Media Contact: Josh Levey
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
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
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
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.
Utah Film Center inspires and engages diverse audiences to initiate conversation and community building through curated film exhibition, educational program, and artist support.