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Monday, August 5, 2013

Film Series EXTRA and Beyond @ UMOCA (SLC: Saturdays in August)

UMOCA Presents EXTRA and Beyond, A Series of Screenings from Utah’s Original Cohort of Independent Filmmakers
 August 10, 17, 24 & 31 from 1 to 5 PM

Salt Lake City, UT ­– Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) is pleased to present EXTRA and Beyond, a series of screenings by cult filmmakers Mike Cassidy, Trent Harris, Diane Orr, and C. Larry Roberts. Curated by Moving Image and Sound Archivist Molly Rose Creel and the Special Collections department at the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library, this series will start with a compilation of stories from KUTV’s early 1970s program EXTRA. The following lineup of clips and films will showcase unique productions created by this generation of offbeat and experimental directors.
In conjunction with the Utah Biennial: Mondo Utah, this series of screenings expands on the film component of the 2013 biennial through a survey of television segments and motion pictures.  Beginning on August 10thExtra and Beyond will introduce museum goers to early episodes of Extra, a quirky, investigative news program from KUTV where these Utah filmmakers got their start. The subsequent screenings will take a closer look at distinct projects as way to highlight the filmmaker’s individual careers.
August 10: Clips from KUTV’s Extra August 17: C. Larry Roberts Strong Willed Women Subdue and Subjugate ReptilesAugust 24:  Diane Orr Lost Forever: Everett Ruess August 31: Trent Harris Wild Goose Chronicles
The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art would like to extend a special thanks to Molly Rose Creel and the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections department for this generous collaboration.
Extra and Beyond is presented as part of the inaugural Utah Biennial: Mondo Utah. The 2013 Utah Biennial consists of artistic statements, collections, artifacts and positions that explore the diversity of Utah’s cultural landscape.
Zion’s Bank is a proud sponsor of the inaugural Utah Biennial: Mondo Utah.  Special thanks to Zoo, Arts and Parks, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the UMOCA Ambassador’s Circle for their support. Media sponsors include City Weekly and Slug Magazine.

The award-winning Utah Museum of Contemporary Art exhibits groundbreaking artwork by local, national, and international artists. Four gallery spaces provide an opportunity for the community to explore the contemporary cultural landscape through UMOCA’s exhibitions, films, events, classes, and presentations.

Founded in 1931, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art has been recognized as Best Museum in the State of Utah for 2011, 2012 and 2013 and is a four-time recipient of funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation.

Located at 20 S. West Temple; open Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday. Admission is free. For more information call (801) 328-4201 or visit www.utahmoca.org.

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