French filmmaker, musician and journalist Emmanuel Tellier fell in love with Utah years ago and, like many, became fascinated by the story of Everett Ruess, the legendary vagabond artist who disappeared into the southern Utah wilderness in 1934, when he was just 20. With the help of some Utahns, notably Ken Sanders, Tellier worked for six years to make a film about Ruess. It premiered in Utah last summer, showing it in Escalante, Moab and Salt Lake City to packed houses. Now he’s bringing it back. “Le Disparition d’Everett Ruess” screens on Monday, December 9, at 7 pm, in the auditorium at UMOCA (Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.) Tickets are $15 at the door; $10 in advance on the Ken Sanders Rare Books website. DVDs of the film will be available for sale.
French filmmaker brings Everett Ruess back to Utah
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