Utah Film Center Announces 2015 Damn These Heels LGBT Film Festival
Opening Night, Closing Night and First Round of Films
July 10-12 | Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
The Utah Film Center will present the 12th annual Damn These Heels LGBT Film Festival July 10-12 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. The festival is a weekend-long celebration of independent, documentary and foreign feature-length films from around the world that explore LGBT issues, ideas and art. This year, Damn These Heels opens on July 10 with The New Girlfriend, a French psychosexual, trans, genre-bending film from acclaimed director François Ozon (In the House, Potiche, Under the Sand, Swimming Pool). The festival closes on July 12 with Boulevard by Dito Montiel (Sundance Award Winner, A Guide Recognizing Your Saints), which is a much anticipated film, featuring a standout performance by Robin Williams in one of his last roles.
A diverse programming committee comprised of seven community members and five Utah Film Center staff has thus far received confirmation from eight films invited to the festival. In addition to the Opening and Closing Night dramas, two other dramas and four documentaries will be part of the 2015 Damn These Heels lineup. Upon confirmation from the other invited films, Utah Film Center will announce the entire festival lineup.
“The programming committee considered over 100 films to put together a compelling program that features a broad selection of films that will resonate with every member of the community, whether people identify themselves as LGBT, allies or straight-but-not narrows. Our lineup includes films that illuminate a variety of social issues, while entertaining and engaging audiences,” says Patrick Hubley, Artistic Director Utah Film Center.
Damn These Heels festival-pass holders and sponsors gain priority access to the Opening Night film. A limited number of tickets to the Opening Night film will be available for $15 (including service charge) beginning June 17.
Ten-ticket passes are currently available for purchase for $35 online until June 10. After June 10 the pass price increases to $50. Damn These Heels VIP Packages begin at $150. To purchase or for more information visit: http://utahfilmcenter.org/dth2015/pass-and-packages/
Individual tickets for all other films can be purchased for $7 (including service charge) beginning June 17.
FILM SCREENING LOCATION
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center: 138 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101