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Running From Crazy
Barbara Kopple (Director)
Jan. 20, 8:30 pm, The MARC, Park City
Jan. 21, 1 pm, Redstone Cinema 2, Park City
Jan. 23, 8:30 am, Library Center Theatre, Park City
Jan. 25, noon, Temple Theatre, Park City
Jan. 26, 9 pm, Tower Theatre, Salt Lake City

Two-time Academy Award winner and the only person to sweep all three of the Sundance Film Festival’s documentary awards for American Dream, Barbara Kopple focuses her newest film on Mariel Hemingway, a granddaughter of the legendary writer Ernest, as she explores her family’s disturbing history of mental illness and suicide.

It Felt Like Love
(World Premiere) 
Eliza Hittman (Director) 
Laura Wagner (Producer)
Jan. 19, 6 pm, Yarrow Hotel Theatre, Park City
Jan. 20, 9 am, Temple Theatre, Park City
Jan. 23, 9 pm, Broadway Centre Cinema 6, SLC
Jan. 25, 11:30 am, Prospector Square Theatre, Park City

A fourteen-year-old’s sexual quest takes a dangerous turn when she pursues an older guy and tests the boundaries between obsession and love. It Felt Like Love is fiscally sponsored by NYWIFT. 

American Promise

Caroline de Fontaine-Stratton (Associate Producer & Web Content)
Nicole London: (Associate Producer)
Jan. 21,  6 pm, The Temple, Park City

Jan. 23, 7 pm, Redstone Cinema 2, Park City
Jan. 24, 2:45 pm, Broadway Centre Cinema 6, SLC
Jan. 25, 11:15 am, The Marc, Park City
Jan. 26, 3 pm, Yarrow Hotel Theatre, Park City

In 1999, filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson began filming their 5-year-old son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, as they started kindergarten at the prestigious Dalton School, just as the private institution was committing to diversify its student body. American Promise is a groundbreaking documentary charged with the hope that every child can reach his or her full potential and contribute to a better future for our country. 

Gideon's Army
Dawn Porter (Director)
Jan. 21, 2:30 pm, Library Center Theatre, Park City 
Jan. 23, 9:30 pm, Redstone Cinema 1, Park City
Jan. 24, 2:30 pm, The MARC, Park City
Jan. 25, 8:30 pm, Prospector Square Theatre, Park City
Jan. 26, 3 pm Salt Lake City Library Theatre, SLC

An HBO Documentary Films presentation, Gideon’s Army follows Travis Williams, Brandy Alexander and June Hardwick—three young public defenders who are part of a small group of idealistic lawyers in the Deep South challenging the assumptions that drive a criminal justice system strained to the breaking point. 

 Hank and Asha 
Julia Morrison (Producer, Co-Writer & Editor)
Screenings (Treasure Mountain Inn, Park City)
Jan. 19, 8:10 pm
Jan. 23, 7:40 pm

In this modern love story, an Indian woman studying in Prague and a young New York filmmaker begin an unconventional romance through video letters—two strangers searching for human connection in a hyper-connected world.

Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde

Barbara Kopple (Executive Producer)
R.A. Fedde (Editor & Co-Producer)
Screenings (Treasure Mountain Inn, Park City)
Jan. 19, 1:30 pm
Jan. 22, 7 pm

A cinematic adventure that examines the vibrant life of a cowboy, conservationist and award-winning writer, who through extreme perseverance is preserving part of America. From cattle drives, rodeos and conservation battles, to wild horse rescues, personal heartbreak and new-found love, this is the self-told tale of a colorful 6'5" cowboy, paralleling both the old West and America's growing awareness of the importance of protecting our natural resources. 

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts