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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Mark Hofeling and the art of production design

When you think about a film, a few things likely come to mind: who starred in it, who directed it, maybe even who wrote the script for it. What likely doesn’t come to mind?

Friday, October 13, 2017

Movie Reviews: Happy Death Day, The Foreigner, Lucky, Marshall

Columbus, So B. It, Professor Marston & the Wonder Women
The late Harry Dean Stanton delivers a beautiful final performance as a man contemplating his mortality in the drama Lucky (pictured). A self-aware rip-off of Groundhog Day—even one with a few satisfying B-movie thriller chops—is still a rip-off of Groundhog Day in Happy Death Day.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

More Essentials Oct. 11-18

Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival winner, Grand Theatre, Sacred Texting and more.
Plan-B Theatre Company begins its annual elementary school tour Oct. 13 with the world-premiere production River.Swamp.Cave.Mountain (pictured), about a pair of young siblings learning to cope with the recent death of their grandmother. The 35-minute show will also be making several stops at Salt Lake City Library branches for free shows, beginning Oct. 19 at the Main Library branch.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

2017 Ski & Snowbird Film Calendar

Warren Miller, Teton Gravity Research, Matchstick Productions and more.
One of the surest harbingers of Utah winter is the arrival of the annual surge of winter sports films—those high-energy showcases for skiers and snowboarders to show their stuff in locations around the world. As you start waxing your own gear to prepare for the inevitable snows, here are your opportunities to get into the right frame of mind in a theater seat.

WESTWORLD Extras Casting for Southern Utah

The setting of the HBO series Westworld may be populated with robots, but they still need real people to play them. Maybe that includes you.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Fighting Spirit

SLC celebrates first Indigenous Peoples Day.
The drum, explains Carl Moore, is the heartbeat of Mother Earth, a revered matron who takes care of and provides for her people. “That’s why we call it Mother because that’s what our mothers do.

Music Monday: Oct. 9

Jean Caffeine at Piper Down, The Iron Maidens at The Royal
TUESDAY 10/10 Jean Caffeine Don’t you hate when a really special show sneaks into town and you miss it? You know, like Ken Stringfellow did with house concerts by The Posies and his solo band last month and last year, respectively?

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Emergency Black Lives Matter Rally Planned

In response to Patrick Harmon footage, supporters will gather on Sunday.
Supporters plan to again gather outside the Public Safety Building on Sunday at 4 p.m. for an emergency rally.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Movie Reviews: Blade Runner 2049, My Little Pony, The Mountain Between Us

The Stray, Dolores, Victoria and Abdul
An intriguing mix of options—from blockbuster sci-fi sequel to survival drama, from documentary biography to historical biopic—makes for a busy early-fall weekend at local movie theaters. Blade Runner 2049 tries fascinating new things, while also remaining a bit too beholden to its predecessor.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Fall 2017 Movie Preview

Blockbusters, awards candidates and more for your end-of-year movie-going
That nip in the air is leading us down the road to a different movie season, one where the occasional inescapable blockbuster shares headlines with high-profile "serious" movies courting awards consideration. Here's a look at a handful of the most potentially interesting titles for kids, kids-at-heart, grown-ups and serious cinephiles.

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