Saturday, January 20

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

8:30 AM Racquet Club, Park City

An American Crime

Director: Tommy O'Haver
Writer: Tommy O'Haver, Irene Turner
Cast: Catherine Keener, Ellen Page, James Franco
(USA; 2006; 92 min.; color; 35mm)
Premiere Section/World Premiere
The true story of Gertrude Baniszewski, suburban housewife and mother of seven, who locked a teenage girls in the basement of her home in the early 1960's. From the director of Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss.

11:30 AM Holiday Village Cinema II, Park City

Pierre Huyghe Artist Spotlight

Director: Pierre Huyghe
(France; 2007; 90 min.; color; 35mm)
New Frontier
A presentation of rarely screened short films by Pierre Huyghe, one of France's most celebrated young artists. Huyghe's split-screen project The Third Memory (1999) features legendary gay bank robber John Wojtowicz re-enacting scenes from Dog Day Afternoon—the 1975 Al Pacino film based on Wojtowicz's real-life attempted bank robbery to pay for his lover's sex change operation. Also included are Blanche Neige Lucie (1997), Streamside Day (2003), This is Not a Time for Dreaming (2004), and A Journey That Wasn't (2006).

11:30 AM Library Center Theatre, Park City

Tuli

Director: Auraeus Solito
Writer: Jimmy Flores
Cast: Desiree Del Valle, Carlo Aquino
(Philippines, 2006; 107 min.; color; Sony HD Cam; In Tagalog with English Subtitles)
Spectrum/U.S. Premiere
When a young woman refuses her arranged marriage and rebels against her provincial town's customs, she finds the courage to start her own life that reflects her beliefs and her values. From the director of The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros.

12:45 PM Broadway Centre Cinemas V, SLC

Freeheld

Director: Cynthia Wade
(USA; 2006; 40 min.; color; Sony HD Cam)
In the last weeks of her life, Lieutenant Laurel Hester has one goal - to leave her hard-earned pension to her life partner Stacie.
Shown as part of Documentary Spotlight

To Whom It May Concern

Director: Mitch McCabe
(USA; 2006; 13 min.; color; Sony HD Cam)
A photographer chronicles her life over five years of political events, comically interweaving protest footage with her photographic diary of self-portraits to tell a modern tale about art, change, hope, and futility.
Shown as part of Documentary Spotlight

1:00 PM Holiday Village Cinema IV, Park City

Doorman

Director: Etienne Kallos
(USA; 2006; 17 min.; color; Sony HD Cam)
A Latino doorman of a New York apartment building begins to unravel emotionally when he is seduced and then dumped by a privileged college kid who lives in the building.
Shown as part of Shorts Program II

Graceland

Director: Anocha Suwichakornpong
(Thailand; 2006; 17 min.; color; 35mm)
One night in Bangkok, Jon and a mysterious woman embark on a journey to a foreign land - the human heart.
Shown as part of Shorts Program II

1:30 PM Broadway Centre Cinemas VI, SLC

Hard to Swallow

Director: Mat Kirkby
(UK; 2006; 14 min.; color; Sony HD Cam)
Three couples share Sunday lunch...and certainly don't drink too much, fight or swear at each other.
Shown as part of Shorts Program I

2:30 PM Holiday Village Cinema II, Park City

Make a Wish

Director: Cherien Dabis
(Palestinian Territories; 2006; 12 min.; color; 35mm)
A young Palestinian girl will do anything it takes to buy a birthday cake.
Precedes feature film Enemies of Happiness

2:30 PM Prospector Square Theatre, Park City

The Times, Did They A-Change?

B. Ruby Rich leads a panel featuring filmmaker Brett Morgan (The Kid Stays in the Picture), author/professor/activist Todd Gitlin and others on the erosion of the counterculture.

