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Wrenched660

September 2, 2014

WRENCHED – Encore showing

Directed by M.L. Lincoln
93 min | 2014 | USA | Not Rated

*Post-film discussion with director ML Lincoln, Eric Temple director of Edward Abbey: A Voice in the Wilderness a 2007 documentary about Edward Abbey,and Kim Crumbo Director of Conservation for Grand Canyon Wildlands Council

How far are we willing to go in defense of wilderness? Wrenched explores this question through the life and work of Edward Abbey, whose anarchistic spirit and riotous novels influenced and helped guide the nascent environmental movement of the 1970s and ‘80s. Through interviews, archival footage, and re-enactments, the film captures the outrage of Abbey’s friends who were the original eco-warriors.

Official Selection: 2014 MountainFilm Telluride, 2014 San Francisco Green Film Festival, 2014 American Conservation Film Festival

Start: September 2, 2014 7:00 PM
End: September 2, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free
TheKillTeam660

September 3, 2014

THE KILL TEAM

Directed by Dan Krauss
79 min | 2013 | USA | Not Rated

*Director Dan Krauss will be in attendance for a post-film Q&A moderated by Doug Fabrizio, host of RadioWest.

The Kill Team tells the story of Specialist Adam Winfield, a 21-year-old infantryman in Afghanistan who attempted to alert the military to heinous war crimes his platoon was committing. With access to the key individuals involved in the case—including Adam, his parents, and his startlingly candid compatriots—this film is an intimate look at the personal stories often lost inside broader war coverage.

Winner: Best Documentary Feature—2013 Tribeca Film Festival, Golden Gate Award—2013 San Francisco International Film Festival; Official Selection: 2013 Hot Docs Canadian Documentary Film Festival, 2013 BFI London Film Festival, 2013 AFI Docs Film Festival

Start: September 3, 2014 7:00 PM
End: September 3, 2014 9:30 PM
Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Address:
138 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
Cost: Free
Paranorman660

September 6, 2014

PARANORMAN

Directed by Chris Butler and Sam Fell
92 min | 2012 | USA | Rated PG
Recommended for ages 9+

Eleven-year-old Norman has a gift—he can see and speak with the dead. Though misunderstood by his family and his schoolmates, he bravely demonstrates courage and compassion when his town is confronted by a septet of Zombies and a centuries-old witch’s curse. This multi-award winning film that deals with themes of bullying, tolerance, and forgiveness is great for adolescents.

Nominated: Best Animated Film—2013 Academy Awards

Start: September 6, 2014 11:00 AM
End: September 6, 2014 1:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free
EatingAlabama660

September 8, 2014

EATING ALABAMA

Directed by Andrew Beck Grace
62 min | 2012 | USA | Not Rated

In this thoughtful and funny essay on community, the South, and sustainability you’ll meet a young couple in search of a simpler life. Upon returning home to Alabama, they set out to eat the way their grandparents did—locally and seasonally. But as they navigate the agro-industrial gastronomical complex, they soon realize that nearly everything about the food system has changed.

Locals Only Burger Bar
Are you taking the Eat Local Challenge? We have partnered with Brewvies to offer a Locals-Only Burger Bar for Monday’s event. The special includes a grass-fed patty from Canyon Meadows Ranch topped with Beehive Cheese. Head to the condiment stations to build your creation with local veggies and special condiments like Creminelli capicola, Laziz spreads, Urban Pioneer pesto and so much more. Proceeds support the evening’s screening.

Timeline (add your input here)
6 pm – burger bar opens
6:30 – doors open
7 pm – Utah Film Center Introduces film and ELW introduces guest speaker
7:30 – 8:32 pm – Eating Alabama!
8:35 clear theater to lobby for further discussion

Official Selection: 2012 SXSW Film Festival, 2012 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and 14 other film festivals.

Presented in partnership with the Downtown Farmer’s Market and the Downtown Alliance as part of Eat Local Week!.

