Emancipating artistic expressions from taboos, boundaries at heart of 15th Utah Film Center’s Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival

Queer cinema has matured significantly within the last decade and, this year’s Utah Film Center’s Damn These Heels International Film Festival is a panoply of emancipating artistic expressions that break many taboos and boundaries. The 23 feature-length films, including 14 fictional narratives and nine documentaries from a dozen countries, introduce audiences to stories where different … Read more

Sundance 2018: Quiet Heroes emerges as Utah testament to compassion, love, inclusion in extraordinary circumstances

For most of the 1980s, “officials in the state of Utah did nothing but sit back and watch people die of AIDS. That is not a hyperbole,” Ben Williams, one of Utah’s best known gay historians, wrote in a QSaltLake magazine several years back. Unfortunately, Utah was no exception at the time. Few people across … Read more