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Each year, RadioWest sits down for in-depth conversations with filmmakers and producers during the Sundance Film Festival. Just like the festival, the RadioWest team has eclectic taste. We hope you enjoy the diversity of topics as much as we do.

Sundance 2018: Believer

Tuesday, we continue our coverage of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival with Don Argott’s documentary film about Mormon rock ‘n roll star Dan Reynolds and his efforts to find some kind of middle ground between his church and the LGBT community.

RadioWest divider.

Don Argott’s film Believer is about a lot of things, but really it’s about Dan Reynolds, the lead singer for the band Imagine Dragons, trying to put on a music festival. He wanted to get Mormons and the LGBT community to start talking about the things they agree on and those they don’t. Reynolds is Mormon, but he doesn’t think that gay people who live as gay people are sinners, as the church teaches. Reynolds and Argott join us Thursday to talk about the film and standing up for what you believe.


On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, Sundance Institute will present a free screening of Believer at the Red Butte GardenAmpitheatre. Director Don Argott will be on hand for a Q&A before the film. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. Presented in partnership with Utah Film Center as part of their Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival.


Believer is showing in the Doc Premiers section of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, with screenings on Tuesday, January 23, at 10:00 pm at the Redstone Cinemas; and Saturday, January 27, at 9:00 pm at the Temple Theatre in Park City. DETAILS

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.
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