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November 2013 calendar

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November 2013

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The Apartment

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November 2013

Explore the Culture @SLFS Are there any differences between projecting at Tower and Broadway?

Yeah, the equipment at Broadway is different, as far as all the traps and the settings and the rollers and everything. There are a few minor details, although the basic technology is the same.

Which do you prefer?

I’ve always had Tower in my heart of hearts, perhaps because I have so many formative memories as a film buff-turnedcinephile at the Tower. I feel like it’s part of everyone’s childhood and teenage memories, coming here and hanging out and looking at all the stacks of obscure DVDs and the scruffy and knowledgeable cinephiles working the counter, and of course my first exposure to art film was at the Tower. So I’m going have to go venue-wise, Tower, even though the Broadway does the lion’s share of independent distribution. Without the Broadway, we wouldn’t see a fourth of the films we’re able to.

Guy Wheatley

photo by Annie Jenkins

or, how the Tower turned a film buff into a cinephile How long have you worked here?

by Annie Jenkins

Almost two years now. Since the beginning of Sundance, 2012.

Did you originally apply to be a projectionist?

I volunteered for a few special events and then I was brought on during Sundance as an extra hand for a few shifts and quickly morphed into full-time. I did a mix of Broadway and Tower shifts and then I was trained as a projectionist. I very much enjoy being one of the last few trained projectionists at the Film Society.

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Favorite thing about working here?

We’re given a long leash and a great deal of leverage on how we handle our day to day responsibilities and interaction with customers. We’re expected to uphold our responsibilities and maintain the image of the Film Society but we’re also given a great deal of creative freedom on how to do it, so it’s not a staid corporate structure. It really is a labor of love in many ways and that’s what I love about it: the mission, the people, the atmosphere. You know, it’s kind of a lifestyle more than really a job.

Favorite movie and why?

I’m going to have to go with, actually a modern film made in the past ten years, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Andrew Dominik worked under the tutelage of Terrence Malick and he took his lessons well with a painterly vision behind the camera, with just these beautiful sun-dappled shots of the old west. But this isn’t a western of the likes of John Wayne or a spaghetti How do you feel about the digital western, it’s very much a dark psychological conversion? I very much drama. A character study in celebrity and It’s bittersweet, you know; I was sad that this enjoy being obsession and kind of the fading dream of the format that’s been doing exhibition of new outlaw west as it continued to become contained films for almost a century was finally becoming one of the last by urbanization. Also the fact that Jesse James, a extinct but on the other hand I’ve been very few trained legend in his own time, is played by Brad Pitt, also impressed with the level of sharpness of the a legend in his own time, whom we have difficulty digital projectors that we’ve been installing projectionists with separating the man from the celebrity. It was here and even an ordinary blu-ray looks at the Film genius casting. And Casey Affleck, it was the astonishing on screen with the vibrancy of role that really defined him as a performer; and Society. colors and brightness; and I do like the extra all the supporting cast: Sam Rockwell, and Mary leverage it’ll give us as far as exhibition of Louise Parker, and even James Carville. It hits obscure films goes. So even though the every single point, script-wise. The cinematography, pacing, passing of 35mm is very sad, and I wonder about the future of even the narration is done in a compelling way. Most people go projectionists, time marches on and as far as marching along with a standard like Rules of the Game or Chinatown or 2001 [A with it, this isn’t a bad beat. Space Odyssey], but, for me, the way this film speaks to me, it has to be my favorite. Have you always loved film? I would say unlike most people who probably knew they were film buffs by the age of eight, it came a little later to me. I would say again, it was some of those formative experiences going to the Tower, seeing a new Jim Jarmusch film or a new David Cronenberg film especially, or a new Woody Allen one, when I was around fifteen, which really got me. They put me on the road to appreciating art film and independent film in a sphere separate from the disposable entertainment at your large megaplex, but once that gateway film came to me it was a rapid descent!

What are your hopes for the future of the SLFS?

My hope is that it first and foremost remains solvent and sustainable; in an increasing era of kind of ‘fast food’ movies by way of Hulu, Redbox or Netflix and other digital distribution outlets, we still have a place. If we can send someone out there with their first exposure to a Bertolucci, Patrice Leconte, or Pedro Almodóvar film, then I would say that’s a heartbeat in the right direction.

