Independent film showcase back this weekend in Logan

The Logan Film Festival is back for another year and will be held this coming weekend. On KVNU’s For the People program this past Thursday, festival director Mason Johnson said they have the Lyric Theatre and the Dansante Theater reserved for the films on September 11th and 12th.

Johnson said, “We’re bringing 38 films into town. That incorporates local films, statewide films as well as international films. We had films from countries all around the world submitted this year.”

In putting together the yearly event, festival president David Wall said it’s fairly easy to get people to submit films. The harder part is screening the films and the decision-making that goes into what will be shown to the public.

Wall explained, “We put up a website that’s specifically set up for people to submit movies. And, of course, we get many more movies than we are able to show for all sorts of reasons. Because of time, because of quality…they go through a multiple screening process with a whole bunch of people that are doing that.”

Both men said it’s a collaboration of 20 people who have worked hard to put on this year’s festival. According to the festival website, two showcase films in the  line-up are “Prophet’s Prey” (a fascinating and disturbing investigation of Warren Jeffs and the FLDS church which will be screened at the Lyric Theatre on Saturday, September 12th at 4:00 p.m.), and the gripping account of Polynesian football players in the U.S., “In Football We Trust” (which will be screened at the Lyric Theatre also on Saturday, September 12th at 7:00 p.m.).

Following both screenings there will be panel Q&As with the filmmakers. For more information on the festival and the films that will be screened, go to www.loganfilmfest.com.

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