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Designates films with no queer-content, but the filmmaker(s) identify as LGBT

Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Institute presents the 2008 Sundance Film Festival®, an exhibition of work that showcases the best of independent cinema from January 17 - 27, 2008. Screenings will take place in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and the Sundance Resort in Provo Canyon. 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: www.sundance.org

Sundance Features

An American Soldier

Director/Screenwriter: Edet Belzberg

Cast: Teresa Palmer, Joel Mackenzie, Frank Sweet

(USA, 2007, 86 min., color, Sony HD Cam)

Sergeant First Class Clay Usie is one of the most successful army recruiters in the country; he also acts as a mentor to high-school students training to become soldiers, many of whom will eventually be deployed to Iraq. One of the soldiers he recruits, and whom this film follows closely over a period of nine months, is revealed to be a lesbian.

Screening Time

  • Friday, January 18, 2:30 PM - Prospector Square Theatre
  • Saturday, January 19, 10:00 AM - Holiday Village Cinema IV
  • Sunday, January 20, 6:45 PM - Broadway Centre Cinemas
  • Wednesday, January 23, 3:15 - PM - Holiday Village Cinema III
  • Friday, January 25, 11:30 AM - Holiday Village Cinema II

Be Like Others (World Documentary Competition)

Director/Screenwriter: Tanaz Eshaghian

(Canada, 2008, 74 min., color, Sony HD Cam)

In a country where homosexuality remains an offense punishable by death, this documentary asserts that many young gay men and women in Iran are opting to undergo gender reassignment surgery, which is their only legal option under their country's interpretation of Islamic law. This film explores a culture in which shame and fear have led many to take extreme measures in an attempt to find acceptance.

Screening Times

  • Saturday, January 19, 6:30 PM - Redstone Cinemas
  • Monday, January 21, 7:00 PM - Holiday Village Cinema IV
  • Wednesday, January 23, 11:30 - AM - Holiday Village Cinema II
  • Thursday, January 24, 8:30 - AM - Holiday Village Cinema II
  • Saturday, January 26, 1:30 PM - Broadway Centre Cinemas VI

Bigger, Stronger, Faster (Documentary Competition)

Director: Christopher Bell

Screenwriters: Christopher Bell, Alexander Buono, Tamsin Rawady

(USA, 2007, 105 min., color, Sony HD Cam)

After his two brothers found themselves caught up in the dangerous subculture of performance-enhancing drugs and steroids, director Christopher Bell decided to turn his camera on the social pressures that lead some to take drastic steps in pursuit of physical perfection. Among those interviewed is an HIV-positive man and proponent of steroid therapy.

Screening Times

  • Saturday, January 19, 8:30 PM - Holiday Village Cinema II
  • Sunday, January 20, 10:30 PM - Broadway Centre Cinemas VI
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2:30 PM - Library Center Theater
  • Wednesday, January 23, 12:15 PM - Holiday Village Cinema III
  • Friday, January 25, 11:45 PM - Holiday Village Cinema III

Birds of America (Spectrum)

Director: Craig Lucas

Screenwriter: Elyse Friedman

Cast: Matthew Perry, Hillary Swank, Ginnifer Goodwin, Ben Foster, Lauren Graham

(USA, 2007, 89 min., color, Sony HD Cam)

The latest film from director Craig Lucas (Longtime Companion, The Dying Gaul) follows three siblings who were forced to cope with their parents' death while still children, and who must now force themselves to grow up and get along when they suddenly find themselves reunited. One of the film's supporting characters is struggling with their own identity issues.

Screening Times

  • Thursday, January 24, 5:30 PM - Prospector Square Theatre
  • Friday, January 25, 11:30 AM - Library Center Theatre
  • Saturday, January 26, 6:00 PM - Egyptian Theatre
  • Sunday, January 27, 6:30 PM - Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

Derek (World Documentary Competition)

Director: Isaac Julien

Narrator: Tilda Swinton

(UK, 2008, 76 min., color, Sony HD Cam)

As one of the most important British filmmakers of the late 20th century, Derek Jarman produced cinematic works of art that reclaimed and restaged classical history with an unapologetically queer sensibility. Fourteen years after his death, director Isaac Julien and longtime Jarman collaborator Tilda Swinton have crafted Derek to celebrate the life and legacy of one of film's true visionaries.

