Tuesday, February 27, 2018

LDS Film Festival: SCERA Theater in Orem, Utah

The festival has already started, so some of these events have happened, but there are still some great events to check out!

Now in its 17th year, the LDS Film Festival opens this week at the SCERA Theater in Orem, and is open to the public . With an amazing line up of feature and short film categories, music videos, animated short films, and industry panels this year will be one you won't want to miss. Meet many actors, producers, directors, and other industry professionals all week. The festival schedule can be viewed at www.ldsfilmfest.com/schedule

A few events to be sure you don't miss include: 

Monday, February 26th ~ Festival Kickoff
7:00 PM / Not Cinderella's Type ($5.00 tickets)

7:45 PM / We Love You Sally Carmichael (FREE) 

Tuesday, February 27th ~ OPENING NIGHT 
7:00 PM ($8.00 tickets)
“The Other Side of Heaven”
 Opening Celebration: The dramatic retelling of emeritus LDS General Authority Seventy Elder John Groberg’s mission to Tonga became an unlikely hit after its release in late 2001. It was also one of Anne Hathaway’s first feature films. Tongan dancers and singers will be performing and a special announcement will be made by movie director, Mitch Davis. 

Thursday, March 1st ~ Premiere 
7:00 PM ($8.00 dollar tickets)
"Ruling of the Heart" -- a film about a judge who gets trapped in a cafe during a snowstorm, where he is confronted by two people he made judgments against 

Friday, March 2nd ~ CLOSING NIGHT Premiere 
7:30 PM ($8.00 dollar tickets) 
“Trek” -- One of the more buzzed-about LDS films recently, “Trek” has its premiere at the LDS Film Festival. The comedy examines the Mormon tradition of youth handcart treks through the eyes of an LDS teen named Tom. But like all Mormon youth treks, it’s not all fun and games, and the group’s faith gets tested.


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