The 2016 Salt Lake
Freedom Film, Eclectic Music and Storytelling Festival
The 2016 Salt Lake Freedom Film and Storytelling Festival is being held November 12, 2016 at the historic Fort Douglas Post Theater on the Campus of the University of Utah, 245 South Fort Douglas Blvd. in Salt Lake City, Utah — from 9:00 am to 10:30 pm. Morning, afternoon, and evening sessions available for $5 for adults and $3 for children per session.
— for more information call 801 532 2766.
Tentative Schedule for
November 12, 2016 –
The day of the 16th Semi-annual
Freedom Film, Eclectic Music and Storytelling Festival
9:30 a. m. – 11:00 a. m.
Songbirds of the Crossroads (Segment)
(A Freedom Motion Pictures Collection– 77 minutes and 3 seconds)
Featuring Jericho Road, Peter Breinholt, Colors and Brian Jackson Fetzer
This movie, in essence, is the documentation of the happening of Real American Dreams. For decades now, the “Salt Lake Sound” has been developing in this city at the Crossroads of the West. Pioneers of the music industry in the Rocky Mountains have been gaining the attention of America and even the world, (during the 2002 Winter Games) in these echoes that now are resounding as world class occurrences
11: a. m. – 12:30 p. m.
A Jane Austin Movie
A gorgeous new adaptation of one of Jane Austen’s most admired novels — the story of a woman who gets a second chance. Anne Elliot (Sally Hawkins) fell deeply in love with a handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth (Rupert Pery-Jones) at the age of nineteen. But with neither fortune nor rank to recommend him, Anne was persuaded to break off her engagement. Eight years later, Anne has lived to regret her decision. She never stopped loving Wentworth, and when he returns from sea with rank and fortune, she can only watch as every eligible young woman in the district falls at his feet. Can Frederick forgive Anne for listening to her family instead of her heart?
1:00 p. m. — 2:00 p. m.
“The Pi Song Phenomenon”
In the American Heritage Dictionary the word phenomenon is defined as follows — 2. a. An unusual fact or occurrence. The “Pi Song” which is part of “The Music of Mathematics Presentations” has certainly become a phenomenon in educational circles. Since I started presenting “The Music of Mathematics” at the University of Utah in the beginning years of the twenty-first century there have been quite numerous television and newspaper reports on this development in the “Arts of Mathematics,” and the response of the general public has been positively surprising! In the Salt Lake Area alone I have presented over 170 concerts involving “The Music of Mathematics” and “The Pi Song” for a combined audience of over 100,000 people and there is apparently a vibrant growing interest in this flourishing of the mathematical arts. “The Pi Song Phenomenon” is one of a trilogy of artumentaries being made about this refreshing way to perceive the fundamentals and aesthetics of Mathematics. There is wondrous music woven within things mathematical and profound mathematics in the warp and twine of the tapestries of great music
2:00 p. m. – 3:00 p. m.
The Blue Carbuncle
A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
“It is my business to know what others don’t know” states Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett), in this intriguing Christmas Time mystery. Yes, how did the famous blue carbuncle come to be found in, of all things, a goose that was being prepared for Christmas dinner? In this elegant rendition of the classic tale “The Blue Carbuncle” by Conan Doyle, we see how the great Sherlock Holmes is able to read much of a man’s history and condition from simply observing — his hat! Come and get the real story, from the goose’s beak — so to speak.
3:00 p. m. – 3:30 p. m.
(Directed by Christian Vuissa — 29 minutes)
A film directed by Christian Vuissa about the mysterious realms of the mind, the fragileness of mortal memory and the resilience of the heart. Lila, the main character of the movie, struggles in her ability to understand her father who lost his memory years ago. When she finds an old box with historical items, she begins a journey toward awakening some flickering of her father’s, now clouded, memory.
3:30 p. m. – 4:30 p. m.
A Rocky Mountain Celebration
Celebrating the Nobility in Liberty
Essential Echoes of the Salt Lake Freedom Film and Storytelling Festivals
The “Salt Lake Freedom Film and Storytelling Festivals” are events planned by Corona of an Eclipse Productions and Freedom Motion Pictures and sponsored by various school, public and religious groups. They are intended to present the best of the arts of film making, eclectic music and storytelling to the public.
The amazing happenings at these festivals have been magical in the extreme! Happily there has been an extensive record made of these epiphanies in time and some of these are included in “A Rocky Mountain Celebration — Celebrating the Nobility in Liberty!” From reveling in the echoes of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games to having a nationally known storyteller explain why dogs chase cats, this is an exquisite capturing of a rainbow of arts!
4:30 p. m. – 6:00 p. m.
