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February 3, 2015

LAST RUSH FOR THE WILD WEST: Tar Sands, Oil Shale and The American Frontier

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Start: February 3, 2015 7:00 PM
End: February 3, 2015 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Jennifer Ekstrom
50 min | 2013 | USA/Canada | Not Rated

**Director Jennifer Ekstrom will join the audience for a post-film discussion.

This documentary explores how impending tar sands and oil shale mining could impact the Utah landscape, increase air pollution in Salt Lake City (where the air quality is already the worst in the nation), and affect the Colorado River watershed, which could jeopardize drinking water quality and quantity for thirty-six million people downstream.

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February 7, 2015

SLEEPING BEAUTY

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Start: February 7, 2015 11:00 AM
End: February 7, 2015 1:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Clyde Geronimi
75 min | 1959 | USA | Rated G

See a Disney classic on the big screen! A beautiful princess born in a faraway kingdom is cursed to fall into a deep sleep that can only be awakened by true love’s first kiss. Determined to protect her, her parents ask three fairies to raise her in hiding. But the evil Maleficent is just as determined to seal the princess’s fate.

February 10, 2015

KING KONG

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Start: February 10, 2015 7:00 PM
End: February 10, 2015 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack and Merian C. Cooper
100 min | 1933 | USA | Not Rated

**Post-film discussion with Leslie Knapp, Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Utah

A timeless tale of man versus beast, this classic set the standard for monster movies. While shooting in the jungle, a filmmaker discovers an awe-inspiring marvel of nature: a colossal gorilla dubbed Kong. After subduing the mighty beast, the crew returns to New York with the primate, who promptly escapes, spreading mayhem throughout the city.

Speaker Bio

Leslie Knapp is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Utah. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles and she conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She was a faculty member, and ultimately Chair, in the Department of Biological Anthropology at the University of Cambridge (U.K.) from 1997, until 2013 when she moved to the U of U. Research in her laboratory focuses on the genetics and behavior of primates and she has a particular interest in the factors that influence mate choice in humans and other primate species. Her research has taken her to study howler monkeys in Mexico, lemurs in Madagascar, baboons in Namibia, chimpanzees in Uganda, mandrills and gorillas in Gabon. Her work has been featured on BBC and ITV television in the United Kingdom and in magazines and newspapers such as Newsweek, The Telegraph (U.K.) and Times Higher Education.

February 11, 2015

Through the Lens – To Be Announced

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Start: February 11, 2015 7:00 PM
End: February 11, 2015 9:30 PM
Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Address:
138 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
Cost: Free

Please join Utah Film Center and KUER’s RadioWest for a special screening of a film selected from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Film will be announced following the conclusion of the festival in our e-mail newsletter, social media, and website.

Post-film discussion with the film’s director moderated by Doug Fabrizio, host of KUER’s RadioWest.

Through The Lens

February 17, 2015

KORENGAL

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Start: February 17, 2015 7:00 PM
End: February 17, 2015 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Sebastian Junger
84 min | 2014 | USA | Rated R

Korengal picks up where Restrepo (2010 Sundance Film Festival Documentary Grand Jury Prize winner) left off; the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war. Constructed entirely from unused, never-before-seen footage, this is an electrifying and haunting look into the mind of a soldier.

February 19, 2015

IT’S ALL SO QUIET

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Start: February 19, 2015 7:00 PM
End: February 19, 2015 9:00 PM
Venue: Brewvies
Address:
677 S. 200 W., Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101
Cost: Free

Directed by Nanouk Leopold
94 min | 2013 | Netherlands | Not Rated

In this quietly powerful and beautifully shot film, Helmer, a single farmer in his fifties, lives with his aged, bedridden father in the Dutch countryside. His perspective on life takes a dramatic change when a farmhand shows up looking for work and he begins to reconsider his self-inflicted isolation.

February 24, 2015

Women’s Stories – To Be Announced

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Start: February 24, 2015 7:00 PM
End: February 24, 2015 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free

Please join us for a special screening of a film selected from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Film will be announced following the conclusion of the festival in our e-mail newsletter, social media, and website.

Post-film discussion moderated by 90.9FM KRCL’s Lara Jones.

February 25, 2015

NATIONAL GALLERY

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Start: February 25, 2015 7:00 PM
End: February 25, 2015 10:15 PM
Venue: Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Address:
410 Campus Center Dr., Salt Lake City, UT, 84112
Cost: Free

Directed by Frederick Wiseman
181 min | 2014 | USA/France

In Frederick Wiseman’s 39th documentary, he takes the audience behind the scenes of London’s National Gallery, one of the world’s foremost art institutions. National Gallery is the portrait of a place, its way of working and relations with the world, its staff and public, and its paintings.

February 27, 2015

SLEEPING BEAUTY

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Start: February 27, 2015 6:00 PM
End: February 27, 2015 8:00 PM
Venue: Sorenson Unity Center
Address:
1383 S. 900 W., Salt Lake , UT, 84104
Cost: Free

Directed by Clyde Geronimi
75 min | 1959 | USA | Rated G

See a Disney classic on the big screen! A beautiful princess born in a faraway kingdom is cursed to fall into a deep sleep that can only be awakened by true love’s first kiss. Determined to protect her, her parents ask three fairies to raise her in hiding. But the evil Maleficent is just as determined to seal the princess’s fate.

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