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C-4 The Park Record PARK CITY FILM SERIES.ORG CREATING COMMUNITY THROUGH FILM Int'l Ocean Film Tour: Vol. 5 A Drive-in movie experience in Prospector Square Not Rated AUG 11 Sat 8:45pm (dusk) Tickets: $15 Come early for live music, One Wheel demos and discounts at local restaurants starting at 7pm! Tickets sales benefit Basin Recreation's Youth Scholarship Fund. Underwritten by Park City Standup Paddleboarding PARKING LOT K 1920 PROSPECTOR AVE PARK CITY • 435.615.8291 Sat/Sun/Mon/Tues, August 11-14, 2018 Continued from C-1 Scown makes film debut fascinated with child stars like Macaulay Culkin and watched them grow up.” The combination of gossip news and celebrities percolated in Scown’s brain until a story took shape. “I did a lot of research and writing and tried to put together an entertaining and exciting narrative,” he said. “Through the time I spent writing, I changed a few things.” The first draft of the script’s plot was set in Park City during the Sundance Film Festival, but Scown moved the action to L.A. “I was also fortunate to have a great casting director, Emily Schweber, who was instrumental in helping me beef up the roles,” he said. “She added a little more backstory and arc to the character’s parts. So when we sent the script out, we had a great response.” The only thing Scown required was to have a former child actor play the lead role of Gloria, Scown said, and he was delighted when Schweber cast McComb in that role. McComb, who started acting when she was two, is known for her work in the 90s teen drama “Dawson’s Creek.” “I wanted authenticity and someone who had perspective of the character, and Heather was able to add things to the character that I had never thought about,” he said. The cast also features improv veteran Jillian Bell, known for appearing in a number of comedies including “22 Jump Street” and workplace sitcom “Workaholics.” “Jillian was great because she picked out the idea that through this dark comedy, she’s the only one who is trying to do the right thing,” Scown said. “She realized that she was the hero who wanted to save Gloria, while the others just wanted to take advantage of her.” Still, the cast, which includes Danny Woodburn and Amy The New York Times crossword puzzle ACROSS 1 Word repeated in “Mi ____ es su ____” 5 Skipped town 9 Good name for a botanist? 14 Certain vacuum tube 20 Taiwan-based electronics giant 21 Per item 22 Shred 23 Make airtight 24 Caterer’s platter 26 Off 27 Director of “Eat Drink Man Woman,” 1994 28 Morticia, to Fester, in 1960s TV 29 Expecting help? 31 Beat generation figure? 33 Tidy 35 ____ Muhammad, mentor to Malcolm X 37 “Mm-hmm” 38 Reagan-era scandal 42 Old Germanic tribe 44 Passes out 48 Oral examination? 50 Initiations have them 52 Dish made from a fermented root 53 Grace’s surname on “Will & Grace” 54 Neutron’s home 56 Jazz singer who acted in the “Roots” miniseries 59 Whopper maker 60 Hematite, e.g. 62 Like 100% inflation 63 ____ Kippur 64 Sorbet-like dessert originally from Sicily 65 ____ port 68 Wrist watch? 69 Like this puzzle’s circled letters vis-à-vis their Across answers 73 Brewer’s need 76 Long ____ 77 “Nuh-uh!” 78 “Horrible!” 81 Reaches 84 Nearest country to Cape Verde 85 Grammy winner Erykah ____ 86 Talkative sort 90 Competitor of Rugby 91 “Li’l” fellow 92 “I’m with ____” 93 Hell, informally 95 It might take only seven digits 97 Sampled 100 Be rumple-free 102 Leaves for baggage claim, say 103 Star followers 105 Vitamin B3 107 Prefix with normal 108 Cause of a tossed joystick, maybe 112 Block from getting close to the basket 115 Gridiron gains 118 Comic ____ Nancherla 119 Stage in getting a Ph.D. 121 Some rustproof rails 123 Chasms 124 Newsroom fixture 125 Frozen breakfast brand 126 “Let’s do it!” 127 Risks a ticket 128 “Siddhartha” novelist 129 In case 130 Washington team, familiarly “GHOSTED” By Alison Ohringer and Erik Agard Puzzles Edited by Will Shortz 1 2 3 4 5 20 24 7 8 9 41 48 54 56 82 86 88 98 103 109 99 67 78 110 102 112 107 113 121 114 115 116 118 119 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 DOWN 1 ____ Crunch 2 Smoothie flavor 3 Tennis star’s feat 4 Place for exhibitions 5 Word with noodle or nurse 6 Viscount’s superior 7 Big scholarship awarder, for short 8 Mint-family herb 9 “Down goes ____!” (1973 sports line) 10 Mojito ingredient 11 Nail-polish brand 12 When jams are produced 13 Place for an altar 14 Long line in Russia 15 Let 16 “Amen to that” 17 Earthen pot 18 What it takes two to do 19 One-on-one Olympics event 25 Chuck in the air 30 Not mainstream, briefly 32 Separations at weddings? 