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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. Sheikh Safiullah, Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History and Islam, U of U and Dr, Brandon R Peterson, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, U of U.

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

Support provided by Rocky Mountain Power Act wattsmart Video Contest.

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

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…)

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 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

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 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 17, 2017

DAMN THESE HEELS 2017 BEST OF FEST

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

Join us for a special screening of an audience favorite from our 2017 Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival. Film selection to be announced by end of July.

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 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

Introduction by executive producer and 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 26, 2017

THE LEGACY OF FRIDA KAHLO

Start: August 26, 2017 7:00 PM
End: August 26, 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 Tadasuke Kotani
89 min | 2015 | Japan | Not Rated
Presented in English, and Japanese, Spanish, and French with English subtitles.

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 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

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 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…)

September 21, 2017

DAMN THESE HEELS 2017 BEST OF FEST

Start: September 21, 2017 7:00 PM
End: September 21, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Join us for a special screening of an audience favorite from our 2017 Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival. Film selection to be announced by end of July.

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