Spotlight on Sundance Premiere: “I Am Michael”
Friday, January 30 at 12:00PM
Ballroom C of the Salt Palace
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Director Justin Kelly of the film “I Am Michael” joins us for a discussion of his film which is in the Premieres category this year at the Sundance Film Festival. Based on a true story, the film stars James Franco as gay activist Michael Glatze, who went on to reject his homosexuality and become a Christian pastor. It’s heavy subject matter for sure, but the cast is solid—Zachary Quinto, Emma Roberts, and Daryl Hannah also star—and Gus Van Sant shepherded the project as an executive producer.
Spotlight on Sundance Kids Film: “The Games Maker”
Friday, January 30 at 3:30PM
Ballroom A of the Salt Palace
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We also have cast and crew of the Sundance Kids film “The Games Maker” joining us for a discussion of their film. The Games Maker, a gripping adventure about a young boy pursuing his dreams and saving his family, will have its North American premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in the Sundance Kids section. Directed by Juan Pablo Buscarini and starring Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love, American Horror Story), David Mazouz (Bruce Wayne in Gotham), Tom Cavanagh (The Flash), and Ed Asner, The Games Maker is a fantastical adventure story reminiscent of films like Hugo and Harry Potter. The film tells the story of ten-year-old Ivan Drago (David Mazouz) as he embarks on a dark, adventure-filled quest to find his missing parents.