6:45 PM, Trolley Square Cinemas B, SLC
Monday, January 24, 12:00 PM, Eccles Theatre
Wednesday, January 26, 8:30 AM, Library Center Theatre
Thursday, January 27, 5:30 PM, Racquet Club

Set at an elite Beverly Hills high school, Kimberly (Evan Rachel Wood), a student with duplicitous charm and seductress of both men and women, proves just how easy it is to get what you want in this scathingly funny satire. Jane Krakowski plays a lesbian news reporter.


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)

Thursday, January 27, 6:00PM, Eccles Theatre
Friday, January 28, 5:30PM, Library Center Theatre
Saturday, January 29, 11:59PM, Broadway Centre Cinemas IV, SLC

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.


RING OF FIRE: THE EMILE GRIFFITH STORY
Directors: Dan Klores, Ron Berger
(USA, 2004, 87 min., color & b/w, Sony HD Cam)

Friday, January 21, 1:00 PM, Screening Room, Sundance Village
Saturday, January 22, 2:30 PM, Prospector Square Theatre
Sunday, January 23, 5:30 PM, Holiday Village Cinema II
Thursday, January 27, 10:00 AM, Holiday Village Cinema IV
Friday, January 28, 1:00 PM, Holiday Village Cinema IV

Exploration of the controversial incident of six-time world welterweight boxing champ and closeted homosexual Emile Griffith, who beat Benny “Kid” Paret to death in a 1962 match after Paret called him “maricon” (the Spanish word for “faggot”).


RIZE*
Director: David LaChapelle
(USA, 2004, 84 min., color, Sony HD Cam)

Friday, January 21, 5:30PM, Library Center Theatre
Saturday, January 22,11:59PM, Egyptian Theatre, Park City
Sunday, January 23, 5:30PM, Prospector Square Theatre
Monday, January 24, 9:00PM, Broadway Centre Cinemas IV, SLC

Acclaimed photographer David LaChapelle captures the beginnings of a new form of artistic expression emanating from the streets of South Central Los Angeles referred to as "krumping." Centering his story on the man responsible for the krumping movement, LaChapelle adeptly conveys the transformative power of art and dance.


ROOM*
Director/Screenwriter: Kyle Henry
Cast: Cyndi Williams, Kenneth Wayne Bradley, Alexandra Kiester, Jacqui Cross, Gretchen Krich, Carlos Treviño

(USA, 2004, 80 min., color, Sony HD Cam)

Friday, January 21, 12:15PM, Holiday Village Cinema III
Friday, January 21, 11:30PM, Library Center Theatre
Saturday, January 22, 6:00PM, Broadway Centre Cinemas IV, SLC
Tuesday, January 25, 6:15PM, Holiday Village Cinema III
Sunday, January 30, 1:00PM, Holiday Village Cinema III

Kyle Henry fashions a surreal, psychological landscape in which a working mother of two, trapped in a dead-end existence in Texas, begins having visions of a room, both stark and industrial. As her visions become more powerful, she abandons her life and family to pursue something that may or may not be imagined.


THE SALON
Director/Screenwriter: Mark Brown
Cast: Vivica A. Fox, Garrett Morris, Kym Whitley

(USA, 2004, 92 min., color, 35mm)

Tuesday, January 25, 8:30 PM, Library Center Theatre
Wednesday, January 26, 8:30 AM, Prospector Square Theatre
Thursday, January 27, 8:30 PM, Prospector Square Theatre
Friday, January 28, 9:45 PM, Broadway Centre Cinemas V, SLC

The owner of an African American hair salon (Vivica A. Fox) finds romance as she struggles to keep her business afloat in this hilarious comedy that also deals with serious issues such as racism, homophobia, sex, and politics.


SAVING FACE
Director/Screenwriter: Alice Wu
Cast: Joan Chen, Michelle Krusiec

(USA, 2004, 98 min., color, 35mm)

Friday, January 21, 4:00 PM, Screening Room, Sundance Village
Saturday, January 22, 5:30 PM, Library Center Theatre
Sunday, January 23, 8:30 AM, Prospector Square Theatre
Sunday, January 23, 9:30 PM, Tower Theatre, SLC
Monday, January 24, 5:30 PM, Prospector Square Theatre

A young Chinese American medical resident embarks on her first lesbian affair with a sexy ballet dancer and gets an unexpected surprise when her mother turns up on her doorstep and announces she’s pregnant.


