Ex-LDS filmmaker to screen his most personal film at UVU

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Just when you think you can predict the path that all LDS film and filmmakers will tread, a film may come along that will cause you stop and rethink your preconceived notions.

Richard Dutcher, the talented filmmaker, actor, producer and director of popular LDS films like “God’s Army” (2000), “Brigham City” (2001) and “States of Grace” (2005) will be on campus for a free screening and Q&A session for his latest film “Falling” (2008), at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 8 in the library auditorium.

Dutcher, who in 2007 left the LDS church, has arguably shaped LDS filmmaking into what it has become today. His film, “Falling,” will make audiences question what they think they know about this director, about whether or not this film can be considered “Mormon Cinema” and what the term actually means.

The film tells the story of a Hollywood videographer whose incriminating footage of gang violence soon lands him in the line of danger. This drama carries an R-rating for violence and language. Based on these facts alone, it will surely be a shift from the films he has helmed previously.

Dutcher’s filmmaking style transcends the LDS film genre in which he has been so deeply involved. It also proves that he has not only been a skilled maker of LDS films, but is a great filmmaker period.

Don’t miss the opportunity to have an intimate viewing experience with this director and with a film that will, if nothing else, open your eyes to a different message from a multi-faceted filmmaker you may have thought had only one niche up his sleeve.

To Attend:
Richard Dutcher
presents Falling (2008)
Sponsored by the UVU Cinema Studies Club
Thursday, April 8 at 7 pm in the UVU library
Auditorium (LI 120)
This event is Free
and open to the public

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