Alright movie buffs, the time has come for the Salt Lake City Film Festival! Running August 18-21 in our lovely downtown you will be treated to an array of award winning films from various festivals such as SXSW, Dallas International Fim Festival, SF International Asian American Festival and more! We here at BigShinyRobot will be on hand covering the different films showing throughout the weekend as well as interviewing actors/directors from the film to keep you friendly readers in the know while festivities unfold. The schedule and film summaries are available on their website. Day time screenings will run you a scant $5, and evening shows will be $10. Read the press release below for the full set of information and check back regularly for updates as the Film Festival gets closer.

The Salt Lake City Film Festival schedule has been finalized and we couldn’t be more excited!

The Festival will be taking place at various theaters around Salt Lake City over August 18 to the 21, and in addition to nearly 30 films, the SLCFF has put together an exciting weekend all around.

With films from all over the world (and more than a couple from right here in our own backyard) we’ve turned this year’s Festival into a three-day event that will be impossible to pass up.

Our opening night feature, SILVER TONGUES, will premiere at the Broadway Center on Thursday night August 18 at 7:30 pm. The film follows Gerry and Joan, two lovers driving from town to town, donning different personas to deceive and destroy people they meet along the way. Each manipulation begins to take its toll and the performances begin to spiral out of control, threatening their very relationship. The film wowed audiences at the 2011 Slamdance Film Festival and took home the Grand Jury Sparky award for Best Narrative feature. The film will be followed by a reception in the Broadway Lounge with music, light food, desserts, coffee and beer provided by our generous sponsors. All ticket holders for the opening night feature will have full access to the reception.

Some of the other films being screened include SURROGATE VALENTINE, directed by Utah and SLCFF alum Dave Boyle, EVERYDAY SUNSHINE, BAD FEVER, co-produced by David Fetzer of the New Works Theater Machine and shot locally, SUBWAY PREACHER, PARADE, BETTER THIS WORLD and many more.

Don’t think we’ve forgotten about the night owls, either. We’ve teamed up with BREWVIES CINEMA PUB again this year to provide late night programming on both Friday and Saturday night.

We’ll also be hosting various Q&A discussions after the films throughout the weekend, spotlighting some of the talented folks coming in to support their films. Simon Arthur (SILVER TONGUES), Dennis Ho (SUBWAY PREACHER), Lev Anderson (EVERYDAY SUNSHINE), the cast and crew from PARADE will all be in town to talk about their films as well as scores of others and a few that we’re keeping as a surprise.

We couldn’t be prouder of the lineup we’re presenting this year and we hope you’ll all join us for what is sure to be an exciting weekend. Tickets for matinee screenings are only $5 and evening screenings are $10, making it one of the most financially accessible independent festivals experiences around.

More information on all the films, ticket information and schedule can be found at our website or and I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the festival, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

And before the Festival gets underway, we've also got a few events to get you in the mood.
The Sloppy Summer Smorgasbord will be held at Kilby Court (741 S. 330 W.) on July 31 at 6 PM featuring Nolens Volens, Giraffula, Spirit Master and Bearclause and on August 13, we’ll be hosting an evening of music, prizes and fun at the Urban Lounge (241 S. 500 E.) with Palace of Buddies and Zangief. Both events will include a special preview of the films we’ve got lined up.

Thanks and we hope to see you all there!

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