Utah Film Center News (Jan 17)

Upcoming free film screenings and special events from Utah Film Center
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2017 Sundance Film Festival KIDS Highlight


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The Mars Generation

Recommended for ages 10 and up. World Premiere.

The Mars Generation, by director Michael Barnett is the first Sundance Festival KIDS film selected to be the Salt Lake City Opening Night Film. This screening will not only kick off the festival in Salt Lake City, but will be the film's world premiere.

This film, which literally reaches for the stars, frames a vital space program as reflecting a society that values innovation, unites behind a common goal, and promotes and engages with the next generation's dreams, vision, and potential. Alongside powerful footage of US space exploration of yore and interviews with the likes of Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye 'the Science Guy,' and astronaut Sunita Williams, we follow young teens (self-proclaimed "space nerds") attending a NASA space camp and who aspire to be astronauts, engineers, and scientists passionately determined to push boundaries and reach the Red Planet.

Utah Film Center, in collaboration with Sundance Institute, is excited to bring back the Sundance Film Festival KIDS section! KIDS screenings take place in Park City and Salt Lake City during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival January 19–29. Tickets are only $10!

Upcoming Free Salt Lake City Screenings


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Tuesday, January 10 @ 7:00 PM
 The City Library - 210 E 400 S
 

Science Movie Night

THE LOST WORLD (1925)

Directed by Harry O. Hoyt
106 min | 1925 | USA | Not Rated

*Post-film discussion with Carrie Levitt-Bussian, Paleontology Collections Manager, Natural History Museum of Utah.

A sensation when it opened, based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's (Sherlock Holmes) classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.

Presented in partnership with Natural History Museum of Utah and The City Library.

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Tuesday, January 17 @ 7:00 PM
 Rose Wagner - 138 W 300 S
 

Through the Lens

TOWER

Directed by Keith Maitland
82 min | 2015 | USA | Not Rated

*Post-film Q&A with director Keith Maitland.

Archival footage combined with rotoscope animation, in a never-before-seen way, reveal the untold stories from America’s first mass school shooting.

Winner: Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature—2016 SXSW Film Festival

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Saturday, January 31 @ 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM
 The City Library - 210 E 400 S
 

Programmer's Choice

SCREENAGERS

Directed by Delaney Ruston
70 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated

Please note we are screening this film at 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM.

The average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. This film explores the impact on kids and how adults can empower them to find balance.

Winner: Jury Award–2016 Stony Brook Film Festival

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Saturday, February 7 @ 7:00 PM 
 The City Library - 210 E 400 S
 

Programmer's Choice

THE LOVING STORY

Directed by Nancy Buirski
77 min | 2011 | USA | Not Rated

The definitive account of Loving v. Virginia—the 1967 Supreme Court decision to legalized interracial marriage—recently fictionalized in the film Loving.

Shortlisted: 2012 Academy Awards–Best Documentary

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Upcoming Free Outside of Salt Lake City Screenings


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Monday, Jan. 9 @ 4:00 PM - W Jordan
 Viridian Event Center - 8030 S 1825 W

Saturday, Jan. 14 @ 2:00 PM - Orem
 Orem Public Library - 58 N State St

Traveling Tumbleweeds

ZARAFA

Directed by Rémy Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie
78 min. | 2012 | France/Belgium | Not Rated
Presented in French with English subtitles (W. Jordan). Presented in English (Orem).

Recommended for 8+

Principal Cast: Max Renaudin, Simon Abkarian, and Ronit Elkabetz.
    
Inspired by the true story of the first giraffe to visit France, Zarafa is a sumptuously animated and stirring adventure.
    
Official Selection: 2012 Berlin Film Festival, 2013 Tumbleweeds Film Festival

Learn More–West Jordan...
Learn More–Orem...
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Thursday, Jan. 12 @ 7:00 PM - W Jordan
 Viridian Event Center - 8030 S 1825 W

Utah Film Circuit

TOWER

Directed by Keith Maitland
82 min | 2015 | USA | Not Rated

Archival footage combined with rotoscope animation, in a never-before-seen way, reveal the untold stories from America’s first mass school shooting.

Winner: Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature—2016 SXSW Film Festival

Learn More–West Jordan...

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Wednesday, Jan. 18 @ 7:00 PM - Ogden
 Peery's Egyptian - 2415 Washington Blvd

Utah Film Circuit

EVA HESSE

Directed by Marcie Begleiter
108 min | 2016 | USA/Germany | Not Rated

An exploration into the life and work of Eva Hesse, one of America's foremost post-war artists. 

Official Selection: 2016 Dok.Fest Munich, 2016 Docaviv

Learn More–Ogden...
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Thursday, Jan. 19 @ 7:00 PM - Moab
 Star Hall  - 159 E Center St

Utah Film Circuit

MOTLEY'S LAW

Directed by Nicole Horanyi
90 min | 2015 | Denmark | Not Rated
Presented in English and Dari, Pashtu, Bantu with English subtitles.

A fascinating portrait of Kimberley Motley, a former beauty queen who was the first Western litigation lawyer to work in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Winner: Grand Jury Prize–2015 DOC NYC, Best Female Director–2015 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)

Learn More–Moab...


Utah Film Center Education


Keep Calm and be Mindful

A New Year's Reminder: Keep Calm and Be Mindful


Produced by three teenage filmmakers in the Adobe Youth Voices program, and as we begin to navigate the New Year, this film reminds us to prioritize to treat ourselves and others well, and guides us with a few helpful stress relievers to keep us "calm and mindful."

UTAH FILM CENTER PROGRAMS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY

 George S and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation ZAPZions Bank 
 

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