Friday, January 26

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

11:00 AM Gallery Screening Room, Treasure Mountain Inn, Park City

Processing

Director: Michael Lucid
($99 Specials
A furtive counselor takes a crack at reigniting a broken friendship between two people still squabbling over past issues.

11:30 AM Prospector Square Theatre, 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

11:30 AM Racquet Club, 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.

12:00 PM Screening Room, Sundance Resort

Girl 27

Director: David Stenn
Writer: David Stenn
Cast: Molly Shannon, Peter Sarsgaard, Laura Dern
(USA; 2006; 86 min.; color/b&w; Sony HD Cam)
Documentary Competition/World Premiere
Author and Hollywood multi-hyphenate David Stenn (The L Word) digs deep into Hollywood's seedy past to reveal the story of Patricia Douglas, an underage dancer raped at a stag party thrown by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Instead of heeding the studio's advice and stay silent, she went public and filed a landmark lawsuit. The resulting scandal and studio cover-up drove Douglas into hiding. Now, 65 years later, Patricia Douglas emerges to tell her story.

Scaredycat

Director: Andy Blubaugh
(USA; 2006; 13 min.; color; Sony HD Cam)
This film examines the inevitable and justifiable fear the filmmaker experiences following a physical assault at the hands of five young men.
Precedes feature film Girl 27

6:00 PM Eccles Theatre, Park City

Life Support

Director: Nelson George
Writers: Nelson George, Jim McKay, Hannah Weyer
Cast: Queen Latifah, Wendell Pierce, Anna Deavere Smith
(USA; 2006; 127 min.; color; Sony HD Cam)
Based on the life of director/writer Nelson George's sister, Life Support stars Queen Latifah as a former drug addict and now a devoted mother who, when she learns she's HIV-positive, becomes an AIDS activist.

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 Tower Theatre, SLC

How She Move

Directors: Ian Iqbal Rashid
Writers: Annmarie Morais
Cast: Rutina Wesley, Dwain Murphy, Tracey Armstrong
(Canada; 2006; 98 min.; color; 35mm)
World Cinema Dramatic Competition/World Premiere
Following the tragic death of her sister, gifted student Raya is forced to leave her prestigious private school and return to her old neighborhood. Raya endures life at the local high school, and soon finds herself drawn back into a world she knows well—the world of Step dancing. From the director and writer of Touch of Pink.

9:00 PM Egyptian Theatre, 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

9:30 PM Eccles Theatre, Park City

Life Support

Director: Nelson George
Writers: Nelson George, Jim McKay, Hannah Weyer
Cast: Queen Latifah, Wendell Pierce, Anna Deavere Smith
(USA; 2006; 127 min.; color; Sony HD Cam)
Based on the life of director/writer Nelson George's sister, Life Support stars Queen Latifah as a former drug addict and now a devoted mother who, when she learns she's HIV-positive, becomes an AIDS activist.

11:30 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

2:00 AM Holiday Village Cinema IV, 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 AM Tower Theatre, SLC

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.

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