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February 6, 2016

KID FLIX MIX: Best of NYICFF

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Start: February 6, 2016 11:00 AM
End: February 6, 2016 1:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111

Directed by Various Filmmakers
44 min | 2015 | Various Countries | Not Rated
Recommended for youth ages 4+

A wonderful selection of the best short films included in the 2015 New York International Children’s Film Festival.

Pik Pik Pik
Directed by Dmitry Vysotsky
3 min | 2014 | Russia
The woodpecker rattles the tree on the hunt for ants. But, alas, someone grabs hold of the tree, and the ill-matched creatures form an unbeatable team.

Zebra
Directed by Julia Ocker
2 min | 2013 | Germany
One day the zebra ran into the tree.

My Big Brother
Directed by Jason Rayner
3 min | 2014 | USA
Big brother is not just older, he’s physically gigantic.

Bunny New Girl
Directed by Natalie van den Dungen
6 min | 2014 | Australia
On her first day at a new school, a self-conscious young girl learns that friendship can transcend difference.

5.80 Meters
Directed by Nicolas Deveaux
5 min | 2012 | France
A herd of high-flying, acrobatic giraffes takes to the pool.

Cookie-Tin Banjo
Directed by Peter Baynton
3 min | 2014 | USA/UK
In this storybook folktale, a handcrafted guitar is passed down to a young boy from his father and becomes the gift of a lifetime.

Larisa Can Fly
Directed by Elizaveta Manokhina and Polina Manokhina
6 min | 2014 | Russia
A poetic tale of two girls and their larger-than-life granny, who turns every day into an imaginative adventure in this beautiful, painterly animation.

Minuscule: The Private Lives of Insects
Directed by Hélène Giraud and Thomas Szabo
5 min | 2014 | France
A common bathroom becomes the setting for an all-terrain, Looney Toons–inspired chase between a fly and a spider.

Elephant and the Bicycle
Directed by Olesya Shchukina
9 min | 2014 | France/Belgium
An elephant lives in a town among people and works as a street cleaner. One day he sees a big billboard advertising a bicycle. It seems the perfect size for him!

Eyes
Directed by Tom Law
1 min | 2013 | USA
There are things to fear in the dark.

February 9, 2016

IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON

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Start: February 9, 2016 7:00 PM
End: February 9, 2016 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111

Directed by David Sington
100 min | 2007 | UK | Rated PG

*Post-film discussion with Dr. Benjamin Bromley, professor in the Physics and Astronomy department at the University of Utah.

Filmmaker David Sington merges the magnificence of science with the compelling drama of the human quest for advancement with this fascinating and visually stunning meditation on the historic Apollo space program. In the four remarkable years between 1968 and 1972, American history took a defining turn as nine NASA spacecraft made the trip to the moon, and 12 bold explorers became the first men ever to set foot on ground beyond planet Earth. In this documentary, space enthusiast Sington allows the surviving crew members from each Apollo mission the unique opportunity to recount their memories of those missions in their own words as vintage, original NASA film footage offers a tantalizing glimpse of this extraordinary era in American history. Candid interviews with the astronauts reveal the sensitive and fun-loving souls whose fearlessness would lead a nation into a new era of progress, and audio recordings from Mission Control lend a newfound sense of poignancy to a variety of often recounted historical milestones.

Winner: World Documentary Audience Award—2007 Sundance Film Festival, Audience Award—2007 Maui International Film Festival, Audience Award for Best Documentary—, 2007 Indianapolis International Film Festival, Best Documentary—2007 Sedona International Film Festival

 

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February 10, 2016

Peek Award: AUTISM IN LOVE

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Start: February 10, 2016 7:00 PM
End: February 10, 2016 10:00 PM
Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Address:
138 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
Cost: Free

Directed by Matt Fuller
75 min | 2015 | USA | Not Rated

*Pre-film award presentation with filmmakers, Matt Fuller and Carolina Groppa. Post-film Q&A with filmmakers, Matt Fuller and Carolina Groppa and subjects of the film, Dave Hamrick and Lindsey Nebeker, moderated by RadioWest host, Doug Fabrizio.

Peek Award
Utah Film Center believes in the power film has to educate and inspire, inform and transform opinion unparalleled by any other art form. Our annual Peek Award pays tribute to artists, media makers, and film subjects who are positively impacting our society’s perception of people with disabilities.

The 2016 award will be presented on Wednesday, February 10, at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center after a free screening of the film Autism in Love. After the film, guests are welcome to engage in a Q&A with subjects of the film and Peek Award recipients, moderated by RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

About the film
This feature-length documentary explores the lives of four adults with an autism spectrum disorder as they pursue and manage romantic relationships.