(Directed by Brian Jackson Fetzer — approximately 83 minutes)
This movie is about the real ghost stories of Old Fort Douglas. Directed by Brian Jackson Fetzer, “Ghostly Guardians” is an artistic documenting of the accounts of paranormal happenings at historic Old Fort Douglas in Salt Lake City, Utah. For nearly a century now there have been reports of ghostly occurrences at this haunting place. Clem, the old Union soldier who apparently senses the need to guard the old fort, the mysterious footsteps and the lady in purple, are all part of this capturing of spooky cultural history. Three years in the making it is an exquisite glimpse into eerie narratives of the metaphysical.
6:30 p. m. – 7:30 p. m.
“Twinkle, Twinkle Christmas Lights!”
On Christmas Morning in the year 2003 in Salt Lake City, Utah — there was the beginning of a magical “White Christmas Happening.” One of the television weathermen remarked that a snow storm like this only happens about once in approximately seventy years and for it to happen on Christmas Day and continue into the day after was truly serendipitous. Freedom Motion Pictures captured the moments and has woven them together into a truly wonderful musical and artistic production. The talents of many musicians and artist are glistening in this celebration of — Christmas Lights
7:30 p. m. – 8:30 p. m.
Joy to the World!
“It’s the Jolly Saint Nick,” http://youtu.be/1QdoKt_7kG4
“If I could Sing like a Bird,” written by Brian Jackson Fetzer, arranged and performed by Brian Ballard http://youtu.be/32ZWN0rSORQ
There was a time when young people, by the millions, used to gather and sing songs of true consequence, and think deeply about the real meaning of this human experience. Well that time is Now! — Again! Brian Jackson Fetzer, Jay Brian Ballard and Joseph Paur team together to lead a new old fashioned Christmas Concert and Sing Along. Come and enjoy the wonder of Christmas Songs old and new and be a part of the Peace, Love and Joy that is at the heart of Christmas Time!
8:30 p. m. — 9:00 p. m.
(approximately 27 min.)
An Academy Award nominee (Best Animated Short Film, of 1982), this magical movie weaves a spell of the enchantment of youth as a young boy’s snowman comes to life and they explore the wonders of an adventure to the North Pole. The Snowman is absolutely superlative bitter sweet animated art!
9:00 p. m. — 10:30 p. m.
The Cokeville Miracle
(Written and Directed by T. C. Christensen)
On May 16, 1986, in the small, ranching community of Cokeville, Wyoming, David and Doris Young took an elementary school hostage for several hours before detonating a bomb inside a classroom that held every teacher and student in the school. In the wake of the madness, Ron Hartley, whose children were inside the classroom, must fight his skepticism and unbelief as he hears eyewitness accounts from the students about miraculous, heavenly intervention during the crisis. When tragedy strikes … what do you see?
These events are sponsored by — Freedom Motion Pictures, Corona of an Eclipse Productions and My Own Backyard Publications. The Semi-annual Salt Lake Freedom Film and Storytelling Festivals are family-friendly events. Here we present great happenings in the arts of motion pictures and storytelling — from films, to fiddle tunes, to fables and everything good in between! The heart of what happens here during these events resonates with the slogan of this festival — “Celebrating the Nobility in Liberty!” — for more information call 801 532 2766. You may wish to visit our latest
Youtube presentations with the links provided here,
For “Ghostly Guardians and the haunting of Old Fort Douglas” http://youtu.be/Qn-NCPZsQ1M
for “Snow” http://youtu.be/x1aFoQxjEAQ
for “Salt Lake City, Ready to Fly” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIOklh8FY9M&feature=colike
for “There’s a Western Way to say, I Love You!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZI9vxFe4ww&feature=colike
for “I have a Dream” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oeqr0B96OpE&feature=colike and
for “Festival of the Trees” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du8s469hwPo&feature=colike
for “Bethlehem Merchant” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa-SJrMQnwY&feature=colike
for “Twinkle, Twinkle Christmas Lights!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8ZUCMJraps&feature=colike
for “Jazzy Christmas Lights” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dBq0nXZzeM&feature=colike
for “Dream!” http://youtu.be/vlYWAJhIwLI
for “The Phantom Fiddle Band” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQQCBR4fk98&feature=colike
for “Of the Good and Bad — and the Bad and Good of Things!”
for ” Trust The Fire Within!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avB97pmoQ3w&feature=colike
for “The Pi Song Phenomenon,” the movie, written and directed by Brian Jackson Fetzer Part #1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hc0znMBN0TU&feature=colike
for Of “Oh! Susanna” and Movie Music http://youtu.be/J7WNAwpILd0