3:00 PM Broadway Centre Cinemas IV, SLC

The Last Dining Table

Director: Gyeong-Tae Roh
Writer: Gyeong-Tae Roh
(South Korea; 2006; 91 min.; color/b&w; 35mm)
New Frontier/North American Premiere
A minimalist, surreal, ironic and poetic exploration film explores modern social problems including pollution and environmental concerns, and the collapse of "family values."

Ask the Insects

Director: Steve Reinke
(Canada; 2006; 20 Minutes; color; Sony HD Cam)
Part homemade science (before it became doctrine and law), part animated video reverie, Reinke's brief and episodic compression is an incendiary release which opens by announcing the death of the reader, and ends with the death of the author.
Precedes feature film Last Dining Table

3:15 PM Holiday Village Cinema III, Park City

A Very British Gangster

Director: Donal MacIntyre
(UK; 2006; 97 min.; color/b&w; Sony HD Cam)
World Cinema Documentary Competition/World Premiere
Celebrated undercover journalist Donal MacIntyre explores the intriguing and contradictory life of Dominic Noonan, considered one of Britain's biggest mob bosses, who also happens to be gay.

4:00 PM Holiday Village Cinema IV, Park City

Light Work I

Director: Jennifer Reeves
(USA; 2006; 8 min.; color/b&w; Sony HD Cam)
Found images from 20th century educational films are sewn together with melted down pharmaceuticals affixed directly to the film, forming a concentrated fusion with pulsating electronic sounds, bass clarinet and organ.
Precedes feature film Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait

6:30 PM Eccles Theatre, Park City

Year of the Dog

Director: Mike White
Writer: Mike White
Cast: Molly Shannon, Peter Sarsgaard, Laura Dern
(USA: 2006; 98 min.; color; 35mm)
Premiere Section/World Premiere
A happy-go-lucky secretary's life changes in unexpected ways when her dog dies. From the screenwriter of Chuck and Buck.

6:45 PM Broadway Centre Cinemas V, SLC

Family Reunion

Director: Isold Uggadottir
(Iceland; 2006; 19 min.; color; 35mm)
New York lesbian, Katrin, struggles to come out to her relatives back in Iceland, but revelations at a family reunion challenge all her assumptions.
Shown as part of Shorts Program V

8:30 PM Main Screening Room, Treasure Mountain Inn, Park City

The Saddest Boy in the World

Director: Jamie Travis
Writer: Jamie Travis
(CANADA; 2006; 13 min.)
US Premiere
Being the saddest boy in the world is not easy for Timothy Higgins, but preparing himself for death is.
Precedes feature film American Fork

9:00 PM Tower Theatre, SLC

Teeth

Director: Mitchell Lichtenstein
Writer: Mitchell Lichtenstein
Cast: John Hensley, Jess Weixler
(USA; 2006; 87 min.; color; 35mm)
Dramatic Competition/World Premiere
A high school girl discovers that her body is more than capable of defending itself when she becomes the target of male violence. This is actor Mitchell Lichtenstein's (The Wedding Banquet) feature film debut.

11:30 PM Library Center Theatre, Park City

Smiley Face

Director: Gregg Araki
Writer: Dylan Haggerty
Cast: Anna Faris, John Krasinski, Adam Brody, Jane Lynch
(USA; 2006; 88 min.; color; 35mm)
Midnight Section/World Premiere
Stoner actress Jane unknowingly eats a batch of marijuana-infused cupcakes made by her equally stoned roommate, thus kicking off a trippy day of comical misadventures. From the director of Mysterious Skin.

8:30 PM Prospector Square Theatre, Park City

The Tragic Story of Nling

Director: Jeffrey St. Jules
((Canada; 2006; 15 min.; b&w; Sony HD Cam)
In his struggle to survive beyond the walls of a slum city, a man soon finds that he is no more humane than his animal friend.
Shown as part of Shorts Program IV

A Day Out

Director: Jong Yoon Lee
(South Korea; 2006; 13 min.; color; 35mm)
Repressed sexual longings between a stern military sergeant and his submissive private come to a violent boil when the two spend a night with a prostitute in a motel room.
Shown as part of Shorts Program IV

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