Monday, January 21

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

9:15 AM

Derek

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.

Holiday Village Cinema II, Park City

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.

Racquet Club, Park City

2:30 PM

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

5:30 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

Prospector Square Theatre, Park City

6:30 AM

Derek

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.

Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Park City

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.

Peery's Egyptian Theatre, Ogden

7:00 PM

Be Like Others

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.

Holiday Village Cinema IV, Park City

9:30 PM

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.

Redstone Cinemas, Park City

11:30 PM

Phoebe In Wonderland

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.

Library Center Theatre, Park City

Slamdance Screenings

12:30 PM

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.

Treasure Mountain Inn, Park City

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