All is Lost

Wadjda

Enough Said

Directed by J.C. Chandor USA | PG-13 | 106 min. | Action

Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour Saudi Arabia/Germany | PG | 98 min.

Directed by Nicole Holofcener USA | PG-13 | 91 min. | Comedy

In Arabic with English subtitles

Starring Robert Redford From the director of Margin Call All Salt Lake Film Society dates and locations are subject to change.

Best Film

Venice

Film Festival

Dubai

International Film Festival

Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini From the director of PLEASE Give, Friends with Money, Lovely and Amazing

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November 2013

All The Boys Love Mandy Lane Directed by Jonathan Levine USA | R | 90 min. | Horror Starts November 1 @Tower Theatre

12 Years a Slave Directed by Steve McQueen USA | Rated R | 133 min. | Drama Starts November 8 @Broadway Centre

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR La vie d’Adèle Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche France | NC-17 | 179 min. | Drama Starts November 8 @Broadway Centre

In French with English subtitles

A group of high-schoolers invite Mandy Lane, a good girl who became quite hot over the summer, to a weekend party on a secluded ranch. While the festivities rage on, the number of revelers begins to drop quite mysteriously.

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man living in upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery.

The story of a young lesbian couple’s beginning, middle and possible end. Palme d’Or & FIPRESCI Prize

From the director of Warm Bodies, 50/50, and The Wackness

Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sarah Paulson, Paul Dano, Quvenzhané Wallis, and Paul Giamatti

From the director of Black Venus and The Secret of the Grain

2013 Sundance Shorts

Diana

The Motel Life

Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel UK | PG-13 | 113 min. | Biography/Drama

Directed by Alan Polsky and Gabe Polsky USA | R | 85 min. | Drama/Thriller

Starts November 8 @Broadway Centre

Starts November 8 @Tower Theatre

During the last two years of her life, Princess Diana embarks on a final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.

A pair of working-class brothers flee their Reno Motel after getting involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident.

Starring Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, and Douglas Hodge

Starring Emile Hirsch, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, and Dakota Fanning

Starts November 1 @Tower Theatre

A roller coaster mix of drama and comedy, the Sundance Film Festival Short Films program is a 93-minute collection of eight short films from the 2013 edition of the Festival. Vibrant storytelling highlights the group, including fiction, documentary and animation, with five award-winners. With no rules, the short film serves as a proving ground for young filmmakers to make their mark and for established filmmakers to take risks in story and style.

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From the director of The Invasion, The Experiment, and Downfall

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Cannes Film Festival

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Best Screenplay

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November 2013

Great Expectations

Kill Your Darlings

Nebraska

Directed by Mike Newell UK/USA | PG-13 | 128 min. | Drama

Directed by John Krokidas USA | Rated R | 104 min. | Drama

Directed by Alexander Payne USA | R | 115 min. | Drama

Starts November 15 @Broadway Centre

Starts November 22 @Broadway Centre

Starts November 27 @Broadway Centre

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor in this Dickens adaptation. Starring Jeremy Irvine, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, and Robbie Coltrane From the director of Donnie Brasco, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Mona Lisa Smile

A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Michael C. Hall, Elizabeth Olsen, and Dane Dehaan

Sundance Film Festival

An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize. Starring Bruce Dern, Will Best Actor Cannes

Film Festival

Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk, and Stacy Keach

From the director of The Descendants, Sideways, and About Schmidt

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PHILOMENA

The Book Thief

Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée USA | R | 117 min. | Drama

Directed by Stephen Frears UK/USA/France | Not Rated | 98 min. | Drama

Starts November 15 @Broadway Centre

Starts November 27 @Broadway Center

Directed by Brian Percival USA/Germany | PG-13 | 125 min. | Drama

After being diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1986, Texas electrician Ron Woodroof battles the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies in his search for alternative treatments. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, and Jared Leto From the director of The Young Victoria and C.R.A.Z.Y.

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. Starring Steve Coogan, Judi Dench, and Michelle Fairley From the director of High Fidelity, The Queen, and Dangerous Liaisons

All Salt Lake Film Society dates and locations are subject to change.

Best Screenplay Queer Lion

Venice

Film Festival

Starts November 27 @Broadway Centre

While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents. Starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Nélisse

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