8:30 AM Library Center 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.

9:15 AM Holiday Village Cinema III, Park City

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

12:00 PM Eccles Theatre, Park City

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.

2:30 PM Gallery Screening Room, Treasure Mountain Inn, Park City

The Caress of the Creature

Director: Stewart McAlpine
(USA; 2006; 19 min.)
World Premiere Dramatic Competition/World Premiere
Just what exactly is this thing creeping about in Lake Habbagappee… with such a gentle touch?!
Screening in Shorts Block 2

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

3:00 PM Egyptian 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.

4:30 PM Gallery Screening Room, Treasure Mountain Inn, Park City

The Famous Joe Project

Director: Eli Rarey
Writer: Eli Rarey
Cast: Anna Faris, John Krasinski, Adam Brody, Jane Lynch
(USA; 2007; 16 min.)
World Premiere
In a grand attempt to spread love worldwide, a young man puts his web cam to great use and documents his sex life.
Screening in Shorts Block 5

6:15 PM Holiday Village Cinema III, Park City

Protagonist

Director: Jessica Yu
Writer: Jessica Yu
(USA; 2006; 90 min.; color; Sony HD Cam)
Documentary Competition/World Premiere
Filmmaker Jessica Yu (In the Realms of the Unreal) unites the seemingly unrelated lives of four very distinctive men, including a German terrorist, a bank robber, a martial arts student, and an "ex-gay" evangelist

6:30 PM GalleryScreening Room, Treasure Mountain Inn, Park City

Red Without Blue

Directors: Brooke Sebold, Benita Sills & Todd Sills
Writers: Brooke Sebold, Benita Sills & Todd Sills
(USA; 2007; 74 min.)
World Premiere
Filmmaker Jessica Yu (In the Realms of the Unreal) unites the seemingly unrelated lives of four very distinctive men, including a German terrorist, a bank robber, a martial arts student, and an "ex-gay" evangelist

6:45 PM Broadway Centre Cinemas V, SLC

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

8:30 PM Prospector Square Theatre, Park City

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

8:30 PM Holiday Village Cinema II, Park City

For the Bible Tells Me So

Director: Daniel Karslake
Writers: Daniel Karslake, Nancy Kennedy
(USA; 2006; 95 min.; color; Sony HD Cam)
Documentary Competition/World Premiere
Five conservative Christian families are at the center of director Daniel Karslake's exploration of the Religious Right's impact on gay rights through its own interpretation of Biblical teachings.

I Just Wanted to be Somebody

Director: Jay Rosenblatt
(USA; 2006; 10 min.; color; Sony HD Cam)
Part document and part poem, this film brings us back to the late 1970s and reflects on Anita Bryant's life and the impact she had.
Precedes feature film For the Bible Tells Me So

8:30 PM Library Center Theatre, Park City

Save Me

Director: Robert Cary
Writers: Craig Chester, Robert Desiderio, Alan Hines
Cast: Chad Allen, Robert Gant, Judith Light
(USA; 2006; 93 min.; color; Sony HD Cam)
Spectrum/World Premiere
A gay recovering drug addict returns home to his family only to be forced into a Christian gay rehabilitation center, where he meets and falls in love with another gay man also being forced into conversion therapy.

9:00 PM Screening Room, Sundance Resort

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.

9:30 PM Eccles Theatre, Park City

The Nines

Director: John August
Writer: John August
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Hope Davis, Melissa McCarthy, Elle Fanning
(USA; 2006; 102 min.; color; Sony HD Cam)
Premiere Section/World Premiere
Acclaimed screenwriter John August's (Go, Big Fish) directorial debuts centers on a troubled actor, a television showrunner, and an acclaimed videogame designer who discover their lives are intertwined in unsettling ways.

9:30 PM Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, SLC

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.

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