Screening Times

  • Saturday, January 19, 6:30 PM - Holiday Village Cinema IV
  • Monday, January 21, 8:30 AM - Holiday Village Cinema II
  • Monday, January 21, 6:30 PM - Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
  • Tuesday, January 22, 12:15 PM - Holiday Village Cinema III

Edward II (From the Collection)

Director: Derek Jarman

Screenwriters: Stephen McBride, Ken Butler, Derek Jarman

Cast: Steven Waddington, Tilda Swinton, Andrew Tiernan

(UK, 1991, 90 min., color, 16mm)

Late director Derek Jarman's take on Christopher Marlowe's classic play tells the tragic story of King Edward II whose readiness to sacrifice his power and standing to be with his lover Gaveston would ultimately prove the couple's undoing. This highly stylized cinematic adaptation brings the homoerotic subtext of the original source material visibly to the forefront.

Screening Times

  • Friday, January 18, 6:45 PM - Broadway Center Cinemas V
  • Sunday, January 20, 2:30 PM - Holiday Village Cinema II

The Guitar (Premieres)

Director: Amy Redford

Screenwriter: Amos Poe

Cast: Saffron Burrows, Paz De La Huerta, Isaach De Bankole

(USA, 2007, 95 min., color, 35 mm)

After discovering she has terminal cancer, Mel (Saffron Burrows) decides to cram as much living as she can into her remaining time, which includes learning to play the guitar and flings with both a UPS guy and a pizza girl.

Screening Times

  • Friday, January 18, 3:15 PM - Eccles Theatre
  • Saturday, January 19, midnight - Egyptian Theatre
  • Monday, January 21, 6:30 PM - Peery's Egyptian Theatre, Ogden
  • Wednesday, January 23, 9:00 PM - Screening Room, Sundance Resort
  • Saturday, January 26, 9:30 PM - Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

Half-life (New Frontiers)

Director/Screenwriter: Jennifer Phang

Cast: Sanoe Lake, Leonardo Nam, Julia Nickson

(USA, 2008, 116 min., color, Sony HD Cam)

Set in a futuristic world scarred from global and environmental disasters, this gorgeous and inventive film follows a family's growing uncertainty after single mother Saura meets a mysterious suitor. At the same time, frustrated daughter Pam longs for a young gay man named Scott struggling for acceptance from his own fundamentalist parents.

Screening Times

  • Saturday, January 19, 9:00 PM - Holiday Village Cinema III
  • Tuesday, January 22, 3:00 PM - Egyptian Theatre
  • Friday, January 25, 6:30 PM - Holiday Village Cinema IV
  • Saturday, January 26, 12:45 PM - Broadway Centre Cinemas V

The Living End (From the Collection)

Director/Screenwriter: Gregg Araki

Cast: Mike Dytri, Craig Gilmore, Darcy Marta

(USA, 1992, 92 min., color, Sony HD Cam)

Director Gregg Araki channeled a decade's worth of rage and sorrow brought on by the AIDS epidemic into The Living End — a brash take on the American road movie that follows two HIV-positive gay men reacting to a hostile world with self-alienation and anarchistic violence.

Screening Times

  • Friday, January 18, 8:30 PM - Prospector Square Theatre
  • Saturday, January 19, 4:30 PM - Broadway Centre Cinemas

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (Dramatic Competition)

Director/Screenwriter: Rawson Marshall Thurber

Cast: Jon Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Sienna Miller, Mena Suvari, Nick Nolte

(USA, 2007, 95 min., color, 35 mm)

This adaptation of Michael Chabon's celebrated novel follows aimless mobster's son Art Bechstein in the summer that he meets Jane and Cleveland, a couple with whom he soon finds himself in a bisexual love triangle and increasingly risky situations.

Screening Times

  • Sunday, January 20, 5:30 PM - Racquet Club
  • Monday, January 21, 8:30 AM - Racquet Club
  • Tuesday, January 22, 9:00 PM - Broadway Centre Cinemas
  • Wednesday, January 23, 11:30 AM - Racquet Club
  • Thursday, January 24, 3:15 PM - Eccles Theatre

Otto; Or, Up With Dead People (Midnight)

Director/Screenwriter: Bruce LaBruce

Cast: Jey Crisfar, Katharina Klewinghaus, Marcel Schlutt, Christophe Chemin

(Germany/Canada, 2007, 95 min., color & b/w, 35 mm)

Director Bruce LaBruce has never been one for modesty or self-censorship, and his latest tale following a gay zombie is no exception. Poor Otto is a rather confused zombie. He struggles to figure out who he is and what he was before, while an aspiring filmmaker decides he's the perfect star for her cinematic revolt against our consumerist society.

