Park City Film Series continues through Jan. 2
November 9, 2010
Since 1993, the The Park City Film Series has brought interesting, quirky and cutting-edge films to Park City. The series continues the next few weeks at Park City Library’s Jim Santy Auditorium with Ruba Nadda’s award-winning "Cairo Time," a favorite for PCFS board member Destiny Grose.
"It’s one of the best travelogues of Egypt that I have ever seen," said Grose during an interview with The Park Record. "Patricia Clarkson plays a kind of suppressed woman who is supposed to meet her husband in Egypt, but he has been detained.
"So she and her husband’s co-worker explore Cairo, where she finds herself and really blossoms. It’s a nice little movie."
"Cairo Time" is rated PG and runs from Friday, Nov. 12, and Saturday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m.
If travelogues don’t tickle the fancy, Grose suggested Anthony Geffen’s documentary/reinactment "The Wildest Dream: Conquest Everest," which follows the path of British explorer George Mallory, who along with Sandy Irvine, lost their lives on Mt. Everest in 1924.
"Liam Neeson is the narrator and reads some of Mallory’s letters during the film," Grose said. "The interesting thing about that is the fact that the woman who plays Mallory’s wife is Liam’s wife Natasha Richardson, who we all know died in 2009. It was the last project she did before she died."
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"The Wildest Dream: Conquest Everest" is comprised of actual footage and reenactments, Grose said. Scenes include footage of hikers discovering the mummified remains of Mallory and various reenactments that feature mountaineer Conrad Anker and actors Hugh Dancy and Ralph Fiennes .
In addition to the two aforementioned movies, the Park City Film Series, which is scheduled through Jan 2, 2011, includes Bruce Beresford’s "Mao’s Last Dancer," Woody Allen’s "You Will Meet," Daniel Alfredson’s "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest," Rachel Perkins’ "Bran Nue Dae" and Sam Taylor-Wood’s John Lennon biopic, "Nowhere Boy."
"All of these movies have something for everyone, but the one that is really causing a stir is ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest’," Grose said.
The movie is the final movie based on writer Steig Larsson’s "Millennium Trilogy" mystery series, which includes "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and "The Girl Who Played with Fire," Grose said.
"We worked really hard to get the movie in," she said. "And there has been a little phenomenon. We’ve had people renting ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ from the Red Box to get ready for ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest’. And the DVD is gone for two hours then returned and someone else will rent it for another two hours and then someone else will rent it for two hours. It’s been amazing."
Here is the schedule for the remaining 2010 screenings of the Park City Film Series. Tickets are $7 for general admission, and $6 for students and senior citizens, unless otherwise noted. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at http://www.parkcityfilmsseries.com :
"My Tehran for Sale," not rated, Nov. 11, 6 p.m., free
"Masquerades," no rated, Nov. 11, 8 p.m., free
"Cairo Time," rated PG, Nov. 12-13, 8 p.m., Nov. 14, 6 p.m.
"Adrift," not rated, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., free
"The Wildest Dream: Conquest Everest," rated PG, Nov. 19-20, 8 p.m., Nov. 21, 6 p.m.
"Mao’s Last Dancer," rated PG, Nov. 26-27, 8 p.m., Nov. 28, 6 p.m.
"You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger," rated R, Dec. 3-4, 8 p.m., Dec. 5, 6 p.m.
"Fifth Annual Filmmakers Showcase," rated PG, Dec. 9, 7 p.m., free
"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest," rated R, Dec. 10-11, 8 p.m., Dec. 12, 6 p.m.
"Becloud," not rated, free, Dec. 16, 7 p.m., free
"Bran Nue Dae," rated PG-13, Dec. 17-18, 8 p.m., Dec. 19, 6 p.m.
"Nowhere Boy," rated R, Dec. 31-Jan. 1, 8 p.m., Jan. 2,6 p.m.