Upcoming free film screenings and special events from Utah Film Center
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Support Us for Love UT Give UT

Do you LOVE free film? 86% of our programming is free with the help of our incredible donors! Now through March 30th, YOU have the opportunity to shape the future of the Utah Film Center and other Utah non-profits in a single day by participating in Love Utah Give Utah.

Donate now through March 30th and The Willard L. Eccles Foundation will generously match the first $3,000 in donations!
Movie Trivia Night on March 30

In celebration of Love Utah Give Utah, we are excited to be hosting a Movie Trivia Night from 6–8pm on Thursday, March 30th at Bourbon House where you will have the chance to show support for the Utah Film Center AND challenge our staff with your movie trivia skills!

$10 suggested donation per team to participate in Movie Trivia Night.

Upcoming Free Salt Lake City Screenings

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Tuesday, March 28 @ 7:00 PM 
 The City Library - 210 E 400 S

Women's Stories


Directed by Mary Mazzio
98 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

*Click here for post-film discussion info.

A chronicle of the battle several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex-trafficking on Backpage.com.

Presented in partnership with the Junior League of Salt Lake City.

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Saturday, April 1 @ 11:00 AM 
Sunday, April 2 @ 2:00 PM 

 The City Library - 210 E 400 S

Tumbleweeds Year-round


Directed by Lola Doillon
94 min | 2016 | France/Belgium | Not Rated
Presented in French with English subtitles.

Recommended for ages 10+

Based on the incredible true story of a daring 13-year old Jewish girl who leads a group of young children to safety and freedom from the Nazis. 

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Tuesday, April 4 @ 7:00 PM 
 The City Library - 210 E 400 S

Science Movie Night


Directed by Craig Leeson
102 min | 2016 | Hong Kong | Not Rated

*Post-film discussion with Robin Kundis Craig, William H. Leary Professor of Law of S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah

Follow a documentarian and a world-record free-diver around the globe as they investigate the impact of the world's reliance on plastic.

Presented in partnership with the Natural History Museum of Utah and The City Library.

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Tuesday, April 11 @ 7:00 PM 
 The City Library - 210 E 400 S

Films Without Borders

FIRE AT SEA (Fuocoammare)

Directed by Gianfranco Rosi
108 min | 2016 | Italy | Not Rated
Presented in Italian with English Subtitles

Academy Award® nominee for Best Documentary Feature, Fire at Sea looks at the effect of the European migrant crisis on a remote Italian island.

Nominated: Best Documentary Feature–2017 Academy Award; Winner: Golden Bear–2016 Berlin International Film Festival

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Upcoming Free Outside of Salt Lake City Screenings

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Monday, Apr 3 @ 4:00 PM - West Jordan
 Viridian Event Center - 8030 S 1825 W

Saturday, Apr 8 @ 2:00 PM - Orem
 Orem Public Library - 58 N State St

Traveling Tumbleweeds

A CAT IN PARIS (Une vie de chat)

Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol
80 min | 2010 | France/Belgium | Rated PG
Recommended for Ages 8+

Cast: Dominique Blanc, Bruno Salomone, and Jean Benguigui

Dino the cat lives a double life with the family of a police detective by day and a cat burglar by night in the beautifully hand-drawn film.

Nominated: 2012 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature

Learn More–West Jordan...
Learn More–Orem...

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Thursday, Apr 13 @ 7:00 PM - West Jordan
 Viridian Event Center - 8030 S 1825 W

Thursday, Apr 20 @ 7:00 PM - Moab
 Star Hall - 159 E Center St

Utah Film Circuit

THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble

Directed by Morgan Neville
96 min | 2015 | USA | Rated PG-13

From Oscar®-winning director Morgan Neville, comes the story of the international musical collective created by legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

Official Selection: 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, 2015 Berlin International Film Festival

Learn More–West Jordan...
Learn More–Moab...

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Wednesday, Apr 19 @ 7:00 PM - Ogden
 Peery's Egyptian - 2415 Washington Blvd

Utah Film Circuit


Directed by Keith Maitland
82 min | 2015 | USA | Not Rated

*Post-film discussion TBA.

Archival footage combined with rotoscope animation, in a never-before-seen way, reveal the untold stories from America’s first mass school shooting.

Winner: Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature—2016 SXSW Fim Festival

Learn More–Ogden...

Utah Film Center Education


Support the Power of Film in Education

Education policy and best practices have gone through many iterations over the years. The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act enacted in 2002 became the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2015. Both acts were intended to equitably identify students' needs, and help students of all zip codes, race, backgrounds and incomes succeed. But, as these middle schoolers point out in this SHIFT short film Every Child Left Behinddespite good intentions, educational solutions aren't always best solved by blanket policy and regulation.

Our Education team approaches education gaps with a more boots-on-the-ground model, supporting and inspiring teachers and students using the power of film through free SHIFT teacher workshops and student Tumbleweeds film field trips, presentations and workshops. But we depend on people like you to help us do this!

Please consider donating by March 30 for Love UT Give UT to support our education programs.


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