Screening Times

  • Saturday, January 19, 11:30 PM - Library Center Theatre
  • Sunday, January 20, 3:00 PM - Egyptian Theatre
  • Tuesday, January 22, 10:30 PM - Broadway Centre Cinemas IV
  • Saturday, January 26, 9:00 PM - Egyptian Theatre

Phoebe In Wonderland (Dramatic Competition)

Director/Screenwriter: Daniel Barnz

Cast: Felicity Huffman, Patricia Clarkson, Elle Fanning

(USA, 2007, 96 min., color, 35mm)

The different psychological realities of children and adults are explored in writer/director Daniel Barnzs' tale of a frustrated academic struggling to raise her daughter, Phoebe, a gifted child prone to escapist fantasies, who wants to take part in a school production of Alice in Wonderland.

Screening Times

  • Sunday, January 20, 2:30 PM - Racquet Club
  • Monday, January 21, 11:30 PM - Library Center Theatre
  • Tuesday, January 22, 6:30 PM - Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
  • Thursday, January 24, 9:15 AM - Eccles Theatre
  • Friday, January 25, 8:30 PM - Racquet Club

Pretty Bird (Dramatic Competition)

Director/Screenwriter: Paul Schneider

Cast: Billy Crudup, Paul Giamatti, Kristen Wiig, Denis O'Hare

(USA, 2008, 120 min., color, 35mm)

The spirit of invention is alive and well in Curtis Prentiss, a driven man intent on creating a rocket-powered belt, who finds unexpected success when he teams with an out of work aerospace engineer and a friend with the funds to underwrite the project. At least one of the film's characters will come out of the closet by the film's end as well.

Screening Times

  • Sunday, January 20, 8:30 PM - Racquet Club
  • Tuesday, January 22, 11:30 PM - Library Center Theater
  • Wednesday, January 23, 9:15 AM - Eccles Theatre
  • Thursday, January 24, 9:00 PM - Sundance Resort Screening Room
  • Friday, January 25, 2:30 PM - Racquet Club

A Raisin in the Sun (Premieres)

Director: Kenny Leon

Screenwriter: Paris Qualles

Cast: Sanaa Lathan, Audra McDonald, Phylicia Rashad, Sean Combs, John Stamos

(USA, 2007, 131 min., color, Sony HD Cam)

From the powerhouse gay producing team of Neil Meron and Craig Zadan comes this latest take on the classic play by Lorraine Hansberry, featuring several Tony Award-winning performers from its acclaimed Broadway revival. Set in 1950s Chicago, the story focuses on the Younger family as they wait to receive an insurance check that may change all their lives.

Screening Times

  • Wednesday, January 23, 3:15 PM - Eccles Theatre
  • Thursday, January 24, noon - Egyptian Theatre
  • Thursday, January 24, 9:30 PM - Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

Savage Grace (Premieres)

Director: Tom Kalin

Screenwriter: Howard A. Rodman

Cast: Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne, Stephen Dillane

(USA, 2007, 96 min., color, 35 mm)

Based on true events, this film tells the story of unabashed social climber Barbara Daly, who, after watching her marriage to a wealthy man crumble, later attempts to "cure" her son's homosexuality with tragic results. Savage Grace marks director Tom Kalin's return to Sundance 16 years after his first feature, Swoon, helped define "New Queer Cinema."

Screening Times

  • Sunday, January 20, 9:30 PM - Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
  • Friday, January 25, 6:15 PM - Eccles Theatre
  • Saturday, January 26, 11:30 AM - Racquet Club

Sunshine Cleaning (Dramatic Competition)

Director: Christine Jeffs

Screenwriter: Megan Holley

Cast: Emily Blunt, Amy Adams, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Steve Zahn, Alan Arkin

(USA, 2007, 102 min., color, Sony HD Cam)

In an effort to turn their lives around, two sisters start a crime scene cleaning business and quickly learn that the job requires more than just elbow grease. Things get even more complicated when sister Norah becomes sexually obsessed with a blood bank technician named Lynn.

Screening Times

  • Friday, January 18, 8:30 PM - Racquet Club
  • Saturday, January 19, 6:30 PM - Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
  • Sunday, January 20, 12:15 PM - Eccles Theatre
  • Monday, January 21, 9:30 PM - Redstone Cinemas
  • Thursday, January 24, 11:30 PM - Library Center Theater
  • Friday, January 25, 11:30 AM - Racquet Club

Towelhead (Premieres)

Director/Screenwriter: Alan Ball

Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Maria Bello, Toni Collette, Summer Bishil

(USA, 2007, 115 min., color, 35mm)

From the creator of Six Feet Under, Alan Ball's adaptation of Alicia Erian's novel follows the sexual awakening of a 13-year-old Arab American girl named Jasira who becomes involved with an army reservist living in her neighborhood.

