Lock in your Ogden Sundance tickets on Saturday

Lock in your Ogden Sundance tickets on Saturday

Story by Nancy Van Valkenburg , Standard-Examiner staff - Jan 3 2012 - 2:58pm
Elizabeth Olsen and Josh Radnor star in "Liberal Arts," screening during the Sundance Film Festival at Ogden's venue.

Group: Sundance Film Festival 2012

OGDEN — The 2012 Sundance Film Festival premieres at its Ogden venue two weeks from Saturday, but the best way to make sure you get your coveted seats is to buy tickets this Saturday at Peery’s Egyptian Theater.

Individual tickets for Ogden’s dozen Sundance Film Festival movies are on sale by appointment from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the theater, 2415 Washington Blvd. People in line at 7:30 a.m. will be assigned an appointment time to return for purchases.

Tickets are $15 each, payable by cash or credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. Each person may purchase a maximum of 20 tickets, with a limit of four tickets per screening, for Ogden screenings only. Buyers must be 18 or older, and must show a Utah driver’s license or a Utah state ID card as proof of residency.

Ogden has a high number of star-studded, premiere-category films this year, which usually means tickets will go fast.

For additional information on the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, which runs Jan. 19-29 in Park City, with satellite sites in Ogden, Salt Lake City and Sundance, visit www.sundance.org/festival.

Meanwhile, here is the film schedule for the Ogden venue:

• “Wish You Were Here,” 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21. Expectant parents Alice and Dave join Alice’s younger sister, Steph, and her new boyfriend, Jeremy, on an impromptu tropical getaway in Cambodia, where Jeremy disappears.

• “Your Sister’s Sister,” 9:30 p.m. Jan. 21. In this subtle romantic comedy, Jack finds himself still struggling a year after his brother’s death, so friend Iris lends him a cabin for solitude, not realizing her sister already is there healing from a romantic breakup. Emily Blunt stars.

• “Wuthering Heights,” 3 p.m. Jan. 22. A reinvention of Emily Bronte’s novel of a passionate, destructive love set on the Yorkshire moors of the late 18th century.

• “Searching for the Sugar Man,” 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22. A documentary on Rodriguez, whose 1970s rock album was praised by critics, but ignored by the public. Years after rumors of his death began to circulate, a bootleg copy of his record made its way to South Africa, where his music was a hit.

• “Arbitrage,” 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23. Billionaire hedge-fund magnate Robert Miller (Richard Gere), on the eve of his 60th birthday, finds himself desperately trying to sell his trading empire to a major bank before the extent of his fraud is discovered. Susan Sarandon also stars.

• “Red Lights,” 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24. Two investigators of paranormal hoaxes study metaphysical phenomena to prove them frauds. Then a legendary blind psychic reappears after a 30-year absence to challenge both orthodox science and professional skeptics. Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver and Robert De Niro star.

• “2 Days in New York,” 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25. Marion (Julie Delpy) and Mingus (Chris Rock) live with their cat and two young children from previous relationships. When her outrageous family descends for two unforgettable days, it tests the pair’s relationship.

• “Bachelorette,” 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Regan (Kirsten Dunst), always competitive, finds herself and two childhood friends cast as bridesmaids when a less-popular school friend is the first to marry.

• “Robot and Frank,” 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27. Curmudgeonly Frank (Frank Langella) lives by himself, but his children (Liv Tyler and James Marsden) buy him a caretaker robot. Frank soon appreciates the benefits of robotic support, and engages his mechanical friend in Frank’s former, unlawful profession.

• “Liberal Arts,” 9:30 p.m. Jan. 27. Newly single, 35, and uninspired by his job, Jesse Fisher (Josh Radnor) worries that his best days are behind him — until his former professor invites him back to college to speak at a retirement dinner, where Jesse meets a beautiful sophomore.

• “Bones Brigade: An Autobiography,” 3:30 p.m. Jan. 28. In the early 1980s, skateboarding was fading away until Stacy Peralta brought a talented group of outsiders together and dubbed them the Bones Brigade. This documentary features footage of Steve Caballero, Tommy Guerrero and Tony Hawk.

• “Monsieur Lazhar,” 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28. During a harsh Montreal winter, an elementary school class is left reeling after the teacher commits suicide. Bachir Lazhar, a charismatic Algerian immigrant, steps in as the substitute teacher for the classroom of traumatized children, without revealing his own painful circumstances.

• “The Words,” 9:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Struggling writer Rory Jansen (Bradley Cooper) discovers a lost manuscript in a weathered attache case, and wishes he created the extraordinary work. So he decides to pass it off as his own, but finds it hard to live with the dire consequences. With Jeremy Irons, Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde.

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