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September 21, 2017

DTH BEST OF FEST: POLITICAL ANIMALS

Start: September 21, 2017 7:15 PM
End: September 21, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: The Leonardo
Address:
209 E 500 S, Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Jonah Markowitz, Tracy Wares
87 min | 2015 | USA | Not Rated

Please note: this screening will now be held on the third floor of The Leonardo at 7:15 pm.

 
Political Animals tells the story of the civil rights struggle of this century – the gay rights movement – through the eyes of four elected women – a group often left out of gay histories until now. (more…)

September 20, 2017

MR. GAGA

Start: September 20, 2017 7:00 PM
End: September 20, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Address:
138 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
Cost: Free

Directed by Tomer Heymann
100 min | 2015 | Israel | Not Rated
Presented in English and Hebrew with English subtitles.

Post-film performance by Repertory Dance Theatre (see details below) and post-film discussion with Linda C. Smith, Executive/Artistic Director of Repertory Dance Theatre, and RDT dancers, moderated by RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

 
Ohad Naharin, artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, is regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world. (more…)

September 19, 2017

QUEST

Start: September 19, 2017 7:00 PM
End: September 19, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Jonathan Olshefski
104 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

Filmed with vérité intimacy for close to a decade, Quest is a portrait of a family in North Philadelphia. Christopher “Quest” Rainey, along with his wife Christine’a (aka “Ma Quest”), open the door to their home music studio, which serves as a creative sanctuary from the strife that grips their neighborhood. Over the years, the family evolves as everyday life brings a mix of joy and unexpected crisis. (more…)

September 12, 2017

RESISTANCE

Start: September 12, 2017 7:00 PM
End: September 12, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

-Utah Premiere-

Directed by Michael Graziano

72 min | 2014 | USA/Denmark/Canada | Not Rated
Presented in English.

Open Captions Presented with Open Captions.

Post-film discussion with Windy Tanner (PhD Visiting Instructor, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Division of Epidemiology, University of Utah School of Medicine) and  Barbara Jones (MD MSCI Assistant Professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine).

 
When scientists in the mid-20th century developed the means to mass-produce antibiotics it was hailed as a medical miracle. Only now are we realizing the potentially catastrophic implications of this innovation. The question: have we reached a point where we must save antibiotics in order to save ourselves? The new documentary Resistance seeks to answer this question using a blend of interviews, archival material, animation, and vérité footage shot across the United States and other parts of the globe. In the process the film also reveals the past, present and possible futures of one of the greatest health threats humanity has ever faced. The film contends that antibiotics are a unique public resource that must be managed sensibly and protected from the misuse that is transforming them from a good into a problem. Accordingly, a variety of perspectives on this vital issue are included with the goal of fostering cooperation among stakeholders to achieve proper management and protection of these precious drugs.

Winner: Best International Feature Film–2014 Planet In Focus International Environmental Film & Video Festival; Official Selection: 2015 Sidewalk Film Festival, 2015Project Native Film Festival

September 5, 2017

SWIM TEAM

Start: September 5, 2017 7:00 PM
End: September 5, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Lara Stolman
90 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated

Post-film discussion with Julia Hood, Senior Director of Clinical Services, Valley Behavioral Health and the Pingree Center; and a representative from Special Olympics Utah.

 
Demonstrating the power of inclusion to transcend disability, Lara Stolman’s triumphant film profiles members of the Jersey Hammerheads, a competitive swim team made up of a diverse group of teens on the autism spectrum, based in the state with the highest rate of autism in the country. Through training and competition, star athletes Mikey, Robbie and Kelvin gain self-confidence and social skills that serve them both in and out of the pool
(more…)

September 2, 2017

TIME BANDITS

Start: September 2, 2017 11:00 AM
End: September 2, 2017 1:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Terry Gilliam
116 min | 1981 | UK | Rated PG

Open Captions Presented with Open Captions.

Recommended for ages 9+

Cast: Craig Warnock, Sean Connery, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Shelley Duvall, Ralph Richardson, David Warner

In this fantastic voyage through time and space from Terry Gilliam, a boy named Kevin (Craig Warnock) escapes his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarfs. Armed with a map stolen from the Supreme Being (Ralph Richardson), they plunder treasure from Napoleon (Ian Holm) and Agamemnon (Sean Connery)—but the Evil Genius (David Warner) is watching their every move. (more…)

August 29, 2017

THE CRASH REEL

Start: August 29, 2017 7:00 PM
End: August 29, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Lucy Walker
108 min | 2013 | USA | Not Rated

An escalating rivalry between Kevin Pearce and his nemesis Shaun White in the run-up to the 2010 Olympics leaves Shaun on top of the Olympic podium and Kevin in a coma following a training accident in Park City, Utah. (more…)

August 27, 2017

BOY AND THE WORLD

Start: August 27, 2017 3:00 PM
End: August 27, 2017 4:30 PM
Venue: Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Address:
410 Campus Center Dr., Salt Lake City, UT, 84112
Cost: Free