Screening Times

  • Saturday, January 19, 9:00 PM - Broadway Centre Cinemas IV
  • Thursday, January 24, 9:30 PM - Eccles Theatre
  • Friday, January 25, 8:30 AM - Prospector Square Theatre

Sundance Shorts

1977 (International Animated, Shown as part of Animation Spotlight)

Director: Peque Varela

(United Kingdom, 2007, 9 min., color)

A young school girl's anxieties about not fitting in with her more feminine classmates manifest as a bitter, little knot of black energy in this inventively animated short.

Screening Times

  • Friday, January 18, 5:30 PM - Prospector Square Theatre
  • Saturday, January 19, 3:00 PM - Broadway Centre Cinemas IV
  • Tuesday, January 22, 6:15 PM - Holiday Village Cinema III
  • Saturday, January 26, 3:15 PM - Eccles Theatre

Bend It (International Experimental, Shown as part of Shorts Program I)

Director: Jules Nurrish

(United Kingdom, 2007, 3 min., color, Sony HD Cam)

Toying with the visual signifiers of gender, two androgynous individuals with chests bound by black tape dance on gallery podiums, in director Jules Nurrish's homage to the living sculptures of cheeky art-world icons Gilbert and George.

Screening Times

  • Friday, January 18, 10:00 AM - Holiday Village Cinema IV
  • Friday, January 18, midnight - Holiday Village Cinema IV
  • Saturday, January 19, 7:30 PM - Broadway Centre Cinemas VI
  • Sunday, January 20, 9:15 AM - Holiday Village Cinema III
  • Wednesday, January 23, 6:15 PM - Holiday Village Cinema III
  • Saturday, January 26, midnight - Holiday Village Cinema IV

La Corona (The Crown) (US Documentary, Shown as part of Documentary Spotlight)

Directors: Amanda Micheli, Isabel Vega

(USA, 2007, 40 min., color, Sony HD Cam)

A women's prison in Bogota, Columbia is the setting for a very unique beauty pageant, in which the contestants are comprised of thieves, assassins, and guerillas.

Screening Times

  • Friday, January 18, 8:30 AM - Prospector Square Theatre
  • Friday, January 18, 10:30 PM - Broadway Centre Cinemas VI
  • Saturday, January 19, 12:15 PM - Holiday Village Cinema III
  • Monday, January 21, 5:30 PM - Prospector Square Theatre
  • Saturday, January 26, 5:30 PM - Library Center Theatre

Lloyd Neck (US Dramatic, Shown as part of Shorts Program V)

Director: Benedict Campbell

(USA, 2007, 16 min., color, Sony HD Cam)

A young girl with a crush on her brother's best friend notices that Jesse's feelings for her brother may be more than platonic. In one of the last days of summer, the three spend the day taking pictures in a Long Island state park before college inevitably separates the boys.

Screening Times

  • Friday, January 18, 8:30 AM - Holiday Village Cinema II
  • Friday, January 18, 11:30 PM - Holiday Village Cinema II
  • Saturday, January 19, 3:45 PM - Broadway Centre Cinemas V
  • Sunday, January 20, 5:30 PM - Prospector Square Theatre
  • Thursday, January 24, 6:30 PM - Holiday Village Cinema IV
  • Saturday, January 26, 5:30 PM - Prospector Square Theatre

Nikamowin (International Experimental, Screening with The Linguists)

Director: Kevin Lee Burton

(Canada, 2007, 12 min, color, Sony HD Cam)

The narrative of the Cree people is deconstructed by the filmmaker, who attempts to create a linguistic soundscape in this beautiful short.

Screening Times

  • Friday, January 18, noon - Egyptian Theatre
  • Saturday, January 19, 12:45 PM - Broadway Centre Cinemas
  • Saturday, January 19, 11:30 PM - Prospector Square Theatre

Pariah (US Dramatic. Shown as part of Shorts Program IV)

Director: Dee Rees

(USA, 2007, 27 min., color, Sony HD Cam)

A lesbian teen living in the Bronx must juggle multiple identities to maintain peace between her personal and familial lives, but as the pressures of her double life mount, the wall between her personas begins to crumble.

