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May 29, 2015

THE BOXCAR CHILDREN

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Start: May 29, 2015 6:00 PM
End: May 29, 2015 8:00 PM
Venue: Sorenson Unity Center
Address:
1383 S. 900 W., Salt Lake , UT, 84104
Cost: Free

Directed by Dan Chuba & Mark A.Z. Dippe
81 min | 2014 | USA | Rated G
Recommended for All Ages

Four orphaned and homeless siblings happen upon an abandoned boxcar, which, with a little creativity and hard work, they gradually furnish with all the comforts of home. This adaptation of the classic book features an all-star cast including: Martin Sheen, J.K. Simmons, and Mackenzie Foy.

June 2, 2015

THE HAND THAT FEEDS

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Start: June 2, 2015 7:00 PM
End: June 2, 2015 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Rachel Lears & Robin Blotnick
88 min | 2014 | USA | Not Rated

Shy sandwich-maker, Mahoma Lopez unites his undocumented immigrant coworkers to fight abusive conditions at a popular New York restaurant chain. The epic power struggle that ensues turns a single city block into a battlefield in America’s new wage war.

Winner: Audience Award—2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Audience Award—2014 Doc NYC, Best of Fest—2014 AFI Docs

June 6, 2015

ANTBOY

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Start: June 6, 2015 11:00 AM
End: June 6, 2015 1:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Ask Hasselbalch
77 min | 2013 | Denmark | Rated PG
Recommended for ages 10+
Presented in Dutch with English subtitles.

Based on a popular book series by Kenneth Bøgh Andersen, Antboy follows 12-year-old Pelle as he gains all the powers of an insect that bit him. Antboy soon realizes he is not the only one in town with superpowers, when he discovers a scary opponent called The Flea.

June 7, 2015

KUMU HINA

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Start: June 7, 2015 1:30 PM
End: June 7, 2015 3:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson
77 min | 2014 | USA/Fiji | Not Rated

Imagine a world where a little boy can grow up to be the woman of his dreams, and a young girl can rise to become a leader among men. Welcome to Kumu Hina’s Hawai’i.

During a momentous year in her life in modern Honolulu, Hina Wong-Kalu, a native Hawaiian māhū, or transgender teacher, uses traditional culture to inspire a student to claim her place as leader of the school’s all-male hula troupe. But despite her success as a teacher, Hina longs for love and a committed relationship. Will her marriage to a headstrong Tongan man fulfill her dreams? An incredible docu-drama that unfolds like a narrative film, Kumu Hina reveals a side of Hawai’i rarely seen on screen.

Presented in partnership with the Utah Pride Center and the Salt Lake City Public Library.

MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE

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Start: June 7, 2015 3:30 PM
End: June 7, 2015 5:30 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Michele Josue
89 min | 2013 | USA | Not Rated

Matthew Shepard was a young gay man who was tortured and murdered in one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history. Directed by Michele Josue, a close friend of Shepards,’ this film revisits the shocking case with never-before-seen photos, rare video footage, and new revelations about Shepard’s all-too-brief life.

Presented in partnership with the Utah Pride Center and the Salt Lake City Public Library.

June 9, 2015

WEB JUNKIE

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Start: June 9, 2015 7:00 PM
End: June 9, 2015 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia
74 min | 2013 | Israel/USA | Not Rated
Presented in Mandarin with English subtitles.

*Post-film discussion with Dr. Elizabeth Howell

China is the first country to label “Internet addiction” a clinical disorder. With extraordinary intimacy, Web Junkie investigates a Beijing rehab center where Chinese teenagers are deprogrammed, focusing on three teens, their parents, and the health professionals determined to help them kick their habit.

Official Selection: 2014 Sundance Film Festival, 2014 CPH:DOX, 2014 Sheffield Doc/Fest

 
 
Speaker Bio: Dr. Elizabeth Howell was President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine from 2005-2007, she served on the initial board of the American Board of Addiction Medicine from 2007-2011 and she is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Howell has also served as Chairperson of the Utah Physicians Licensing Board and was appointed a member of the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse of the Natural Institute of Health. Dr. Howell is board-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and holds a lifetime certification from the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Since 2005, she has been Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Utah School of Medicine with an inpatient and outpatient practice at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute. She is Training Director for the Addiction Psychiatry fellowship program at the University of Utah.
 
