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November 1, 2014

THE DHAMMA BROTHERS

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Start: November 1, 2014 3:00 PM
End: November 1, 2014 5:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Andrew Kukura, Jenny Phillips and Anne Marie Stein
76 min | 2008 | USA | Not Rated

The Dhamma Brothers follows a group of inmates from the maximum-security Donaldson Correctional Facility near Bessemer, Alabama, as they enter into a Vipassana meditation program, an arduous program requiring over 100 hours of silent meditation. The film shows the transformative power of Vipassana and the effect it has on the inmates, who emerge from the program with a sense of peace and purpose.

Following the screening will be a Q&A with Vipassana meditation teacher Brett Morris, who has conducted a number of Vipassana courses at the Donaldson Correctional Facility.

Presented in partnership with the Salt Lake City Public Library

November 3, 2014

LADY VALOR

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Start: November 3, 2014 7:00 PM
End: November 3, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: Sorenson Unity Center
Address:
1383 S. 900 W., Salt Lake , UT, 84104

LADY VALOR Directed by Sandrine Orabona and Mark Herzog
90 min | 2014 | USA | Not Rated

**Subject of the film, Kristin Beck, will be present for a post-film discussion immediately following the film.

Former Navy SEAL Christopher Beck gained public attention in 2013 when she came out as Kristin Beck, a transgender woman. Shortly after retiring from active duty, Kristin embraced her true identity that she had hidden throughout her time in the service, knowing that she would lose everything if anyone learned her secret.

Presented in partnership with the Utah Pride Center as part of Transgender Awareness Month.

Winner: 2014 Damn These Heels Audience Award

November 5, 2014

Peek Award: WHEN I WALK

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Start: November 5, 2014 7:00 PM
End: November 5, 2014 10:00 PM
Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Address:
138 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
Cost: Free

Directed by Jason DaSilva
85 min | 2013 | USA | Not Rated

*Jason DaSilva will be present to accept the Peek Award and for a post-film discussion moderated by RadioWest’s Doug Fabrizio.

On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, the Utah Film Center presents the fourth annual Peek Award for Disability in Film at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. The Peek Award generates awareness about media makers who positively impact our society’s perception of persons with disabilities.

This year’s award recipient is filmmaker, Jason DaSilva who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2006. Once the disease started to manifest itself in Jason’s body, he decided to film this transformative experience—the result of which is the life-affirming film When I Walk,which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

About the film
When I Walk is one man’s emotional and inspiring journey during six years of life following his multiple sclerosis diagnosis. For director Jason DaSilva, life’s most challenging and joyous moments are yet to come.

Winner: Best Canadian Feature—2013 Hot Docs Canadian Documentary Festival, Audience Award—2013 Vancouver International Film Festival; Official Selection: 2013 Sundance Film Festival

About the Peek Award
The Peek Award grew out of the generosity of Barry Morrow, Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Rain Man, who permanently loaned his Oscar statuette to Salt Lake City in the memory of Kim Peek, the savant about whom Rain Man is based. Kim Peek lived in Salt Lake City and passed away in December 2009. The Peek Award will be presented prior to the screening of When I Walk, which will be followed by a post-film Q&A moderated by RadioWest’s Doug Fabrizio.

The Peek Award event is free and open to the public—we hope you will join us to show your support of film and to those who illuminate new understandings of those living with disabilities.

November 8, 2014

THE ZIGZAG KID

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Start: November 8, 2014 11:00 AM
End: November 8, 2014 1:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Vincent Bal
95 min | 2013 | Netherlands/Belgium | Not Rated | Recommended for ages 8+

Presented in English, Dutch, and French with English subtitles
(A reader will read the subtitles for younger audience members)

In this witty and action-packed adventure Nono longs to be a good detective like his father, but his wild nature constantly gets him into trouble—particularly when he meets a notorious jewel thief and a seductive chanteuse. Based on the beloved novel by David Grossman, The Zigzag Kid is a wonderful coming of age-tale for tweens and adults alike.

November 12, 2014

FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement

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Start: November 12, 2014 7:00 PM
End: November 12, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Reagan Brashear
61 min | 2013 | USA | Not Rated

*Post-film discussion with Dr. Gregory Arthur Clark, Associate Professor, Dept of Bioengineering, University of Utah.

From botox to bionic limbs, the human body is more “upgradeable” than ever. But how much of it can we alter and still be human? What do we gain or lose in the process? This film explores the social impact of human augmentation. Haunting and humorous, Fixed explores technologies that promise to change our bodies, minds, and perceptions forever.

Presented in partnership with
Natural History Museum of UT

November 13, 2014

SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY – Sneak Preview

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Start: November 13, 2014 7:00 PM
End: November 13, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Address:
138 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
Cost: Free

Directed by Mary Dore
92 min | 2013 | USA | Not Rated

A provocative look at the birth of the women’s liberation movement in the late 1960’s, She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry focuses on grassroots organizers and shows a wide-reaching movement with poetry readings, women’s rock bands, and impromptu protest actions. The story is also tied to issues facing women today, from reproductive rights to sexual violence, as it shows present-day activists creating a new wave of feminism.

