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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September Events @ SL Film Center

September 10 – 7:00 pm
Directed by Brett Gaylor
This documentary takes a look at intellectual property laws by profiling controversial musician Girl Talk, called "a lawsuit waiting to happen" by The New York Times Magazine because of his extensive use of mash-up remixes. With numerous voices on both sides of the issue, the dynamic film examines fair use for artists creating sample-based music and other works versus copyright laws protecting the original artists' creations.

Official Selection – 2009 SXSW Film Festival, Official Selection – 2009 Silverdocs Film Festival
September 14 – 7:00 pm
Directed by Anne Galisky
PAPERS is the story of undocumented youth and the challenges they face as they turn 18 without legal status. There are approximately 2 million undocumented children who were born outside the U.S. and raised in this country. These are young people who were educated in American schools, hold American values, know only the U.S. as home and who, upon high school graduation, find the door to their future slammed shut.
Presented in partnership with the Salt Lake City Library who are hosting two discussions about Race Relations on September 17 and October 4. Visit www.slcpl.lib.ut.us for more information.

September 21 – 7:00 pm
Directed by Vicki Abeles and Jessica Congdon
In a country obsessed with success and achievement, school children and teachers face enormous pressures to perform. This documentary takes an in depth look at the lives of some of America’s students as they struggle to achieve and meet the expectations of their parents and society to succeed.

Official Selection – 2009 Mill Valley Film Festival, Official Selection – 2010 Sonoma International Film Festival
September 28 – 7:00 pm
Directed by Scott Crocker
Set in a murky swamp overrun with birders, scientists, and reporters, Ghost Bird explores the limits of certainty, the seductive power of hope, and how one phantom woodpecker changed a sleepy Southern town forever.

Official Selection - 2009 Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival and 6 other Film Festivals
September 29 – 8:00 pm
Directed by Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt
Shelby Knox lives in Lubbock, Texas that has an abstinence-only sex education policy in its schools and some of the highest teen pregnancy and STD infection rates in the nation. Her interest in politics leads her to get involved in a campaign to for comprehensive sex education in her town’s public schools.
Winner Excellence in Cinematography – 2005 Sundance Film Festival
Winner, Audience Award – 2005 SXSW Film Festival
Winner, Audience Award – 2005 Full Frame Documentary Festival
Official Selection – Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival, OUTFEST, Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Shelby Knox will be in attendance for a post-film discussion

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