Salt Lake City Film Festival - Schedule & Tickets
Salt Lake City Film Festival
Salt Lake City Film Festival

Schedule & Tickets

General Admission: $5.00 matinee (screenings before 5:00pm) $10.00 for evening screenings
Student Price: $1.00 matinee (screenings before 5:00pm) $5.00 for evening screenings
Festival Pass: $50.00 Good for matinee and evening features. Pass also includes entrance into the opening night fundraiser/filmmaker reception.

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Terms and Instructions

General Admission

No refunds, all sales are final. All screenings are subject to change and can be cancelled without notice or refund. A single general admission ticket admits one person to a selected screening, at a specific time, day and venue, September 20-23. Screenings do not have content warnings or ratings; some material may be inappropriate for children younger than 18 years old. You must be 21 or older for admittance to a screening held at Brewvies Cinema Pub. Salt Lake City film Festival, Inc. and constituents are not liable for theft or personal injury. By purchasing a ticket(s) you certify that you agree with the terms and conditions stated previously.

Student Discounted Admission

No refunds, all sales are final. Discounted Student tickets (5.00 dollars for evening screenings and 1.00 for all matinees) must be bought in person at any of the three SLCFF venue box offices between 09/19/12 and 09/23/12. Students must present a valid student ID card. Students who choose to purchase general admission tickets in advance through the SLCFF online box office will not be refunded the difference for tickets purchased in-person at the discounted rate. All screenings are subject to change and can be cancelled without notice or refund. A single student admission ticket admits one person to a selected screening, at a specific time, day and venue, September 20-23. Screenings do not have content warnings or ratings; some material may be inappropriate for children younger than 18 years old. You must be 21 or older for admittance to a screening held at Brewvies Cinema Pub. Salt Lake City film Festival, Inc. and constituents are not liable for theft or personal injury. By purchasing a ticket(s) you certify that you agree with the terms and conditions stated previously.

Discounted Multiple Screening Pass (Festival Pass)

No refunds, all sales are final. Discounted Multiple Screening Pass (Festival Pass) allows pass holder up to two tickets per screening with a maximum of 6 total tickets. Festival Pass grants access, free of charge to the Opening Night Reception held in the Broadway Theater lobby directly following the 7:00pm screening. Tickets to any given screening must be selected in person after purchase of pass (on-line or in person). Passes will be available for pickup: Broadway Theater, September 19, 12:00pm-8:00pm, September 20 5:00pm-9:30pm. Tower Theater, September 21, 3:00pm-11:30pm, September 22, 2:30pm-11:30pm, September 23, 2:30pm-7:00pm. The pass is discounted at 50%, September 23, after 3:50pm. Tickets to all screenings are based on availability. Preference to Festival Pass holders will be given up until one hour before listed screening time. At that time, any remaining tickets will be released for purchase by non-pass holders. It is highly recommended that pass holders purchase pass in advance and claim all tickets to preferred screenings and screening times at time of pass pick up. All screenings are subject to change and can be cancelled without notice or refund. A single admission ticket admits one person to a selected screening, at a specific time, day and venue, September 20-23. Screenings do not have content warnings or ratings; some material may be inappropriate for children younger than 18 years old. You must be 21 or older for admittance to a screening held at Brewvies Cinema Pub. Salt Lake City film Festival, Inc. and constituents are not liable for theft or personal injury. By purchasing a ticket(s) you certify that you agree with the terms and conditions stated previously.

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DUCK BEACH TO ETERNITY

Documentary (80 min)
Thursday, September 20th 7:00pm Broadway Theater
With short film: THE PROCESSION
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Saturday, September 22nd 9:30pm Tower Theater
With short film: THE DANCE
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Providing rare access into the usually insular world of single Mormons, Duck Beach to Eternity is a documentary film that follows four hopeful singles as they party at an annual "Mormon Spring Break" in Duck Beach, North Carolina in hopes of finding an eternal companion.

Produced and Directed by Hadleigh Arnst, Stephen Frandsen, and Laura Naylor

Salt Lake City Film Festival Filmmaker Reception/ Party in the lobby, directly following the screening. Tickets are $10.00

THE PROCESSION

Short Narrative (11 min)
Thursday, September 20th 7:00pm Broadway Theater
With feature film: DUCK BEACH TO ETERNITY



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Rob and his Mother are roped into attending the funeral of someone they don't know. As they wait for the seemingly endless funeral procession to exit the parking lot, they attempt to quietly escape (as they're understandably hungry) butaccidentally find themselves stuck in the middle of it. Having no choice, they decide to drive to the cemetery but as a heated debate (over something stupid) grows into an argument, they suddenly realize they are sitting at a red light and have lost the front half of the procession. Without a clue as to where the cemetery is and with the second half of the procession loyally following them, they are left to fend for themselves.

