4 Little Girls: Moving Portraits of the Civil Rights Movement

This film deepens the audiences’ understanding of the American Civil Rights Movement by using the universal languages of photography, song and dance to depict stories from the era.
At each screening of 4 Little Girls, world-renowned tap dancer Omar Edwards returns to DOCUTAH to perform!

2018, US
Run time: 00:25
Director: Kerri Edge, Katherine Fisher, Saiku Branch, Brice D Vick, Eddy Marrero
Producer: Kerri Edge, Nadia Rush

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 8:00 p.m., PV6, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 10:00 A.M. PV7
Alien on Stage

In this family-friendly British film that’s sure to bring a smile to your face, follow the exploits of an amateur drama group of Dorset bus drivers who decide to ditch doing another pantomime, to try something completely different – a serious adaptation of the sci-fi classic, Alien. After finding ingenious solutions to pay homage to the original film, the show is a crushing flop. But even as the producers are adjusting to the idea that their serious show is actually a comedy, the group is whisked from their village hall to a London West End theatre to perform this accidental masterpiece. With wobbly sets, awkward acting and special effects requiring “more luck than judgement,” will their theatrical debut be a success? Come dressed as your favorite alien!
Director: Danielle Kummer, Lucy Harvey
Producer: Danielle Kummer, Lucy Harvey
2020 United Kingdom
Run time: 01:23

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 5:00 p.m. p.m., PV8
Weirdos: A Home School Documentary – Festival Premiere

This documentary looks into the lives of homeschool families, and why they would choose to dedicate their time, resources, and hearts to this lifestyle. The November 3 screening of the film will be followed by a panel discussion including teachers and parents.
2020, United States
Runtime: 01:36:00
Director: Matthew Black
Producer: Matthew Black

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 6:00 p.m., PV6
Can You Hear My Voice?

In award-winning producer/director Bill Brummel’s first film since having his voice box removed in 2016, he profiles a choir unlike any other in the world – one whose singers also have no voice boxes. After watching this moving, triumphant film, be sure to stay for the Q & A with the filmmaker and physicians.

2019, United States
Runtime: 01:27:00
Director: Bill Brummel
Producer: Bill Brummel

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 12:50 p.m. and 1:50 p.m. PV10
In Glorious Smell-O-Vision! The True Story of The Godfather of Scented Cinema/Burnt Toast

What happens when all of our senses (including that of scent) play a role in the cinematic experience? And will consumers really want to gnaw on a piece of toast bearing Jesus’s (or their own) image? Discover the answers to these (and other) “burning” questions at this film pairing.

In Glorious Smell-O-Vision tells the story of the precipitous rise, terrible fall, and ultimate redemption of Hans Laube, the Swiss scientist who invented scented cinema. Burnt Toast recounts a day in the life of Galen Paul Dively III, who lives on a remote mountaintop in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, and makes his living selling “novelty toast art.”

Bonus: During the Thursday, November 4 screenings of these films, you’ll have the chance to experience “scented cinema” and toast art first-hand – even through a mask!

In Glorious Smell-O-Vision
2019, Australia
Runtime: 01:01:00
Directors: John Anderson, Tammy Burnstock
Producer: Tammy Burnstock

Burnt Toast
2019, United States
Runtime: 00:17:00
Director: Timothy Racca Morrish

Medicating Normal

Tens of millions of Americans are physically dependent on, not heroin or cocaine, but commonly prescribed psychiatric drugs. While these drugs can provide effective short-term relief, pharmaceutical companies have hidden — from both doctors and patients — their dangerous side-effects and long-term harm. Combining cinema verité and investigative journalism, Medicating Normal follows the stories of five people who were damaged by the very medications they believed would help them. It is the untold story of the disastrous consequences that can occur when profit-driven medicine intersects with human beings in distress. (P)

This film is followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and Dr. Tyler Haberle, Associate Chief Health Information Officer, Senior Medical Director – Community-Based Care/Internal Medicine – River Road Clinic – Intermountain Medical Group.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 5:00 p.m., PV6
Desert Mourning

This film takes a deep, personal dive into the ongoing conflict over the Grand Staircase- Escalante national monument in Southern Utah. Learn how the Monument’s 2017 reduction has affected the lives of three people who live on the monument’s edge: Harlan Featherhat, a Paiute man who helped determine the monument’s original boundaries in 1996; Lonnie Pollock, a Mormon rancher and retired schoolteacher; and Megan Smith, a former backcountry ranger on the monument and advocate for public lands. When landscapes and economies change around us, whose values do we prioritize, and who gets left behind?

Following this screening there will be a short musical performance by Paiute Princess Emma Nava. The filmmaker will be joined for Q&A by Glenn Rogers; Chairman, Shivwits Band of Paiutes, Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, and Valerie King, Regent for the Color Country Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.