This Month in Movies: November 2017

Your monthly selection of film events in an around Park City.

By Michaela Wagner October 26, 2017

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Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid screens this November as part of the annual Robert Redford Film Series.

Happy November movie fans! We hope you had your fill of Halloween classics and ski films in October. This month, the Park City Film Series is back to their usual line up of fantastic independent films. Also on the docket, is the annual Robert Redford Film Series at Sundance Resort. With the weather getting colder and the days shorter, there could hardly be a better time to curl up with some popcorn (you can bring your own bowl to PCFS) and catch a film. Check out the listings below.

Robert Redford Film Series @ Sundance Resort

Sundance Resort invites the public and guests to celebrate the one and only Robert Redford with three classic films in his private screening room. The screenings are free and require no reservations or tickets, but seating is limited so we suggest you arrive 30 minutes early when the doors open. 

Nov. 10: A River Runs Through It - 25th Anniversary - 8 p.m. 

Nominated for three Academy Awards, this film, directed by Redford, tells the story of the two sons of a Presbyterian minister coming of age in the Rocky Mountain region of Montana from World War I to the Prohibition era. Featuring Craig Scheffer as Norman, the studious good older son and Brad Pitt as Paul, the impetuous, free-spirited younger son, this is a film you can watch over and over again. You can watch the trailer here

Nov. 17: Jeremiah Johnson - 8 p.m.

Starring Redford as Jeremiah Johnson, this film tells the story of a man who turns his back on civilization and heads out into the wilderness to live the life of a "mountain man." Johnson faces the brutal land and hostile conditions as he learns a new code of survival in this classic wilderness epic. Watch the trailer here

Nov. 24: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid  - 8 p.m. 

Head out to the wild, wild West for train robberies, shootouts, and the unforgettable duo Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Join the two outlaw buddies on high flying adventures and shenanigans as they run from the law all the way down to Bolivia.  

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Tampopo, Directed by Jûzô Itami

Park City Film Series @ Jim Santy Auditorium, Park City Library

Park City Film Series screens in the Jim Santy Audiorium of the Park City Library. Tickets are $8 regular, $7 students/seniors, unless otherwise noted. 

Nov. 1: Defining Hope - 7 p.m. 

When you see death coming, how do you cope? Defining Hope examines how people make choices at their most fragile junctures in life and the nurses who help them along the way. It follows a number of patients dealing with life threatening illnesses, deciding how they want to live, what medical technology they will accept, and how their hope has changed. 

The documentary will be followed by a discussion moderated by Lynn Ware Peek, KPCW's Mountain Life Host with Bretton Newman, MD of Hospice Medical Director; Erica Dixon, RN, BSN, a Hospice Nurse; Jaclyn Piper- Williams, APRN, a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner and former Hospice Nurse; and, Holli Martinez, a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner and former Hospice Nurse. 

Nov. 3: Tampopo - 8 p.m.

For the first time in decades, this "ramen western" by Juzo Itami returns to U.S. screens in a new 4K restoration. Tampopo tells the story of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who try to help the widow of a noodle shop owner as she attempts to create a perfect recipe. Off-beat comedy, culinary adventure, and erotic exploits of gastronome gangster combine in Tampopo to make it one of the most delectable examples of food and film together. This film will screen as part of the Food & Film Festival by EATS Park City.

Nov. 4: Paddington - 4 p.m. (Free)

A young bear, named "Paddington," makes his way to England in search of a new home after a deadly earthquake rips through the Peruvian rainforest where he lived. He is soon adopted by Henry and Mary Brown who find his amazement at urban live endearing. Little do they know, taxidermist Millicent Clyde has her eye on Paddington and she wants his hide. Based on the book "Paddington Bear" by Michael Bond.

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The Big Sick, Directed by Michael Showalter

Nov. 4: The Big Sick - 8 p.m.

A romantic comedy based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick tells the story of aspiring comedian Kumail who connects with grad student Emily at one of his standup shows. Their one night stand quickly blossoms into a budding relationship, but things become complicated when Kumail's traditional Muslim parents expectations come into play.

This film is part of the Food & Film Festival and has the option of a wine and food tasting for $30 (includes movie ticket) with food from Ganesh Indian Cuisine, including Vegetable Biryani, Nan bread, Lamb Samosas, and Chicken Tikki Masala + 2 glasses of wine. 

Nov. 5: Wasted! The Story of Food Waste - 6 p.m.

Every year, one third of the world's food (that's 1.3 billion tons) ends up in the garbage before even getting to a plate. Yet food security is still a massive issue, even in country's like the U.S. Wasted! The Story of Food Waste takes a look at how we can change the narrative of how people buy, cook, and eat food. Featuring chef-heroes like Massimo Bottura, Dan Barber and Danny Bowien and forward thinking organizations working on combating food waste, this film encourages us to create for a more sustainable food system. 

A panel with Morgan Bowerman of Wasatch Resource Recovery, Shawn Peterson or Green Urban Lunchbox, and Jodie Roger, the Food and Beverage Director at Deer Valley Resort will speak after the film. 

Nov. 9: 12th Annual Filmmakers Showcase - 6:30 p.m. (Free)

Come out for a film of short films by local filmmakers. The full program is TBD. 

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Jane, directed by Brett Morgen

Nov. 10-12: Jane Fri./Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 6 p.m. 

If you love animals or a fan of Jane Goodall, this is a documentary for you. Director Brett Morgan, drawing from more than one hundred hours of never-before-seen footage from the National Geographic archives, tells the story of Jane Goodall, who revolutionized our understanding of the natural world and challenged the male-dominated scientific field through her chimpanzee research. 

Nov. 16: Dolores - 7 p.m. (Free)

This documentary follows Dolores Huerta, one of the most important, though little known, activists in American history. Although she was a co-founder of the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her tremendous contributions to the movement have gone mostly unrecognized. Dolores takes an intimate look at her life, from her fight for racial and labor justice to her private life as the mother of eleven.

Presented in partnership with the Park City Museum as part of their The Way We Worked exhibiand the Reel Community Series, with additional support from Summit County RAP Tax. The Way We Worked on display from November 11, 2017 to January 11, 2018. 

Nov. 17-19: Faces Places Fri./Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 6 p.m. 

Legendary filmmaker Agnès Varda and photographer JR embark on a journey through the French countryside to explore how art factors into the lives of everyday people. Along the way they encounter people and places to serve as the subjects of public art installations. Rolling Stone calls the film,“Sheer perfection. French New Wave veteran Agnes Varda and the young photographer JR leap fearlessly into the art of making art in the year's best and most beguiling doc.” 

Nov. 18: Angels in America Part One - National Theatre Live - 3 p.m. 

Join the National Theatre Live for a presentation of Angels in America Part One, chronicling the lives of New Yorkers during the mid-1980s. From the AIDS crisis to the Reagan administration, the characters struggle with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.  The cast includes Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

Tickets are $20 General, $15 PCFS or FOL members and $10 Students with ID.

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Battle of the Sexes, Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris

Nov. 24-26: Battle of the Sexes - Fri./Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 6 p.m. 

Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carrell, Battle of the Sexes highlights the 1973 tennis match between World #1 Billie Jean King and ex-men's champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. Dubbed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES at the time, it became one of the most watched sporting events of all time, drawing 90 million viewers to their television sets. In the wake of the sexual revolution, the rivalry between King and Riggs captured imaginations and sparked discussions that still reverberate today. 

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