Tuesday, January 20

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

8:30 AM

Unmade Beds (World Dramatic Competition)

Director/Screenwriter: Alexis Dos Santos

Cast: Deborah Francois, Fernando Tielve

(United Kingdom, 2008, 92 min., color)

After learning that his long-lost father is now a London realtor with a new family, young Spaniard Axl poses as an apartment-hunting student to learn more about him, but soon finds that the lie is becoming his life. Set amongst the hip East End club scene, Axl and his squatmates engage in tangled romances and a threeway — or two.

Holiday Village Cinema III, Park City

12:15 PM

The Young and Evil (US Dramatic Shorts)

Shorts Program 2

Director: Julian Breece

(USA, 2008, 15 min., color)

An HIV-positive prevention advocate becomes the target of seduction by a defiantly promiscuous but self-destructive gay teenager trying to become infected himself.

Holiday Village Cinema IV, Park City

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.

Eccles Theatre, Park City

2:15 PM

Dare (Dramatic Competition)

Director: Adam Salky

Screenwriter: David Brind

Cast: Emmy Rossum, Zach Gilford, Ashley Springer, Ana Gasteyer, Alan Cumming, Sandra Bernhard

(USA, 2009, 92 min., color)

The lives of three high school seniors become emotionally and sexually intertwined with each other when their last semester of school and encroaching adulthood prompts them to shed their inhibitions. Ben, the sexually confused outsider, is one of the three.

Racquet Club, Park City

2:30 PM

575 Castro St. (US Documentary Short)

Shown before Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech

Director: Jenni Olson

(USA, 2008, 7 min., color, HD)

An experimental short film shot on the empty set of Gus Van Sant's Milk, featuring the original archival audio recorded by Harvey Milk on November 18th, 1978 — to be played in the event of his assassination.

Holiday Village Cinema III, Park City

Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech (US Documentary Competition)

Director: Liz Garbus

(USA, 2008, 80 min., color)

Though it may have taken a beating in our post-9/11 society, the First Amendment remains one of our most cherished, core tenants, even though we may not always like the things it guarantees others the right to say. This documentary explores both the Amendment's history and several contemporary cases, including that of a young boy fighting for the right to wear a shirt in school bearing anti-gay scripture.

Holiday Village Cinema III, Park City

3:15 PM

Push: Based on the novel by Sapphire (US Dramatic Competition)

Director: Lee Daniels

Screenwriter: Damien Paul

Cast: Gabourey Sidibe, Paula Patton, Mo'Nique, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz

(USA, 2008, 105 min., color)

Illiterate, overweight, and sexually abused teenager Precious Jones has a harder life than most could dream of, until a lesbian teacher named Blue Rain inspires her to finally turn her life around.

Eccles Theatre, Park City

5:30 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.

Holiday Village Cinema III, Park City

9:00 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.

Tower Theatre, Salt Lake City

Slamdance Screenings

10:00 AM

Mississippi Damned (Narrative Feature Competition)

Director/Screenwriter: Tina Mabry

Producer: Morgan Stiff

Cast: DB Woodside, Malcolm David Kelly, Tessa Thompson, Malcolm Goodwin

(USA, 2009, 120 min.)

Three Southern black children struggle to escape the cycles of addiction and violence inherited from generations of their family.

Treasure Mountain Inn - Main, Park City

12:30 PM

Weather Girl (Special Screenings)

Director/Screenwriter: Blayne Weaver

Cast: Tricia O'Kelley, Jane Lynch, Mark Harmon, Jon Cryer

(USA, 2008, 90 min.)

Steakhaus Productions (By Hook or By Crook) presents the story of a local Seattle weather girl who is fired after and on-air meltdown, and subsequently forced to move in with her little brother.

Treasure Mountain Inn - Main, Park Ciity

1:00 PM

Rock Pockets (Anarchy Online Shorts Competition)

Director: Trevor Anderson

(USA, 2008, 5 min.)

Remembering the jealousy he felt as a boy watching headbangers at the fair walking around with hands in each other's pockets, a young man and his male friend decide to do just that and gauge the crowd's reaction.

Treasure Mountain Inn - Gallery, Park Ciity

8:00 PM

Smile 'Til It Hurts: The 'Up With People' Story (Documentary Feature Competition

Director: Lee Story

(USA, 2008, 82 min., color and b/w)

Born out of the tumultuous social upheaval of the '60s, the singing troupe 'Up With People' has been a voice of optimism and peace that has survived for over 40 years. As this documentary shows, their squeaky clean — not to mention straight — image was only part of the story.

Treasure Mountain Inn - Gallery, Park Ciity

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