Read on for more information on the other eight Ogden films, including some insider info we got exclusively, right from the mouths of the directors.
* "Project Nim" (93 minutes, United Kingdom), 6:30 p.m. Saturday. This is the story of Nim, the chimpanzee who in the 1970s became the focus of a landmark experiment that aimed to prove an ape -- if raised and nurtured like a human child -- could learn to communicate using sign language. "Project Nim" tells of one chimpanzee's extraordinary journey through human society and the enduring impact he makes on the people he meets along the way.
HBO announced on Tuesday that it has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to "Project Nim."
* "In a Better World" (113 minutes, Denmark, with subtitles), 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Anton lives in two cultures. He works as a doctor at an African refugee camp, where he witnesses the tragedy and brutality inflicted by a warlord, and lives in a small Danish town, where he and his wife, from whom he is separated, raise two sons. Ten-year-old Elias, who is mercilessly bullied, becomes friends with a new classmate who defends Elias but also enjoys revenge. Anton's two worlds collide when he is challenged by his own advocacy of responsibility, compassion and nonviolence in his encounters with damaged souls.
* "Win Win" (106 minutes, USA), 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Struggling attorney Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti), who volunteers as a high-school wrestling coach, takes on the guardianship of an elderly client in a desperate attempt to keep his practice afloat. When the client's teenage grandson runs away from home and shows up on his grandfather's doorstep, Mike's life is turned upside down as his win-win proposition turns into something much more complicated than he bargained for.
* "The Music Never Stopped" (105 minutes, USA), 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Almost 20 years after their teenage son Gabriel (Lou Taylor Pucci) ran away from home, Henry (J.K. Simmons) and Helen Sawyer (Cara Seymour) learn that he has turned up in a hospital. Although benign, a brain tumor has damaged his memory.
Sensing that Gabriel responds to music, Henry seeks out a music therapist (Julia Ormand), who discovers that when Gabriel listens to the rock music he loved -- The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Buffalo Springfield -- he re-engages with the world.
The irony is that Henry's only means to reconcile with his son is by embracing the very music that divided them in the first place.
A free reception, with live music by the Greg Simpson Band, will follow this screening, at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center, immediately north of Peery's Egyptian Theater. Sponsors are the Conference Center, RAMP and Downtown Ogden, Inc.
* "Like Crazy" (89 minutes, USA), 6:30 p.m. next Friday. Jacob, an American, and Anna, who is British, meet at college in Los Angeles and fall madly in love. When Anna returns to London, the couple is forced into a long-distance relationship. Their perfect love is tested, and youth, trust and geography become their biggest enemies.
* "I Melt With You" (125 minutes, Canada/USA), 9:30 p.m. next Friday. Richard, Ron, Tim, and Jonathan are friends from college who gather for a weekend each year to celebrate their friendship and catch up. On the surface, they look like other men going through life; they have careers and families and responsibilities. But as with many people, there is more to them than meets the eye, as revealed in this dark thriller.
As the weekend progresses, they go down the rabbit hole of excess. Fueled by sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, their reunion drives them to an unexpected place -- where they are forced to confront themselves and the choices they've made.
* "Bobby Fischer Against the World" (93 minutes, USA), 3:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Considered by many to be the world's greatest chess player, Bobby Fischer personified the link between genius and madness. His trajectory propelled him from child prodigy to world chess champion at age 29 and then into a nose dive of delusions and paranoia. Fischer was a recluse for decades before resurfacing for a bizarre final chapter as a fugitive.
* "Life in a Day" (90 minutes, United Kingdom), 9:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Director Kevin Macdonald planned this global cinematic experiment, a feature-length documentary shot in a single day, July 24, 2010. Using YouTube, contributors around the world captured a moment of their lives on camera. The editors' task was to create a unique cinematic experience, about what it is to be alive on Earth today.
In a Better World" (some bad language)
"I Melt With You" (some bad language)
"Life in a Day"