Directed by Alê Abreu
80 min | 2013 | Brazil | Rated PG 
No Dialogue

Recommended for ages 7+

Cuca’s cozy rural life is shattered when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest to reunite his family. The young boy’s journey unfolds like a tapestry, the animation taking on greater complexity as his small world expands. Entering civilization, industrial landscapes are inhabited by animal-machines, with barrios of decoupage streets and shop windows, and flashing neon advertisements that illuminate the night. (more…)

August 26, 2017

THE LEGACY OF FRIDA KAHLO

Start: August 26, 2017 7:00 PM
End: August 26, 2017 8:45 PM
Venue: Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Address:
410 Campus Center Dr., Salt Lake City, UT, 84112
Cost: Free

-Utah Premiere-

Directed by Tadasuke Kotani
89 min | 2015 | Japan | Not Rated
Presented in English, and Japanese, Spanish, and French with English subtitles.

Additional screening for this film will be held on Saturday, August 26 at 5:00 pm at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Click here for details.

Award-winning photographer Miyako Ishiuchi travels to Mexico to inventory iconic artist Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe and personal belongings when they’re suddenly discovered 58 years after her death. Kahlo left behind a wealth of possessions in nearly mint condition—traditional Oaxacan costumes, exquisite embroideries, ornately painted braces, even nail polish and pills—that hint at how she lived. (more…)

THE LEGACY OF FRIDA KAHLO

Start: August 26, 2017 5:00 PM
End: August 26, 2017 6:45 PM
Venue: Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Address:
410 Campus Center Dr., Salt Lake City, UT, 84112
Cost: Free

-Utah Premiere-

Directed by Tadasuke Kotani
89 min | 2015 | Japan | Not Rated
Presented in English, and Japanese, Spanish, and French with English subtitles.

Additional screening for this film will be held on Saturday, August 26 at 7:00 pm at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Click here for details.

Award-winning photographer Miyako Ishiuchi travels to Mexico to inventory iconic artist Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe and personal belongings when they’re suddenly discovered 58 years after her death. Kahlo left behind a wealth of possessions in nearly mint condition—traditional Oaxacan costumes, exquisite embroideries, ornately painted braces, even nail polish and pills—that hint at how she lived. (more…)

August 22, 2017

BORN INTO BROTHELS

Start: August 22, 2017 7:00 PM
End: August 22, 2017 8:30 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman
85 min | 2004 | USA | Rated R
Presented in English and Bengali with English subtitles.

Post-film Q&A with Executive Producer and Utah Film Center Founder Geralyn Dreyfous.

 
The most stigmatized people in Sonagachi, Calcutta’s red light district, are not the prostitutes, but their children. In the face of abject poverty, abuse, and despair, these kids have little possibility of escaping their mother’s fate or for creating another type of life. (more…)

August 21, 2017

STREET FIGHTING MEN

Start: August 21, 2017 7:00 PM
End: August 21, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Address:
138 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
Cost: Free

Directed by Andrew James
110 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

Post-film Q&A with director Andrew James, moderated by RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

 
In a rapidly changing America where mass inequality and dwindling opportunity have devastated the black working class, three Detroit men must fight to build something lasting for themselves and future generations. With the promise of education, safety, and shelter in jeopardy, Deris commits to finish school, Luke works to rehab an abandoned home, and Jack Rabbit takes a stand against crime and violence. (more…)

August 17, 2017

DTH BEST OF FEST: HANDSOME DEVIL

Start: August 17, 2017 7:00 PM
End: August 17, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by John Butler
95 min | 2016 | Ireland | Not Rated

Cast: Fionn O’Shea, Nicholas Galitzine, Andrew Scott

Ned, the bullied outsider, and Conor, a new boy and star athlete, are forced to room together at their cloistered boarding school. Conor is drafted into the senior rugby team, whose actions dominate school life and whose privilege and entitlement have made Ned’s life to date at the school a misery. The boys take an instant and visceral dislike to each other, and Ned and Conor seem destined to remain enemies until an English teacher Mr. Sherry (Andrew Scott) begins to drill into them the value of finding one’s own voice. This lesson isn’t appreciated by everyone, though, not least the rugby coach, Pascal (Moe Dunford), who has his own agenda, and who harbours some deep suspicions about Sherry.

Winner: Audience Award–2017 Damn These Heels Film Festival, Best Irish Feature–2017 Dublin International Film Festival

Damn These Heels Year-Round generously supported by

Weinholtz Family FoundationDancing LlamaPrestman AutoTerence Kearns Stephens Charitable Fund

August 15, 2017

MEET THE PATELS

Start: August 15, 2017 7:00 PM
End: August 15, 2017 8:30 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Geeta Patel and Ravi Patel
88 min | 2014 | USA | Rated PG
Presented in English and Gujarati with English subtitles.

