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November 14, 2017


Start: November 14, 2017 7:00 PM
End: November 14, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Jeff Orlowski
93 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

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Post-film discussion is TBD.

Coral reefs are the nursery for all life in the oceans, a remarkable ecosystem that sustains us. Yet with carbon emissions warming the seas, a phenomenon called “coral bleaching”—a sign of mass coral death—has been accelerating around the world, and the public has no idea of the scale or implication of the catastrophe silently raging underwater.
Enter Jeff Orlowski, director of Chasing Ice, which created irrefutable, visual proof of the melting ice caps. Orlowski’s next project is similarly evidentiary and powerful. Chasing Coral taps into the collective will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. Unfortunately, the effort is anything but simple, and the team doggedly battles technical malfunctions and the force of nature in pursuit of their golden fleece: documenting the indisputable and tragic transformation below the waves. With its breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense, and startling emotion, Chasing Coral is a dramatic revelation that won’t have audiences sitting idle for long. –Description courtesy of Sundance Institute

Winner: Audience Award U.S. Documentary–2017 Sundance Film Festival, Best Feature Documentary and People’s Choice Award–2017 Boulder International Film Festival; Official Selection: 2017Hotdocs, 2017 SXSW, 2017 San Francisco International Film Festival, 2017 Sheffield International Documentary Festival

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November 22, 2017


Start: November 22, 2017 7:00 PM
End: November 22, 2017 7:00 PM
Venue: Utah Museum of Fine Arts
410 Campus Center Dr., Salt Lake City, UT, 84112
Cost: Free

-Utah Premiere-
Directed by Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes and Olivia Neergaard-Holm
88 min | 2016 | US & Denmark | Not Rated
Presented in English.

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A rare glimpse into the mind of one of cinema’s most enigmatic visionaries, David Lynch: The Art Life offers an absorbing portrait of the artist, as well as an intimate encounter with the man himself. From his secluded home and painting studio in the Hollywood Hills, a candid Lynch conjures people and places from his past, from his boyhood to his experiences at art school to the beginnings of his filmmaking career—in stories that unfold like scenes from his movies. Strange characters come into focus only to fade again into the past, all leaving an indelible mark. This remarkable documentary by Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, and Olivia Neergaard-Holm travels back to Lynch’s early years as a painter and director drawn to the phantasmagoric, while also illuminating his enduring commitment to what he calls “the art life”: “You drink coffee, you smoke cigarettes, and you paint, and that’s it.”

Official Selection: 2016 Venice International Film Festival

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