May 5, 2015
Directed by Rachel Boynton
99 min | 2013 | USA | Not Rated
This film gives the viewer a glimpse into the secret world of the oil business. For four years and with unprecedented access, the filmmakers follow a Dallas-based oil company as they work to develop Ghana’s first commercial oil field, while simultaneously following the exploits of a militant gang in Nigeria trying to profit on oil in any way they can.
Official selection 2013 Tribeca Film Festival
May 6, 2015
Directed by Kirby Dick
102 min | 2015 | USA | Not Rated
*Post-film discussion moderated by Doug Fabrizio, host of KUER’s RadioWest
From the team behind The Invisible War, comes a startling exposé of sexual assaults on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups, and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. Weaving together verité footage and first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice—despite harsh retaliation, harassment and pushback at every level.
Official Selection: 2015 Sundance Film Festival
May 12, 2015
Directed by Berit Madsen
90 min | 2013 | Iran | Not Rated
Presented in Persian with English subtitles.
*Post-film discussion with Dr. Shanti Deemyad, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah.
Sixteen year-old Sepideh spends her nights exploring the secrets of the universe and dreams of going to a university to eventually become an astronaut. Her family wants her to take on a more traditional role, though she is determined to pursue her dream.
Official selection: 2014 Sundance Film Festival
May 19, 2015
Post-film Q&A with filmmaker, Mark Titus.
May 21, 2015
Directed by Matthew Warchus
119 min | 2014 | UK | Rated R
Pride is based on a true story about London-based gay and lesbian activists who decide to raise money to support coal miners and their families during the British miners strike in 1984. When the National Union of Mineworkers seems embarrassed to receive their support, the activists decide to go directly to the miners and travel to a mining village deep in Wales to give their support in person.
Winner of 8 international film awards and a 2015 Golden Globe Award-nominee for Best Motion Picture—Comedy or Musical.
May 26, 2015
Directed by Johanna Hamilton
79 min | 2014 | USA | Not Rated
In 1971, a group of anti-war activists called the Citizen’s Commission to Investigate the FBI, broke into an FBI office in Media, PA, stealing all of the documents stored there. Shortly after the break-in, they started leaking information about the FBI’s illegal surveillance practices. This film tells their story.
Official Selection: 2014 Sheffield Doc/Fest, 2014 AFI Docs, 2014 International Film Festival Amsterdam, 2014 Tribeca Film Festival
May 27, 2015
Directed by Marco Orsini
72 min | 2014 | Ireland/USA | Not Rated
Gray Matters is the story of Eileen Gray, the twentieth century artist, architect, and designer whose vision, imagination, and sensibility changed the way we live, within houses and with furniture. The documentary is a historical, scholarly, and cinematic investigation of the life of one of the most significant, but otherwise little known modern creatives of our time.
If free UMFA visitor parking and the adjacent pay lot are full, filmgoers may park in the LDS Institute lot or the lot at Guardsman Way-500 South. UTA bus and TRAX stops are also a short walk to the Museum. Visit http://umfa.utah.edu/directions for more information.
May 29, 2015
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.