Screening Times

  • Friday, January 18, 9:15 AM - Holiday Village Cinema III
  • Friday, January 18, 11:45 PM - Holiday Village Cinema III
  • Saturday, January 19, 8:30 PM - Prospector Square Theatre
  • Sunday, January 20, 9:45 PM - Broadway Centre Cinemas V
  • Saturday, January 26, 2:30 PM - Library Center Theatre

Sunlit Shadows (US Dramatic, Shown as part of Shorts Program V)

Director: Benjamin M. Piety

(USA, 2007, 14 min., color, Sony HD Cam)

A "visual mix-tape" that combines music with beautifully lit cinematography to evoke the conflicting emotions in letting go of a lost love.

Screening Times

  • Friday, January 18, 8:30 AM - Holiday Village Cinema II
  • Friday, January 18, 11:30 PM - Holiday Village Cinema II
  • Saturday, January 19, 3:45 PM - Broadway Centre Cinemas V
  • Sunday, January 20, 5:30 PM - Prospector Square Theatre
  • Thursday, January 24, 6:30 PM - Holiday Village Cinema IV
  • Saturday, January 26, 5:30 PM - Prospector Square Theatre

Untitled #1 (From the Series Earth People 2507, US Experimental, Screening with Half-Life)

Director: Nao Bustamente

(USA, 2007, 4 min., color, Sony HD Cam)

Seeking to create a "time capsule" to be opened in the year 2507, Bustamente has created an assemblage of found footage, crude video, and stampeding poodles to be the first in a series of films meant for future generations to re-experience.

Screening Times

  • Saturday, January 19, 9:00 PM - Holiday Village Cinema III
  • Tuesday, January 22, 3:00 PM - Egyptian Theatre
  • Friday, January 25, 6:30 PM - Holiday Village Cinema IV
  • Saturday, January 26, 12:45 PM - Broadway Centre Cinemas V

The Wrestling (International Dramatic, Shown as part of Shorts Program II)

Director: Grimur Hakonarson

(Iceland, 2007, 20 min., color, 35mm)

A pair of wrestlers living in rural Iceland must hide their relationship from the macho sporting world to which they belong.

Screening Times

  • Friday, January 18, 8:30 AM - Racquet Club
  • Friday, January 18, 6:00 PM - Tower Theatre
  • Saturday, January 19, 1:00 PM - Holiday Village Cinema IV
  • Tuesday, January 22, 5:30 PM - Prospector Square Theatre
  • Saturday, January 26, 9:15 PM - Holiday Village Cinema III

Xanadu (New Frontier)

Director: Robert Boyd

(USA, 2007, Installation)

As part of the free exhibitions at the New Frontier space on Main Street, Robert Boyd's installation Xanadu will be shown every day in a single channel presentation. In rapid fire, music style montages, Boyd throws a disco track over images of doomsday cults, political figures, and fundamentalist rage against feminism and gay rights.

Screening Times

  • January 18-25, 2:30 PM Daily - New Frontier @ 333 Main Street

Slamdance Film Festival

Slamdance Film Festival will be held from January 17 - 25, 2008. Slamdance's box-office is located at 255 Main Street in Park City, Utah. Tickets are $11 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 venues in Salt Lake.

For more information: www.slamdance.com

Slamdance Features

24 Frames Per Day (Screening with Shorts Block 6)

Director: Sonali Gulati

(USA, 2007, 7 min.)

Director Sonali Gulati creates an intriguing filmic investigation of identity by combining audio pulled from news stories and Gulati's awkward interrogation by a cab-driver, with a time-lapse montage built with 9 month's worth of daily photographs of her home's doorway.

Screening Times

Goodbye Baby

Director/Screenwriter: Daniel Schechter

Cast: Christine Evangelista, Kevin Corrigan, Ivan Sandomire, Kane Manera

(USA, 2001, 87 min., color)

Fresh off the boat in New York City, Melissa moves into a small one-bedroom apartment shared by her brother Robbie and his boyfriend, and takes a waitress job while pursuing her dream of becoming a stand-up comic.

Screening Times

I Think We're Alone Now

Director/Screenwriter: Sean Donnelly

(USA, 2008, 70 min., color)

Called stalkers by the media, the two individuals profiled in this film would probably describe their shared obsession with 80's pop star Tiffany in far more benign terms. One of the film's subjects, Denver native Kelly McCormick, is intersex.

