2017 Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival

DTH Festival Starts This Weekend!

Join us this weekend for our 14th annual Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival on July 14-16 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown SLC. Visit our website to learn about our complete film lineup, special guests, Festival parties, passes, and individual tickets. See you at this year's #DamnTheseHeels!

DTH Festival Film Highlights


Friday, July 14 @ 10:00 PM

Black Box Theater - Rose Wagner

A successful lawyer with a wife and two kids finally comes to terms with his visceral desire to become a woman. He is determined to follow his heart, even though this will turn his whole world upside down and put his life at risk. So his trip to gender reassignment begins…



Saturday, July 15 @ 2:00 PM

Jeanné Wagner Theatre – Rose Wagner

A documentary that tells the story of the struggle of the gay rights movement, through the eyes of four elected women. The film follows four ground- breaking lesbians who took the fight for the causes most personal to them and their communities off the streets and into the halls of government.


Upcoming Free Salt Lake City Screenings


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.



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


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.

Support provided by Rocky Mountain Power Wattsmart Film Competition.



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


Tues, Jul 25 | 7 PM | The City Library

Directed by Thomas Lennon
86 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated
Presented in English, Burmese, Japanese, Amharic, Malagasy, Arabic, French, Pashtu, Marathi, Hebrew, Krio, Tagalog, Nepalese, Punjabi, Polish, Haitian Creole, Spanish.

Shot by more than 40 filmmakers around the world, this film immerses the viewer in faith and spiritual practice.

Official Selection: 2016 Doc NYC, 2016 Tokyo International Film Festival, 2016 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam



Sat, Aug 5 | 11 AM | The City Library

Directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit
121 min | 2016 | France/Belgium/Japan |     Rated PG | No Dialogue

Recommended for ages 8+

Cast: Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy, and Barbara Beretta

A man marooned on an island tries desperately to escape until he encounters a strange turtle that changes his life.

Nominated: Best Animated Feature Film–2017 Academy Awards; Winner: Special Jury Prize–2016 Cannes Film Festival

Upcoming Free Outside of Salt Lake City Screenings

ALL GOVERNMENTS LIE: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone

Wed, Jul 19 @ 7 PM
Peery's Egyptian Theater

Official Selection: 2016 Toronto International Film Festival

ALL GOVERNMENTS LIE: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone

Thur, Jul 20 @ 7 PM
Star Hall

Official Selection: 2016 Toronto International Film Festival


Thur, Aug 3 @ 7 PM
Viridian Event Center
West Jordan

Winner: Narrative Spotlight Audience Award–2016 SXSW

Media Education

Spots Available: Tumbleweeds Festival Field Trips in West Jordan

Teachers: bring your class to Mars with Utah Film Center! This September for our Tumbleweeds Festival Field Trips we are screening The Mars Generation, a feature-length documentary exploring the potential for life on the red planet. The film’s director Michael Barnett will be on hand for the screenings for a Q&A and all participating teachers will receive a study guide packet.

The good part? Tickets are free for teachers and their students. The catch? They are nearly sold out!

Act fast and grab tickets to one of two screenings of the film on Wednesday, September 20th at the Virdian Event Center in West Jordan and strap yourself in for a trip to Mars. 

Utah Film Center Programs Generously Supported By

 George S and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation ZAPZions Bank