September Lineup at the Park City Film Series
Film junkies rejoice! Park City Film Series as a packed September lineup showcasing their regularly scheduled weekend films as well as exciting special screenings.
First, be sure to catch the free work-in-progress screening of Art and Belief by local artist and filmmaker Nathan Florence on Thursday, September 6 at 7pm. “As a special pre-season event, we're excited to show Nathan Florence's work-in-progress, Art and Belief. The film is about a group of young artists in the sixties who founded the Art&Belief movement. This screening is part of our Made in Utah series, in which we highlight local filmmakers as well as films shot in Utah” explains Kathleen Stone, Park City Film Series Marketing Coordinator.
As for their weekend films, they start their season with Won't You Be My Neighbor, playing at the Film Series September 7 - 9. The film documents the kind, inspirational life of Mister Fred Rogers. Leave No Trace screens the next weekend, telling the story of a father and a daughter who live off the grid in the forests by Portland, only to be caught and sent to social services. On September 21 - 23 they will show Three Identical Strangers, which was a documentary that took Sundance by storm. It's the unbelievably true story of triplets who were separated at birth, only to coincidentally reunited years later. And the story just gets more wild from there. As always, their weekend films will play at the Santy Auditorium in the Park City Library, at 8pm on Friday and Saturday and 6pm on Sunday. Tickets are $8 general admission, $7 for students and seniors, $6 for Film Series members.
They will also celebrate Art House Theatre Day this month. “Each year we celebrate being an Art House Theatre, which means we get to show movies that you might not be able to see at larger theaters, such as foreign, documentary, local and low-budget films, as well as host community events like panels and director Q&A’s to bring the community together. To celebrate, we're playing The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales on September 23 at 3:30pm. The film is about a farm in the countryside with animals including a fox who mothers a family of chicks, a rabbit who plays the stork, and a duck who wants to be Santa Claus.” It’s $5 to attend, and comes with free popcorn!
For their first Reel Community Series of the season, they will show The Most Unknown on September 27 at 7pm (free screening). Kathleen notes “It’s an awesome documentary about nine scientists in different fields, who travel to visit each other and talk about the biggest unknowns in their respective fields. These questions include, How did life begin? What is time? What is consciousness? and more. This film takes us to the bottom of the ocean, to a monkey island, through caves and to outer space, while exploring how to communicate the importance of science.” They will have a panel after the film, to be announced.
Last but certainly not least for September is the ski film, All In! on September 28 - 30 (Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 6pm). “We'll be hosting the Park City premiere on Friday night, which will include an amazing raffle, athletes from the film, and more. This year's film has an equal number of male and female skiers, who shred all over the world, including our own backyard at Snowbird” notes Kathleen. Tickets are $15.