Saturday, November 6 9:00 a.m. PV Theaters
Raven Awards Announcement Open to the Public
Saturday, November 6, 10 a.m. TO 4:00 p.m. – ALL MEGAPLEX PINEVIEW THEATERS
Raven Award-winners Screened
Come see your favorite award-winning films one last time! Schedule will be posted on Saturday morning. All-Festival Pass Day Pass or Single-Screening Pass required.
Saturday screening are included with an All Festival Pass. Day passes/single film passes are available for Saturday screenings.
Saturday, November 6, 6:00 p.m. – DSU SEARS GALLERY AND ECCLES AUDITORIUM RECEPTION AND RAVEN AWARDS CEREMONY
Saturday, November 6, 7:00 p.m., PV all screens – Tomb of Joseph – World Premiere
FREE TO THE PUBLIC – COMMUNITY SCREENING
In July of 2020, St. George, Utah entrepreneur Brian Christiansen purchased the Woodruff Hotel and Zion’s Mercantile in the historically reconstructed village of Nauvoo, Illinois. Before the closing, Brian was told the story of a red brick archway underground that was found while finishing the landscaping. Due to the proximity of the temple block, the initial theory was that it could be a tunnel from the original temple. However, a few months earlier, a new theory was espoused: It could possibly be the location of the Tomb of Joseph. This began a search that became an obsession for Brian, who was determined to uncover the buried archeological mysteries of this property as a part of the former Mormon Settlement that flourished briefly, then ended badly during the 1840s on the banks of the Mississippi River.
At the heart of the exploration was the location of the Tomb of Joseph, a family burial plot commissioned by Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. According to legend, this tomb was nearly finished when Joseph and his brother Hyrum were murdered by a mob in Carthage, Illinois on June 27, 1844. The actual location of the tomb has been lost to history. The film explores the influence and impact of mob rule and militia justice, religious persecution and self-defense, political promises and treachery, freedom of the press, familial devotion and betrayal, self-preservation and sacred duty. Through expert testimony and vivid reenactments, the present merges with the past. It is a modern-day search for long-buried secrets that were the pivot point for two distinct American religions, the beginning of a new phase of the U.S. Western Expansion and, perhaps, an allegory for our times.
Director: Phil Tuckett
Executive Producer: Brian Christiansen
Music: Hal Cannon