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Friday, November 14 • 10:15am - 11:28am
Zion Flix: Pivot (73 min. total)

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From grade shcool to adulthood hard choices can change your entire life. These shorts show the consequence of these pivotal moments. Shorts include: The Barber (12 min.) + Happiness (14 min.) + Volkswagen Joe (29 min.) + Preparing for Life (18 min.)

The Barber
(United Kingdom) 12 min. (2014) Fiction Short
DIR Nicola Morris CAST Damian Kell, Paul Bentall, Janet Spencer-Turner
Told partly through the eyes of a dementia sufferer, populated by ‘ghosts’ from his past, this drama portrays a father and son at a crossroad. As Miles struggles to shave the elderly and unloving father he’s planning to put in a home, the physical closeness unleashes emotions and a bond that neither of them had thought was there.

Happiness
(USA) 14 min. (2013) Fiction Short
DIR Chris King CAST Sierra Hersek, Brian  Rife, Gretchen Littlejohn
A depressed woman, drowning in the cubicle walls of her monotonous dead-end job, befriends a coworker who makes her rethink who she is and what she wants out of life... with potentially disastrous results.

Volkswagen Joe
(Ireland, United Kingdom) 29 min. (2013) Fiction Short
DIR Brian Deane CAST Stuart Graham, Janet Moran, John Delaney,Matthew  O'Brien, Paddy Rocks, Helen Roche
This political drama is set in a small border-town during the height of 'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland. Joe, a dedicated, hardworking mechanic, services cars for both sides of the political divide and refuses to drawn into the conflict — something that both communities view with increased suspicion. As Joe restores a vintage Volkswagen for his friend the local RUC inspector, a young Republican sees this as the perfect opportunity to make a name for himself within the IRA. Unfortunately as events transpire Joe is forced into the impossible decision of endangering the people closest to him or becoming a co-conspirator.


Preparing for Life
(USA) 18 min. (2013) Documentary Short
DIR Paul Zehrer
A New York Times story on a Waldorf School in the heart of Silicon Valley, sparked national media attention. This documentary picks up where that story left of, capturing the essence of how Waldorf education prepares children to be twenty first century smart. Talking with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, Stanford researchers, investment bankers, and parents who run some of the largest hi-tech companies in the world, Preparing for Life explores what children need, to not only succeed in navigating the challenges of the future; but to find joy and happiness in their lives.



Friday November 14, 2014 10:15am - 11:28am
Heritage Center C 105 N. 100 E., Cedar City, Ut 84720