Twenty years ago, filmmaker Kimberly Peirce came to the 1997 Sundance Directors Lab to workshop her film Boys Don’t Cry. The film is based on the real-life story of Brandon Teena—a trans man from the small town of Falls City, Idaho, portrayed by Hilary Swank—who adopts his male persona among an unaware new group of friends. As he tries to find love and acceptance in his newfound social circle, he begins a relationship with Lana Tisdel (played by Chloë Sevigny), who doesn’t know about his gender history. The intense story eventually culminates with the cruel and violent crimes committed against Brandon by two of his acquaintances.
Director and writer Kimberly Peirce is pictured above at the Directors Lab at the Sundance Mountain Resort in Provo, Utah, working with actress Summer Phoenix (sister of River and Joaquin) as she workshops the script. Boys Don’t Cry was released two years after her time at the Directors Lab. In 2000, Swank took home both an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award for her performance as Brandon, and Sevigny received nominations for both an Oscar and Golden Globe as well.
Only people who have lived outside The Bubble know there is one.
Everyone smiles. Your neighbors smile. The bus drivers smile. The pedestrians smile. Even the graffiti tells you to smile. You wonder what happens to those who don’t grin back.
Game day. Either you plug your ears or you become a part of the horde.
You walk a block. There is a church. You walk a block. There is a church. You walk a block. There is a church. You walk…
Everyone prepares plans for the zombie apocalypse, pretending they will barricade doors and stock ammunition. That is a lie. All they really do when it falls is slowly eat burritos on their way to the testing center.
UFO websites are blocked on campus. Virus protection, you are told by the R.A. You know better.
The mint brownies are our specialty, she says with a stiff smile. The cinnamon bears and the mint brownies. Everyone is watching. Everyone is showing their teeth. You swallow the gloppy mass past the lump in your throat. Aren’t they delicious? You nod. The eyes turn away.
You know about the tunnels because every Sunday night, you can hear singing carried on the breeze. You have never seen the singers, but the harmonies hail from 1838.
Do not call the Provo police, you are told. Call only the campus police. They can handle it. The city need not know.
I spy a violation, crow the khaki-clad employees, handing you a razor. They speak of your stubble. The Honor Code is law. The Honor Code is all. The Honor Code demands a sacrifice.
OKAY, IF YOU ARE ESPECIALLY A VOTER IN UTAH COUNTY, PLEASE HELP US SAVE THE ICE SKATING RINK!!!
THIS IS WHERE WE HELD THE 2002 OLYMPICS GUYS, THIS PLACE HOSTS MULTIPLE GROUPS AND PEOPLE EVERY DAY, AND IT IS A RARE AND IMPORTANT PART OF OUR AREA!!!
These are reasons why the ice skating rink shouldn’t close, this is from a public document:
- With Countywide participation in figure skating, ice hockey, indoor soccer and public skating at
an all-time high, this is a terrible time to push the Arena’s existence to the brink.
-The Peaks Ice Arena has shown reduced operational subsidies every year.
- Significant improvements have been funded by users, Utah County and Provo City including the
ice refrigeration system, lighting, roofing and indoor turf. These investments should not be
wasted by walking away.
- The largest impacted group will be the youth of Utah County. Those wanting to continue
participation in skating, hockey and group events will have to leave Utah County on a daily basis.
These families pay taxes and vote in Utah County, so they expect services to be provided.
-Utah County walking away from tax payer investments in the Peaks Ice Arena is a waste of
public resources and the cooperative management agreement should be honored through the
life of the arena.
-Realistically, no other viable partners exist for Provo City, other that Utah County. Utah County
terminating this agreement essentially closes the Arena at its most successful point.
-When facilities and services are offered to Utah County residents, they become reliant on those
services. The decision for the Arena to exist was made by previous County and City leaders. As
the only ice arena in Utah County, this is their ONLY option for ice activities.
Polar Bear Youth Hockey: Only 25% of participants Provo residents
Peaks Adult Hockey League: Only 17% of team captains Provo residents
Learn to Skate: Only 36% of participants Provo residents
- Non-Provo residents should stress this facilities impact to them as a Utah County resident.
- The decision to back out of the agreement was made by the County Commissioners, who are
HERE ARE PEOPLE YOU CAN CALL:
County Commission Meetings are held every Tuesday at 9AM in the Commission Chambers in Room
1400 of the Utah County Administration Building (100 E Center St., Provo). There is time for public
comment at the end of each meeting.
HERE’S A VIDEO ABOUT OUR ICE SKATING RINK!!! It’s such a cool part of our community, please don’t let it go!!!
Martin Turn on the Move by James Belmont Via Flickr: Utah Railway’s Martin Turn departs Provo, Utah for the Carbon County coal mines the afternoon of May 21, 1977. The Alco power consist includes RSD-15s No. 400, 402, 401, 403 and RSD-12 No. 600. Behind the layer of carbon haze are 11 former Union Pacific passenger cars stored in the old Columbia Steel yard at Ironton.
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