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'Quiet Heroes' And The 2018 Sundance Film Festival On Thursday's Access Utah

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110 independent films from 29 countries will be presented at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, which is hosting screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, through Sunday.   

One of several films that had its world premiere at the festival is “Quiet Heroes,” directed and co-produced by Salt Lake City-based filmmaker Jenny Mackenzie.

“In Salt Lake City, Utah, the socially conservative religious monoculture complicated the AIDS crisis, where patients in the entire state and intermountain region relied on only one doctor," producers said of the film. "This is the story of her fight to save a maligned population everyone else seemed willing to just let die.”

We spoke with Jenny MacKenzie, and were joined by UPR News Director Kerry Bringhurst, who reported from Sundance this year, and Mary Heers, who volunteered at Sundance this year.

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.