Directed by Rob Festinger

ANDREW BIRD: FEVER YEAR

Documentary (81 min)
Friday, September 21st 4:50pm Tower Theater
With short film: I DANCE U SMILE



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Filmed during culminating months of the acclaimed singer-songwriter's most rigorous year of touring, Andrew Bird crosses the December finish line in his hometown of Chicago feverish and on crutches from an onstage injury. Is he suffering hazards from chasing the ghost of inspiration? Or merely transforming into a different kind of animal "perfectly adapted to the music hall?" FEVER YEAR is the first to capture Bird's precarious multi-instrumental looping technique and features live performances at Milwaukee's Pabst Theater with collaborators Martin Dosh, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Michael Lewis and Annie Clark of St. Vincent.

Directed by XanAranda

I DANCE U SMILE

Short Documentary (10 min)
Friday, September 21st 4:50pm Tower Theater
With feature film: ANDREW BIRD: FEVER YEAR



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One man out to change the world one smile at a time. Meet the street dancer. He has been dancing for just smiles for almost 5 months and is attracting a lot of attention. Starting out just to overcome shyness, the street dancer already has brought many people who drive by much laughter, joy, and of course a smile. Dancing everyday on the same spot during rush hour traffic. Dancing so hard that he has now gone through two pairs of shoes. He is just your average guy with a humble purpose. To both improve himself as well as those that happen to be at the right place at the right time. His wish is that this video will inspire others to do small but marvelous things. Not for personal gain, but just to bring a smile on someones face.

Directed by Alex Watson

CARTOON COLLEGE

Documentary (78 min)
Friday, September 21st 7:00pm Tower Theater
With short film: ABANDONED IN SPACE



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CARTOON COLLEGE follows a group of students at one of the most selective and grueling art schools in America: The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont. A thoughtful and funny look into the world of aspiring indie cartoonists and graphic novelists, CARTOON COLLEGE is an examination of the creative process in action, demonstrating the passion and fortitude it requires when a person chooses their art over all else.

Directed by Josh Melrod and Tara Wray

ABANDONED IN SPACE (in 3D)

Short Narrative (22 minutes)
Friday, September 21st 7:00pm Tower Theater
With feature film: CARTOON COLLEGE



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Presented in 3D! With no remaining escape pods, a small group must find their way off of a space station that is counting down to self-destruction.

Directed by Joseph Winter

OFF LABEL

Documentary (80 min)
Friday, September 21st 9:30pm Tower Theater
With short film: TWO SECONDS AFTER LAUGHTER



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OFF LABEL is a road trip through medicalized America, examining the pervasiveness of pharmaceutical drugs through the lives of eight very unique characters. OFF LABEL uses the personal stories of human guinea pigs-those who test and take pharmaceutical drugs-as a launching pad for a deeper exploration into the ways these drugs are marketed, sold and consumed in the United States.

Directed by Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher

TWO SECONDS AFTER LAUGHTER

Short Documentary (16 min)
Friday, September 21st 9:30pm Tower Theater
With feature film: OFF LABEL



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An original intersection of documentary, dance-for-camera, and dream-like fantasy, 'Two Seconds After Laughter' creates a border-jumping dialogue on a universal irony: The heart longs most for the one place to which it can never fully return... home. With a narrative inspired by choreographer Sri Susilowati's return to Indonesia after 20 years in America, 'Two Seconds...' is a conversation on the nature of memory; a cry of longing caused by separation; and a fable-like tale of the joy and emotional dislocation experienced by contemporary immigrant people. Weaving stunning cinematography, traditional Indonesian dance, Sundanese music, and an emotionally-potent narrative, the film resonates as a meditation on being alone in a fast-moving transnational world.

Directed by David Rousseve

DEAD DAD

Narrative (81 min)
Friday, September 21st 11:30pm Tower Theater
With Short film: OPENING DAY



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When their dad dies unexpectedly, estranged siblings Russell, Jane and their adopted brother, Alex, come home to tend to his remains. Though difficult, the three must work together to achieve a proper goodbye and discover what it means to be a family without their dad.

