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Engaging through film and panel discussions the reality of the everyday struggles men, women and families experiencing homelessness face.

Fourth Street Clinic is excited to present the first ever Utah film festival geared toward understanding the complexities of homelessness. Join us on Thursday, August 17, at Brewvies Cinema Pub for a selection of short films on youth, adults, and LGBTQ+ individuals experiencing homelessness. Witness the difficulties and experiences homeless individuals through film. Engage through Q&A panels the challenges these communities face and learn more about the resources available to them.

A silent art auction will be held before the short films begin, courtesy of BD Medical. Artists include Rett & Pauline Ashby, Paige Anderson, Bryan Taylor, Ben Hammond, J. Kirk Richards, Shari Lyon and Howard Lyon. Come and make your bids! You can check out the art for auction here. If you would like to proxy bid, you may send an email to susannah.hutchins@bd.com no later than 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 17.

Ticket price is $35 and includes dinner and a cocktail. Brewvies Cinema Pub is a 21+ venue.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors: BD Medical, Sam & Diane Stewart, Tom & Mary McCarthey, the Downtown Alliance, Four Foods Group, Association for Utah Community Health, Zions Bank, Miller Insurance Group, 309 West and GSBS Architects.

Here’s a look at some of the films at the 2017 Fourth Street Film Festival:

Nobody: a journey through homelessness

Homelessness for most people in Cleveland County is short term and only happens once. One Vision One Voice seeks to change lives and end homelessness in Norman. For more information, contact ovovnorman@gmail.com.

Filmed and directed by David Tester and Christopher Hunt.

1577 Productions - 1577productions.com Edited and colored in FCPX.

Music courtesy of The Music Bed. "In the Sullen Silence" Salomon Ligthelm.

Affordable Health Care

How would you treat chronic disease if you were homeless? Affordable Health Care asks the question "Is health care a human right?" and explains the need of basic care for individuals experiencing homelessness.

Produced, Directed and Edited by:
Cedar Gonzalez, cedargonzalez.com

Compassion. A short film about homelessness

Can one conversation change a person's life? We were commissioned by Compassion Corner to help others feel compassion for those who typically go unnoticed.

Production Company ― Strong Films

Director / Cinematographer ― Jon Strong

Script / Editor ― Mike Quinn, Jr.

All music used with permission:
"Hem Me In" by Amy Seeley

Read more about the project: strongfilms.org/project/hadnt-met/

The Beast Inside

Told through the power of spoken word rap and illustrated with hand-drawn animations and a muted warm color palette, a teen in a homeless family describes his challenges and celebrates the triumph of his creative self. This film was created as part of the Seattle University Film & Family Homelessness initiative. Learn more about it here: americanrefugees.org/

DIRECTED BY: DREW CHRISTIE & AMY ENSER

ANIMATED BY: DREW CHRISTIE

ASSISTANT ANIMATOR: DANE HERFORTH

MUSIC: ERIC GOETZ

SOUND: JOHN GOFF

SERIES PRODUCER: LINDY BOUSTEDT

fourth street film festival sponsors utah homelessness