ADAPTING FOR THE SCREEN: Reflecting on Radical Religious Extremism in Documentary and Dramatic Film


Join us for a unique conversation about adapting investigations into extreme religious groups into a dramatic fiction film and a documentary film. The panelists will discuss the challenges in conveying the complexities of the subject through a fictional representation and through a first hand investigation into a closed community.
 
Jon Krakauer – Author, Under The Banner Of Heaven
Dustin Lance Black – Academy Award-winning Screenwriter, currently adapting Under The
Banner Of Heaven for the screen

Sam Brower – Private Investigator and Author of Prophet’s Prey
Shannon Costello – Producer, UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN and PROPHET’S PREY
 
Moderated by Troy Williams, Executive Producer and host of Radioactive on KRCL 90.9 FM
 
Sunday, August 5th
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 West 300 South, SLC
 
Book signing with Jon Krakauer and Sam Brower in Rose Wagner lobby: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Doors open at 6 pm
Conversation: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Free and open to the public – seating first come, first served
 
Presented by the UTAH FILM CENTER, OUTDOOR RETAIL ASSOCIATION, UTAH OFFICE OF TOURISM, and THE KING’S ENGLISH BOOK SHOP

HOSPITALITY SPONSORS :  KURA DOOR, JANE’S HOME & VALTER NASSI , PATRICIA VAYDA AND BYRON RUSSELL