Start: September 8, 2014 7:30 PM
End: September 8, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: Brewvies
Address:
677 S. 200 W., Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101
Cost: Free
DukCounty660

September 9, 2014

DUK COUNTY and NOTES ON BLINDNESS

Notes On Blindness
Directed by Peter Middleton and James Spinney
13 min | 2014 | UK/USA/Australia

In 1983, writer and theologian John Hull became blind. To help make sense of his loss, he began keeping an audio diary. Encompassing dreams, memories, and his imaginative life, Notes on Blindness immerses the viewer in Hull’s experiences.

Official Selection: 2014 Sundance Film Festival, 2014 SXSW Film Festival

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Duk County
Directed by Jordan Campbell
37 min | 2013 | USA

A touching story about Dr. Geoff Tabin’s and Dr. Alan Crandall’s five-day mission to deliver eye care to a remote and war-torn region of South Sudan—the world’s newest country. The two eye-surgeons, along with John Dau, one of the original Lost Boys of Sudan, embark on a humanitarian expedition to restore sight at Dau’s Lost Boys clinic.

Winner: Moving Mountains Prize—2013 MountainFilm Telluride, Indomitable Spirit Award—2013 MountainFilm Telluride; Official Selection: 2013 United Nations Association Film Festival

Post film discussion: Michael Yei will discuss the global burden of blindness and its impact on communities and individuals. Dr. Crandall will talk about the causes and treatment of blindness and the work the Moran Eye Center’s Outreach Division is doing do help end preventable, curable blindness around the world.

Dr. Alan Crandall, M.D. received his medical degree from the University of Utah. He completed his surgical internship, residency and fellowship in ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. He joined the University of Utah Ophthalmology Department in 1981 and serves as the John A. Moran Presidential Professor and Senior Vice-Chair of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. In addition, he is the Co-Director of the Moran Eye Center International Division. Dr. Crandall started his humanitarian work in Ghana in 1996 and has since traveled to more than 25 countries teaching cataract and glaucoma surgery.

Michael Yei, is the Manager of the International and Domestic Outreach Division at The John A. Moran Eye Center, whose mission is to eliminate reversible and preventable blindness. Outreach Division physicians perform sight restoring surgeries, help communities create sustainable eye care delivery systems, and train promising ophthalmologists from developing areas. Michael has led Moran’s work internationally in South Sudan, Micronesia, Guatemala, among other countries, and locally on the Navajo Nation and in Salt Lake City.

Presented in partnership with
Natural History Museum of UT

Start: September 9, 2014 7:00 PM
End: September 9, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free
WonderWomen660

September 11, 2014

WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Stories of American Superheroines

Directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan
62 min | 2012 | USA | Not Rated

*Director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan will be in attendance for a post-film Q&A.

WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story Of American Superheroines traces the fascinating birth, evolution, and legacy of Wonder Woman and introduces audiences to a dynamic group of fictional and real-life superheroines.

Winner: Best U.S. Latino Film Award—4th Annual Cinema Tropical Awards; Official Selection: 2012 SXSW Film Festival

Women Stories series is sponsored by Liz Lockette and Dr. Dave Thomas.

Start: September 11, 2014 7:00 PM
End: September 11, 2014 9:30 PM
Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Address:
138 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
Cost: Free
Paranorman660

September 12, 2014

PARANORMAN

Directed by Chris Butler and Sam Fell
92 min | 2012 | USA | Rated PG
Recommended for ages 9+

Eleven-year-old Norman has a gift—he can see and speak with the dead. Though misunderstood by his family and his schoolmates, he bravely demonstrates courage and compassion when his town is confronted by a septet of Zombies and a centuries-old witch’s curse. This multi-award winning film that deals with themes of bullying, tolerance, and forgiveness is great for adolescents.