Women Stories series is sponsored by
Liz Lockette and Dr. Dave Thomas
Keb Brady
Planned Parenthood
UBS
90.9FM KRCL
Michele Christiansen
Nichole Dunn
Dani Eyer
Trina Eyring
Sheryl Ginsberg
Debra Hummel
Jenny Mackenzie
Breanne Miller
Heidi Prokop
Heather Stringfellow

Become a sponsor of our Women’s Stories series today – click here to learn more

Women Stories series presented in partnership with
YWCA of Utah
Girls on the Run
Girls Scouts of Utah
The Junior League of Salt Lake City

About the series
The Utah Film Center is launching a new film series by women directors from around the world representing the lives and stories of women on September 11, 2014 entitled Women’s Stories. The feature films included in the series highlight the accomplishments of women working in the film industry, while focusing and reflecting on issues and struggles that women continue to face daily, including the ongoing need for education and empowerment of their gender. Each film offers an opportunity to increase awareness, engagement, and advocacy around these critical issues facing women and girls in local communities and around the world.

Prior to each screening, the Film Center will host a private reception for Utah Film Center members and invited community leaders to connect and network over food and beverages, and following each film 90.9FM KRCL midday host Eugenie Hero Jaffe will moderate a Q&A with the filmmaker, or a panel discussion illuminating the issues introduced by the film highlighting actions for social change.

November 17, 2014

52 TUESDAYS

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Start: November 17, 2014 7:00 PM
End: November 17, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: Brewvies
Address:
677 S. 200 W., Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101
Cost: Free

Directed by Sophie Hyde
114 min | 2013 | Australia | Not Rated

Date moved from Thursday, November 20 to Monday, November 17.

Sixteen-year-old Billie’s reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans for gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons. Filmed over the course of a year, once a week, every week—only on Tuesdays—these unique filmmaking rules bring a rare authenticity to this emotionally charged story of desire, responsibility, and transformation.

Winner: Best Director, World Cinema Dramatic—2014 Sundance Film Festival, Crystal Bear—2014 Berlinale, Winner of 8 other Film Festival Awards

November 18, 2014

SAGRADA: The Mystery Of Creation

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Start: November 18, 2014 7:00 PM
End: November 18, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Stefan Haupt
90 min | 2014 | Switzerland | Not Rated

Screens in English and German, French, Spanish and Catalan with English subtitles.

One of the most iconic structures ever built, Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia is a fascinating project conceived by Antoni Gaudi in the late 19th century. More than 125 years after construction began, the basilica remains unfinished. Sagrada celebrates Gaudi’s vision and the continuing work of countless laborers, designers, and architects as they strive to complete the project while delving into the mysterious process of artistic creation.

Official Selection: 2012 Vancouver International Film Festival, 2012 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

Design Matters screening series
Sponsored by

3 Form
SLC Design Week
University of Utah College of Architecture and Planning

In partnership with
American Institute of Architects of Utah, American Planning Association of Utah, Utah Center for Architecture, Utah Heritage Foundation, and WOW Atelier

November 19, 2014

MONK WITH A CAMERA

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Start: November 19, 2014 7:00 PM
End: November 19, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Address:
410 Campus Center Dr., Salt Lake City, UT, 84112
Cost: Free

Directed by Tina Mascara and Guido Santi
90 min | 2014 | USA/France/Italy/India | Not Rated

Monk With A Camera chronicles the life and spiritual quest of Nicholas “Nicky” Vreeland, the grandson of legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland and a photographer by trade. Nicky left his privileged life behind to become a Tibetan Monk in India. Fourteen years after cutting his ties with society and photography, in one of life’s beautiful twists, Nicky returned to photography to help his fellow monks rebuild their monastery.

November 25, 2014

RETURN TO HOMS

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Start: November 25, 2014 7:00 PM
End: November 25, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Talal Derki
90 min | 2013 | Syria/Germany | Not Rated (Graphic Violence)
Presented in Arabic with English Subtitles.

From 2011-2013, filmmaker Talal Derki followed the journey of two close friends whose lives had been upended by the battle raging in Syria. Nineteen-year-old Basset is a local soccer star and singer whose songs reflect dreams of a peaceful liberation from Assad’s brutal regime. Ossama is a 24-year-old activist and pacifist uses his camera to capture the revolution. When the army cracks down and their city of Homs becomes a bombed-out ghost town, the once peaceful protesters transform into rebel insurgents.

Winner: World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, Documentary—2014 Sundance Film Festival, Emerging Talent Award—2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Opening Night Selection—2013 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam; Official Selection: 2014 Hot Docs Canadian Documentary Festival, 2014 New Directors/New Films, 10 other international film festivals

November 26, 2014

ERNEST AND CELESTINE

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Start: November 26, 2014 6:00 PM
End: November 26, 2014 8:00 PM
Venue: Sorenson Unity Center
Address:
1383 S. 900 W., Salt Lake , UT, 84104
Cost: Free

Directed by Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier
80 min | 2014 | France | Rated PG
Recommended for ages 5+

An Academy Award® nominee that is based on the Belgian book series by Gabrielle Vincent, Ernest & Celestine tells the story of two unlikely friends. Celestine is a young mouse in an underground land where cautionary tales of bears are told and all mice are destined to become dentists. Celestine and Ernest the bear set out against the odds to prove their friendship is possible in this delightful and beautifully animated film.

Official Selection: 2014 Sundance Film Festival, 2014 Tumbleweeds Film Festival, 2013 Cannes Film Festival, 2013 Toronto International Film Festival

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