Small Films—Big Impact

After decades of exposure to the Sundance Film Festival, Utah has become a great market for alt and small films. The perfect place, in fact, for Film School Shorts. The newest season—10 half-hour episodes—premieres this Saturday (Oct. 8), at 12:30 a.m. on KUEN-TV.


Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger

Produced at schools including AFI, NYU, USC, and Columbia, the films represent comedy, animation and drama. Some have screened at major film festivals Past filmmakers include Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night), and Sarah-Violet Bliss (TBS’ upcoming Search Party).

We’d also like to plug our favorite local cinephile/science-nerd show on KUEN: SciFi Friday.

Classic, sometimes awful science-fiction films are followed by an online podcast in which a Utah “expert” explains the science behind movies like Bride of the Gorilla. I’m not making this up, BoG will be on Oct. 14.


An explanatory podcast is being prepared, as we speak, by the BYU’s Department of Marriage and Family Studies, focusing on the whether “her marriage vows were more than fulfilled!” (OK, I made that part up.)


Glen Warchol
Glen Warchol
The late, great Glen Warchol passed away in 2018. His last billet was on the editorial staff here at Salt Lake magazine but his storied career included stops at The Salt Lake Tribune, The Desert News, The New Times and others. His stories haunt this website like ghosts in a machine and we're always happy to see them. RIP Papa Warchol.

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