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Tuesday, October 18: Reel Paradise

Photo by Amy C. Elliott
The Pierson Family in front of the 180 Meridian Cinema in Fiji.

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – Independent film world icon John Pierson was on a search for the world's most remote movie theater. He found the 180 Meridian Cinema in Taveuni, Fiji, and when he saw the audience's enthusiasm for the annual screening of the Three Stooge's short "Some More of Samoa," he fell in love. He moved his wife and two teenage children from New York City to Fiji, where his free screenings become the focal point of entertainment in the community. Doug talks to John and his wife Janet about the family's year-long adventure, chronicled in the new film Reel Paradise.

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This Friday, October 21st at the Tower Theatre, the Salt Lake Film Society will present an evening celebrating the Pacific Islands. At 5:00 p.m., Fiji's first feature film, "The Land Has Eyes," will be screened. John Pierson will introduce "Reel Paradise" at 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact 801-321-0310 or visit The Salt Lake Film Society on-line

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