Nominated: Best Animated Film—2013 Academy Awards

Start: September 12, 2014 6:00 PM
End: September 12, 2014 8:00 PM
Venue: Sorenson Unity Center
Address:
1383 S. 900 W., Salt Lake , UT, 84104
Cost: Free
Telos660

September 16, 2014

TELOS: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui

Directed by Kyung Lee
54 min | 2014 | USA | Not Rated

Telos chronicles the unorthodox life and revolutionary work of Eugene Tssui, an eccentric visionary and a maverick architect. Tssui questions traditional building standards and put nature and the environment at the forefront of his designs long before “green” and “eco-friendly” became buzzwords.

Official Selection: 2014 Newport Beach Film Festival, 2014 Architecture and Design Film Festival, 2014 San Francisco Green Film Festival, 2014 Resene Architecture and Design Film Festival

Start: September 16, 2014 7:00 PM
End: September 16, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free
Lilting660

September 18, 2014

LILTING

Directed by Hong Khaou
91 min | 2013 | UK | Not Rated

Set in London, Lilting tells the story of a Cambodian-Chinese mother mourning the death of her son. Her world is suddenly disrupted by the presence of a stranger. Though they don’t share a common language, a translator helps piece together the memories of a man they loved in this film about unlikely connections and the tragedies that bring us together even though we may be worlds apart.

Winner: Cinematography Award—2014 Sundance Film Festival

Start: September 18, 2014 7:00 PM
End: September 18, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: Brewvies
Address:
677 S. 200 W., Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101
Cost: Free
SomethingFromNothing660

September 19, 2014

SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: The Art of Rap

Directed by Ice-T and Andy Baybutt
106 min | 2012 | UK/USA | Rated R

*Film will be screened outdoors on the lawn – film begins at dusk

Hip-hop didn’t invent anything . . . hip-hop reinvented everything.—Grandmaster Caz

Visually luscious and drenched with beats and freestyle rhyming by some of the masters of the music, SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: The Art of Rap explores the history, craft, and power of hip-hop. Featuring interviews with Nas, Kanye West, Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, KRS-One, Snoop Dogg, Run-DMC, and Ice Cube this gritty documentary is a tribute to an original American art form.

Official Selection: 2012 Sundance Film Festival

Start: September 19, 2014 8:00 PM
End: September 19, 2014 10:00 PM
Venue: University of Utah Student Union Building
Address:
200 S Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, 84105
AmericanMeat660

September 23, 2014

AMERICAN MEAT

Directed by Graham Meriwether
85 min | 2013 | USA | Not Rated

American Meat explores the meat industry in the USA with a solutions-based approach. Featuring interviews with farmers from across the country, the film provides a historical and current look at large scale industrial farming and the revolutionary response some farmers are taking to change the system.

Official selection: 2014 Seattle International Film Festival, 2014 Twin Cities Film Festival, 2014 San Francisco Food and Farm Film Festival

Presented in partnership with Wasatch Community Gardens

Start: September 23, 2014 7:00 PM
End: September 23, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free
Watermark660

September 24, 2014

WATERMARK

Directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky
92 min | 2013 | Canada | Rated PG

Screens in English and Mandarin, Bengali, Hindi, and Spanish with English subtitles.

A feature documentary from multiple award-winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, marking their second collaboration after Manufactured Landscapes in 2006. Watermark brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use.

Winner: Rogers Best Canadian Film Award—2013 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards; Official Selection: 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, 2013 Vancouver International Film Festival

Start: September 24, 2014 7:00 PM
End: September 24, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Address:
410 Campus Center Dr., Salt Lake City, UT, 84112
Cost: Free
TheExpeditionToTheEndOfTheWorld660

September 30, 2014

THE EXPEDITION TO THE END OF THE WORLD

Directed by Daniel Dencik

90 min | 2013 | Denmark/Sweden/Greenland | Not Rated

In this 21st century adventure film, brave sailors take to the sea on a three-mast schooner and set sail for northeast Greenland to find rapidly melting massifs. The sailors encounter new, unknown parts of the world, and the crew of scientists and artists are confronted with the existential questions of life on their epic journey.

Official selection: 2013 Vancouver International Film Festival, 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival, 2013 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 2013 UK Green Film Festival

Start: September 30, 2014 7:00 PM
End: September 30, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free
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