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Special Event: Exclusive Preview of The Ice Front


Only a few seats remaining! Plan-B Theatre Company Benefits Utah Film Center


Tues, Nov 7 | 7 PM | Rose Wagner Studio - 138 W 300 S, SLC

Tomorrow Plan-B Theatre Company will present an exclusive preview performance of The Ice Front for Utah Film Center supporters with all proceeds of the evening benefiting us! This show is recommended for middle school students and up. For a donation of $20, you will gain access to this preview.

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Upcoming Free Salt Lake City Screenings


No screenings on November 7th - Election Day

UTAH FILM CENTER @ ILLUMINATE LIGHT ART + TECHNOLOGY FESTIVAL


Fri, Nov 10 | 5 PM | The Gateway

Sat, Nov 11 | 5 PM | The Gateway

Directed by Various
65 min | 2016 | Various Countries | Not Rated

Recommended for ages 4+

Our Tumbleweeds Amazing Animation program of animated short films from around the world was one of the most popular events at the 2016 Tumbleweeds Film Festival. Young filmgoers will meet a range of fascinating creatures including an octopus, a hermit crab, a stickman and a crocodile in this entertaining collection. The program will repeat every hour on the hour from 5pm through 9pm.

Presented at the Utah Arts Alliance’s Illuminate Light Art + Technology Festival on Nov 10 & Nov 11.

 

CHASING CORAL


Tues, Nov 14 | 7 PM | The City Library

Directed by Jeff Orlowski
93 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

Open captions Presented with Open Captions.

 Post-film Skype Q&A  with director Jeff Orlowski.

The director of Chasing Ice returns, turning time-lapse cameras on coral reefs, the nursery of all ocean life.

Winner: Audience Award U.S. Documentary–2017 Sundance Film Festival

Science Movie Night is presented in partnership with Natural History Museum of Utah and The City Library.

RAISING ZOEY


Thurs, Nov 16 | 7 PM | The City Library

Directed by Dante Alencastre
54 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated

 Post-film discussion with Maxwell and Lindsay Brunt of Mama Dragons and additional panlists are TBA.

The moving story of 13-year-old trans activist Zoey Luna and her family's fight for her right to self-identify at school.

Official Selection: 2017 Outfest LGBT Film Festival, 2017 Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival

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

 

CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER


Tues, Nov 21 | 7 PM | The City Library

Directed by Doug Nichol
104 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated

 Post-film Skype Q&A  with director Doug Nichol, Ken Alexander (typewriter repairman), and Jeremy Mayer (sculptor known for his assemblage sculptures) moderated by RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

Cinematic essay of those who remain loyal to the typewriter as a tool and a muse, and the struggles to keep the machines clicking.

Official Selection: 2016 Telluride Film Festival

Through The Lens presented in partnership with KUER and RadioWest.


Upcoming Free Outside of Salt Lake City Screenings


THE MARS GENERATION


Mon, Nov 6 @ 4 PM
County Library's Viridian Event Center – West Jordan

Sat, Nov 11 @ 2 PM
Orem Public Library – Orem

Open captions Presented with Open Captions.

Recommended for ages 10+.

Teenagers at Space Camp chase their dreams of traveling to Mars, while experts reflect on NASA's history and future.

Presented as part of our Tumbleweeds Film Festival year-round programming.

 

THE BIG SICK


Wed, Nov 15 @ 7 PM
Peery's Egyptian Theater – Ogden

Thurs, Nov 16 @ 7 PM
Star Hall - Moab

Open captions Presented with Open Captions.

Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano

A hilarious tale of love, illness, and cultural differences. Based on the life of comedian Kumail Nanjiani.

Official Selection: 2017 Sundance Film Festival

 
 
 

Media Education


Free Science Movie Night of Chasing Coral on November 14

Teachers, students, ocean lovers, earth-bound citizens: mark your calendars for our next FREE Science Movie Night of Chasing Coral on November 14th at the Salt Lake City Public Library featuring a post-film Skype Q&A with director Jeff Orlowski.

Winner of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, Chasing Coral tells the story of coral reefs around the world that are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. The above image is one of many featured in the film that shows the drastic effects of the "coral bleaching" phenomenon. Photo credit: The Ocean Agency - XL Catlin Seaview Survey - Richard Vevers

Click here for a Chasing Coral study guide – a great teacher/student resource to use following this screening!
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