Directed by Ken Adachi

OPENING DAY

Short Narrative (8 min)
Friday, September 21st 11:30pm Tower Theater
With feature film: DEAD DAD



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In this slapstick tragedy, handless creatures are given the opportunity to receive hands. When two of the creatures cheat the system to increase their odds of getting good pairs, the others try to stop them.

Directed by Caitlin Shirts

PIRATE BROTHERS

Narrative (96 min)
Friday, September 21st 10:00pm Brewvies Cinema Pub
With short film: THE LIZARD AND THE LADDER



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Sunny (Robin Shou) an orphan who loses his biological brother at a tender age, but who then 'adopts' a new younger brother. Fast forward 20 years and Verdy is a rising star in the family business, about to become engaged they take a romantic cruise on a family yacht. Fate awaits them though in the form of pirates, well armed and equipped. One of the leaders of the pirates is none other than Sunny, and the two brothers square off using their fighting skills on the high seas. Verdy escapes the yacht but his fiancee is taken hostage. Meanwhile the Pirate leader (Fernando) plots the demise of his hostage and questions the loyalty of certain members of his gang.

Directed by Asun Mawardi

THE LIZARD AND THE LADDER

Short Animation (3 min)
Friday, September 21st 10:00pm Brewvies Cinema Pub
With feature film: PIRATE BROTHERS



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A hungry Lizard returns home after a hard day's work. Complications arise when he tries to cook his dinner and discovers a bird nest is blocking his chimney.

Directed by Aaron Bristow

CAT SCRATCH FEVER

Narrative (73 min)
Friday, September 21st Midnight Brewvies Cinema Pub
With short film: MIDWIVES



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CAT SCRATCH FEVER is a madcap caper following two young women's adventures in alternate realities. Lisa and Ashley, roommates and best friends forever, discover they can observe parallel universes online and quickly become consumed with stalking themselves in other dimensions. It's the ultimate reality television: how can you sleep when you can watch yourself sleeping? As they sink deeper into their voyeuristic addiction, they lose the ability to distinguish between their real and alternate lives. A metaphor for the countless possibilities modern life and modern technologies present us, CAT SCRATCH FEVER is a humorous, surreal and ultimately moving romp.

Directed by Lisa Duva

MIDWIVES

Short Narrative (11 min)
Friday September 21st Midnight Brewvies Cinema Pub
With feature film: CAT SCRATCH FEVER



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Two television talk show hosts interview a woman just moments away from giving birth to a child she claims was put inside of her by an angel. It is, in her words, a child made of light: the Light Baby. As the hosts begin to question the truth of the woman's story, the signal cuts out, and the interview comes to an abrupt halt. Meanwhile, the Man of Shadows has found the pregnant woman, and attempts to blot out the baby's light. It is up to the midwives, deputized by the angel, to intervene and deliver the Light Baby.

Directed by Joe Sackett

CAROLINE AND JACKIE

Narrative (85 min)
Saturday September 22nd2:50pm Tower Theater
With short film: NEW BROKEN CALCULATOR



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On a celebratory birthday trip, Caroline (Marguerite Moreau) visits her sister, Jackie (Bitsie Tulloch) and her boyfriend (David Giuntoli). But what starts out as a fun evening with close friends quickly goes askew, as the effects of the sisters' obscure past begins to take its toll on the night's affair. Caroline and the group attempt to support Jackie for an apparent illness - though it's unclear who really needs the most help.

Directed by Adam Christian Clark

NEW BROKEN CALCULATOR

Short Narrative (7 min)
Saturday September 22nd 2:50pm Tower Theater
With feature film: CAROLINE AND JACKIE



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When a lonely boy forgoes a long-held dream, he never suspects a new friend is just a few locker doors away.

Directed by Brandon Luck McDuffey

CHILDREN OF THE STARS

Documentary (77 min)
Saturday September 22nd 4:50pm Tower Theater
With short film: O OLLAPARO



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At the Unarius Academy of Science death does not exist, Nicola Tesla was a Space Brother, Satan drove a Cadillac and science fiction is real. To relive their pasts the students film their own sci-fi extravaganzas with the increasingly extravagant Ruth Norman as the star and the lines between fantasy and reality dissolve.

Directed by Bill Perrine

O OLLAPRO

Short Narrative (12 min)
Saturday September 22nd4:50pm Tower Theater
With feature film: CHILDREN OF THE STARS



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A father, 86 years old, and his son, 46, will have to face The Ollaparo, a one-eyed beast from the Galician Mythology. The Laws of life will decide their fate.