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June 16, 2015

DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll

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Start: June 16, 2015 7:00 PM
End: June 16, 2015 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by John Pirozzi
106 min | 2014 | USA/Cambodia | Not Rated
Presented in English, Khmer, and French with English subtitles.

Through the eyes, words, and songs of its popular music stars of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, this film examines and unravels Cambodia’s tragic past. Combining interviews with surviving musicians and never-before-seen archival material and rare songs, the film tracks the winding course of Cambodian music as it morphs into a unique style of rock and roll. A vibrant musical culture that was nearly lost forever under the brutal Khmer Rouge regime is revived and celebrated.

June 18, 2015

APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR

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Start: June 18, 2015 7:00 PM
End: June 18, 2015 9:00 PM
Venue: Brewvies
Address:
677 S. 200 W., Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101
Cost: Free

Directed by Desiree Akhavan
86 min | 2014 | USA | Not Rated

Iranian-American writer and director, Desiree Akhavan, is a triple threat. She wrote, directed, and stars in her latest film, Appropriate Behavior. With Lena-Dunham-like-wit (Akhavan joined the cast of Girls in the fourth season), and as talented as Tina Fey, Akhavan shows off her talents as Shirin, the sexual, beautiful, Brooklynite reeling from a recent breakup with her long-time girlfriend.

Winner: Screenwriting in a U.S. Dramatic Feature—2014 OUTFEST Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival; Official Selection: 2014 Sundance Film Festival, 2014 Frameline, 2014 Damn These Heels Film Festival

June 23, 2015

A PATH APPEARS: Sex Trafficking in the USA

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Start: June 23, 2015 7:00 PM
End: June 23, 2015 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Maro Chermayeff
90 min | 2015 | USA | Not Rated
*Post-film discussion featuring Reverend Becca Stevens, founder of Magdalene House and Thistle Farms.

The Department of Justice estimates that there are 300,000 children at risk of being trafficked into sexual slavery in the USA. In the first episode of A Path Appears we meet the survivors behind these shocking numbers, and illuminate the widespread existence of violent crimes taking place across America.

Presented in partnership with Backyard Broadcast and KUED.

June 24, 2015

SLEEP DEALER

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Start: June 24, 2015 7:00 PM
End: June 24, 2015 9:00 PM
Venue: Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Address:
410 Campus Center Dr., Salt Lake City, UT, 84112
Cost: Free

Director in attendance
Lecture, 5:45 pm | Sleep Dealer screening, 7 pm

June 26, 2015

ANTBOY

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Start: June 26, 2015 6:00 PM
End: June 26, 2015 8:00 PM
Venue: Sorenson Unity Center
Address:
1383 S. 900 W., Salt Lake , UT, 84104
Cost: Free

Directed by Ask Hasselbalch
77 min | 2013 | Denmark | Rated PG
Recommended for ages 10+
Presented in Dutch with English subtitles.

Based on a popular book series by Kenneth Bøgh Andersen, Antboy follows 12-year-old Pelle as he gains all the powers of an insect that bit him. Antboy soon realizes he is not the only one in town with superpowers, when he discovers a scary opponent called The Flea.

June 30, 2015

(DIS)HONESTY: The Truth About Lies

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Start: June 30, 2015 7:00 PM
End: June 30, 2015 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Yael Melamede
90 min | 2015 | USA | Not Rated

This documentary feature film explores the human tendency to be dishonest. Inspired by the work of behavioral economist, Dan Ariely, the film interweaves personal stories, expert opinions, behavioral experiments, and archival footage to reveal how and why people lie.

Official Selection: 2015 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

July 9, 2015

(T)ERROR

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Start: July 9, 2015 7:00 PM
End: July 9, 2015 9:30 PM
Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Address:
138 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
Cost: Free

Director by Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe
83 min | 2014 | USA| Not Rated

*Post-film Q&A with directors Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe, moderated by RadioWest’s Doug Fabrizio.

(T)ERROR is the first documentary to place filmmakers on the ground during an active FBI counterterrorism sting operation. Taut, stark, and controversial, (T)ERROR illuminates the fragile relationships between individual and surveillance state in modern America, and asks who is watching the watchers?

Winner: Special Jury Award for Breakout First Feature – 2015 Sundance Film Festival; Official Selection – 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

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