PRESS RELEASE: UTAH FILM CENTER FREE JUNE FILM SCREENINGS 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Media Contact: Josh Levey

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June 2017 Salt Lake City Free Film Lineup

 

Saturday, June 3 | 11am | The City Library

Monkey King: Hero is Back

Directed by Tian Xiao Peng

86 min | 2016 | China | PG
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: Best Animated Feature–2015 Golden Rooster Award
Presented as part of our Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Children and Youth year-round programming.

 

 

Saturday, June 3 | 4pm | The City Library

The Trans List

Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

57 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated

Post-film Q&A with producer   and Rowland Hall alumnusSam 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

Presented in partnership with the Utah Pride Center as part of the 2017 Utah Pride Festival.

 

Sunday, June 4 | 2pm | The City Library

The Out List

Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

60 min | 2013 | USA | Not Rated

Post-film Q&A with producer   and Rowland Hall alumnusSam 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

Presented in partnership with the Utah Pride Center as part of the 2017 Utah Pride Festival.

 

Tuesday, June 6 | 7pm | The City Library

The Settlers

Directed by Shimon Dotan

107 min | 2016 | Israel | Not Rated

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

Presented in partnership with J-Street and support from Rochelle Kaplan

 

Monday, June 12 | 7pm | The City Library

Loving

Directed by Jeff Nichols

123 min | 2016 | USA/UK | PG-13

Post-film discussion   with Ruth-Arlene Howe, Retired Law Professor of Boston College, and John White, moderated by LaShawn Williams, Social Work Professor of UVU.

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple whose relationship led to the US Supreme Court.

Nominated: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role–2017 Academy Awards

Presented in partnership with The City Library

 

Tuesday, June 13 | 7pm | The City Library

Notes on Blindness

Directed by Peter Middleton and James Spinney

90 min | 2016 | UK | Not Rated
Post-film discussion  with Lisa M. Ord, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., Director of Patient Support Program, John A. Moran Eye Center.

After becoming blind John Hull began keeping an audio diary, documenting his journey into ‘a world beyond sight.’

Winner: Best Documentary–2016 British Independent Film Awards, Special Jury Prize–2016 San Francisco Int’l Film Festival, Storytelling & Innovation Award–2016 Sheffield Doc/Fest

Science Movie Night presented in partnership with the Natural History Museum of Utah and Salt Lake City Public Library.

 

Wednesday, June 14 | 7pm | Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

Welcome to Refugeestan

Directed by Anne Poiret

72 min | 2017 | France | Not Rated
Exploration of the refugee system and its failures that can keep people trapped and stateless for decades.

Official Selection: 2017 FIGRA Film Festival, 2017 United Nations Association Film Festival

Presented in partnership with Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

 

Thursday, June 15 | 7pm | The City Library

Being 17

Directed by André Téchiné

116 min | 2016 | France | Not Rated

Presented in French with English subtitles

Cast: Sandrine Kiberlain, Kacey Mottet Klein, Corentin Fila, Alexis Loret

When his mother takes in a bully whose own mother is ill, Damien must learn to live with the boy who terrorized him.

Official Selection: 2016 Damn These Heels Film Festival, 2016 Berlin International Film Festival

Presented as part of our Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival year-round programming.

 

Tuesday, June 20 | 7pm | The City Library

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

Directed by Steve James
88 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated
Presented in English, and Mandarin and Cantonese with English subtitles.
Post-film Skype Q&A with director   Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, Life Itself)

Incredible saga of the small financial firm Abacus - the only company criminally indicted after the 2008 mortgage crisis.
Winner: Grand Jury Prize World Cinema Documentary–2017 Sundance Film Festival


Tuesday, June 27 | 7pm | The City Library

The Reagan Show

Directed by Pacho Velez and Sierra Pettengill

74 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

Explores through archival footage how Ronald Reagan redefined the look and feel of what it means to be the POTUS.
Official Selection – 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

 

Wednesday, June 28 | 7pm | Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

No Man’s Land

Directed by David Byars

81 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

Post-film Q&A with director David Byars and producers David Holbrooke and Stash Wislocki moderated by KUER RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

A fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at the armed standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon in 2016
Official Selection – 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

Through the Lens film series presented in partnership with KUER 90.1 and RadioWest.

 

 

All films listed are free and open to the public. For free screenings in Moab, Ogden, Orem, and West Jordan please visit utahfilmcenter.org.  

 

Mark your calendars for the 14th annual Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival July 14-16, the longest running LGBTQ Film Festival in the Mountain West.

 

Utah Film Center is generously sponsored by the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks Program, and Zions Bank.

 

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