July 28, 2014
Directed by Harold Ramis
101 min | 1993 | USA | Rated PG
Movie begins at dusk
In this American comedy, Bill Murray portrays an arrogant Pittsburgh weatherman reluctantly sent to cover a story in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania and finds he is condemned to repeat the same day over and over again, unless he learns a much-deserved lesson.
July 29, 2014
Directed by Geeta V. Patel and Ravi V. Patel
88 min | 2013 | USA
*Post-film discussion with director Geeta Patel and her parents.
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.
August 2, 2014
95 min | 1979 | USA | Rated G
Directed by James Frawley
Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of The Muppet Movie featuring the original Muppet cast that generations have grown to love. Join Kermit the Frog on his cross-country trek to Hollywood where he hopes to find fame. Along the way he meets Miss Piggy and a motley crew of other Muppets with similar aspirations, all the while evading a persistent frog-leg salesman.
August 5, 2014
Post-film discussion with directors David Helibroner and Kate Davis will be moderated by Doug Fabrizio, host of KUER’s RadioWest
August 12, 2014
60th Anniversary Restoration
98 min | 1954 | Japan | Not Rated
Directed by Ishirô Honda
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
*A discussion with Dr. Nicola Barber from the University of Utah’s Genetic Science Learning Center will immediately follow the film.
GODZILLA is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a release of a newly restored black and white version of the film. Made in Japan when the country was still reeling from the effects of a nuclear bomb, the movie’s radioactive, rampaging beast is the embodiment of an entire population’s fears as well as an icon of destruction that spawned almost thirty sequels. Following the screening, Dr. Nicola Barber will discuss mutation and the genetic implications of radiation exposure.
August 19, 2014
93 min | 2012 | USA | Not Rated
Directed by Rola Nashef
A fresh take on a boy-meets-girl comedy set in Michigan, Detroit Unleaded introduces audiences to Sami who runs his family’s gas station with his cousin Mike, a charismatic hustler. More than just a pit stop, their station sees a steady stream of unforgettable and hilarious customers. When a gorgeous girl named Najlah delivers long-distance phone cards to the station, Sami quickly falls for her from behind the bulletproof glass.
Winner: Discovery Award—2012 Toronto International Film Festival; Official Selection at 18 International Film Festivals
August 21, 2014
80 min | 2012 | USA | Not Rated
Directed by Yoruba Richen
The New Black is a documentary that examines how both sides of the African-American community are handling the campaign to legalize gay marriage. The film investigates homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar—the black church—and reveals the Christian right wing’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda.
Winner: Audience Award for Best Feature—2013 AFI Docs, Audience Award—Frameline37 San Francisco LGBT Film Festival, Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature—2013 Urbanworld Film Festival
August 26, 2014
Directed by Jody Shapiro
88 min | 2013 | Cananda | Not Rated
Humourous, authentic and compelling, Burt’s Buzz is a journey into the remarkable double life of Burt Shavitz— a reclusive beekeeper who reluctantly became one of the world’s most recognizable brand identities. Guided by those who know — or at least think they know — Burt best, Burt’s Buzz is a fascinating portrait of a singular personality who refuses to conform.
August 27, 2014
89 min | 2013 | Denmark | Not Rated
Directed by Andreas Johnsen
Presented in English and Mandarin with English subtitles.
After 81 days of detention, world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei is placed under house arrest. While restricted and monitored by Chinese authorities, he is served with a lawsuit from the Chinese government that he dubs, “The Fake Case.” This film is an intimate encounter with one of today’s most politically influential artists and the system he challenges in his fight for human rights.
Official Selection: 2013 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, 2014 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival; Winner: Best Documentary—2014 Danish Film Critics’ Association