This weekend in Salt Lake City, you can see one of the biggest rock bands ever in a newly remastered concert film, and a slew of small, indie flicks via the Salt Lake City Film Festival. What's your pleasure?
QUEEN: HUNGARIAN RHAPSODY: LIVE IN BUDAPEST '86, VARIOUS LOCATIONS, opens Thursday, 7:30 p.m., $12.50
I don't have a lot of musical regrets, and I was too young to do anything about it when the band was still around, but I REALLY wish I could have seen Queen in concert. And no, the version of "Queen" that's toured with Paul Rodgers taking the place of iconic frontman Freddie Mercury doesn't count. I have, however, seen plenty of Queen live shows on TV and video, and they were masterful rock performers. This concert in front of 80,000 fans in Budapest has been remastered into hi-def and translated into 5.1 surround sound, and includes a short documentary about the band's year from 1985's majestic Live Aid performance through this show. I can't wait. You can see it several places on Sept. 20, 23 and 27:
- HOLLYWOOD CONNECTION 15, 3217 SOUTH DECKER LAKE DR., WEST VALLEY CENTER
- CARMIKE WEST JORDAN 12, 1600 WEST FOX PARK DR., WEST JORDAN
- PROVO WYNNSONG 12, 4925 N. EDGEWOOD DR., PROVO
SALT LAKE CITY FILM FESTIVAL, VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Thursday-Sunday
You've gotta love the fact Utah's capital has a plucky up-and-coming film festival all its own, and it's happening this weekend. You can find a diverse slate of indie flicks all weekend at the Broadway, the Tower and Brewvies Cinema Pub, ranging from films like Duck Beach to Eternity, about young Mormon singles, to flicks like Intro, a doc about Utah musician David Williams that was nominated for Best International Documentary at Italy's Torino Film Festival--check out a trailer for Intro right here.