Film by MSJC Professor Paul Hendry will be screened at the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema

February 27, 2018

screen grab from the filmWednesday, March 7, 12:20 p.m. at the Silver Pines Lodge, 25955 Cedar St.
Saturday, March 10, 3:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 25925 Cedar St.
Idyllwild, CA 92549

Mt. San Jacinto College professor Paul Hendry has written and directed a new comedy film, Mormon Dog Story, screening at the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema, Wednesday, March 7, 12:20 p.m. at the Silver Pines Lodge and Saturday, March 10, 3:30 p.m. at Town Hall. There will be a Q&A session with the director and cast after each showing.

Inspired by actual events, Mormon Dog Story explores the dark underside of the American pastoral—think of it as “Utah Gothic.” When a couple’s irresistible corgi is stolen, attempts to recover him tear down a town’s façade of respectability.

Working with family, friends, and an unruly band of teachers, Hendry and creative partner Bob Hasse enjoy the freedom of zero-budget, run-and-gun filmmaking. They claim Mormon Dog Story may be the best $3,000 film ever made. In addition to Hendry, the film also stars MSJC faculty members Eileen Doktorski, Bing Bruce, and Dave Parrott.

The Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema runs from March 6-11. Tickets to individual screenings can be purchased before each showing at the Rustic Theater box office, 54290 North Circle Drive, Idyllwild.

Check the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema website for more ticket information and show times.

Watch the trailer on Vimeo.

For more information about Mormon Dog Story, contact Paul Hendry at 951-487-3649 or phendry@msjc.edu