UTAH FILM CENTER Free film screenings of A Late Style of Fire & Dying in Vein w/ director Q&As


Upcoming Free Salt Lake City Screenings

A LATE STYLE OF FIRE: Larry Levis, American Poet

Tues, Oct 17 | 7 PM | The City Library

Directed by Michele Poulos
92 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated

 Post-film Q&A  with director Michele Poulos.

Innovative documentary explores the brilliant poetry and scandalous life of Larry Levis. Original score by Iron and Wine.

Official Selection: 2016 Mill Valley Film Festival

Presented in partnership with Utah Humanities, Guest Writer Series, & The University of Utah Department of English.



Thurs, Oct 19 | 7 PM | The City Library

Directed by Jérôme Reybaud
137 min | 2017 | France | Not Rated
Presented in French with English subtitles.

Cast: Pascal Cervo, Arthur Igual, & Fabienne Babe

A man leaves his life behind and spends four days wandering around France, using his Grindr app as his guide.

Official Selection: 2016 Frameline Film Festival; 2016 Outfest Film Festival

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



Fri, Oct 20 | 7 PM | The City Library

Directed by Tod Browning
63 min | 1927 | USA | Not Rated

Cast: Lon Chaney, Joan Crawford, and Norman Kerry

 Live music  with an original score written and performed by local musicians Jason Rabb and Nick Foster of It Foot, It Ears.

Influential thriller about a criminal on the run, who hides in a circus and seeks to possess the daughter of the ringmaster at any cost.

The Sound of Silents series is presented in partnership with The City Library.



Tues, Oct 24 | 7 PM | The City Library

Curated & Produced by Jeff Deutchman
Directed by Duane Anderson & 20 other directors
104 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated
Presented in English, Arabic, and Spanish with English subtitles.

 Post-film Q&A  with co-director Duane Andersen, curator and producer Jeff Deutchman, and local film subject Calene Van Noy, a Kaysville mom & Evan McMullin volunteer.

Follow 16 subjects in this uniquely cinematic look at the chaotic glory of American democracy from sea to shining sea.


Wed, Oct 25 | 7 PM | UMFA

Directed by Victor Kanefsky
84 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated

Provocative artist Robert Cenedella blends satire with fantasy to create paintings that depict life in New York.

Winner: Best Documentary–2016 Manchester Film Festival; Official Selection: 2016 Newport Beach Film Festival

Presented in partnership with Utah Museum of Fine Arts.



Tues, Oct 24 | 7 PM | The City Library

Directed by Benjamin Christensen
121 min | 1922 | Sweden, Denmark | Not Rated

Cast: Benjamin Christensen, Clara Pontoppidan, and Oscar Stribolt

 Live music  with an original score and performed by local musician Jesse Quebbeman-Turley.

A series of dramatic vignettes explores witchcraft from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in Europe.

The Sound of Silents series is presented in partnership with The City Library.

Upcoming Free Outside of Salt Lake City Screenings


Wed, Oct 18 @ 7 PM
Peery's Egyptian Theater

 Post-film Q&A  with director Jenny Mackenzie & film subjects.

The latest from Salt Lake City-based filmmaker Jenny Mackenzie is an exploration of the opiate and heroin addiction crisis.


Thurs, Oct 19 @ 7 PM
Star Hall

A radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using James Baldwin’s original words and rich archival material.

Nominated: Best Documentary Feature–2017 Academy Awards


Thurs, Nov 2 @ 7 PM
County Library's Viridian Event Center
West Jordan

Open captions Presented with Open Captions.

Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano

A hilarious tale of love, illness, and cultural differences. Based on the life of comedian Kumail Nanjiani.

Official Selection: 2017 Sundance Film Festival

Media Education

Blog: Utah State Board of Education Voted YES to Keep the Arts in Education

As a POPS organization and one whose educational mission and advocacy is to enhance classroom teaching and learning through the digital media arts, we are the bearers of some really good news from last week! First, our staff met with 42 Arts Leadership Academy elementary school teachers from five school districts to launch the digital media arts component of their arts integration endorsement. Secondly, the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) stalled Rule 277-700 that would have eliminated arts education (along with health and PE) as a core part of a student’s middle school education!

Utah Film Center Programs Generously Supported By

 George S and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation ZAPZions Bank 


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