NEWSLETTER: UTAH FILM CENTER'S UPCOMING FILM SCREENINGS

Plus: I am Not Your Negro, The Reagan Show, & No Man's Land, and DTH highlights: Todrick Hall & The Queen of Ireland View web version
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Damn These Heels Film Festival: Film Highlights


BEHIND THE CURTAIN:TODRICK HALL


OPENING NIGHT FILM
Friday, July 14 @ 7:30 PM

Director Katherine Fairfax Wright scheduled to be in attendance.

Todrick Hall launches his most ambitious project yet: the full-scale original musical Straight Outta Oz. From a small town in Texas to big-time show business, comes an inspiring documentary of grit, perseverance, and the redemptive power of art.

*Passholders receive 1 ticket to the Opening Night Film in addition to other film benefits.

 

THE QUEEN OF IRELAND


Saturday, July 15 @ 12:15 PM

Story of Irish drag queen Panti Bliss, created by Rory O’Neill. Over the last few years Rory has become a figurehead for LGBT rights in Ireland and since the recent scandal around ‘Pantigate,’ his fight for equality and against homophobia has become recognised across the world.

Preceded by the short film Mock Identity (6 min) Directed by Megan Aubry

 

Upcoming Free Salt Lake City Screenings


ABACUS: Small Enough to Jail


Tues, Jun 20 | 7 PM | The City Library

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 producer Mark Mitten.

Incredible saga of the small financial firm Abacus - the only company criminally indicted after the 2008 mortgage crisis.

Official Selection: 2016 Toronto International Film Festival

 

THE REAGAN SHOW


Tues, Jun 27 | 7 PM | The City Library

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

NO MAN’S LAND


Wed, Jun 28 | 7 PM | Rose Wagner

Directed by David Byars
81 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

 Post-film Skype 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

 

ZIP & ZAP AND THE MARBLE GANG


Sat, Jul 1 | 11 AM | The City Library

Directed by Oskar Santos
97 min | 2013 | Spain | No Rating
Presented in Spanish with English subtitles

Recommended for ages 9+.

Cast: Raúl Rivas, Daniel Cerezo, Javier Gutiérrez, and Claudia Vega

Punished by being sent to a summer school, Zip & Zap uncover a mysterious secret hidden deep within the school.

Official Selection: 2014 Sundance Film Festival


Upcoming Free Outside of Salt Lake City Screenings


I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO


Wed, Jun 21 @ 7 PM
Peery's Egyptian Theater
Ogden

Click here for post-film discussion guest info.

Nominated: Best Documentary Feature–2017 Academy Awards

ZIP & ZAP AND THE MARBLE GANG


Thur, Jul 6 @ 4 PM
Viridian Event Center
West Jordan

Recommended for ages 9+

Official Selection: 2014 Sundance Film Festival

ALL GOVERNMENTS LIE: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone


Thur, Jul 6 @ 7 PM
Viridian Event Center
West Jordan

Official Selection: 2016 Toronto International Film Festival


Media Education


Paulina Fillippova
 

SHIFT Student Stop Motion Animation Highlight

Something light (excuse the pun) and entertaining to think about while you and your green thumb stand in your garden marvel at your growing plants.... with thanks for the insight to creator and Salt Lake Arts Academy eighth grader Paulina Fillippova, who makes science so beautiful. Check out the SHIFT on Vimeo page for more stop motion animation projects created in Utah classrooms. 


Utah Film Center Programs Generously Supported By


 
 George S and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation ZAPZions Bank 

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