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)

Monday, January 24,11:30PM, Library Center Theatre
Thursday, January 27, 2:30PM, Holiday Village Cinema II
Saturday, January 29,12:00PM, Trolley Square Cinemas A, SLC
Saturday, January 29,11:30PM, Library Center Theatre
Sunday, January 30, 1:30PM, Holiday Village Cinema II

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.

Sundance

SHORTS

BEING BAD (precedes 5th WORLD)
Director/Writer: Laurence Coriat
(UK/France, 2004, 10 min., color, 35mm)

Tuesday, January 25, 5:30PM, Library Center Theatre
Wednesday, January 26, 11:30PM, Prospector Square Theatre
Thursday, January 27, 5:30PM, Prospector Square Theatre
Friday, January 28, 6:00PM Broadway Centre Cinemas IV, SLC

Bathed in the sun of Marseille, three teenagers—one a rent boy—form a ménage-a-trois in a poetic portrayal of the quest for love and family.


BILLY’S DAD IS A FUDGE-PACKER (in Shorts Program VI)
Director/Writer: Jamie Donahue
(USA, 2004, 10 min., b/w, Sony HD Cam)

Friday, January 21, 11:30AM, Library Center Theatre
Saturday, January 22, 3:00 PM, Broadway Centre Cinemas IV, SLC
Sunday , January 23, 12:15PM, Holiday Village Cinema III
Thursday, January 27, 9:15PM, Holiday Village Cinema III
Friday, January 28, 8:30PM, Prospector Square Theatre
Saturday, January 29, 12:15PM, Holiday Village Cinema III
Saturday, January 29, 11:00PM, Holiday Village Cinema II

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.

UN DIA EN LA VIDA (in Shorts Program VI)
Director: Marco Orsini
(USA, 2004, 9 min., 35mm)

Friday, January 21, 11:30AM, Library Center Theatre
Saturday, January 22, 3:00PM, Broadway Centre Cinemas IV, SLC
Sunday, January 23, 12:15PM, Holiday Village Cinema III
Thursday, January 27, 9:15PM, Holiday Village Cinema III
Friday, January 28, 8:30PM, Prospector Square Theatre
Saturday, January 29, 12:15PM, Holiday Village Cinema III
Saturday, January 29,11:00PM, Holiday Village Cinema II

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.


LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL (precedes HIGH SCHOOL RECORD)
Directors: Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn
(USA, 2004, 15 min., color, Sony HD Cam)

Wednesday, January 26, 9:00PM, Broadway Centre Cinemas IV, SLC
Thursday, January 27, 8:30 PM, Library Center Theatre
Friday, January 28, 8:30AM, Prospector Square Theatre
Friday, January 28, 9:00 PM, Broadway Centre Cinemas IV, SLC
Saturday, January 29, 2:30 PM, Prospector Square Theatre

Two loners, lost on their way to a rock concert in the desert, meet and connect over good old times.


PURA LENGUA (ALL TONGUE)
(in Shorts Program V)
Director: Aurora Guerrero
(USA, 2004, 11 min., color, Sony HD Cam)

Friday, January 21, 8:30AM, Prospector Square Theatre
Friday, January 21, 7:00PM, Holiday Village Cinema IV
Saturday, January 22, 3:15PM, Holiday Village Cinema III
Sunday, January 23, 9:45PM, Broadway Centre Cinemas V, SLC
Tuesday, January 25, 11:30PM, Holiday Village Cinema III
Thursday, January 27, 12:00PM, Egyptian Theatre, Park City
Saturday, January 29, 9:15 AM, Eccles Theatre
Saturday, January 29, 10:30PM, Broadway Centre Cinemas VI, SLC

After suffering heartbreak, a young lesbian Chicana poet begins to heal through her art.

SMALL TOWN SECRETS (precedes THE JOY OF LIFE)
Director: Katherine Leggett
(USA, 2004, 8 min., color, Sony HD Cam)

Friday, January 21, 11:30AM, Holiday Village Cinema II
Friday, January 21, 6:45PM, Broadway Centre Cinemas V, SLC
Saturday, January 22, 2:30PM, Holiday Village Cinema II
Sunday, January 23, 3:45PM, Broadway Centre Cinemas V, SLC
Thursday, January 27, 6:15PM, Holiday Village Cinema III
Saturday, January 29, 6:45PM, Broadway Centre Cinemas V, SLC

This autobiographical short documentary chronicles growing up with closeted gay parents in a small Midwestern town.


