Scene Clips for March 15, 2006 |

Scene Clips for March 15, 2006

This Friday, Temple Har Shalom will host a screening for local movie fans. At 7:30 p.m., the temple will join with the Salt Lake City Film Center, the National Ability Center and Park City’s Christian Center to show the Dani Menkin documentary, "39 Pounds of Love."

The film, which won the 2005 Israeli Orphir Award for Best Documentary Film, tells the story of Ami Ankilewitz, an Israeli 3-D animator who, because of a form of muscular dystrophy, was predicted to die by age six. The film shows him at 34, with his bodily motion limited to the use of a single finger, traveling to the U.S. to confront the doctor who predicted his early death.

The screening is free and open to the public. Temple Har Shalom is located at 1922 Prospector Ave. For more information, call 649-2276.

Swaner Nature Preserve needs volunteers for preservation

This Thursday and Friday from 12:30-4:30 p.m. and this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Swaner Nature Preserve is looking for volunteers to help harvest dormant willows for a spring transplant to the banks of the preserve’s streams.

As many volunteers as possible are needed, and the preserve will provide snowshoes for those in need. The activity takes place outdoors and involves cutting willows with clipping shears, trimming off the branches, organizing them and moving them to storage at Wallin Farm. Different age groups and different abilities are welcome.

For more information about the event, or to sign up, contact Chantal Christensen at 649-1767.

Park City Film Series to open up new calendar with "Laura," "Mrs. Henderson Presents"

The Park City Film Series will open up its new calendar with a pair of films this weekend. Thursday night at 7 p.m. the series will present the Otto Preminger film, "Laura," as part of the Reel Classics Film Series, which will present classic film noir movies for educational purposes. That screening is free and open to the public.

Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. the film series will screen "Mrs. Henderson Presents" as part of its regular schedule. Tickets to that film are $5 for students and $6 for adults.

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