Special screenings: Salty Horror in Park City, plus the return of the X-Dance and Freedom Film and Storytelling festivals

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Horror gone local

The Salty Horror International Film Festival, featuring horror movies made by Utah filmmakers. Here's a schedule of events:

Friday, Nov. 2 • 5 p.m., Park City High School short horror film competition; 7 p.m., "Shorts Block 1"; 9 p.m., "Waterfront Nightmare."

Saturday, Nov. 3 • 1 p.m., "The Dead Matter"; 3 p.m., panel discussion; 5 p.m., "The Selling" (with short film "CZ 918"); 7 p.m., "Spin"; 9 p.m., Utah premiere of "Blood Fare."

Sunday, Nov. 4 • 12:30 p.m., panel discussion; 1 p.m., "Horror Shorts"; 2:30 p.m., panel discussion; 3 p.m., "The Fields"; 4:30 p.m., panel discussion; 5 p.m., "Down the Road"; 7 p.m., awards presentation and screening of Dave Reda's short-film challenge; 8:30 p.m., to be announced.

Where • Park City Library Center, 1255 Park Ave., Park City

Tickets • $10 per screening; panel discussions free

Inheritance issues

Frank Capra's 1936 comedy "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town," starring Gary Cooper as a humble Vermonter whose sudden inheritance draws a host of would-be managers. Also on the bill: Part 5 of the serial "Dick Tracy's G-Men," "Crack-Up!"

When • Friday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m.

Where • Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library, Provo

Tickets • Free

Movies for a cause

Girls on the Run will present Lunafest, a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women. The film showing will include nine short inspirational films.

When • Friday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South

Tickets • $25 (with proceeds benefiting Girls on the Run and the Breast Cancer Fund); at lunafest.org/saltlakecity

Tropical humor

The 1923 silent comedy "Why Worry?," starring Harold Lloyd as a hypochondriac who moves to the tropics for his health and finds himself in the midst of a revolution. Blaine Gale accompanies on the mighty Wurlitzer organ. Call 801-485-9265 for information.

When • Friday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Where • The Organ Loft, 3331 S. Edison St., South Salt Lake

Tickets • $6; $5 for children

Shorts for kids

"Kid Flix Mix," a collection of short animated films (appropriate for ages 4 to 8) collected from the 2012 New York International Children's Film Festival.

When • Saturday, Nov. 3, 11 a.m.

Where • City Library auditorium, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Also • Saturday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m., at two locations: Orem Public Library, 58 N. State St., Orem, and Dansante Building, 59 S. 3100 West, Logan; also free

Bella has a baby

"The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn, Part 1," the fourth movie in Stephenie Meyer's vampire series. Presented by the Park City Film Series and the Park City Library as part of the Books 2 Movies program.

When • Saturday, Nov. 3, 3 p.m.

Where • Park City Library Center, 1255 Park Ave., Park City

Tickets • Free

Being themselves

Director Chris Arnold's documentary "Trans," which tells the stories of transgender people risking everything to stay true to themselves. A panel discussion follows. Presented by the Utah Pride Center and the Utah Film Center, along with TransAction's Genderevolution Conference + Transgender Education Awareness Month.

When • Monday, Nov. 5, 6 p.m.

Where • Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 S. 900 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Sport conquers all

The 2006 Iranian comedy-drama "Offside," about Iranian girls held in custody after trying to sneak into a Tehran soccer stadium to watch the Iranian team play. Part of the Westminster College Ivory Tower Film Series.

When • Monday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m.

Where • Tower Theatre, 876 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Food and film

The documentary "Grown in Detroit," which follows an urban-farming program maintained by pregnant and parenting teens in a Detroit public school. Presented by Westminster College's Environmental Center and Organic Garden as part of its second annual Food Film Series. Westminster student Leslie Kobinsky will present her research on food stamp use in Utah farmers markets.

When • Tuesday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m.

Where • Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business, Westminster College, 1840 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Local filmmakers

The seventh annual Local Filmmakers Showcase, presenting short films by local artists. Presented by the Park City Film Series.

When • Thursday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m.

Where • Park City Library Center, 1255 Park Ave., Park City

Tickets • Free

X-Dance is back

The 13th annual GoPro X-Dance Action Sports Film Festival, which brings together the best action sports filmmakers, iconic athletes and culture enthusiasts. Go to x-dance.org for program details.

When • Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 8-11

Where • The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15 per night, $35 for the entire festival, available at Smith's Tix outlets

Screening schedule • Visit x-dance.org.

Lifestyles of the rich

Lauren Greenfield's documentary "The Queen of Versailles," profiling a timeshare mogul and his free-spending wife through the economic downturn. Presented by the Park City Film Series.

When • Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 11, 6 p.m.

Where • Park City Library Center, 1255 Park Ave., Park City.

Tickets • $7; $6 for students and seniors

Storytelling fest

The Salt Lake Freedom Film and Storytelling Festival, a daylong celebration of the art of telling stories and moviemaking. For more information, call 801-532-2766.

When • Saturday, Nov. 10

Where • Post Theatre, 245 S. Fort Douglas Blvd., Salt Lake City

Tickets • Morning, afternoon, and evening sessions available for $5 for adults and $3 for children per session

After the storm

The Metropolitan Opera's production of "The Tempest," composed by Thomas Ad├Ęs (who conducts the performance). Baritone Simon Keenlyside stars as Prospero.

When • Saturday, Nov. 10, 10:55 a.m.

Where • Cinemark Century 16 Salt Lake, 125 E. 3300 South, South Salt Lake; Century 16 Union Heights, 7670 S. Union Park Ave., Sandy; Cinemark 24 Jordan Landing, 7301 S. Jordan Landing, West Jordan; Cinemark Draper, 12129 S. State St., Draper; Cinemark 16, 1200 Towne Centre Blvd., Provo; Cinemark University Mall, 1010 S. 800 East, Orem; Holiday Village 4, 1776 Park Ave., Park City.

Tickets • $15-$22.