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Utah Film Center News

Now Presenting Films with Open Captions

At Utah Film Center, there is nothing we like better than presenting an engaging film to a full auditorium. The power of film to inform and inspire can benefit everyone, and making film accessible is a staple of the Film Center. That is why we’re happy to announce that we are presenting films with Open Captions when available. To find films with Open Captions, look for the Open captions symbol in our weekly email newsletters, program guide, or select ‘Open Captions Films’ on our online schedule.


Support the Film Center and be entered to win a trip to Morocco, Kenya or Ukraine!

On Sept 7th, Utah Film Center supporters will gather to celebrate our 15 years and honor visionary founders Geralyn Dreyfous, Nicole Guillemet, and Kathryn Toll. If can't attend but don't want to miss out on all the fun and are looking to support the Film Center, consider participating in our opportunity drawing!

Purchase a drawing ticket here for a chance to win your choice of a trip to Morocco, Kenya or Ukraine! Click here for details on these exclusive travel packages courtesy of Chasing Atlas. Drawing is limited to 300 entries.

Upcoming Free Salt Lake City Screenings


Tue, Sept 5 | 7 PM | The City Library

Directed by Lara Stolman
90 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated

Post-film discussion with Julia Hood of Valley Behavioral Health & the Pingree Center; and a representative from Special Olympics Utah.

Chronicles the struggles and triumphs of 3 young athletes with autism and how a team can bring hope to a community.

Winner: Audience Award–2016 Monmouth Film Festival, Audience Award–2016 Lighthouse International Film Festival



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.

Upcoming Free Outside of Salt Lake City Screenings


Thur, Sept 7 @ 7 PM
The County Library's Viridian Event Center
West Jordan

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


Sat, Sept 9 @ 2 PM
Orem Public Library

Open captions Presented with Open Captions.

A boy named Kevin escapes his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of treasure-plundering time-traveling dwarfs.

Presented as part of our Tumbleweeds Film Festival year-round programming.


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

Media Education

Spy Hop Upcoming Classes for Fall 2017

Teachers: do you have a student or child interested in digital media arts? Our friend and fellow POPS member Spy Hop has an amazing lineup of classes for Fall 2017. Courses include documentary and narrative filmmaking, 3D animation, songwriting, beat making, and video game design. They also have a year-long workshop for aspiring DJs to make the youth-produced radio show Loud and Clear on our very own 90.9 FM KRCL. Click here for more information. Many of the classes start in September so SIGN UP FAST!

Utah Film Center Programs Generously Supported By

 George S and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation ZAPZions Bank 


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