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To enhance our young viewers’ appreciation of foreign-language movies, we have readers read subtitles aloud. We play the readings through individual headsets, to allow those who do not require the service to experience the film without hearing the reader. We have a limited number of headsets, and offer them on a first-come, first-served basis to young people only.
|RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: The Adaptation
Directed by: Eric Zala, Chris Strompolos, and Jayson Lamb
As big of an impression as the old serials had left on young Spielberg and Lucas, Indiana Jones left an even bigger one on three Mississippi 12-year-olds. In 1982, childhood friends Eric Zala, Chris Strompolos, and Jayson Lamb began filming a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark. They filmed during school vacations, used the back yard for locations, and fashioned props (like that well-known giant boulder) in the family garage. Six years later, after the lead actor shot up six inches and his voice dropped to a baritone, the film was in the can.
Hailed as "one of the most elaborate amateur films ever made", Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation can’t be found on YouTube…you must come to a theatre for this experience like none other you have ever seen (except, of course, Raiders of the Lost Ark).
|100 min | USA | 1989|
Directed by: Alex Rotaru
**Language advisory, contains strong or potentially offensive language
At home many of them face poverty, gangs, drugs, and a lack of role models. But in their high school drama programs, a diverse group of SoCal teens finds a chance to create a better life. Following several students as they prepare for and compete in the 90th Drama Teachers Association of Southern California Shakespeare Festival, this uplifting documentary voices the dramatic personal stories of a cross-section of youth from the Los Angeles area who find redemption, camaraderie, and a creative outlet on the stage and in the classroom.
Director Alex Rotaru’s portrait of promising and dedicated students and their teachers features interviews with DTASC alumni including Richard Dreyfuss, Val Kilmer, Mare Winningham, and executive producer Kevin Spacey. A galvanizing film that reminds us of the positive impact of performance education on impressionable youth, Shakespeare High offers a powerful message in support of the arts at a time when budget cuts facing many schools put the future of these curricula in peril.
Preceded by the short film:
This film tells the real story of a Venezuelan youth orchestra, where kids learn to play music by beginning on paper instruments they construct themselves.
|81 min | USA | 2011|
|SHORTS PROGRAM I – AMAZING ANIMATIONS
Directed by: Various
Lions, mice, Gruffalos, and more! This collection of charming and fun-filled animated short films will engage and delight young viewers and grown-ups alike.
CUCKOO FOR TWO
Directed by Angie Hauch + Angela Tidball
5 min | 2011 | USA
A lonely cuckoo bird in a clock on the wall sees a bird in a paperweight on the desk and falls in love. Can the cuckoo overcome his fear of heights in time to bring them together?
A FRIEND LIKE ME
It’s the first day of school, and Lestor the Lion is hoping to make friends, but a big lion can’t become friends with a tiny little mouse, or can he?
THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD
She’s been warned by her father to stay of out the woods or she might encounter the big bad mouse! This captivating and enchanting film is based on the best-selling book by author Julia Donalson and illustrator Axel Scheffler.
HOW THE SHAMMIES GUESSED
The shammies are curious creatures. When they find a round red object, they try to guess what it is. Can you help them figure it out?
In this magical film, Mira chases the spirits of the night to capture them in jars and learns that they need to be free to shine.
PIERRE AND THE SPINACH DRAGON
What’s that on Pierre’s plate? Is it spinach or a fierce green dragon that he must battle?
THE SQUEAKIEST ROAR
Bapoto, the youngest in his lion family, is ashamed of his squeaky roar. But when he is invited to join the choir of animals, Bapoto realizes that a squeaky roar isn’t so bad after all.
SOMWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW
A chameleon wants to keep its white body clean and pristine until it learns the joys of being colorful.
|54 min | Various | Various|
Directed by: Ellen Perry
Eleven-year-old Will Brennan is Liverpool FC’s biggest fan. At his boys’ school in England, Will’s love and knowledge of The Beautiful Game even outshines his football-obsessed mates. But life is turned upside down when his long-absent father, Gareth, reappears with tickets to the 2005 Champions League Final in Istanbul.
But before the two can start anew, Gareth dies suddenly, impossibly — this time leaving Will forever. Searching for a sliver of meaning in a world that seems to have abandoned him, Will runs away to Turkey to honour his father’s memory and to be with his beloved Liverpool F.C.
En route, and needing help, Will befriends Alek, a former Bosnian football star who abandoned the game after a tragic event during his country’s civil war. Despite his initial reluctance, Alek finds himself inspired by Will’s heroic journey and agrees to take him to Istanbul. And thus this unlikely pair of underdogs takes to the road, battling fate and fortune in a desperate bid to prove to themselves that it’s never too late to dream.
|102 min | UK | 2011|
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|Sponsors of Tumbleweeds 2013!|
|Best Performance in a Leading Role
Best Performance in a Supporting Role
|Best Production Design
Girl Scouts of Utah
Listen Technologies Corporation
Natural History Museum of Utah
Union Pacific Foundation
Utah Division of Arts & Museums and the National Endowment for the Arts
|Best Visual Effects
Kanter Family Foundation
Rocky Mountain Power Foundation
TV Specialists, Inc.
Utah Autism Foundation
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