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Damn These Heels 2018

  • Dates: July 20 - 22, 2018
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  • Venue: Rose Wagner Center Get directions

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Utah Film Center
Damn These Heels!
July 20th – 22nd, 2018
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Salt Lake City, Utah

On sale: 6/20/2018 at 10am.


QUIET HEROES [Documentary]

Opening Night Film

68 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated
Directed by Jenny Mackenzie, Co-Directed by Jared Ruga and Amanda Stoddard

One doctor’s fight against stigma, shame, and ignorance at the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis against a conservative religious monoculture.


THE WILD BOYS (Les garçons sauvages) [Dramatic]

July 20, 2018 10:30 PM

110 min | 2018 | France | Not Rated | Presented in French with English Subtitles
Directed by Bertrand Mandico

Surrealist, adolescent gender-bending sex fueled fantasy nightmare. A maritime adventure.


SISTERHOOD (Gwut mui) [Dramatic]

July 21, 2018 9:00 AM

97 min | 2017 | Macau/Hong Kong/Taiwan | Not Rated I Presented in Cantonese and Mandarin with English Subtitles
Directed by Tracy Choy

Sei and Ling had an exceptional friendship 20 years ago that ended on a day of celebration. Sei revisits the past.



July 21, 2018 9:30 AM

97 min | 2017 | UK | Not Rated
Directed by Rebekah Fortune

Trapped in the body of a boy, soccer star Charlie is torn between placating her father and shedding this ill-fitting skin.


MAN MADE [Documentary]

July 21, 2018 11:15 AM

93 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated
Directed by T Cooper

A trans men bodybuilding competition reveals unexpected truths about gender, masculinity, humanity and love.


MY LIFE WITH JAMES DEAN (Ma vie avec James Dean) [Dramatic]

July 21, 2018 11:45 AM

108 min l 2017 I France I Not Rated | Presented in French with English Subtitles
Directed by Dominique Choisy

Young director Géraud Champreux goes on a wild and woeful film tour that changes his life.


Reverent: Short Films [Various]

July 21, 2018 1:30 PM

A 89 minute short film program featuring serious, heartfelt, and touching LGBTQ+ films from around the globe.

Top 10 Places to Visit in Sao Palo | Beauty | A Kitchen Can Take You Back | Sunset | Spark | Crook – Lavender | Something About Alex


MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING (Matrimonio italiano) [Dramatic]

July 21, 2018 2:15 PM

90 min l 2018 I Italy I Not Rated | Presented in Italian with English Subtitles
Directed by Alessandro Genovesi

In this merry movie of matrimony, Antonio brings his fiancé Paulo to meet his headstrong parents and reveal his sexuality.


MR GAY SYRIA [Documentary]

July 21, 2018 3:45 PM

85 min | 2017 | Turkey/Germany | Not Rated | Arabic with Turkish Subtitles
Directed by Ayse Toprak

Two gay Syrian refugees pursue their dreams, will they escape the shadow of their nation’s culture and humanitarian crisis?



July 21, 2018 4:30 PM

72 min | 2018 | USA/Tonga | Not Rated I Presented in English and Tongan
Directed by Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson

The story of the Tonga Leitis, a group of transgender women fighting intolerance in the South Pacific Kingdom.


48 Hour Film OUT Project

July 21, 2018 6:00 PM

Short Film Program Premiere

Local LGBTQ film teams got together for a wild and sleepless weekend and wrote, edited, and shot these LGBTQ movies in just 48 hours.



July 21, 2018 7:00 PM

93 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated
Gabriel Silverman and Fiona Dawson

Four transgender individuals put their careers on the line by coming out in hopes of attaining the equal right to serve.


SHAKEDOWN [Documentary]

July 21, 2018 8:45 PM

72 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated (Mature Audiences Only)
Directed by Leilah Weinraub

The chronicle of Los Angeles’ black lesbian strip club scene, an underground, illegal, and legendary moment. Mature audiences only.



July 21, 2018 9:15 PM

94 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated
Directed by Jeremiah Zagar

Manny, Joel, and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents.



July 21, 2018 11:00 PM

91 min l 2017 I USA I Not Rated
Directed by Bruce La Bruce

Salacious hell breaks loose within the FLA — a feminist terrorist group — when an injured man appears in their midst. Mature audiences only.


CLOSE KNIT (Karera ga honki de amu toki wa) [Dramatic]
July 22, 2018 9:00 AM

127 min l 2017 I Japan I Not Rated I Presented in Japanese with English Subtitles
Directed by Naoko Ogigami

A neglected daughter, a gentle uncle, and his transgender lover knitted together into an unconventional family.


Irreverent: Short Films [Various]

July 22, 2018 9:30 AM

A 78 minute short film program featuring hilarious, goofy, crass, but still hard-hitting films from around the USA.

Magic H8 Ball | Dropping Penny | I Live Here | Scary Lucy | Femme


ANCHOR AND HOPE (Tierra Firme) [Dramatic]

July 22, 2018 11:30 AM

113 min | 2017 | Spain | Not Rated | Spanish with English Subtitles
Directed by Carlos Marques-Marcet

A lesbian couple on a canal boat contemplate parenthood in this funny and free-wheeling comic drama.



July 22, 2018 11:45 AM

88 min | 2018 | UK | Not Rated
Directed by Steve McLean

A young man’s journey into an unusual form of escort work, set in a stylish, sexy, imaginary vision of London’s Soho.



July 22, 2018 1:45 PM

89 min l 2018 I USA I Not Rated
Directed by Shaz Bennett

Fabulous Leo, an aspiring drag superstar who can throw a punch, is stuck working in a fish cannery in Alaska.



July 22, 2018 2:15 PM

104 min | 2017 | Israel/Germany | Not Rated
Directed by Ofir Raul Graizer

A German pastry maker travels to Jerusalem in search of the wife and son of his dead lover.



July 22, 2018 4:15 PM

81 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated
Directed by Sonia Sebastián

Billie quits her job right before getting married, launching her into a rag-tag world of unemployed women and tech startups.


TRANNY FAG (Bixia Travesty) [Documentary]

July 22, 2018 4:45 PM

75 min | 2018 | Brazil | Not Rated I Presented in Portuguese with English Subtitles
Directed by Kiko Goifman, Claudia Priscilla

Mc Linn Da Quebrada’s electrifying performances (with plenty of nudity) brazenly take on Brazil’s hetero-normative machismo. Mature audiences only.

Preceded by MY PRICE directed by Fabricio Santiago – 15 min


1985 [Dramatic]

July 22, 2018 6:15 PM

85 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated
Directed by Yen Tan

A closeted young man goes home for the holidays and struggles to reveal his dire circumstances to his conservative family.



July 22, 2018 6:45 PM

75 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated
Donal Mosher, Michael Palmieri

Love, faith, and civil rights collide in the south as evangelical Christians and drag queens explore the meaning of belief.

Preceded by FAITHFUL directed by Dane Christensen – 16 mins


IDEAL HOME [Dramatic]

July 22, 2018 8:30 PM

91 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated
Directed by Andrew Fleming

A bickering gay couple must now deal with the unexpected task of raising a ten-year-old boy.


Mature audiences only. All patrons require a ticket regardless of age.

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