Utah Film Center's 15th Anniversary Gala

Celebrating Utah Film Center's 15 Years + 3,000 Film Screenings

Thank you to all who joined us last Thursday to celebrate 15 years of free, independent film under the stars! It was a memorable evening, reflecting on the creativity and persistence of our founders, what we've accomplished together and the journey still before us. From our corporate and foundation donors to our generous individual supporters, volunteers and local artists: we are deeply grateful for your support and unflagging enthusiasm in our belief that independent film has the power to change lives.

So, a toast to all of you who make our work possible: thank you for your continued support! We'll see you at the movies! 

If you didn't get a chance to donate or participate in last week's Gala, you can make a donation by clicking here.

Upcoming Free Salt Lake City Screenings


Tue, Sept 12 | 7 PM | The City Library

Directed by Michael Graziano
72 min | 2014 | USA/Denmark/Canada | Not Rated | Presented in English

Open captions Presented with Open Captions.

Post-film discussion with Dr. Windy Tanner & Dr. Barbara Jones of The University of Utah School of Medicine.

A tale of antibacterial drugs, the "superbugs" which have evolved to resist them, and the possible repercussions.

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


Tue, Sept 19 | 7 PM | The City Library

Directed by Jonathan Olshefski
104 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

A ten-year depiction of a North Philly family whose everyday life brings a mix of joy and unexpected crisis.

Winner: Grand Jury Prize–2017 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival; Official Selection: 2017 Sundance Film Festival



Wed, Sept 20 | 7 PM | Rose Wagner

Directed by Tomer Heymann
100 min | 2015 | Israel | Not Rated
Presented in English and Hebrew with English subtitles.

Post-film performance by Repertory Dance Theatre & post-film discussion with Linda C. Smith, Executive/Artistic Director of RDT, and RDT dancers, moderated by RadioWest's Doug Fabrizio.

The story of Ohad Naharin, renowned choreographer and artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance.

Presented in partnership with Repertory Dance Theatre and as part of our Through The Lens series with KUER and RadioWest.


Thurs, Sept 21 | 7 PM | The City Library

Directed by Jonah Markowitz, Tracy Wares
87 min | 2015 | USA | Not Rated

This documentary follows four lesbian California legislators in their battle for LGBT rights and recognition.

Winner: Jury Award–2016 Los Angeles Film Festival; Audience Award–2016 Provincetown International Film Festival

Presented as part of our Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival year-round programming.

Upcoming Free Outside of Salt Lake City Screenings


Mon, Sept 11 @ 4 PM
The County Library's Viridian Event Center
West Jordan

Recommended for ages 7+

A powerful, moving tale of beauty and faith.

Winner: Special Prize of the Young Jury–1999 Gijón International Film Festival


Wed, Sept 20 @ 7 PM
Peery's Egyptian Theater

A fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at the armed standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon in 2016.

Official Selection–2017 Tribeca Film Festival


Thurs, Sept 21 @ 7 PM
Star Hall

A fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at the armed standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon in 2016.

Official Selection–2017 Tribeca Film Festival

Media Education

Utah Film Center Media Education Begins To Go Statewide

Welcome back, teachers! Great news... Utah Film Center is now officially a POPS organization, which for us means road trip! With this legislative funding, we are expanding, and offering our free digital media arts programming statewide in the coming years.

This year we are psyched to bring Filmmaking In The ClassroomFilm SparkTumbleweeds Film Festival Field Trips, as well as our Behind the Animation and Real to Reel presentations to your district. Click here to learn about the latest developments with these programs. We look forward to bringing some film magic your way for the 2017-18 school year!

Utah Film Center Programs Generously Supported By

 George S and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation ZAPZions Bank