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Friday, November 14 • 6:30pm - 8:04pm
Zion Flix: Big Hearts from Small Towns (94 min. total)

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This shorts program is a mix of documentaries and fiction where the heart is the character in a small town. Shorts include: Tumbling from the Mountaintop of Truth: The Art of Anselm Spring (28 min.) + Pie Lady of Pie Town (29 min.) + Every Day is a Small Life (Chaque Jour est une Petite Vie ) (27 min.) + A Hole in the Sky (Godka Cirka) (10 min.)

Every Day is a Small Life (Chaque Jour est une Petite Vie )
(France) 27 min.(2014) Fiction Short
DIR Albane Fioretti, Lou-Brice Leonard
A council estate on the Mediterranean coast: living in a modest caravan amongst the tower blocks, Rachel, 80 years old, dreams of returning to her native Algeria. Her son Simon doesn’t want to know anything about it. Stella, her grand-daughter, describes them as “A really awful family." Fortunately they are surrounded by the good humour of Yazid, alias Gino, and the entire neighbourhood...

A Hole in the Sky (Godka Cirka)
(Spain, USA) 10 min. (2014) Documentary Short
DIR Àlex Lora, Antonio  Tibaldi CAST Sarah  Cige Diiriye, Faadumo Isma'Il
Beerato:: a small, little known area with wide open expanses in wind swept Somaliland. This ishort is an episode of a feature length project that the producers would like to make. The mesmerizing observation will bring a new perspective at the lives of ordinary women living in an extraordinary (to western eyes) place.

Pie Lady of Pie Town
(USA) 29 min. (2014) Documentary Short
DIR Jane Rosemont CAST Kathy Knapp
Why did Kathy Knapp, a Dallas businesswoman, leave her charmed life to bake pie in a dusty town with no traffic light, no gas station and sketchy utilities? Pie Town came upon its name honestly in the 1920s when a cattle rancher sold pie to supplement his income. The area is teeming with Old West history and hardy characters. The film is about resolve, heartache, healing, and pie as a vehicle for peace. You’ll see an alien, a dummy, feel connections to deep space, and hear some finger-snapping tunes. You will want pie, and probably more than one slice. Welcome to Pie Town, New Mexico. The name is no joke.

Tumbling from the Mountaintop of Truth: The Art of Anselm Spring
(USA) 28 min. (2013) Documentary Short
DIR Virginia Lee Hunter CAST Anselm Spring
A successful German photographer walks away from it all to settle on a mesa in remote Southern Utah where he explores a life as an artist.  Anselm Spring gave up professional photography the day he realized he wanted his own life to be 'as overwhelming as nature is'.This poetic portrait of a puzzling artist captures the paradoxes that run through an artist who's mission is to convey 'truth' through his art using materials such as Fruit Loops, animal bones, and barbie dolls, with a few Jesus figurines thrown in.  Spring proves to be a provocative subject, surprisingly insightful one moment, slyly winking the next. Fool on the hill, or genius on the Mountaintop. Your conclusion may surprise you.

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Virginia Lee Hunter

Virginia Lee Hunter is an award winning photo-journalist whose transition to film making began with her first documentary "Carny" in 2006, a collaboration with Canadian filmmaker Alison Murray. "Carny" was inspired by Hunter’s photo book, "Carny: Americana on the Midway".Since "Carny... Read More →

Friday November 14, 2014 6:30pm - 8:04pm MST
Heritage Center Theatre 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, Ut 84720