Screening Times

Pageant

Directors/Screenwriters: Ron Davis, Stewart Halpern

(USA, 2008, 95 min., color)

When most people think of drag queens, vulgar humor and awkward lip singing very often spring to mind. But as the contestants in the 34th Miss Gay America pageant prove, professional female impersonation requires hard work, artistry, and a competitor's edge. This documentary follows five diverse gay men as they travel to Memphis, Tennessee to compete for the title.

Screening Times

Spine Tingler!: The William Castle Story

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz

(USA, 2007, 80 min., color & b/w)

With his outrageous publicity stunts and audience participation gimmicks, horror-movie impresario William Castle revolutionized the movie going experience, and crossed paths with some quite notorious figures along the way. John Waters is among those interviewed on Castle's legacy.

Screening Time

Sync or Swim

Director/Screenwriter: Cheryl Furjanic

(USA, 2008, 100 min., color)

Synchronized swimming doesn't spring to many people's minds when they think of the toughest Olympic competitions, but this documentary seeks to show just how much grueling training actually goes on behind the scenes.

Screening Times

Slamdance Shorts

Broken English (Screening with The Project)

Director: Oscar Alvarez

(USA, 10 min.)

A Latino high school student fights for a spot in an advanced placement biology class, which he qualified for, but was denied entry.

Screening Times

City of Cranes (Screening with Neo-Lounge)

Director: Eva Weber

(U.K., 14 min.)

From the metal cage that makes up his workplace, a crane operator shares his experiences and observations after years of viewing humanity from hundreds of feet above.

Screening Times

Diva (Screening with Shorts Block 4)

Director: Josephine Mackerras

(France, 8 min.)

Having been rejected by the town he grew up in, a drag queen moves to Paris in the hopes of living a better life, only to find new difficulties.

Screening Times

Feedback (Screening with $99 Specials)

Director: Michael Lucid

(USA, 2008, 5 min.)

Out actor Jack Plotnick stars in this short film, in which a talented storyteller receives some unwanted feedback.

Screening Times

Felicia (Screening with Pageant)

Director: Tim O'Hara

(USA, 8 min.)

Though she faces an uncertain future with barely enough income to cover her burial, an aging transgender woman named Felicia Elizondo keeps a positive outlook in this documentary short.

Screening Times

Heiko (Screening with Shorts Block 4)

Director: David Bonneville

(Portugal, 13 min.)

A fetishistic relationship between a young man named Heiko and his seventy-year-old lover is suddenly taken to extremes in a sci-fi twist.

Screening Times

Holdout (Screening with My Mother's Garden)

Director: Brent Joseph

(USA, 15 min.)

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, this documentary short follows one New Orleans gay man who refused to evacuate, choosing to stay behind and care for his 18 pets.

Screening Times

Karaoke Show (Screening with Shorts Block 2)

Director: Karl Tebbe

(Germany, 4 min.)

Having grown up coveting the dance moves and pop bravado of Michael Jackson, director Tebbe gives it his all in a naked "techno-soul" performance, assisted by some stop-motion animation.

Screening Times

Mariquita Con Perro (Fag With Dog) (Screening with Shorts Block 3)

Director: Vicente Villanueva

(Spain, 15 min.)

A narrative short following an animated Spanish talk show host named Pablo, and the little dog that accompanies him.

Screening Times

Serene Hunter (Screening with Shorts Block 2)

Director: Jason Bushman

(France/USA, 13 min.)

A young Parisian named Luc trades a life of anonymous sex to move in with his boyfriend Sebastien, but the arrival of Luc's Los Angeles lover Jon complicates matters.

Screening Times

Softly (Screening with Shorts Block 5)

Director: Bryan Jackson

(USA, 7 min.)

Using plastic dolls in place of actors, this short tells a tale of a gay man's "love and longing" set inside carefully crafted, miniaturized sets.

Screening Times

Woman in Burka (Screening with Shorts Block 6)

Director: Jonathan Lisecki

(USA, 20 min.)

An actress named Sarita hopes to land a role as the ghost of an Iraqi rape victim, but no one seems to know anything about the film. Director Lisecki also shows up as Sarita's "uber-gay" agent.

Screening Times

Park City Music Festival

The Park City Film Music Festival recognizes the contribution of composers and music to film. Screenings will take place from January 17-27, 2008 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

Salvation

Director/Screenwriter: J.A. Steel

Cast: Heather, Surdukan, Ben Bayless, Glen Jensen

(USA, 2008, 16mm)

After being resurrected, a murdered girl must choose a side in a heavenly battle between good and evil that has been waged for centuries.

Screening Times

  • Saturday, January 19, 9:45 PM - Main Street Mall

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