Fresh out of a break-up with his American girlfriend, and freaked out that he’s almost 30 and single, Ravi Patel goes on a family vacation to India with his head and heart spinning. Ravi is desperate to find love and embarks on a worldwide search for his bride in this witty and heart-felt comedy. (more…)

August 8, 2017

THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK

Start: August 8, 2017 7:00 PM
End: August 8, 2017 8:30 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Rob Epstein
88 min | 1984 | USA | Not Rated

Open Captions Presented with Open Captions.

A true twentieth-century trailblazer, Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians elected to public office; even after his assassination in 1978, he continues to inspire disenfranchised people around the world. The Oscar-winning The Times of Harvey Milk, directed by Robert Epstein and produced by Richard Schmiechen, was as groundbreaking as its subject. One of the first feature documentaries to address gay life in America, it’s a work of advocacy itself, bringing Milk’s message of hope and equality to a wider audience. (more…)

August 5, 2017

THE RED TURTLE

Start: August 5, 2017 11:00 AM
End: August 5, 2017 1:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit
81 min | 2016 | France/Belgium/Japan | Rated PG
No Dialogue 

Recommended for ages 8+

Cast: Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy, and Barbara Beretta

A man shipwrecked on an island who tries desperately to escape, until one day he encounters a strange turtle that changes his life. (more…)

August 1, 2017

ALIVE INSIDE

Start: August 1, 2017 7:00 PM
End: August 1, 2017 8:30 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett
74 min | 2014 | USA | Not Rated

Post-film discussion with Emily Christensen, President of Utah Association of Music Therapists, and Rosemary Quatrale, Older Adult Service Coordinator of Jewish Family Service.

A joyous exploration of our relationship with music and how it can reawaken our souls. This stirring documentary follows social worker and founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, Dan Cohen, as he fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and return a deep sense of self to those suffering from dementia. (more…)

July 25, 2017

SACRED

Start: July 25, 2017 7:00 PM
End: July 25, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free


-Utah Premiere-

Directed by Thomas Lennon
86 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated
Presented in English, Burmese, Japanese, Amharic, Malagasy, Arabic, French, Pashtu, Marathi, Hebrew, Krio, Tagalog, Nepalese, Punjabi, Polish, Haitian Creole, Spanish.

Post-Film discussion on religious intersections with Dr. Brandon R. Peterson (Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, U of U) and Maysa Kergaye (Coordinator for the Islamic Speakers Bureau).

Shot by more than 40 filmmaking teams around the world, the film immerses the viewer in the daily use of faith and spiritual practice. At a time when religious hatreds dominate the world’s headlines, this film explores faith as primary human experience, and how people turn to ritual and prayer to navigate the milestones and crises of private life. The film’s director commissioned or sourced footage from top independent filmmakers from more than 25 countries — and a wide range of religious traditions — each team contributing a single scene. The film, sweeping in its global reach, yet intensely intimate, is a tour de force that unifies these scenes into a single work, told without narration, without experts and, for long stretches, without words at all.

Official Selection: 2016 Doc NYC, 2016 Tokyo International Film Festival, 2016 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam

“intimate…kaleidoscopic…we see personal notes of grace and meaning..”
NEW YORK TIMES

“a reminder that for millions of people of faith all over the world, religion is about small but significant moments of hope, affirmation, and reflection.”
NEW YORK TIMES – Sunday Arts & Leisure

“Moving…deeply personal….the film articulates a concept of universal humanity.”
LOS ANGELES TIMES

“A feast for the eyes.”
VICE

“A fascinating tapestry of human belief.”
SPIRITUALITY & PRACTICE

“A cinematic leap of faith.”
FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL

“Celebrates humans’ search for meaning.”
HUFFINGTON POST

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July 19, 2017

REVOLUTION: A NEW ART FOR A NEW WORLD

Start: July 19, 2017 7:00 PM
End: July 19, 2017 8:30 PM
Venue: Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Address:
410 Campus Center Dr., Salt Lake City, UT, 84112
Cost: Free

-Utah Premiere-

Directed by Margy Kinmonth
86 min | 2016 | UK/Russia | Not Rated
Presented in English

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Margy Kinmonth, Revolution: New Art for a New World is a bold and exciting feature documentary that encapsulates a momentous period in the history of Russia and the Russian Avant-Garde. (more…)

July 18, 2017

THELMA AND LOUISE

Start: July 18, 2017 7:00 PM
End: July 18, 2017 9:30 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Ridley Scott
130 min | 1991 | USA | Rated R

Cast: Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon, and Brad Pitt

Post-film discussion with author Becky Aikman and the director of the Utah Film Commission Virginia Pearce.

Join us for a special screening of the shot-in-Utah classic followed by a conversation with Becky Aikman, author of the newly released book Off The Cliff: How the Making of Thelma and Louise Drove Hollywood to the Edge, and director of the Utah Film Commission, Virginia Pearce. Ms. Aikman will participate in a book signing after the screening.

Winner: Best Original Screenplay–1992 Academy Awards

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