Events for Film

FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

Can a garden be art? Can a gardener be an artist? Through poetic cinematography and intimate conversation, Five Seasons illuminates how Piet Oudolf, designer of New York’s High Line and other celebrated public spaces, has radically changed ideas about garden and landscape design and elevated himself to the highest echelons of contemporary art. An experiential portrait of a difficult and complex creative mind, Piet leads filmmaker Thomas Piper on a wandering journey across five seasons, visiting his iconic works as well as far-flung sources of inspiration, forever changing the way we see, and think about, beauty.

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Film Screening: Bugs! Will eating insects save our Earth?

Insects as food is a hot topic. Particularly over the last few years, since the UN recommended edible insects as a resource to combat world hunger, they have been heralded for their taste by cooks and gastronomes, for their low ecological impact by environmentalists, and for their nutritional content by public health scientists. It would seem that insects are the new superfood that will fix all our problems of global food security. This event is brought to you by Park City Film Series in partnership with Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter. Park City Library - Santy Auditorium 1255 Park Avenue Park City, UT 84060


Film Screening: Bugs! Will eating insects save our Earth?

Insects as food is a hot topic. Particularly over the last few years, since the UN recommended edible insects as a resource to combat world hunger, they have been heralded for their taste by cooks and gastronomes, for their low ecological impact by environmentalists, and for their nutritional content by public health scientists. It would seem that insects are the new superfood that will fix all our problems of global food security. This event is brought to you by Park City Film Series in partnership with Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter. Park City Library - Santy Auditorium 1255 Park Avenue Park City, UT 84060


Creativity in Focus Film Series | Faces, Places

90 min Faces, Places, a 2018 Oscar nominated documentary, follows 89-year old filmmaker Agnes Varda and 33 year-old photographer and muralist JR through villages of France. They drive a photo truck, meeting locals, learning their stories, and producing epically sized and prominently displayed portraits along the way. This film not only documents the heartwarming encounters with their subjects, but tells the story of their unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way.


FACES PLACES

9-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories, and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains revealing the humanity in their subjects, and themselves. Faces Places documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way.

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Pilar Pobil Documentary and Concert

Renowned local artist, which with Spanish heritage, Pilar Pobil shares her world premiere documentary produced by Williams Cole. Followed by a concert by gifted pianist Monica Pasquel, at the JCC, April 29th at 5:00 pm. $20.


Pilar Pobil Documentary and Concert

Renowned local artist, which with Spanish heritage, Pilar Pobil shares her world premiere documentary produced by Williams Cole. Followed by a concert by gifted pianist Monica Pasquel, at the JCC, April 29th at 5:00 pm. $20.


HALF THE PICTURE

Post film discussion with director Amy Adrion and featuring local filmmakers Diana Whitten and Anka Malatynska, moderated by Elisabeth Nebeker, Executive Director of Utah Film Center.

 
It’s 2018—the necessity of discussions surrounding women filmmakers and Hollywood’s gender bias should have diminished by now. But within the first few moments of Half the Picture, it is abundantly clear that discrimination against women filmmakers remains a highly relevant story. This is a fundamental civil rights issue: women in the industry are not offered equal opportunities as compared to their male counterparts.

Gender-parity experts and academics discuss Hollywood’s dismal employment practices, and these conversations are woven between interviews with a wealth of prominent women directors (including Kasi Lemmons, Catherine Hardwicke, Penelope Spheeris, Ava DuVernay, and many others), telling their stories of breaking into a male-centered business. They confirm the double standards that still exist while eloquently outlining their career paths, their struggles, and their hopes for the future. First-time director Amy Adrion smartly deals with the inherent sexism in the industry and considers many of the stereotypes and biases that have prevented women from rising through the ranks. Amid the current political climate and recent cascade of sexual harassment allegations, the time to listen and act is now. Synopsis courtesy of Sundance Institute

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Llama Nation

Post-film Q&A with director Tanner Shinnick moderated by KUER RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

 
Llama Nation explores the quirky, competitive world of llama breeding, training and showing in the US. The film follows passionate llama owners each with their own unique story, including two 16-year-old girls as they compete in hopes to become the national llama show champion. Janessa Hall and Hunter Snow are complete opposites of each other except for the fact they both competitively show llamas. Every year, the two girls are neck and neck en route to the national llama show each year, but only one can take home the first place ribbon. Also featured are Jack and Tracy Pearson, the godparents of llama culture in the United States, and Ron Shinnick, llama carting king and mayor of a small town in Georgia.

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NISE: THE HEART OF MADNESS

Post film discussion is TBA.

 
Based on the true story of Dr. Nise da Silveira (Glória Pires), a once-ridiculed psychiatrist in Rio de Janeiro. Pioneer of the anti-asylum fight, she refused to apply electroshock and lobotomy in the treatment of patients. She introduced patients to occupational therapy after —for some— a lifetime of prescribed isolation; and started a revolution filled with love, inspiration, art and madness.

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