Official Selection: 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, 2015 Warsaw International Film Festival

HISTORY
The Award was created from the generosity of Barry Morrow, Rain Man filmmaker, who permanently loaned his Oscar statuette to Salt Lake City in memory of Kim Peek. Kim Peek, the savant about whom Rain Man is based, lived in Salt Lake City and passed away in December 2009.

Previous award recipients include:

  • 2011, Dr. Temple Grandin, Temple Grandin
  • 2012, Carrie Fisher
  • 2013, Sean Fine, Andrea Nix Fine, Sam Berns, Life According to Sam
  • 2014, Jason DaSilva, When I Walk

 

The 2016 Peek Award is presented as part of our year-round series, Through the Lens.

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February 16, 2016

FRAME BY FRAME

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Start: February 16, 2016 7:00 PM
End: February 16, 2016 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Alexandria Bombach and Mo Scarpelli
85 min | 2015 | USA | Not Rated

After decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime, four Afghan photojournalists face the realities of building a free press in a country left to stand on its own—reframing Afghanistan for the world and for themselves.

Official Selection: 2015 SXSW Film Festival, 2015 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 2015 AFI Docs and over 20 other film festivals.

February 23, 2016

SONITA

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Start: February 23, 2016 7:00 PM
End: February 23, 2016 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami
90 min | 2015 | Iran/Germany/Switzerland | Not Rated
Presented in English and Farsi with English subtitles.

As a female rapper in conservative Iran, Sonita’s talents are a liability. But Sonita insists on dreaming big. Her beats are as solid as stones, her rhymes are fierce, and her videos are a piercing howl against the constant injustice, fear, and sexism women must endure. It was only a matter of time before her charismatic presence and spirited eyes changed her fortune, and with the help of acclaimed director Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami, she is suddenly offered a scholarship that leads her on a dangerous trip back to Afghanistan and ultimately to Utah. All the while, Sonita’s conservative mother insists she must be married off soon, at a price, and threatens to derail Sonita’s life at its most critical juncture.

An intimate portrait of creativity and womanhood, Sonita highlights the rarely seen intricacies and shifting contrasts of Iranian society through the lens of an artist who is defining the next generation.

-courtesy of Sundance Institute

Winner: Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize–2016 Sundance Film Festival, Audience Award—2015 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam

This screening is presented in conjunction with The City Library and U of U College of Social Work’s Solidarity series, focusing on Salt Lake City’s impact on the refugee crisis. Click here for more information.

February 26, 2016

KID FLIX MIX: Best of NYICFF

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Start: February 26, 2016 6:00 PM
End: February 26, 2016 8:00 PM
Venue: Sorenson Unity Center
Address:
1383 S. 900 W., Salt Lake , UT, 84104
Cost: Free

Directed by Various Filmmakers
44 min | 2015 | Various Countries | Not Rated
Recommended for youth ages 4+

A wonderful selection of the best short films included in the 2015 New York International Children’s Film Festival.

Pik Pik Pik
Directed by Dmitry Vysotsky
3 min | 2014 | Russia
The woodpecker rattles the tree on the hunt for ants. But, alas, someone grabs hold of the tree, and the ill-matched creatures form an unbeatable team.

Zebra
Directed by Julia Ocker
2 min | 2013 | Germany
One day the zebra ran into the tree.

My Big Brother
Directed by Jason Rayner
3 min | 2014 | USA
Big brother is not just older, he’s physically gigantic.

Bunny New Girl
Directed by Natalie van den Dungen
6 min | 2014 | Australia
On her first day at a new school, a self-conscious young girl learns that friendship can transcend difference.

5.80 Meters
Directed by Nicolas Deveaux
5 min | 2012 | France
A herd of high-flying, acrobatic giraffes takes to the pool.

Cookie-Tin Banjo
Directed by Peter Baynton
3 min | 2014 | USA/UK
In this storybook folktale, a handcrafted guitar is passed down to a young boy from his father and becomes the gift of a lifetime.

Larisa Can Fly
Directed by Elizaveta Manokhina and Polina Manokhina
6 min | 2014 | Russia
A poetic tale of two girls and their larger-than-life granny, who turns every day into an imaginative adventure in this beautiful, painterly animation.

Minuscule: The Private Lives of Insects
Directed by Hélène Giraud and Thomas Szabo
5 min | 2014 | France
A common bathroom becomes the setting for an all-terrain, Looney Toons–inspired chase between a fly and a spider.

Elephant and the Bicycle
Directed by Olesya Shchukina
9 min | 2014 | France/Belgium
An elephant lives in a town among people and works as a street cleaner. One day he sees a big billboard advertising a bicycle. It seems the perfect size for him!

Eyes
Directed by Tom Law
1 min | 2013 | USA
There are things to fear in the dark.

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