34 Body work, in brief 36 Lead-in to boy or girl 38 Birthplace of the Renaissance 39 RCA component 40 Put claw marks in 41 Sharer of Russia’s western 120 80 96 106 111 79 91 95 101 105 47 72 90 100 46 68 71 94 104 45 85 89 93 97 66 84 87 92 19 58 77 83 18 border 43 Setting for many G.I. stories 45 Much of Aries’ span 46 Postgraduation stressors, for some 47 Lengthy attack 49 Refining, as muscles 51 Lead-in to cone 55 “You only live once,” for one 57 Baked-beans flavor 58 Mötley ____ 60 Schedule-keeping org. 61 Team scream 64 “10-4” 65 Longest American northsouth rte. 66 “Fiddler on the Roof” setting 67 In spades 69 Future attorney’s hurdle, for short 70 Memphis-to-Nashville dir. 71 2018 World Cup champs 72 Prayer ending? 73 Workplace for a cabin boy 74 Antiquated anesthetic 75 Pong creator 78 All-female group with the 1986 No. 1 hit “Venus” 79 One-named singer whose last name is Adkins 80 Pitches Filmmaker Nick Scown, whose feature-film debut “Pretty Bad Actress” premiered in Los Angeles on Friday, is a Park City High School graduate, class of 1996. Buckwald, did come up against some challenges during the shoot. “One surprise was that Jillian didn’t know how to drive a stick shift, and the car we used in the film was mine, which, of course, was manual,” Scown laughed. “So we had to figure out how to shoot driving scenes.” Those shots were accomplished by putting the car in neutral and having Bell ride the brakes as it rolled down a hill, Scown said. “Also, there are really no basements in Los Angeles, so we had to find a garage that we could make look like a basement and edit the scenes so no one would notice,” he said. Principal photography started in the winter of 2016 and wrapped up a few months ago. “We did a cut of the film that we felt it was OK, but saw some things that needed to be fleshed out,” he said. “So we did some reshoots and added a couple of scenes. And I’m excited to share this film with people.” Scown’s introduction to independent film came from growing up in Park City and seeing the bustle of the Sundance Film Festival. “As a kid living there, some of us didn’t like Sundance because it was a time when all of these people in black leather jackets who didn’t know how to drive in the snow would come to town and smoke,” he said with another laugh. “I wasn’t a fan at first, but I had a great teacher, Chris Maddux, in high school. He ran the communications and media program and inspired us by showing how much fun we could have with storytelling.” Maddux, who passed away in 2011 from cancer, helped establish the Miner Film Festival, and started the Park City High School television program. “He gave his students a lot of rope so we could experiment and explore and enjoy storytelling,” said Scown, who came around on Sundance. “I eventually went on to volunteer for the Sundance Institute labs for a couple of summers after that,” Scown said. Scown’s filmmaking influences include directors with independent origins who embody the “doit-yourself” philosophy — like Kevin Smith, Christopher Nolan, Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. “Robert Rodriguez and Christopher Nolan showed me that while you will never make ‘Jurassic Park,’ you could still shoot a film like ‘El Mariachi’ or ‘Memento’ with friends and tell stories in an economical way,” Scown said. “These guys were akin to punk bands like the Sex Pistols, and not like those big bands like The Beatles.” Although “Pretty Bad Actress” is having its time in the spotlight, Scown is already working on a new project, a documentary called “Too Soon: The Comedy of 9/11” with his friend Julie Seabaugh, a comedy journalist and producer. The film will commemorate the 30th anniversary of satirical newspaper The Onion. “I think we’re going to do a segment about The Onion’s 