- Williams, Stephen
- Stephen Williams independent film collection
- 2002-2003 (inclusive)20022003
- 2 DVDs
- Collection Number
- The Stephen Williams independent film collection (2002-2003) consists of two narrative shorts about family dynamics that have screened at film festivals in Salt Lake City and across the United States. This collection is part of the Utah Independent Film Archive (UIFA).
- University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
- Access Restrictions
Materials must be used on-site; no use of original material, access copies will be made available for viewing. Five business days advanced notice required. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law, condition of the material, or by donor.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Stephen Williams stuided film at the University of Southern California (USC) and earned his Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA) at the University of Utah. He has taught at Salt Lake Community College since 2002. Willimas has directed corporate, short and feature films, including some works exploring issues facing homosexual members fo the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Stephen Williams independent film collection (2002-2003) consists of two narrative shorts about family dynamics that have screened at film festivals in Salt Lake City and across the United States. This collection is part of the Utah Independent Film Archive (UIFA).
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The materials are arranged in reverse chonological order.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Bill Dunn, a devout Mormon, has suffered a heart attack. His family and Mormon bishop have gathered to give him a Priesthood blessing. Tensions rise when David, Bill's gay son, asks to participate in the performance of this ritual. This short narrative examines the family dynamics between a young gay man and his Mormon family. 17 minutes.Awards and screenings:Queerscreen Mardi Gras Film Festival, Sydney, AustraliaWindsong Film Festival, Indiana - Honorable MentionFrameline 28, San Francisco Lesbian & Gay Film FestivalNorth Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - First PlaceSalt Lake City Pride FestivalAustin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Austin, TexasReel Affirmations, Washington, D.C.
This short drama portrays the emotional challenges of Joanne, a woman preparing to face her ex-husband at her grandson's birthday party. The film explores the tension between personal freedom and family obligation. 10 minutes.Awards and screenings:Chicago International Film Festival - Gold Hugo
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Independent filmmakers
- University of Utah
Form or Genre Terms
- Moving images