What's worse than being exiled in Salt Lake City? How about being exiled to Antelope Island, a blip of land in the middle of the Great Salt Lake, as a French immigrant was in punishment for grave robbing.
For Robbing the Dead AKA Redemption tells the story of Henry Heath, a lawman in 1862 Salt Lake City tasked with watching over the exiled Jean Baptiste. On Wednesday, Feb. 29, the ArtsWest School for the Performing and Visual Arts will present a special screening of the film at the Northgate Reel Theater.
In the film, Heath despises Baptiste, as does the community. But through his role as caretaker on Antelope Island, and protecting the grave robber from the retribution of angry citizens, Heath learns compassion.
John Freeman stars in the leading role of Thomas Russell's story about how a hard heart can soften.
Catch Freeman, Margot Kidder (Lois Lane in Superman), Barry Corbin (Northern Exposure and One Tree Hill), Larry Thomas (Seinfeld's Soup Nazi) and David Stevens (Punch Drunk Love and The Crow: Salvation) after the film for a question-and-answer forum. The $25 admission gets you access to the film and the Q&A, with proceeds to benefit ArtsWest's theater and film department. For $100, you get the chance to head downtown with the cast for a private reception, which includes dessert and a chance to grill the cast.