DOCUTAH offers Festival attendees and the community exciting special events, enhanced screenings and value added events throughout the week, Many are free of charge and open to the public. Watch this space as we add more.  You won’t have this much fun sitting on your couch, watching streamed movies.  Full information for ticket purchase for the Festival and the ticketed special events can be found at


Sept. 2nd (Monday) Eccles Main Stage – 7:00 pm
Town for All Seasons: The Story of Leeds – Opening film 
$25, appetizer reception and film reception includes a special culinary treat, authentic Leeds Sorghum and Cornbread donated by Mike Eager

This is the story of the unique Utah town of Leeds, which celebrated its sesquicentennial this year. The film was produced by DSU film students and will open the Festival. Although small in size, the town of Leeds and its surroundings hold a
unique place in the history of the settlement of the American West. The film recounts the agricultural, mining, business and pioneer importance of the town. Three distinct geographical zones meet in the area, the Mojave Desert, the Great Basin and the beginning of the Rocky Mountain range. Because of that, Leeds has survived, in spite of hardship, and is now, surrounded by eight ghost towns that all disappeared. The film becomes part of the series DOCUTAH calls the High Desert Chronicles, a series of films that seek to expose the richness of the desert southwest and the unique people who live, work and develop its variety.

This film was produced with the generous support of a grant from Gary and Ann Crocker through the Sorenson Legacy Foundation
Reception Sponsors: Southern Utah Wine Guild, Susan &  Jeffery Jarvis

Presented in Partnership with 


Sept. 3rd (Tuesday) O.C. Tanner Amphitheater – Doors open 7:00 pm
Laurel Canyon in Zion Canyon – Screening of Echo in the Canyon 
8 PM DOCUTAH All-star band, Musical Direction by Alice Ericksen & Bruce Bennett
8:45 PM film screening
Food and beverage available for purchase

More information & ticketing links

All Star Band members:

Mike Moulton (Lead Guitar/Sax/Vox)
Dick Ericksen (Rhythm Guitar/Harmonica/Vox)
Matt Szymanski (Keyboard)
Elaine Moulton (Bass/Vox)
Steve Flaig (Drums)
Bruce Bennett (Lead Vox/Guitar)
Alice Ericksen (Vox/Auxilary Percussion)

DOCUTAH bring attendees an immersive event to enjoy music of the period and a great film in a spectacular setting. Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when bands came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music.

Featuring Jakob Dylan, the film explores the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene. Dylan uncovers never-before-heard personal details behind the bands and their songs and how that music continues to inspire today. Echo in the Canyon contains candid conversations and performances with Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Michelle Phillips, Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Roger McGuinn and Jackson Browne as well as contemporary musicians they influenced such as Tom Petty (in his very last film interview), Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor and Norah Jones.

Sponsors: Dave and Carol Hansen
Food and Beverage Partners: Zion Canyon Brewing Company and Porter’s Smokehouse and Grill


Sept. 5th (Thursday)  7 PM DSU Eccles Main Stage – Song for Our People Screening and Concert

Emmy Award-winning director Mustapha Khan conceived of the film, and the song being recorded in the session, after being inspired by something he heard a preacher say. “What have you done with your freedom.” It is the central question posed by Song For Our People, a film which both challenges and inspires us all to want to do more with the freedom we have.

 As a special treat for audiences, the screening on Thursday, 9/5 will be followed by a performance of the Song for Our People with Mustapha Khan, Kenny Vaughan, Lead Vocalist, Omar Edwards, world renowned tap dancer, Norman Burns, Rapper, and students from the Dixie State University Music Program.


Sept. 6th (Friday) Red Cliffs FREE Drive In Movie & Raven Award Winners Announced 
Sinatra in Palm Springs: The Place He Called Home
8:00 – Award winning films announced
8:30 – Sinatra/Rat Pack tribute concert with crooner Chris Anderson
9:15 – Film screening

Drive In Parking begins at 7 pm

The film captures the spirit of the Sinatra era and pays tribute to the unique lifestyle of Sinatra’s Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. Steeped in affection and appreciation for the deep bond between Sinatra and these beguiling desert towns, “Sinatra in Palm Springs” tells the story of a man whose generosity and compassion for his fellow citizens had no bounds. Revealing interviews bring to life a bygone era. Featuring interviews with Barbara Sinatra, Mel Haber, Tom Dreesen, Nelda Linsk, Bruce Fessier, Trini Lopez, Michael Fletcher and many others who knew and lived and played with Frank Sinatra.

Chris Anderson Concert sponsored by Dave and Carol Hansen

Drive-in Movie and Awards made possible with the support of


Sept. 3rd (Tuesday) Red Cliffs 1 – 10:00 am, Sept 4 (Wednesday) Red Cliffs 4 3:30 pm
51 – Couples Married More than 50 Years Get In Free

Sept. 4th (Wednesday) Red Cliffs Reception Area, 4:45 p.m.
Between the screening of Golden Harvest (3:00 PM) and Setting the Bar: A Craft Chocolate Origin Story (6:20 PM), we bring enthusiasts a very special treat.

Private Event – Chocolate, Wine and Olive Oil Tasting
Hosted by Southern Utah Wine Guild
Sample decadent chocolates, complementary wines, and gourmet olive oils while enjoying live music. $20; reservations required in advance through Wine Guild,

Southern Utah Wine Guild
Redstone Olive Oil, St. George, UT
Caputo’s Market & Deli, Salt Lake City, UT

Sept. 4th (Wednesday) Eccles Main Stage – 5:00 pm & Sept. 6 (Friday) Red Cliffs 3
The Kaleidoscope Guy at the Market – Film screening & demo
Each screening of this film will be followed by a demonstration by Michael Shaw of kaleidoscope creating. Michael will have some of his fantastical creations for sale.

Sept 5 (Thursday) 7:00 – 8:00PM – JUST ADDED – DINOS & DESSERT at the Dinosaur Museum – in advance of Boneyard Alaska Film screening at the Red Cliffs Theaters
A family-friendly ice cream and root beer float social with private tours of the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm. Meet the filmmaker of Boneyard Alaska and the gold miner who is digging up prehistoric bones from the permafrost. Then wander back to DOCUTAH with your passes to grab a seat for the film at 8:20pm. Kids enter the film screening free. 


Sept. 3rd (Tuesday) Red Cliffs 2 – 7:30 pm
The Zen Speaker: Breaking the Silence – Panel Discussion

Sept. 3rd (Tuesday) Red Cliffs 1 – 4:10 pm
Ximei – Panel Discussion