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RadioWest and Utah Film Center have partnered to present the best in documentary filmmaking. We talk with established and new directors who are changing the way audiences see the world and then screen their films.

Through The Lens: Thunder Road

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We continue our Through the Lens series with actor/director Jim Cummings' feature debut. A small-town police officer gives his mother's eulogy and ends up singing and dancing to a Springsteen classic.

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Thursday, we continue our Through the Lens series with something a little different. This time it’s not a documentary; it’s a full-length feature that director Jim Cummings created out of his short that was a sensation at Sundance in 2016. A small-town police officer gives a eulogy for his mother and ends up singing and dancing to a Bruce Springsteen classic. It’s called Thunder Road, and like the song, it’s about not being a spectator and taking control of your life.

Join us Wednesday, January 9 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center as we present a free screening of Thunder Road. It's part of our Through the Lens series with Utah Film Center. Jim Cummings will be there for a Q-and-A immediately following the film. Get more details and invite your friends through our Facebook event.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.