9/11 issue, which made me laugh for the first time after the attacks,” Scown said. The filmmaker said his future plans include both documentaries and features, which were inspired by a speech filmmaker Werner Herzog. “He spoke when I was a film student at the University of Utah and hHe said, ‘You do whatever it is to make a movie,’” Scown said. “Filmmaking is all storytelling. And I want to give people something that addresses things they’ve never really thought about before. So it doesn’t matter if it’s a feature or a documentary.” For information about Nick Scown and his film “Pretty Bad Actress,” visit www.prettybadactressmovie.com. Continued from C-2 B.H.: One of my deepest collaborations through the years has been my working relationship with Spike Lee, for the last 26 years. For the last ten I’ve been scoring films for him, and during that time I’ve probably written 190 different musical cues. Some of those cues have sounded like potential songs to me, and I’ve expanded several of them into new songs. So that has very clearly opened up my songwriting, mostly in the last two years. Writing “on assignment” forces one to create, and so this has been a great catalyst for me. 52 57 70 76 17 62 65 69 108 51 64 81 44 50 61 75 16 37 43 55 15 32 36 60 74 14 27 42 49 53 73 13 31 35 40 63 12 23 30 34 39 59 11 26 29 33 10 22 25 28 38 6 21 COURTESY OF NICK SCOWN 117 122 82 Albany is its capital: Abbr. 83 Gorsuch’s predecessor on the bench 84 Two of diamonds? 85 Trusted news source in the Mideast 87 Friend of Descartes … or, in English, question pondered by Descartes? 88 “What chutzpah!” 89 Early record holder 91 Puts to rest 94 Pricey-sounding apparel brand? 96 Tinder, e.g. 98 Surface 99 “Well, I’ll be” follower 101 B’way buys 104 It covers a lot of ground 106 Recognition for a scientist 108 Comic’s offerings 109 Per item 110 Stud finder? 111 One wearing black eyeliner and ripped jeans, say 113 Desire 114 Makes out? 116 Cause of some insomnia 117 Application figs. 120 Dummkopf 122 Boozehound Hornsby will play City Park ella with him last year as a guest, sat in with him on two solo concerts last December in Virginia, and played a gig with him at his Oxbow Motel in Eau Claire, Wisconsin a few months ago. We’ve also been working on some new music together; what a killer he is. P.R.: On the other hand, how has your performance experience with other artists, such as Ricky Skaggs, the Grateful Dead, the Range and the Noisemakers influenced your playing, as opposed to songwriting? B.H.: I wouldn’t trade my time with the Dead for anything. It was a truly singular and often transcendent experience for me. Any time you spend that much time around a musical scene as vast and deep as the Dead world, it can’t help but have an influence. I loved them as writers, so that was an influence; I loved their loose approach, so that was another influence (although having been a jazz major at University of Miami, I was always game for winging it and improvising), and the whole “be kind” philosophy that permeated their scene was another beautiful influence. P.R.: How does working with artists from other mediums, such as filmmaker Spike Lee, opened up your creativity? P.R.: How was working on “She’s Gotta Have It” expressively different than working on “Clockers?’ B.H.: Well, I guess a very obvious difference — the assignments or requests were totally different. For “Clockers” Spike asked for an end-title song, and Chaka (Khan) and I wrote and performed “Love Me Still” for the film. For “SGHI” the assignment was the full film score, so that involved many composed instrumental pieces, film cues. P.R.: Is there any musical style or type of project you haven’t done that you would like to do? B.H.: I’ve been moving into writing songs influenced by modern, atonal, harmonically challenging, more dissonant classical music, much to the chagrin of most of my fans — but not all. The Park City Institute will present Bruce Hornsby as part of the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Summer Concert Series at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, at City Park. Tickets are $49 and $89. They can be purchased by visiting www.bigstarsbrightnightsconcerts.org.