Utah Film Society (Jan 23)

Upcoming free film screenings and special events from Utah Film Center
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Utah Film Center Fiscal Sponsored Films at 2017 Sundance Film Festival


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Photos from left to right: Bending the Arc, STEP

Utah Film Center offers artist support with an alternative program: fiscal sponsorship. Artists and filmmakers in need of funding can apply to our fiscal sponsorship program and approved mission-aligned film projects are eligible to use the Film Center’s nonprofit status, rather than establishing their own. We are proud to announce that two of these projects will be making their world premieres at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Bending the Arc

Directed by Kief Davidson and Pedro Kos

This powerful epic is about the extraordinary doctors and activists—including Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Ophelia Dahl—whose work 30 years ago to save lives in a rural Haitian village grew into a global battle in the halls of power for the right to health for all. World Premiere

STEP

Directed by Amanda Lipitz

The senior year of a girls’ high school step team in inner-city Baltimore is documented, as they try to become the first in their families to attend college. The girls strive to make their dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest in their troubled city. World Premiere


Upcoming Free Salt Lake City Screenings


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Tuesday, 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 4 @ 11:00 AM 
 The City Library - 210 E 400 S
 

Tumbleweeds Year-Round

APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD

Directed by Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci
103 min | 2015 | France | PG
Recommended for ages 10+.

Cast: Marion Cotillard, Paul Giamatti, Tony Hale, Susan Sarandon, and J.K. Simmons

A riveting sci-fi adventure set in an alternate steampunk universe from the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated Persepolis.

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

Black History Month

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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Tuesday, February 14 @ 7:00 PM 
 The City Library - 210 E 400 S
 

Science Movie Night

SLINGSHOT

Directed by Paul Lazarus
88 min | 2014 | USA | Not Rated

*Post-film discussion with Dr. Steven Burian, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, U of U.

An inspirational character study of noted inventor Dean Kamen (Segway, portable dialysis machines) and his work to solve the world's water crisis.

Winner: Best Director–2014 Boston Film Festival, Audience Award–2014 Maui Film Festival 

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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

APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD

Directed by Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci
103 min | 2015 | France | PG
Recommended for ages 10+.

Cast: Marion Cotillard, Paul Giamatti, Tony Hale, Susan Sarandon, and J.K. Simmons

A riveting sci-fi adventure set in an alternate steampunk universe from the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated Persepolis.

Learn More–W. Jordan...
Learn More–Orem...
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Monday Feb. 13 @ 7:00 PM - W Jordan
 Viridian Event Center - 8030 S 1825 W

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.

Learn More–West Jordan...
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Wednesday, Feb. 15 @ 7:00 PM - Ogden
 Peery's Egyptian - 2415 Washington Blvd

Thursday Feb. 16 @ 7:00 PM - W Jordan
 Viridian Event Center - 8030 S 1825 W

Utah Film Circuit

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

Learn More–Ogden...
Learn More–West Jordan...
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Thursday, Feb. 23 @ 7:00 PM - Moab
 Star Hall  - 159 E Center St

Utah Film Circuit

DO NOT RESIST

Directed by Craig Atkinson
70 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated

Do Not Resist is an urgent and powerful exploration of the rapid militarization of the police in the United States.

Winner: Best Documentary—2016 Tribeca Film Festival

Learn More–Moab...


Utah Film Center Education


CULTURE & COMPROMISE: Tapatio or Ketchup?


A short film with beautiful insight on being a Mexican immigrant by Jacob Moreno out of teacher Aaron Leeflang's Glendale Middle School classroom, who through condiments, reveals his thoughts about culture and compromise.

If you are a teacher and would like to learn more about integrating filmmaking into your classroom, click below.

UTAH FILM CENTER PROGRAMS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY

 George S and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation ZAPZions Bank 
 

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