Utah Film Center Newsletter (December 12)

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 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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Wednesday, December 21 @ 7:00 PM
 UMFA - 410 Campus Center Dr

Creativity In Focus


Directed by Corinna Belz
97 min | 2012 | Germany | Not Rated
Presented in English and German with English Subtitles.

An intimate look into the world of one of the greatest living artists, that illuminates his very personal, tension-filled process of artistic creation.

Official Selection: 2011 Toronto International Film Festival

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Upcoming Free Outside of Salt Lake City Screenings

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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–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...

  Holiday Break!
(December 22– January 2)
We return with free screenings on January 3.


Utah Film Center Education

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Film Spark Volume II: The Internet's Own Boy

The Internet's Own Boy, a 2014 Sundance Film Festival favorite, still packs such a punch that we recently selected it for our STEM Film Spark series. The film is about Aaron Swartz, known and respected by many as a "hacktivist" who dedicated his life to using the internet for good – from designing the predecessor to Wikipedia as a child, to copyright policymaking by the age of twelve, and fighting for public access to information until his early death. Though it is hard not to come away from this film without a deep sense of loss and a feeling like as a society we failed Aaron, the film reminds us of how influential Swartz's work was, how relevant and educational it still is, and how his passionate effort should never be taken for granted.

Watch the trailer and stream the film by clicking the image above.


 George S and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation ZAPZions Bank 

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