Utah Film Center: Free December Film Screenings

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December 2017 Salt Lake City Free Film Lineup

Highlights include post-film Q&A with James Redford, plus films from Werner Herzog and Lynn Hershman-Leeson.


Saturday, December 2 | 11:00AM | The City Library

Louis & Luca and the Snow Machine

Directed by Rasmus A. Sivertsen

76 min | 2013 | Norway | Not Rated
Recommended for ages 4+
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Patrick Fitsymons, Dermot Magennis

When snow doesn't fall in the small town of Flåklypa, the inventor Reodor Felgen steps in. Wackiness ensues.
Winner: Best Children's Film–2014 Amanda Awards

*Presented as part of our Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Children and Youth year-round programming.


Tuesday, December 5 | 7:00PM | The City Library

Served Like A Girl

Directed by Lysa Heslov

93 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

Post-film discussion  organized by SHEROES United

An unforgettable sisterhood of former servicewomen competes in the Ms. Veteran America contest, which raises awareness of homeless women vets.
Winner: Best Documentary–2017 Bentonville Film Festival; Official Selection: 2017 SXSW Film Festival

Tuesday, December 12 | 7:00PM | The City Library

Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

Directed by Werner Herzog

98 min | 2016 | USA | PG-13
Presented with Open Captions

Post-film discussion
A journey exploring how the online world has transformed the real one - and the ways we relate to one another.
Official Selection: 2016 Sundance Film Festival, 2016 BAM Cinemafest, 2016 AFI DOCS
*Science Movie Night presented in partnership with Natural History Museum of Utah and The City Library

Wednesday, December 13 | 7:00PM | Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Tania Libre

Directed by Lynn Hershman-Leeson

64 min | 2017 | USA/Cuba | Not Rated
Tania Bruguera, renowned Cuban artist, explores repression and corruption in Cuba with the founding father of trauma therapy.
Official Selection: 2017 Berlin International Film Festival

*Presented in partnership with Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Thursday, December 14 | 7:00PM | Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution

Directed by James Redford

71 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated
Post-film Q&A  with director James Redford moderated by KUER RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

A colorful journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US.
Official Selection: 2017 Woodstock Film Festival, 2017 DOC NYC
*Through the Lens presented in partnership with KUER and RadioWest. Environmental films supported by The Nature Conservancy.

Tuesday, December 19 | 7:00PM | The City Library

No Dress Code Required (Etiqueta No Rigurosa)

Directed by Cristina Herrera Borquez

92 min | 2017 | Mexico | Not Rated
Presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

Love trumps hate in this moving look at how marriage equality in Mexico resonates around the world.
Official Selection: 2016 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, 2017 Frameline

Thursday, December 21 | 7:00PM | The City Library

The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

Directed by Jennifer M. Kroot

90 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated
Post-film discussion

This poignant and funny documentary examines the life of the gay rights pioneer and beloved storyteller.
Winner: Documentary Spotlight–2017 SXSW Film Festival, Jury Award Best Documentary–2017 OUTSHINE Film Festival

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


Outside of Salt Lake CIty screenings

Moab: 12/21 @ 7pm SACRED

Ogden: 12/20 @ 7pm SACRED

Orem: 12/9 @ 2pm 2017 LOUIS & LUCA AND THE SNOW MACHINE


West Jordan: 12/4 @ 4pm LOUIS & LUCA AND THE SNOW MACHINE | 12/7 @ 7pm SACRED

All films listed are free and open to the public.

Mark your calendars for the 7th annual Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Children & Youth March 2–4, 2018 at Library Square and Rose Wagner in downtown Salt Lake City.


Utah Film Center is generously sponsored by the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks Program, and Zions Bank.



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