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PERSONAL FILMS TO HIGHLIGHT ART CENTER FESTIVAL

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Personal films with a social conscience will highlight the 15th annual Utah Short Film and Video Festival that begins Monday, June 13, in the Salt Lake Art Center auditorium, 20 S. West Temple.

Among the scheduled films to be shown are "Thick Lips, Thin Lips," a musical look at racist and homophobic violence, by Paul Lee; Lisa Kelly's "The Rosary," a provocative look at Catholicism; "Women Without Children," Jean Howard's view of polygamy, sexuality and orchids; "A Wedding," a 30-minute film by a group of high school students that examines an 18-year-old Asian girl's arranged wedding to a 30-year-old doctor; and "The Man in the White Suit," a road movie with biblical symbolism, by Edmundo Arigita.The festival includes short films from all over the country, as well as some international entries for the first time.

Admission is free for matinee screenings Tuesday, June 14, through Friday, June 17, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Evening screenings on those days, comprised of judges' selections, will begin at 7:30 p.m.; admission is $5. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded Saturday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m.; admission is $15.

For further information, phone the Utah Film & Video Festival, 534-1158.