UTAH'S ART MAGAZINE SINCE 2001
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Film
Made In Utah: Section One Focuses on Local Filmmakers

Made In Utah: Section One Focuses on Local Filmmakers

by Jared Christensen While visual arts scenes tend to be local, film is an international industry. With the Section One Expo, local filmmaker Joseph Puente is trying to change that. Along with others in the local film industry, he has worked on many films by independent and Hollywood companies filming in Utah, giving the state...

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The Business Side of Films

The Business Side of Films

 . . . If I wanted to accept all financial responsibility—and personal liability—I could simply act on my own in the creation of the film and take all of the risk, clearly establishing the roles of other participants and indemnifying them of any financial responsibility explicitly in their individual contracts. However, I didn’t want to...

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Entitled to Life: Local filmmaker's documentary on Affordable Care

Entitled to Life: Local filmmaker’s documentary on Affordable Care

by Joseph L. Puente In 2008 Utah Filmmaker Paul Gibbs was diagnosed with end-stage kidney failure. His economic situation qualified him for Medicaid so he was able to be treated and receive a kidney transplant that saved his life. In 2010 President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act which included an expansion of...

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When Less Is More

When Less Is More

Professional film producers from California, across the country and around the world should take note the next time they have the opportunity to shoot their project outside of Hollywood. Utah doesn’t just offer a variety of interesting and beautiful locations, competitive financial incentives and tax breaks to visiting productions, there’s also a wealth of talent...

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Collaboration is in the Air

Collaboration is in the Air

15 Bytes is in the process of preparing for our 2nd annual ColLABorART event, to be held at The Leonardo during the Utah Arts Festival. It’s a four-day artistic experiment in which we invite pairs of artists to meld their style on a large-scale work in front of the Arts Festival audience. And just like...

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CUAC Film Screenings

CUAC Film Screenings

In conjunction with their current exhibition Cinematic, the CUAC in Salt Lake City is presenting three free film series featuring work by local filmmakers. With an abundance of visual imagery, ranging from black and white animation to lushly colored poetic references, these short films by Also Sisters, Jan Andrews, and Matt Glass brilliantly achieve a...

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15 Bytes reveals "Utah's 15"

15 Bytes reveals “Utah’s 15″

If you missed our awards reception at Finch Lane Friday night you were not privy to the winners of our new program “Utah’s 15 Most Influential Artists”. These past couple months we asked our readership to nominate the artists they felt have changed the cultural landscape of our fine state. You responded in a big...

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James Benning's casting a glance and Spiral Jetty

James Benning’s casting a glance and Spiral Jetty

James Benning comes to the University of Utah campus today to screen two films: two cabins, a film that explores utopian and dystopian versions of social isolation through the replicas Benning built of Henry David Thoreau’s and Ted Kaczynski’s iconic cabins, and casting a glance, a film that explores the nature of time and Robert...

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Cutie and the Boxer: Noriko and Ushio Shinohara Jostle for Attention

Cutie and the Boxer: Noriko and Ushio Shinohara Jostle for Attention

A slew of new exhibitions, including one currently at the CUAC, has brought Japanese artist Ushio Shinohara back into the light. An award-winning documentary at Sundace also tells the story of his artist wife, Noriko.

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Dispatches from the Film Festival: Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Dispatches from the Film Festival: Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

Herding cats is never easy, and when the Sundance Film Festival comes to town it gets doubly hard. Many of our writers like to spend a good chunk of January at the screenings, which can make it hard to get them to write on the local art scene. Sarah Thompson, who promises us she’ll also...

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Searching for Reconciliation

Searching for Reconciliation

When Trevor Southey’s exhibition Reconciliation opened at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) in October 2010, Nathan Florence was in the audience for a panel discussion. As he watched Trevor Southey, Gary E. Smith, Dennis Smith, and Neil Hadlock discuss the intermingling of their artwork and religious faith, Florence felt the conversation was incomplete. “I...

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All The World's a Screen: The Salt Lake City Film Festival

All The World’s a Screen: The Salt Lake City Film Festival

Welcome to the fourth annual Salt Lake City Film Festival, with a film about Mormon Spring Break and Kenny Riche's new feature Must Come Down.

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