No it's not Sundance, but there's still plenty of opportunity in and around Park City for cinephiles other than the regular blockbuster offerings. Mark your calendars and pass the popcorn. Let's go to the movies!
Park City Film Series
The premiere destination for arthouse and independent film, the Park City Film Series is once again offering and excellent line-up of films. Screenings are $8 general admission ($7 students) and take place at the Jim Santy Auditorium at the Park City Library unless otherwise noted.
Nov. 4 - 6: The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years @ 8 p.m. (Fri/Sat); 6 p.m. (Sun)
Calling all fans of The Beatles, it's time to descend back into the days of "Beatlemania" for a closer look at this cultural phenomenon. The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years examines how the whirlwind of touring—166 concerts in 15 countries and 90 cities around the world—affected each member of the band, their relationships, and their musical evolution. Their colossal boost in fame was, of course, driven by their young fans and the film also explores this incomparable dynamic created between performer and audience and how it became a musical movement.
Nov. 5: The Iron Giant @ 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. (Free)
Screening as part of the Books 2 Movies Series for kids, The Iron Giant tells the story of a young boy who forms a friendship with a giant robot from outer space that the paranoid government wants to destroy. The film will play at Summit County Library in Kimball Junction at 2 p.m. and in the Jim Santy Auditorium at 4 p.m. at the Park City Library.
Nov. 10: 5 Point Film on the Road @ 7 p.m. ($12 in Advance/$15 at door, Kids 12 and under $8)
What's your craziest outdoor adventure? 5Point Film Festival collects the best stories of outdoor adventure, whether it's kayaking off the steepest waterfalls, running along the highest ridge lines, or climbing the steepest routes. Come watch this series of 10 to 14 short documentary adventure films that will leave you at the edge of your seat and inspired to get outside. Throughout the night, filmmakers and various film related artists will be on hand for Q&As following the films. Beer and wine will be available for purchase and all ticket sales will benefit Team Park City United.
Nov. 11-13: Indignation @ 8 p.m. (Fri/Sat); 6 p.m. (Sun)
Philip Roth's classic novel comes to life in Indignation. The film follows Marcus, a brilliant working class Jewish boy who travels from his home in Newark, New Jersey in 1951 to a small, conservative college in Ohio on a scholarship. Marcus quickly becomes infatuated with one a beautiful classmate and clashes with the college's imposing Dean, putting his and his family's careful plans on the line. This coming of age film features amazing performances and "riveting cinema," according to Rolling Stone.
Nov. 12: Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods @ 4 p.m. (Free)
Practice your French with this screening of Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods brought to you as part of the Dual Language Immersion Film Program. This animated film follows Caesar in his attempts to wipe out a Gaulish village by building a Roman estate next to the village so he can begin a new Roman colony. Screening will be in French with English subtitles.
Nov. 12: Audrie & Daisy @ 6:30 p.m.
Created by acclaimed filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk (The Island President, The Rape of Europa), Audrie & Daisy premiered at last year's Sundance Film Festival. A real-life drama, the film deals with the life of American teenagers in a new world of social media bullying and examines the ripple effects it can have on families, friends, schools, and communities when two underage young women find that sexual assault crimes against them have been caught on camera.
Nov. 18-20 - A Man Called Ove @ 8 p.m. (Fri/Sat); 6 p.m. (Sun)
Based on Fredrik Backman's international best-selling novel, A Man Called Ove is a heartwarming and funny tale about Ove, the quintessential angry old man next door. The isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse has his world turned upside when a boisterous family with young children move in next to him, reminding the old man that life is sweeter when shared. The film is in Swedish with English subtitles.
Nov. 25-27 - Queen Katwe @ 8 p.m. (Fri/Sat); 6 p.m. (Sun)
In an impoverished slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, a young girl named Phiona who sells corn on the street is introduced to the game of chess. Phiona's world rapidly changes as she picks up the game, advances in tournaments, and fights the odds of her life in poverty to become a champion. A remarkable true story features extraordinary performances by Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo (Selma), Oscar winner and Tony Award nominee Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave) and newcomer Madina Nalwanga.
Sundance Resort - Redford Film Series
In honor of the great filmmaker Robert Redford, founder of the famed Sundance Film Festival, is again offering a selection of free screenings featuring work by Redford in his private screening room at the Sundance Resort. All the films begin at 8 p.m. with seating starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Sundance Mountain Screening Room Theater.
Nov. 4 - The Candidate
Circa 1972, The Candidate is a satirical comedy-drama that sheds light on political machinations and elections--a timely screening given this year's ghastly presidential race. Starring Robert Redford and Peter Boyle the film follows one candidates road through the race for a state seat.
Nov. 11 - All The President's Men
The much lauded and Academy Award winning film from 1976, All The President's Men chronicles the true story of the Washington Post, Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) as they uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that led to the eventual resignation of President Nixon.
Nov. 19 - Jeremiah Johnson
Filmed on location around the Sundance Resort, this 1972 American classic tells the tale of a man seeking solace in the West. Jeremiah Johnson features Redford as Jeremiah Johnson who dreams of becoming a mountain man and his attempts to survive in the wild.
Nov. 25 - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Arguably the quintessential Redford film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is full of fast-draws, wild rides, train and bank robberies, and a torrid love affair. It tells the true story of Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman), the most likable outlaw in the West and his friendship with the fabled Sundance Kid (Redford). This classic from 1969 following the legendary outlaws is a must see in the lexicon of American cinema.
That's it for this month's round-up of film, we'll see you at the movies!