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Friday, September 17, 2010

October Films @ SLC Film Center

October 2, 10:00 am @ The Sorenson Unity Center - 1383 S. 900 W.
Kids Party Mix (Short Films)
Various Films, 74 min, In English
Recommended for ages 6-12
In this collection of cool, zany and funny short films for slightly older kids, several shorts went on from NYICFF to be nominated for Academy Awards! Featuring new films from UK, France, Canada, USA, Finland and more!

October 4, 7:00 pm @ The City Library – 210 E. 400 S.
180° SOUTH
Directed by Chris Malloy
This gorgeous, historic, and inspiring new film documents the adventures of surfer and climber Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard (rock climbing legend and founder of Ventura-based Patagonia) and Doug Tompkins, on which they drove, mountain climbed and surfed their way to Chilean Patagonia.

October 8, 7:00 pm @ The Salt Lake Art Center – 20 S. West Temple
Directed by Mary Jordan
In this entrancing documentary on performance artist, photographer and underground filmmaker Jack Smith, photographs and rare clips of Smith's performances and films punctuate interviews with artists, critics, friends and foes to create an engaging portrait of the artist. Widely known for his banned erotica film Flaming Creatures, Smith was an innovator and firebrand who influenced artists such as Andy Warhol and John Waters.

October 12, 7:00 pm @ The City Library – 210 E. 400 S.
Directed by Lucy Bailey and Andrew Thompson
This film, shortlisted for a 2010 Academy Award, is the only documentary feature film to have come out of Zimbabwe in recent years, where a total on ban press still exists. This film is an intimate account of one family's astonishing bravery in the face of brutality, in a fight to protect their property, their livelihood and their country.

October 18, 7:00 pm @ The City Library – 210 E. 400 S.
Directed by Tom Cappello
A POWERFUL NOISE takes you inside the lives of three women - a girls' education crusader from Mali, an HIV-positive widow from Vietnam, and a peacemaking survivor of the war in Bosnia - who each overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to bring lasting solutions to their communities.

October 20, 7:00 pm @ The City Library – 210 E. 400 S.
Directed by Jan Andrews
Local filmmaker and artist Jan Andrews’ new film about Nobel Prize-winning poet and essayist Joseph Brodsky blends interviews, cityscapes and audio of Brodsky reciting his own work to create a poetic homage to one of the 20th century’s great literary talents.

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