Logan, UT (August 28, 2015) — The Logan Film Festival (LFF) is a unique regional event featuring independent film from around the region, state, nation, and world. Taking place Friday, September 11th and Saturday, September 12th, 2015 at two historic downtown Logan locations – the Lyric Theatre and Dansante Theatre – the festival will screen over 30 films in a variety of categories including narrative and documentary features, narrative and documentary shorts, animation, and special categories for student films and local filmmakers. As well as showing films from around the world, the Logan Film Festival is committed to providing an important forum for local filmmakers to have their work screened to a wide audience, and this year over a third of the films to be shown are Utah-made.
Two showcase films in the LFF line-up are Prophet’s Prey, Amy Berg’s fascinating and disturbing investigation of Warren Jeffs and the FLDS church, which will be screened at the Lyric Theatre on Saturday September 12th at 4:00pm, and Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn’s gripping account of Polynesian football players in the US, In Football We Trust which will be screened at the Lyric Theatre also on Saturday September 12th at 7:00pm. Following both screenings there will panel Q&As with the filmmakers.
Some of the films screening such as Our ¼ Life Crisis are receiving world premieres at LFF, and others premiered at some of the world’s most prestigious film festivals such as Jackrabbit from the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and Challat of Tunis from Festival de Cannes. As well as film screenings there will be a variety of discussion panels and social events with notable musical guests such as The Joe McQueen Quartet, held at The Factory Pizzeria and The Waffle Iron, both of which are in convenient downtown proximity to the Dansante and Lyric Theatres.
The Logan Film Festival is only made possible by the generous support and sponsorship of many local and regional organizations and businesses. Logan’s S.E. Needham Jewelers have once again provided Presenting Sponsor level support which both underpins the entire program as well as demonstrating their continued commitment to the arts in Cache Valley. The Cache Valley Visitor’s Bureau and Northern Utah Film Commission too have made strong commitments to LFF as Signature Sponsors. Other support includes the Utah Film Commission, Caine College of the Arts, the Waffle Iron, Intermountain Logan Regional Hospital, Woodbury Productions, Koskan Real Estate, Utah Public Radio, Caffe Ibis, Morty’s Cafe, Zions Bank, and other donors both personal and business which LFF thanks deeply and wouldn’t be possible without.
Tickets are available right now and can be purchased in Logan for a special $20 locals-only discount pass from Caffé Ibis and S.E. Needham. At Morty’s cafe on the Utah State University campus, USU and high school and other students and faculty members may purchase full two day passes at a substantial 90% discount for only $5. Regular priced tickets are available online for $45. For the complete two-day program, film synopses and trailers, and other information visit www.theblockfestival.org.
LFF Press contacts and a printable .pdf version of this press release may be downloaded by clicking here.