The January and February schedules for the Park City Film Series
December 29, 2011
5 Chris Kitchen and Sam Pope’s "Wyoming Triumph," rated PG, special screening to benefit Utah Avalanche Center. Two years ago KGB Productions set out on a mission to scout the vast and mostly unskied terrain of their home state, Wyoming.
6-8 "Margin Call," rated R, regular weekend screening. Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, this is a thriller focused on the key players at an investment firm during one perilous 24-hour period in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis.
12-15 Made in Utah Film Weekend:
3-5 Constance Marks and Philip Shane’s "Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey," not rated, regular weekend screening. ‘Being Elmo’ won the Special Jury Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Most American parents are very much aware of Elmo, the child-like fuzzy red Muppet on Sesame Street who has become a favorite among the show’s youthful audience. Far fewer people know the name Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who brings Elmo to life.
9 Michael Madsen’s "Into Eternity," rated PG, special screening to benefit Recycle Utah. Onkalo, a Finnish word for hiding place, is the world’s first permanent nuclear waste repository, being built deep in the bedrock of Finland. It must last 100,000 years and be hidden from future generations.
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10-12 T. Sean Durkin’s "Martha Marcy May Marlene," rated R, regular weekend screening. A hit at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene,’ stars Elizabeth Olsen as Martha, a troubled young woman haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia after fleeing a cult.
17-19 Steve Bellamy’s "Winter," rated PG, regular weekend screening. Steve Bellamy, Chairman and CEO of The Ski Channel television network, wrote and directed the film, which took a year to produce and was shot in nearly 100 locations worldwide. It tells the stories of some of the world’s most inspiring and accomplished athletes, including Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety, women’s ski pioneer Sarah Burke, world record holder Simon Dumont and a plethora of the globe’s best action and mountain sports athletes.
24-26 Chris Paine’s "Revenge of the Electric Car," rated PG-13. In 2006, filmmaker Chris Paine examined the short and troubled history of General Motors’ EV1, an electric powered automobile that was fast, efficient and taken off the market under mysterious circumstances, in his documentary about the subject. A few years later, with the price of gas skyrocketing and the environment an even greater issue for many Americans, alternative vehicles are finally making their way into the mass marketplace. Paine takes look at four companies who are trying to put electric autos onto America’s highways in his follow-up The Revenge Of The Electric Car. It was an official selection at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.
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