UTAH FILM CENTER: Two More Films Added to DTH + Free Film Screenings of Nova (SLC)

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2017 Damn These Heels Film Festival


DTH Festival Passes On Sale

The best way to save money at the 14th annual Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival is with a Festival Pass! Aside from saving money, passholders receive a variety of benefits including 1 ticket to the Opening Night Film, 10 tickets to your choice of films, access to our DTH Lounge, discounts to local restaurants and more.


DTH Festival Just Announced Films


PLAY THE DEVIL


Saturday, July 15 @ 4:45 PM

Set against the backdrop of Trinidad and Tobago’s mystical Carnival, a gifted and struggling young man becomes the object of intrigue for an older, well-meaning businessman until their worlds collide.

 

APRICOT GROVES


Sunday, July 16 @ 2:30 PM

Aram, an Iranian Armenian youth who immigrated to the U.S. in childhood, returns to Armenia for the first time to propose to an Armenian girlfriend he met and lived with in the United States. Aram sees many cultural, religious, and national differences on the one day trip, but harder obstacles are ahead.

 


Upcoming Free Salt Lake City Screenings


NOVA: VIKINGS UNEARTHED


Tues, Jul 11 | 7 PM | The City Library

Directed by Harvey Lilley
112 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated

 Post-film discussion  with Kristina Stelter (Master of Letters, Celtic and Viking Archaeology, University of Glasgow).

The Vikings are infamous for their conquests. Now uncover new clues about their expeditions and settlements.

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

 

NUTS!


Wed, Jul 12 | 7 PM | Rose Wagner

Directed by Penny Lane
79 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated

 Post-film Q&A  with director Penny Lane, moderated by KUER RadioWest’s host Doug Fabrizio.

The story of an eccentric genius who built an empire with a goat testicle impotence cure and a million watt radio station. 

Winner: U.S. Documentary Jury Special Jury Award for Editing–2016 Sundance Film Festival

 

THELMA AND LOUISE


Tues, Jul 18 | 7 PM | The City Library

Directed by Ridley Scott
130 min | 1991 | USA | Rated R

 Post-film discussion  with author Becky Aikman and the director of the Utah Film Commission Virginia Pearce.

Special screening of the shot-in-Utah classic followed by a conversation and book signing with Becky Aikman, author of the newly released book Off The Cliff: How the Making of Thelma and Louise Drove Hollywood to the Edge.

 

REVOLUTION: A NEW ART FOR A NEW WORLD


Wed, Jul 19 | 7 PM | UMFA

Directed by Margy Kinmonth
86 min | 2016 | UK/Russia | Not Rated
Presented in English

A bold and exciting film that encapsulates a momentous period in the history of Russia and the Russian Avant-Garde.

Official Selection: 2016 Cambridge Film Festival

 


Upcoming Free Outside of Salt Lake City Screenings


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

LITTLE GREY FERGIE: COUNTRY FUN!


Sat, Jul 8 @ 2 PM
Orem Public Library
Orem

Recommended for ages 4+.

Official Selection: 2016 Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival


Media Education


 

Heads Up Teachers & Non-Profits for Funding Opportunity in the Pipeline

Keep your eye on the Utah Department of Heritage & Arts website as they launch their STEAM INITIATIVE (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) this Fall, which includes $5,000 grants for teacher-initiated STEAM projects (arts faculty working with STEM faculty) and non-profits already engaged in STEAM projects, renewable for a second year.

Their mission is to demonstrate the relationship between arts and STEM, foster innovation, and develop creativity among teachers, students, and businesses. 


Utah Film Center Programs Generously Supported By


 
 George S and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation ZAPZions Bank 

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