September 23, 2014
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
Food For Thought film series
Presented in partnership with Wasatch Community Gardens
Sponsored by Rochelle Kaplan
September 24, 2014
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
September 30, 2014
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
October 4, 2014
Directed by Henry Selick
100 min | 2009 | USA | Rated PG
In this stop-motion animation Oscar nominee, curious young Coraline unlocks a door in her family’s home and is transported to a universe that strangely resembles her own—only better. But when her “Other Mother” doesn’t want Coraline to return to reality, our heroine must summon an amazing amount of courage to go home and save her family.
October 7, 2014
Il était une forêt
Directed by Luc Jacquet
78 min | 2013 | France | Not Rated
Screens in French with English subtitles.
From the creator of March of the Penguins, Once Upon a Forest invites viewers into a never-before-seen world of natural wonder and staggering beauty. Take a journey into the depths of the tropical jungle and into the very heart of life on earth in this breathtakingly shot nature documentary.
October 8, 2014
Directed by Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling
92 min | 2013 | USA | Not Rated
Screens in English, French, and Spanish with English subtitles.
*Subject of the film, Chris Strachwitz and directors, Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling will participate in a post-film Q&A moderated by Doug Fabrizio, host of KUER’s RadioWest.
This wonderfully crafted film tells the story of Chris Strachwitz, an American music detective and force behind legendary Arhoolie Records. Strachwitz takes us on a hip-shaking stomp from Texas to New Orleans and Cajun country to Appalachia, as he continues his passionate quest for the musical soul of America.
Official Selection: 2013 SXSW Film Festival, 2013 Hot Docs Canadian Documentary Festival
October 14, 2014
Directed by Jesper Bram and Dirk Behlau
80 min | 2013 | Denmark | Not Rated (contains adult language and graphic content)
Flake and Flames is an adventure through the expansive and creative world of Kustom Kulture that explores hot rods, low-brow art, and pin-striping, and features interviews with the world’s best car and motorcycle builders, tattoo artists, and custom painters.
October 15, 2014
Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe
81 min | 2014 | USA | Not Rated
*A discussion with director Alexandre O. Philippe and author Ozzy Iguanzo, author of Zombies on Film: The Definitive Story of Undead Cinema will immediately follow the film.
Doc of the Dead delves into the evolution of the zombie genre in film and literature, as well as its impact and influence on pop culture. A rich and entertaining dialogue with zombie authors, filmmakers, and scholars, the film features a host of zombie icons (Max Brooks, George A. Romero, Simon Pegg, Robert Kirkman, Bruce Campbell, and many more!).
Official Selection: 2014 SXSW Film Festival, 2014 Stanley Film Festival, 2014 Hot Docs Film Festival, 2014 Edinburgh International Film Festival
October 16, 2014
Directed by Madeleine Olnek
90 min | 2013 | USA | Not Rated
Margaret, a lesbian hooker in training, meets Jo, a beautiful grifter from a wealthy family and an expert on picking up women, even though she considers herself straight. The duo hit the streets together and begin navigating the bizarre fetishes of their “dates,” which brings into focus the hilarious and pathetic disparity between the two women in this uproarious, subversive, and poignant film.
Official Selection: 2014 Sundance Film Festival, 2014 Seattle International Film Festival
October 21, 2014
Directed by Mark Levinson
99 min | 2013 | USA | Not Rated
This film follows the inside story of six brilliant scientists seeking to unravel the mysteries of the universe, documenting the successes and setbacks in the planet’s most significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough—the launch of the Large Hadron Collider. Particle Fever is a celebration of discovery, revealing the very human stories behind the tale of this epic experiment.
Official Selection: 2013 Telluride Film Festival, 2013 New York Film Festival, 2013 Sheffield Documentary Film Festival
October 22, 2014
Directed by Cecilia Peck
88 min | 2013 | USA | Not Rated
*A moderated discussion will immediately follow the film moderated by 90.9FM KRCL midday host Eugenie Hero Jaffe.
On an official visit to Italy, Linor Abargil was raped by a man who was supposed to be protecting her. Mere weeks later, Linor was crowned Miss World. Cecilia Peck’s film follows Linor’s decision to speak about her rape ten years later and follows her on a journey as she meets with survivors from around the world.
October 28, 2014
Directed by Dominique Benicheti
91 min | 1973/2012 | France | Not Rated
Screens in French with English subtitles.
A lost masterpiece of cinema, now restored and available for the first time in years, Cousin Jules was the result of five years (1968-1973) of painstaking work by director Dominique Benicheti and cinematographer Pierre-William Glenn. Over that period, the team recorded the lives of Jules and Felicie, French farmers living in the countryside. The result is an immersive work and a record of a way of life that vanished long ago.
Winner: Grand Jury Prize—1973 Locarno Film Festival; Official Selection: 2013 Berlin International Film Festival, 2013 Vienna Film Festival, 2012 New York Film Festival
October 29, 2014
Directed by Teller
80 min | 2013 | USA | Rated PG-13
Screens in English and Dutch with English subtitles
Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to answer how 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer (Girl with a Pearl Earring) managed to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography. Spanning eight years, Jenison’s adventure takes him to Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces, on a pilgrimage to meet artist David Hockney, and to Buckingham Palace to see a Vermeer masterpiece in the Queen’s collection.
Official Selection: 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, 2013 New York Film Festival, 2013 Palm Springs International Film Festival Festival, 2013 Telluride Film Festival