Tickets for Opening Reception and Film Screening Are $25 for the Benefit of DSU Film Program 

August 26, 2019 — Saint George, UT —The opening film for the 2019 DSU DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival recounts the story of Leeds, Utah the story of this unique town, which celebrated its sesquicentennial this year. Though small, the town of Leeds and its surroundings hold a unique place in the history of the settlement of the American West. 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, despite hardship, and is, now, surrounded by eight ghost towns that all disappeared. As always, this film is produced by the film students at Dixie State University in cooperation with DSU films. 

What could have been a small film about the 150th anniversary of this Utah town, is instead an important film about the American West illuminating the agricultural, mining, business and pioneer importance of this place. 

The evening begins with an appetizer reception with beverages and a special local culinary treat – authentic Leeds Sorghum and Cornbread donated by Mike Eager. Tickets for the reception and film screening are $25 and tickets for the entire Festival are available at https://tickets.dsutix.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=160 

The film becomes part of the series DOCUTAH calls the High Desert Chronicles, a series of films that seeks to expose the richness of the desert southwest and the unique people who live, work and develop its variety. 

This film was made possible 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 

Town for All Seasons will also screen at the Red Cliffs 3 Thu 9/5 at 8:30pm. This screening is included in Festival passes. 

About DOCUTAH For ten years, Dixie State University DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival has provided attendees with a global experience, bringing quality films and filmmakers from all over the world. The 2019 Festival welcomes 65 Films from 30 Countries. Attendees will see films which often are shown nowhere else and have the chance to mix and mingle with producers, directors and the subjects of their films. 

The Festival is presented by Dixie State University in St. George, Utah and takes place each Fall. Films are screened at indoor and outdoor venues among the red rocks and stunning scenery of Southern Utah and are combined with DOCTalk panels with filmmakers, special events relevant to the films and musical entertainment. (read more)