NEWS: HELP THE UTAH FILM CENTER PROGRAM THEIR AUGUST FILMS (MAY 30)

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15th Anniversary: Help Us Program Our August Films


What Are Your 5 Favorite Films We Have Ever Played?

Utah Film Center is celebrating its 15th anniversary in August! To celebrate bringing the world of film to Utah for 15 years, we decided to turn the programming over to you for an audience-selected retrospective! All Tuesday night screenings in August at The City Library will feature films selected by you, our members and attendees.

 

Click the button below to submit your 5 favorite films that the Utah Film Center has ever played. Need help jogging your memory? That page also includes a searchable database of all of the films we have played over the past 15 years. Spread the word to your friends and family!

Upcoming Free Salt Lake City Screenings


WINTER ON FIRE: 
Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom


Tues, May 30 | 7 PM | The City Library

Directed by Evgeny Afineevsky
98 min | 2015 | Ukraine | Not Rated
Presented in English, and Ukrainian and Russian with English subtitles.

 Post-film Q&A  with director Evgeny Afineevsky.

Over 93 days in Ukraine, what started as peaceful student demonstrations became a violent revolution and civil rights movement.

Nominated: Best Documentary Feature–2016 Academy Awards; Winner: People’s Choice Award–2015 Toronto International Film Festival

CRIES FROM SYRIA


Wed, May 31 | 7 PM | The City Library

Directed by Evgeny Afineevsky
112 min | 2017 | USA/Syria/Czech Republic | Not Rated
Presented in Arabic with English subtitles.

 Post-film Q&A  with director Evgeny Afineevsky.

A harrowing exploration of the humanitarian crisis & devastating civil war in Syria that has transpired since 2011.

Official Selection–2017 Sundance Film Festival

MONKEY KING: Hero is Back
(Xi you ji zhi da sheng gui lai)


Sat, Jun 3 | 11 AM | The City Library

Directed by Tian Xiao Peng
86 min | 2016 | China | Rated PG
Presented in English.

Recommended for ages 8+

Cast: Jackie Chan, Kannon Kurowski, and Roger Craig Smith

Released from a 500-year curse, the Monkey King (Jackie Chan) must defend a village from the evil Mountain Lord.

Winner: 2015–Golden Rooster Award for Best Animated Feature

THE TRANS LIST


Sat, Jun 3 | 4 PM | The City Library

Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
57 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated

 Post-film Q&A  with producer Sam McConnell.

Individuals share their insights into the wide range of experiences lived by Americans who identify as transgender.

Official Selection: 2016 Damn These Heels Film Festival, 2016 OutFest

This screening is presented in partnership with the Utah Pride Center in celebration of the 2017 Utah Pride Festival.

THE OUT LIST


Sun, Jun 4 | 2 PM | The City Library

Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
60 min | 2013 | USA | Not Rated

 Post-film Q&A  with producer Sam McConnell.

LGBTQ celebrities and community leaders reveal their struggles and triumphs of being “out” in America.

Official Selection: Frameline 37–2013 San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival

This screening is presented in partnership with the Utah Pride Center in celebration of the 2017 Utah Pride Festival.

THE SETTLERS


Tues, Jun 6 | 7 PM | The City Library

Directed by Shimon Dotan
107 min | 2016 | Israel | Not Rated
Presented in English, and Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles.

 Post-film Q&A  with director Shimon Dotan.

An exploration of the origins, the current state, and impact of the Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Official Selection: 2016 Sundance Film Festival, 2016 IDFA Festival

 


Upcoming Free Outside of Salt Lake City Screenings


MONKEY KING: Hero is Back (Xi you ji zhi da sheng gui lai)


Mon, Jun 5 @ 4 PM
Viridian Event Center
West Jordan

Winner: 2015–Golden Rooster Award for Best Animated Feature

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS


Thur, Jun 8 @ 7 PM
Viridian Event Center
West Jordan

Official Selection: 2016 Sundance Film Festival

MONKEY KING: Hero is Back (Xi you ji zhi da sheng gui lai)


Sat, Jun 10 @ 2 PM
Orem Library
Orem

Nominated: Best Foreign Language Film–2017 Academy Awards


Media Education


Few Spots Remain for our 2017 Tumbleweeds Field Trips

Utah Film Center is pleased to offer free Tumbleweeds Festival Field Trips this September to grades 5-12 in conjunction with the 2017 Tumbleweeds Film Festival (Sept 22-24)! We will be presenting multiple screenings in West Jordan and Salt Lake City of the documentary The Mars Generationwhich premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film FestivalThe film’s director, Michael Barnett, will lead a Q&A after each screening and all participating teachers will receive a study guide packet.

Help us spread the word to any teachers who may be interested in participating in this fun opportunity! Registration can be found here.


Utah Film Center Programs Generously Supported By


 
 George S and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation ZAPZions Bank 

#UtahFilmCenter
 

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