WITH DIVA (CON DIVA) (precedes LILA SAYS)
Director: Sebastian Mantilla
(Spain, 2003, 7 min., Sony HD Cam)

Friday, January 21, 3:00PM, Egyptian Theatre, Park City
Saturday, January 22, 9:00AM, Egyptian Theatre, Park City
Sunday, January 23, 12:00 PM, Trolley Square Cinemas A, SLC
Sunday, January 23, 9:15PM, Holiday Village Cinema III

A flamboyant Muslim man arrives to the Spanish coast and struggles to be himself in the poetry of the night and the reality of daylight.


WITH WHAT SHALL I WASH IT? (¿CON QUÉ LA LAVARÉ?) (precedes UNCONSCIOUS)
Director: María Trénor
(Spain, 2003, 10 min., color, 35mm)

Friday, January 21, 6:00PM, Egyptian Theatre, Park City
Saturday, January 22, 10:00PM, Holiday Village Cinema IV
Sunday, January 23, 9:00AM, Egyptian Theatre, Park City
Monday, January 24, 9:30PM, Tower Theatre, SLC
Wednesday, January 26, 9:30PM, Peery's Egyptian Theater, Ogden

The gay fringe artists of the late 1970s are paid homage to through exquisite and erotic animation.


Slamdance Film Festival

Slamdance Film Festival will be held from January 21-28, 2005. Slamdance's box-office is located at 608 Main Street in Park City, Utah. Tickets are $10 or $8.50 for Utah residents. Screenings will be held at Slamdance's headquarters, Treasure Mountain Inn, at the top of Main Street in Park City along with Salt Lake venues, Murray Theater and Brewvies. For more information: www.slamdance.com

FEATURES

FOUR EYED MONSTERS
Directors/Screenwriters: Arin Crumley, Susan Buice
Cast: Arin Crumley, Susan Buice, Joe Griffin, Mark Scrivo, Brad Calcaterra

(USA, 2004, 85 min., color, Sony HD Cam)

Sunday, January 23, 6:30PM, Treasure Mountain Inn, Main Screening Room
Monday, January 24, 10:00AM, Treasure Mountain Inn, DigiScreen HD Screening Room
Monday, January 24, 7:00PM, Murray Theatre
Friday, January 28, noon, Treasure Mountain Inn, Main Screening Room

This multimedia extravaganza uses its own film language to explore the fear of becoming mediocre, the difficulty in finding inspiration, and anxiety surrounding emotional intimacy.


ON THE OUTS
Directors: Lori Silverbush, Michael Skolnik
Screenwriter: Lori Silverbush
Cast: Anny Mariano, Judy Marte, Paola Mendoza

(USA, 2004, 86 min., color, Sony HD Cam)

Saturday, January 22, 9:00PM, Treasure Mountain Inn, Main Screening Room
Sunday, January 23, 12:00PM, Treasure Mountain Inn, Main Screening Room
Monday, January 24, 6:00PM, Treasure Mountain Inn, DigiScreen HD Screening Room
Thursday, January 27, 12:00PM, Treasure Mountain Inn, Main Screening Room

Based on true stories of inner-city girls, ON THE OUTS follows the ups and downs of three Jersey City teenage girls, including Oz (the riveting Judy Marte from RAISING VICTOR VARGAS), a drug dealer and lesbian struggling to keep her family together.


RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS*
Director: Carlene Cordova
Writers: Carlene Cordova, Cliff Broadway

(USA, 2004, 95 min., color, Sony HD Cam)

Friday, January 21, 11:30PM, Treasure Mountain Inn, Main Screening Room
Sunday, January 23, 8:30PM, Murray Theatre
Monday, January 24, 5:00PM, Murray Theatre
Thursday, January 27, 9:00PM, Murray Theatre

Documentary explores the undying influence of J.R.R. Tolkien’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS on Western culture and uncovers “Ringers”—die-hard followers of Tolkien’s work and worlds—in all walks of life.


SLEDGE: THE UNTOLD STORY
Director: Brad Martin
Writer: David Leitch
Cast: David Leitch

(USA, 2004, 86 min., color, Sony HD Cam)

Sunday, January 23, 10:00AM, Treasure Mountain Inn, DigiScreen HD Screening Room
Tuesday, January 25, 11:30PM, Treasure Mountain Inn, Main Screening Room

This hilarious mockumentary takes a peek into the tumultuous life of Frank Sledge, a former exotic dancer turned world-famous action film star.

