Last Men in Aleppo, Cries from Syria w/ director. Walk with us at PRIDE.View web version

15th Anniversary: Help Us Program Our August Films

What Are Your 5 Favorite Films We Have Ever Played?

Utah Film Center is celebrating its 15 anniversary in August! To celebrate bringing the world of film to Utah for 15 years, we decided to turn the programming over to you for an audience-selected retrospective! All Tuesday night screenings in August at The City Library will feature films selected by you, our members and attendees.


Click the button below to submit your 5 favorite films that the Utah Film Center has ever played. Need help jogging your memory? That page also includes a searchable database of all of the films we have played over the past 15 years. Spread the word to your friends and family!

Utah Pride Parade: Volunteer Sign-Up

Walk With Us at the Utah Pride Parade on June 4

Celebrate Pride with the Utah Film Center by walking with us in this year's Utah Pride Parade on June 4th from 10 am – 12 pm in Salt Lake City! We're excited to be participating in our 9th parade to support equality for all and bring awareness of our 14th annual Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival.

As a thank you for participating, we will give you this year's Damn These Heels T-Shirt to wear as you pass by thousands of Utahns, plus 2 tickets vouchers to redeem at the festival. 

Upcoming Free Salt Lake City Screenings


Tues, May 23 | 7 PM | The City Library

Directed by Feras Fayyad
Co-directed by Steen Johannessen
90 min | 2017 | Denmark/Syria | Not Rated
Presented in Arabic with English subtitles.

 Post-film Q&A  with Aden Batar of Catholic Community Services of Utah, Syrian refugees Kholoud Abou Arida and Ali Mohammed, moderated by Asha Parekh of the Utah Department of Workforce Services.

An unforgettable portrait of "White Helmets"–first responders who rush toward bomb sites while others run away.

Winner: Grand Jury Prize World Cinema Documentary–2017 Sundance Film Festival; DOX Award–2017 CPH DOX


Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

Tues, May 30 | 7 PM | The City Library

Directed by Evgeny Afineevsky
98 min | 2015 | Ukraine | Not Rated
Presented in English, and Ukrainian and Russian with English subtitles.

 Post-film Q&A  with director Evgeny Afineevsky.

Over 93 days in Ukraine, what started as peaceful student demonstrations became a violent revolution and civil rights movement.

Nominated: Best Documentary Feature–2016 Academy Awards; Winner: People’s Choice Award–2015 Toronto International Film Festival


Wed, May 31 | 7 PM | The City Library

Directed by Evgeny Afineevsky
112 min | 2017 | USA/Syria/Czech Republic | Not Rated
Presented in Arabic with English subtitles.

 Post-film Q&A  with director Evgeny Afineevsky.

A harrowing exploration of the humanitarian crisis & devastating civil war in Syria that has transpired since 2011.

Official Selection–2017 Sundance Film Festival


MONKEY KING: Hero is Back
(Xi you ji zhi da sheng gui lai)

Sat, June 3 | 11 AM | The City Library

Directed by Tian Xiao Peng
86 min | 2016 | China | Rated PG
Presented in English.

Recommended for ages 8+

Cast: Jackie Chan, Kannon Kurowski, and Roger Craig Smith

Released from a 500-year curse, the Monkey King (Jackie Chan) must defend a village from the evil Mountain Lord.

Winner: 2015–Golden Rooster Award for Best Animated Feature


Upcoming Free Outside of Salt Lake City Screenings

(En man som heter Ove)

Thurs, May 25 @ 7 PM
Star Hall

Nominated: Best Foreign Language Film–2017 Academy Awards

MONKEY KING: Hero is Back (Xi you ji zhi da sheng gui lai)

Mon, June 5 @ 4 PM
Viridian Event Center
West Jordan

Winner: 2015–Golden Rooster Award for Best Animated Feature


Thurs, Jun 8 @ 7 PM
Viridian Event Center
West Jordan

Official Selection: 2016 Sundance Film Festival

Media Education

Science, Social Studies, & History Come Alive Through Student Films

Teachers, students, principals, and parents attended our gala-style exhibition events these past two weeks to celebrate student films (grades 4-12) produced in science, social studies, and history classes across the Wasatch Front.

The evenings kicked off with a reception, serenaded by high school musicians. After everyone filled the auditorium for the "best-of" reel, the student filmmakers gathered on stage for a Q&A. Click here to watch a film from a 14-year-old Natalie Vickers at Salt Lake Arts Academy who may just make a celebrity out the purple gas called Bromine!? Caveat: you might find yourself singing this long after watching...

May Member Month Offer


Only A Few Seats Remain: Wonder Woman Advance Screening

In celebration of Utah Film Center's May Member Month, we are offering two reserved seats to the advance screening of Wonder Woman on June 1st at 7:30 pm at the Gateway's Megaplex to the first 50 people who sign up or renew a membership in May!

Utah Film Center Programs Generously Supported By

 George S and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation ZAPZions Bank