Sunday, January 20

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

11:30 AM

The Anarchists' Wife (La Mujer del Anarquista) (Spectrum)

Directors: Marie Noelle, Peter Sehr

Screenwriters: Marie Noelle, Ray Loriga

Cast: Maria Valverde, Juan Diego Botto, Nina Hoss

(Germany/Spain, 2008, 112 min., color)

Against the tumultuous backdrops of the Spanish Civil War and World War II, the love of a young Spanish couple is tested by time and isolation when the husband's political activism forces them to separate.

Library Center Theatre, Park City


Louise-Michel (World Dramatic Competition)

Directors: Benoit Delepine, Gustav de Kervern

Cast: Yolande Moreau, Bouli Lanners

(France, 2008, 94 min., color)

After being unceremoniously fired by the toy factory that employed them, a group of women seek revenge by hiring a hit man to off the company's owner. This dark and absurdist French comedy features an unexpected queer twist.

Egyptian Theatre, Park City

3:30 PM

Taking Chance (US Dramatic Competition)

Director: Ross Katz

Screenwriters: LtCol Michael R. Strobl (Ret.), Ross Katz

Cast: Kevin Bacon

(US, 2008, 85 min., color)

Based on the personal journal of Lieutenant Colonel Michael Strobl, USMC (Ret.), Taking Chance follows the journey Strobl made in the spring of 2004 across the country as a volunteer military escort with the remains of Lance Corporal Chance Phelps, a young Marine killed in action in Iraq.

Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Salt Lake City

5:30 PM

The September Issue (Salt Lake City Gala, US Documentary Competition)

Director: R.J. Cutler

Cast: Anna Wintour, Andre Leon Talley, Grace Coddington

(USA, 2008, 90 min., color)

Nine months in the making, Vogue magazine's September issue is considered by many to be the definitive fashion bible for the following year. This documentary chronicles the creative process and behind the scenes chaos leading up to its unveiling.

Holiday Village Cinema III, Park City

8:30 PM

The Watch (International Dramatic Shorts)

Shorts Program 1

Director: Marco Berger

(Argentina, 2008, 15 min., color)

After a stopped watch leads to a chance meeting on the street, Pablo and Javier end up in an impromptu sleepover, where the two wait nervously for something to happen.

Prospector Square Theatre, Park City

9:00 PM

A Mate (International Shorts)

Shorts Program 5

Director: Teemu Nikki

(Finland, 2007, 7 min., b/w)

An absurdist comedy about a homophobic man who finds the thought of sex between two men so unimaginable that he asks a friend to join him in the bathroom and figure out what it's like firsthand. Unfortunately his wife comes home a bit early.

Broadway Centre Cinemas VI, Salt Lake City

Boutonniere (US Dramatic Shorts)

Narrative Shorts Program 5

Director: Coley Sohn

(U.S.A., 2008, 10 min., color, HD Cam)

Lesbian writer/director Coley Sohn's dark comedy follows a teenage girl who dreads the prospect of attending prom, and her overbearing mother's plans to make it a memorable evening.

Broadway Centre Cinemas VI, Salt Lake City

Good Hair (Documentary Competition)

Director: Jeff Stilson

Screenwriters: Chris Rock, Jeff Stilson, Lance Crouther, Chuck Sklar

Cast: Chris Rock, Ice-T, Nia Long, Maya Angelou, Reverend Al Sharpton

(USA, 2009, 95 min., color)

In an attempt to change his young daughter's misconceptions about her own hair, comedian Chris Rock set out to investigate the history, business, and unexpected facets of black hair culture. (WAITING ON QUEER DETAILS)

Temple Theatre, Park City

One Day in a Life (Un altro pianeta) (World Dramatic Competition)

Director: Stefano Tummolini

Screenwriters: Stefano Tummolini, Antonio Merone

Cast: Antonio Merone, Lucia Mascino

(Italy, 2008, 82 min., color)

Salvatore's simple outing to an Italian gay beach results in his getting caught up in the unfolding dramas of his fellow beach goers, and the painful memories of his past.

Egyptian Theatre, Park City

9:15 PM

The Kinda Sutra (US Documentary Shorts)

Shown before Over the Hills and Far Away

Director: Jessica Yu

(USA, 2008, 8 min., color)

Part insightful documentary and part animated short, Oscar winning filmmaker Jessica Yu has crafted this film about the fanciful childhood misconceptions we have about where babies come from, some of which still prevail today. Some gay perspectives are included as well.

Holiday Village Cinema IV, Park City

9:30 PM

I Love You, Phillip Morris (Premieres)

Directors/Screenwriters: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa

Cast: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Rodrigo Santoro, Leslie Mann

(USA, 2008, 100 min., color)

Based on a remarkable true story, a local Texas cop turns to a life of fraud after coming out of the closet, which eventually lands him in prison. There he falls in love with the titular inmate Phillip Morris, and begins a series of daring escape attempts to reunite with his soon-released lover.

Eccles Theatre, Park City

Spring Breakdown (Midnight)

Director: Ryan Shiraki

Screenwriters: Ryan Shiraki, Rachel Dratch

Cast: Amy Poehler, Parker Posey, Rachel Dratch, Amber Tamblyn, Jane Lynch

(USA, 2008, 84 min., color)

When tasked with keeping an eye on her boss' daughter during her trip south for spring break, Becky and her two other almost-40 friends (Gayle and Judi) find it's the perfect time to trade in their bland personas for some uninhibited fun. Judi, in particular, could use some fun after discovering that her fiancé is gay.

Redstone Cinemas, Kimball Junction

9:45 PM

Amreeka (Dramatic Competition)

Director/Screenwriter: Cherien Dabis

Cast: Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem, Hiam Abbass

(USA/Canada/Kuwait, 2009, 96 min., color)

After her family is granted a U.S. green card, a Palestinian single mother must choose between a desire to remain in her homeland, and a potentially more secure future for her teenage son in America.

Broadway Centre Cinemas V, Salt Lake City

Slamdance Screenings

3:00 PM

Dish (Narrative/Experimental Shorts Competition)

Director/Screenwriter: Brian Harris Krinsky

(USA, 2008, 15 min.)

After hearing his Emo high school buddy boast about sexual escapades, gay lad Isreal decides he needs to experience some of his own.

Treasure Mountain Inn - Gallery, Park City

8:00 PM

Graphic Sexual Horror (Documentary Feature Competition)

Directors/Screenwriters: Barbara Bell and Anna Lorentzon

(USA, 2009, 85 min.)

A look behind the scenes of the notorious "violent porn" website, where sadomasochistic fantasies and the realities of commerce intertwine.

Treasure Mountain Inn - Gallery, Park Ciity

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