Holy smokes, it's already September! After a summer filled with nostalgic Throwback Thursday films, the Park City Film Series is resuming its regular independent film programming. If you're starting to itch for winter, make sure you check out the new ski and snowboard film from Teton Gravity Research and the rewind event from Wasatch Mountain Film Festival. Here's what's on the calendar for September movies!
Didn't make it out to the Wasatch Mountain Film Festival this year? You have one more chance to catch some of the favorite short films from the festival on September 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City. Adventure, inspiration, and laughter await with the screenings of these three award winning films:
Winner of the 2017 Cinematography Award, this film chronicles the story of Jay Griffith, a middle-aged man who was told by doctors he'd never run again. Despite the odds, he finds himself competing in 100-mile mountain races and getting all the feels from while running with his dog Echo through the Wasatch range.
Paul’s Boots, Directed by Fitz Cahall, 38 mins
When M'Lynn's husband Paul died, he left behind his hiking boots, a backpack, and the unfulfilled dream of completing the Appalachian Trail. As an homage to her husband, M'Lynn sends Paul's boots on a journey and the film follows the people who carry them on the trail. The film won the 2017 Feature Film Award Winner.
Dodo’s Delight, Directed by Josh Lowell, Nick Rosen, & Peter Mortimer, 28 mins
High jinks on the high seas await on this sailing adventure to the Arctic Circle undertaken by a team of elite climbers. Winner of the Shane McConkey Award and the People's Choice Award this year, this hilarious adventure features a badass gang of adventurers forging bold new routes and having the time of their lives will have you laughing out loud.
There's nothing like a brand new ski and snowboard film from Teton Gravity Research to get you stoked for the upcoming winter season. Head on down to the Red Butte Garden Amphitheater on September 19 for a screening of Rogue Elements. The film takes a look at the epic force of winter 2017 from the telephone pole-snapping storms in Wyoming to European blizzards, and the elements going rogue on a Bolivian expedition at 18,000 feet.
Rogue Elements screens at 8 p.m., but if you come early you'll have a chance to win a trip for two to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, a trip to your very own Ski City (including a VIP tour of the High West Distillery), a trip to Crested Butte, Colorado, Atomic Skis, or REI gift cards. Grab your tickets here.
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Based on the true story and starring Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins, Maudie tells the story of the unlikely romance between the reclusive Everett Lewis and the fragile, but determined woman, Maudie, he hires as his housekeeper. Maudie longs for independence from her overprotective family and to create art. As their love story blossoms so does Maudie's career as a folk painter.
Being a professional obituary writer might sound morbid, but you'd be surprised. Step into the world of the small team at the Obituary Department of the New York Times with OBIT and see how these journalists approach their job of detailing the extraordinary lives of our day into the cultural memory. Along the way, the film ponders some of the most essential questions we ask ourselves about life, memory, and the inevitable passage of time.
What happens when your groom decides to leave you a month before the wedding? The Wedding Plan follows an Orthodox Jewish woman who decides to continue with her plans and hope Mr. Right comes along before the date despite the concerns and pleas of friends and family. This offbeat and poignant romance is a sure crowd pleaser.
Between Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs, female role models in the tech world are few and far in between. Through intimate, action-driven storytelling She Started It seeks to inspire the next generation of women by taking a look at the lives of five women from around the world as they pitch their ideas, build teams, and bring products to the market. Featuring perspectives from powerful women, from investor Joanne Wilson to Ruchi Sanghvi, the first female engineer at Facebook, this film explores the challenges women specifically face as they strive to become entrepreneurs and the lack of female representation at big companies.
This screening is FREE and will be followed by a TBA panel.
One of the gems from the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, STEP documents the senior year of a girls' high school step dance team in the inner-city of Baltimore. While cheering on their dancing, the audience is also given an intimate view of the lives of these girls as they attempt to be the first in their families to attend college and try to find success with social and political unrest in the background.