Directed by Miriam Albert Sobrino, Sonia Albert Sobrino

INTRO

Documentary (79 min)
Saturday September 22nd 7:00pm Tower Theater
With short film: OUR SUMMER MADE HER LIGHT ESCAPE



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A reclusive musician, reborn from a bleak American desert, with a harvest of strange songs and rarefied guitar mastery, travels gig to gig, house to house, carrying a deep longing for home and emotional demons that haunt his music and his struggle for perfection in creativity and wisdom at the expense of stability and love.

Directed by Brandon Cahoon

OUR SUMMER MADE HER LIGHT ESCAPE

Short Narrative (5 min)
Saturday September 22nd 7:00pm Tower Theater
With feature film: INTRO



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A wordless, 16mm portrait of interiority, maternal ambivalence and the passage of time.Sobful to the speaking beings, there is a breeding fever burnout, oupresque. Our Summer Made Her Light Escape explores both the beauty and the quotidian cruelties of the natural world right outside one's door. A crippled bee, a mole in its death throes, a smashed robin's egg.

Directed by Sasha Waters Freyer

THE DANCE

Short Narrative (8 min)
Saturday September 22nd 9:30pm Tower Theater
With feature film: DUCK BEACH TO ETERNITY



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Alex wants to be what he thinks Jenny wants him to be, but it's only when he's himself that they finally connect.

Directed by Pardis Parker

COLOR ME OBSESSED, A FILM ABOUT THE REPLACEMENTS

Documentary (123 min)
Saturday September 22nd 11:30pm Tower Theater
With short film: AFFLICTION



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Director Gorman Bechard brings an extraordinary vision to a unique filmmaking challenge with COLOR ME OBSESSED, the first documentary on the influential '80s indie-rock band, The Replacements. Combining the band's mystique with the passion of their fans, Bechard made a music documentary with no music and not one single image of the band. 'People believe in god without ever seeing or hearing him. I'd like viewers to believe in the band that way." Rockers (Colin Meloy, Craig Finn, Goo Goo Dolls), journalists (Robert Christgau, Legs McNeil), fans both famous and not, Bechard interviews the believers and delivers the potentially true story of The Replacements, America's last best band. Despite containing not one note of music, COLOR ME OBSESSED is a doc that really rocks!

Directed by Gorman Bechard

AFFLICTION

Short Narrative (15 min)
Saturday September 22nd 11:30pm Tower Theater
With feature film: COLOR ME OBSESSED, a film about the Replacements



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A story about a mentally unbalanced and hyper religious girl that suddenly acquires super powers and struggles between her need for the power and the unintended harm they cause.

Directed by Amir Masud

RESOLUTION

Narrative (93 min)
Saturday September 22nd 10:00pm Brewvies Cinema Pub (21 or Older)
With short film: WE WIN OR WE DIE



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Resolution is about a guy who imprisons his junkie best friend in a decrepit cabin, forcing him through a week of drug recovery as a mysterious stalker manipulates their increasingly grim situation. As funny and heartbreaking as it is scary, Resolution is a charmingly off-beat, mind-bending twist on the American indie horror film tradition of 'cabin in the woods' stories.

Directed by Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson

WE WIN OR WE DIE

Short Documentary (21 min)
Saturday September 22nd 10:00pm Brewvies Cinema Pub (21 or Older)
With feature film: RESOLUTION



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February, 2011. The people of Benghazi revolt against the brutal regime of Moammar Gaddafi. Yet standing in the way of liberation is the 2-mile sprawling fortress known as The Katiba. Holding hundreds of soldiers and heavy artillery, it stands poised to rain death down upon the protesters. WE WIN OR WE DIE is the story of an ordinary Libyan who understands that there is but one way to stop the bloodshed. One way to gain freedom. The sprawling fortress, the Fist of Gaddafi, the Katiba must fall...

Directed by Matthew Millan

BETTER THAN SOMETHING

Documentary (88 min)
Saturday September 22nd Midnight Brewvies Cinema Pub (21 or Older)
With short film: OMISSION



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BETTER THAN SOMETHING is an intimate portrait of the late garage musician Jay Reatard, who toured the world and released dozens of records over the course of a 15 year career that began in his teens. Original and never-before-seen footage documents his self-made journey to iconic underground rock star, with colleagues, friends, and family speaking candidly about Jay's prolific and notorious career. Jay Reatard himself - filmed just eight months before his untimely death at the age of twenty-nine - speaks openly about his vibrant and complicated life, while taking the filmmakers on an incredibly personal tour of his hometown of Memphis.

