Utah Film Center Newsletter (Dec 5)

Upcoming free film screenings and special events from Utah Film Center
Utah Film Center
Film Changes Lives
We believe in the incredible power of film to change the world. From film screenings and festivals, to teacher trainings and student workshops, and artist support through Fiscal Sponsorship, our unique non-commercial model provides curated platforms for storytelling year-round.

We are excited for all that is ahead for Utah Film Center and ask that you please consider making a year-end gift to help us sustain these meaningful programs - 86% of which are free to attend.

Thank you for being part of our story!
- Utah Film Center staff

Upcoming Free Salt Lake City Screenings

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Tuesday, December 6 @ 7:00 PM
 The City Library - 210 E 400 S

Films Without Borders


Directed by Nicole Horanyi
90 min | 2015 | Denmark | Not Rated
Presented in English and Dari, Pashtu, Bantu with English subtitles.

A fascinating portrait of Kimberley Motley, a former beauty queen who was the first Western litigation lawyer to work in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Winner: Grand Jury Prize–2015 DOC NYC, Best Female Director–2015 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)

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Tuesday, December 13 @ 7:00 PM
 The City Library - 210 E 400 S

Science Movie Night

DOCTOR WHO: The Husbands of River Song

Directed by Douglas Mackinnon
56 min | 2015 | UK | PG

*Post-film discussion with Zheng Zheng, Astrophysicist at the University of Utah.

When a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor for help, he finds himself recruited into River Song's squad and hurled into a chase across the galaxy.

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Wednesday, December 14 @ 7:00 PM
 Rose Wagner - 138 W 300 S

Through the Lens


Directed by Ian Cheney
73 min | 2015 | USA | Not Rated

•Post-film Q&A with director Ian Cheney moderated by KUER RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

In this experimental documentary, the director of The City Dark explores the terraforming of Mars alongside the waterways of New York City.

Official Selection: 2015 Doc NYC Film Festival, 2016 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

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Tuesday, December 20 @ 7:00 PM
 The City Library - 210 E 400 S

Damn These Heels Year-Round


Directed by Eddie Rosenstein
86 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated

*Post-film Q&A with director Eddie Rosenstein.

This “War Room” style documentary is about the same-sex marriage movement, from the final frenetic months of the legal and grassroots campaigns.

Official Selection: 2016 Frameline 40–San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival

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Upcoming Free Outside of Salt Lake City Screenings

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Monday, Dec. 5 @ 4:00 PM - W Jordan
 Viridian Event Center - 8030 S 1825 W

Saturday, Dec. 10 @ 2:00 PM - Orem
 Orem Public Library - 58 N State St

Traveling Tumbleweeds


Directed by Albert ‘t Hooft and Paco Vink
67 min | 2014 | Netherlands/Belgium | Not Rated | Presented in English.

Recommended for ages 4+

A team of pets – a playful ferret, a sweet canary and a know-it-all stick insect – heads out to ask Saint Nicolas for presents for their animal friends.

Official Selection: 2016 Nederlands Film Festival, 2016 Busan International Kids and Youth Festival

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Learn More–Orem...
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Thursday, Dec. 8 @ 7:00 PM - W Jordan
 Viridian Event Center - 8030 S 1825 W

Thursday, Dec. 15 @ 7:00 PM - Moab
 Star Hall  - 159 E Center St

Utah Film Circuit


Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
119 min | 2015 | Greece | Rated R

Cast: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, Léa Seydoux, John C. Reilly, and Olivia Colman

In a dystopian society, single people must find a mate within 45 days or be transformed into an animal of their choice and released into the woods.

Official Selection: 2015 Cannes Film Festival, 2016 Sundance Film Festival

Learn More–West Jordan...
Learn More–Moab...
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Wednesday, Dec. 21 @ 7:00 PM - Ogden
 Peery's Egyptian - 2415 Washington Blvd

Utah Film Circuit


Directed by Albert Maysles
83 min | 2014 | USA | PG-13

The final film from legendary filmmaker Albert Maysles is a portrait of Iris Apfel, the 93-year-old style maven who has been a presence on the New York fashion scene for decades.

Learn More–Ogden...

Utah Film Center Education

Oil & Bagels

How many GPB (Gallons Per Bagel)?

Our teachers and students are making great films in the classroom and Public Service Announcements (PSA's) are some of our favorites. This short and potent genre not only allows teachers to integrate PSA production with what they are teaching, but students can eat it up and spit it out: making the content they are learning their own, while raising awareness and persuading the audience to take action about something important to them. 

Hand drawn by Mike Heaton of Lakeridge Junior High, the above video, Oil and Bagels both teaches and entertains and serves as a call to action to stop our dependency on oil. 


 George S and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation ZAPZions Bank 

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