Slamdance

SHORTS

MULBERRY COMMONS (in Slamdance Shorts Block 1)
Directors: Michael Lucid, Amanda Quinn
(USA, 2004, 4 min., color, Mini DV)

Saturday, January 22, 10:00AM, The 608 Gallery
Sunday, January 23, 3:30PM, The 608 Gallery
Thursday, January 27, 12:30PM, The 608 Gallery

The gender-bending co-eds of the boarding school Mulberry Commons are atwitter when a special guest--a gay man!--comes to speak at their school assembly.


WHAT GROWN-UPS KNOW (in Slamdance Shorts Block 4)
Director/Writer: Jonathan Wald
(Australia, 2004, 30 min., color, 35mm)

Sunday, January 23, 10:00AM, The 608 Gallery
Tuesday, January 25, 2:00PM, The 608 Gallery
Friday, January 28, 12:30PM, The 608 Gallery

A teenage boy on the run with his mother seeks refuge by seducing the male manager of an RV park.


Freedom Cinema Festival

Freedom Cinema Festival provides a unique form for leading grass-roots artists and filmmakers addressing socially and politically relevant issues of the day and will be held in Park City, Utah from January 25 to 30, 2005. Screenings take place on the second floor of the Main Street Mall, 333 Main Street (directly across from the Egyptian Theatre).

FEATURES

SHEM
Director/Screenwriter: Caroline Roboh
Cast: Ash Newman

(Israel/UK, 2004, 93 min., color, 35mm)

Thursday, January 27, 12:00AM, Main Street Mall, 2nd floor

A gay British teenager travels to Eastern Europe to uncover his now-deceased grandfather’s Jewish heritage.

Freedom Cinema Festival

SHORTS

EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE: THE INTERNATIONAL GAY AND LESBIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
Director: Renee Rosenfeld
(USA, 2004, 14 min., color, Sony HD Cam)

Sunday, January 30, 11:15AM, Main Street Mall, 2nd floor

Sir Ian McKellen narrates this documentary investigating human rights violations suffered by sexual minorities all over the globe.


GAY BY DAWN
Director: Jonathan London
(USA, 2004, 10 min., color, VHS)

Thursday, January 27, 12:00AM, Main Street Mall, 2nd floor

Four rednecks telling ghost stories find their fears become suspicions. Will the woods around them turn them Gay By Dawn?


HET
Director: Peter Bedard
(USA, 2004, 9 min., color, Sony HD Cam)

Sunday, January 30, 11:15AM, Main Street Mall, 2nd floor

An “upside-down” look at a young couple making the transition from city life to life in a small conservative town.


MARRY ME: STORIES FROM THE SANFRANCISCO WEDDINGS
Director: Eli Brown
(2004, USA, 58 min., color, DVD)

Thursday, January 27,12:00AM, Main Street Mall, 2nd floor

The emotional tales behind four gay couples married in San Francisco, as told in their own words.


SchmoozeDance 2005

SchmoozeDance 2005 will be held in Park City, Utah from January 21-22, 2005. The festival showcases new independent American and international Jewish-subject cinema. Screenings take place at the Temple Har Shalom synagogue, 1922 Prospector Ave (at Poison Creek), Prospector Square area. Free to the public.

SHORTS

A DIFFERENT WAR
Director: Nadav Gal
(Israel, 2003, 15 min., color, 16mm)

Saturday, January 22, 5:00 PM, Temple Har Shalom Synagogue, 1922 Prospector Ave. (at Poison Creek), Park City

Set in Jerusalem during the Intifada, an effeminate 4th grade boy faces his fears and takes a stand.


Park City Film Music Festival

The Park City Film Music Festival recognizes the contribution of composers and music to film. Screenings will take place from January 20-30, 2005 at the Main Street Mall, 333 Main Street, in Park City, Utah and at Dumke Recital Hall at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. For more information: www.parkcityfilmmusicfestival.org

FEATURES

THE THIRD SOCIETY*
Director: J.A. Steel
Cast: J.A. Steel, Shannon Clay

(USA, 2002, 84 min., color, DVD)

Saturday, January 22, Noon, Main Street Mall, 333 Main Street, Park City
Saturday, January 29, 9:45PM, Main Street Mall, 333 Main Street, Park City

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.
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