Directed by Alexandria Hammond

OMISSION

Short Narrative (16 min)
Saturday September 22nd Midnight Brewvies Cinema Pub (21 or Older)
With feature film: BETTER THAN SOMETHING



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John, a composer, content with his music to keep him company, recovers a piece of music he never finished, and, considering the past he had compartmentalized until now, finds that his estranged daughter was the inspiration for the piece.

Directed by Steve Greene

UNFIT: WARD VS. WARD

Documentary (74 min)
Sunday September 23rd 2:50pm Tower Theater
With short film: IN SEARCH OF AVERY WILLARD



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Who is more fit to raise a child: a convicted killer or a lesbian? According to one judge in Florida, the convicted killer. UNFIT: Ward vs Ward follows the true story of Mary Ward who lost custody of her eleven year old daughter because she was a lesbian. The judge decided that the father was a more fit parent even though he had served nine years for murdering his first wife, did not know what grade his daughter was in or what school she attended, and had only spent four consecutive days with his daughter in the previous five years. No one could have imagined the firestorm that would ensue and the tragic consequences the judge's decision would have on the lives of everyone involved.

Directed by Edwin Scharlau III, Katherine Carmichael, Penny Edmiston

IN SEARCH OF AVERY WILLARD

Short Documentary (23 min)
Sunday September 23rd 2:50pm Tower Theater
With feature film: UNFIT: WARD VS. WARD



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IN SEARCH OF AVERY WILLARD is a portrait of one of queer art's most fascinating and elusive innovators. Broadway photographer, physique artist, gay activist, experimental filmmaker, drag historian, leatherman, pornographer: New York City artist Avery Willard produced a lifetime of historically significant work that has remained widely unseen for decades. Through rare interviews with collaborators, friends and preeminent film historians, documentarian Cary Kehayan traces Willard's provocative career from the 1940s through the 1990s. Featuring never-before-seen archival films & photographs, this revealing documentary tells the story of a lost trailblazer of the queer art movement - a man who was as ambitious as he was self-sabotaging.

Directed by Cary Kehayan

PUNK'S NOT DEAD

Narrative (104 min)
Sunday September 23rd 4:50pm Tower Theater
With short film: G I R L S



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Protagonists of this black comedy are punks who deliberately remained at the margins in muddy times of Macedonian transition. The routine of their out side's survival is disturbed by an offer to make a reunion of their one-time cult band and play at some bizarre multicultural happening, which is to prove the false image of Macedonia as a land with relaxed ethnic tensions.

Directed by Vladimir Blazevski

G I R L S

Short Narrative (9 min)
Sunday September 23rd 4:50pm Tower Theater
With feature film: PUNK'S NOT DEAD



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With its foundation in collaboration, G I R L S is an anthology film about one boy's hyperbolic views on the female sex. Divided into five shorts, each segment is directed by a different filmmaker who provides a unique glimpse into the various aspect of the protagonist's perception of his own love life.

Directed by Gregory Barnes

FOUR WEEKS

Short Narrative (16 min)
Saturday September 22nd 2:50pm Tower Theater
With feature film: CAROLINE AND JACKIE



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Directed by Austin Wilson

FATHER OF THE YEAR

Short Narrative (6 min)
Sunday September 23rd 7:00pm Broadway Theater



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An average Father is thrown into an awkward after blowing up at his daughter's date. The reason for the altercation is the date honked his car horn instead of knocking when arriving to pick up Richard's daughter

Directed by Neil Hiatt

MUST COME DOWN

Narrative (84 min)
Sunday September 23rd 7:00pm Broadway Theater
With short film: JEAN LEWIS
With short film: FATHER OF THE YEAR



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Ashley is in his late-twenties, Holly is in her early-twenties. They're both very much lost in their individual quarter-life crises. Ashley quit his job to travel in search of clarity. He ventures to his childhood home with plans of breaking-and-entering for the nostalgic rush. Along the way he meets Holly, who, after a short-lived relationship with her restaurant manager, also finds herself jobless and aimless. The film chronicles Holly and Ashley's brief commiseration as grown-up children stumbling through life's final bout of growing pains.

Directed by Kenny Riches

JEAN LEWIS

Short Narrative (10 min)
Sunday September 23rd 7:00pm Broadway Theater
With feature film: MUST COME DOWN



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By vacating the apartment of an elderly building manager we discover the lonely soul of this former female Hollywood reporter connected to some of most renown stars of her time, until her eventual seclusion into the world of her belongings.

Directed by Pascui Rivas
Salt Lake City Film Festival - August 18-21, 2011