Utah Film Center Newsletter (April 24)

Our New Logo & Upcoming free
film screenings from the Utah Film Center
Utah Film Center
 
 

Our New Logo


You may have noticed our new logo at the top of this email ⇧. Created by our friends at STRUCK, Utah Film Center is getting an updated look! In addition to a new logo, you will be seeing new colors and layouts rolled out in our print and digital collateral, an early birthday gift for the Film Center which turns 15 in August!

Special Event


Utah Film Center invites all beloved supporters to our Taste of Membership reception on May 3rdbefore the Bending The Arc screening! An event that is typically exclusive for members-only is opening its doors for one month to those interested in exploring what a membership with the Utah Film Center is all about. Click here to learn more and RSVP. Space is limited, so RSVP today!
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Upcoming Free Salt Lake City Screenings


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Tuesday, April 25 @ 7:00 PM 
 The City Library - 210 E 400 S
 

Films Without Borders

STARLESS DREAMS
(Royahaye dame sobh)

Directed by Mehrdad Oskouei
76 min | 2016 | Iran | Not Rated
Presented in Persian with English subtitles.

A haunting portrait of stolen childhood, this film plunges us into the lives of teenage girls at a juvenile correctional facility outside of Tehran.

Winner: Amnesty International Film Prize–2016 Berlinale, Reva and David Logan Grand Jury Award and Inspiration Award–2016 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Learn More...

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Wednesday, April 26 @ 7:00 PM 
 UMFA - 410 Campus Center Drive
 

Creativity in Focus

BECAUSE I WAS A PAINTER
(Parce que j’étais peintre)

Directed by Christophe Cognet
104 min | 2013 | France/Germany | Not Rated
Presented in English, French, German, & Hebrew with English subtitles.

Survivors of Nazi concentration camps talk about the artwork they produced in secret, and which is now conserved in archives in Israel and Europe. 

Official Selection: 2013–Rome Film Festival, 2015–Warsaw Independent Film Festival

Learn More...
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Tuesday, May 2 @ 7:00 PM 
 The City Library - 210 E 400 S
 

Made in Utah

TOXIC PUZZLE

Directed by Bo Landin
86 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

*Post-film discussion with director Bo Landin & Paul Cox, scientist featured in the film

A scientist explores toxins created by pollution that may be responsible for the rise in ALS and Alzheimer's.

Official Selection: 2017 Newport Film Festival

Learn More...

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Wednesday, May 3 @ 7:00 PM
 
 Rose Wagner - 138 W 300 S
 

Through The Lens

BENDING THE ARC

Directed by Kief Davidson & Pedro Kos
102 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

*Post-film Skype Q&A with co-director Pedro Kos

The doctors and activists whose work in a Haitian village grew into a global battle for the right to health for all.

Official Selection: 2017 Sundance Film Festival, 2017 San Francisco International Film Festival​

Learn More...
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Saturday, May 6 @ 11:00 AM
 The City Library - 210 E 400 S
 

Tumbleweeds Year-Round

SHAUN THE SHEEP

Directed by Mark Burton & Richard Starzak
85 min | 2015 | UK/France | Rated PG
Presented in English

Recommended for all ages

Cast: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, & Kate Harbour

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for.

Official Selection: 2015 Sundance Film Festival

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Tuesday, May 9 @ 7:00 PM
 The City Library - 210 E 400 S
 

Science Movie Night

MINUSCULE: Valley of the Lost Ants 
(MINUSCULE: La vallée des fourmis perdues)

Directed by Hélène Giraud & Thomas Szabo
89 min | 2013 | France | Not Rated
No dialogue

*Click here for post-film discussion info.

Enter the world of insects in this wonderfully exciting and inventive award-winning animated film.

Winner: Best Animated Film–2015 César Awards

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

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DTH Early Bird Passes Now On Sale!



Upcoming Free Outside of Salt Lake City Screenings


 
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Monday, May 1 @ 4:00 PM - West Jordan
 Viridian Event Center - 8030 S 1825 W

Traveling Tumbleweeds

LE CHANT DE MER
(SONG OF THE SEA)

Directed by Tomm Moore
93 min | 2014 | Ireland/Denmark/Belgium/ Luxembourg/France | Rated PG
Presented in French with English subtitles

Recommended for ages 7+

Cast: Jean Stan Du Pac, Patrick Bethune, and Nathalie Homs

From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated The Secret of Kells comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece.

Winner: Best Animated Feature Film–2015 European Film Awards; Nominated: Best Animated Feature–2015 Academy Awards

Learn More–West Jordan...

 
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Thursday, May 11 @ 7:00 PM - West Jordan
 Viridian Event Center - 8030 S 1825 W

Wednesday, May 17 @ 7:00 PM - Ogden
 Peery's Egyptian - 2415 Washington Blvd

Utah Film Circuit

SPLINTERS OF A NATION

Directed by G. Scott Porter
56 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated
Presented in English and German with English subtitles.

The untold story of 8,000 German prisoners of war held captive in Utah during WWII.

Learn More–West Jordan...
Learn More–Ogden...

 
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Thursday, May 25 @ 7:00 PM - Moab
 Star Hall - 159 E Center St

Utah Film Circuit

A MAN CALLED OVE
(En man som heter Ove)

Directed by Hannes Holm
116 min | 2015 | Sweden | Rated PG-13
Presented in Swedish with English subtitles.

Cast: Rolf Lassgård, Filip Berg, Ida Engvoll, and Bahar Pars

Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.

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