Friday, January 18

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

8:30 AM

La Corona

Director: 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.

Shown as part of Documentary Spotlight

Prospector Square Theatre, Park City

Lloyd Neck

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.

Shown as part of Shorts Program V

Holiday Village Cinema II, Park City

Sunlit Shadows

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.

Shown as part of Shorts Program V

Holiday Village Cinema II, Park City

The Wrestling

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.

Shown as part of Shorts Program II

Raquet Club, Park City

9:15 AM

Pariah

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.

Shown as part of Shorts Program IV

Holiday Village Cinema III, Park City

10:00 AM

Bend It

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.

Shown as part of Shorts Program I

Holiday Village Cinema IV, Park City

Noon

Nikamowin

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 with The Linguists

Egyptian Theatre, Park City

2:30 PM

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.

Prospector Square Theatre, Park City

Xanadu

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 with The Linguists

New Frontier, Park City

3:15 PM

The Guitar

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.

Eccles Theatre, Park City

5:30 PM

1977

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.

Shown as part of Animation Spotlight)

Prospector Square Theatre, Park City

6:00 PM

The Wrestling

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.

Shown as part of Shorts Program II

Racquet Club, Park City

6:45 PM

Edward II

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.

Broadway Center Cinemas V, Park City

8:30 PM

The Living End

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.

Prospector Square Theatre, Park City

Sunshine Cleaning

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.

Racquet Club, Park City

10:30 PM

La Corona

Director: 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.

Shown as part of Documentary Spotlight

Broadway Centre Cinemas VI, Park City

11:30 PM

Lloyd Neck

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.

Shown as part of Shorts Program V

Holiday Village Cinema II, Park City

Sunlit Shadows

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.

Shown as part of Shorts Program V

Holiday Village Cinema II, Park City

11:45 PM

Pariah

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.

Shown as part of Shorts Program IV

Holiday Village Cinema III, Park City

Midnight

Bend It

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.

Shown as part of Shorts Program I

Holiday Village Cinema IV, Park City

Slamdance Screenings

11:00 AM

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.

Treasure Mountain Inn, Park City

2:30 PM

Karaoke Show

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 with Shorts Block 2

Treasure Mountain Inn, Park Ciity

Serene Hunter

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 with Shorts Block 2

Treasure Mountain Inn, Park City

4:30 AM

City of Cranes

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 with Neo-Lounge

Treasure Mountain Inn, Park City

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