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August 2, 2014

THE MUPPET MOVIE – Sensory Friendly Screening

95 min | 1979 | USA | Rated G
Directed by James Frawley

The Utah Film Center is committed to ensuring that children of all abilities can enjoy the wonders of film alongside their peers. We do this by ensuring a “sensory-friendly” film screening where the lights aren’t turned down quite as low as you’ve come to expect in a traditional movie theatre, the audio isn’t as loud and there aren’t any trailers. But the most important aspect of what we do is to create a welcoming and friendly environment for all. Our Sensory-Friendly Film Screenings program was launched two years ago at our annual Tumbleweeds Film Festival for families affected by autism or other sensory disabilities

Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of The Muppet Movie featuring the original Muppet cast that generations have grown to love. Join Kermit the Frog on his cross-country trek to Hollywood where he hopes to find fame. Along the way he meets Miss Piggy and a motley crew of other Muppets with similar aspirations, all the while evading a persistent frog-leg salesman.

Start: August 2, 2014 9:15 AM
End: August 2, 2014 11:00 AM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free
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THE MUPPET MOVIE

95 min | 1979 | USA | Rated G
Directed by James Frawley

Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of The Muppet Movie featuring the original Muppet cast that generations have grown to love. Join Kermit the Frog on his cross-country trek to Hollywood where he hopes to find fame. Along the way he meets Miss Piggy and a motley crew of other Muppets with similar aspirations, all the while evading a persistent frog-leg salesman.

For information on our Sensory Friendly Screening of this film, please click here.

Start: August 2, 2014 11:00 AM
End: August 2, 2014 1:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free
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August 5, 2014

THE NEWBURGH STING

Post-film discussion with directors David Helibroner and Kate Davis will be moderated by Doug Fabrizio, host of KUER’s RadioWest

Start: August 5, 2014 7:00 PM
End: August 5, 2014 9:30 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free
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August 11, 2014

GROUNDHOG DAY

Rescheduled from July 28 due to rain
Directed by Harold Ramis
101 min | 1993 | USA | Rated PG
Movie begins at dusk

In this American comedy, Bill Murray portrays an arrogant Pittsburgh weatherman reluctantly sent to cover a story in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania and finds he is condemned to repeat the same day over and over again, unless he learns a much-deserved lesson.

Start: August 11, 2014 8:45 PM
End: August 11, 2014 11:00 PM
Venue: The Gallivan Center
Address:
239 S Main St , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free
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August 12, 2014

GODZILLA: The Japanese Original

60th Anniversary Restoration
98 min | 1954 | Japan | Not Rated
Directed by Ishirô Honda
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.

*A discussion with Dr. Nicola Barber from the University of Utah’s Genetic Science Learning Center will immediately follow the film.

GODZILLA is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a release of a newly restored black and white version of the film. Made in Japan when the country was still reeling from the effects of a nuclear bomb, the movie’s radioactive, rampaging beast is the embodiment of an entire population’s fears as well as an icon of destruction that spawned almost thirty sequels. Following the screening, Dr. Nicola Barber will discuss mutation and the genetic implications of radiation exposure.

Presented in partnership with Utah Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and
Natural History Museum of UT

Start: August 12, 2014 7:00 PM
End: August 12, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free
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August 19, 2014

DETROIT UNLEADED

93 min | 2012 | USA | Not Rated
Directed by Rola Nashef

A fresh take on a boy-meets-girl comedy set in Michigan, Detroit Unleaded introduces audiences to Sami who runs his family’s gas station with his cousin Mike, a charismatic hustler. More than just a pit stop, their station sees a steady stream of unforgettable and hilarious customers. When a gorgeous girl named Najlah delivers long-distance phone cards to the station, Sami quickly falls for her from behind the bulletproof glass.

Winner: Discovery Award—2012 Toronto International Film Festival; Official Selection at 18 International Film Festivals

Start: August 19, 2014 7:00 PM
End: August 19, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free
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August 21, 2014

THE NEW BLACK

80 min | 2012 | USA | Not Rated
Directed by Yoruba Richen

The New Black is a documentary that examines how both sides of the African-American community are handling the campaign to legalize gay marriage. The film investigates homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar—the black church—and reveals the Christian right wing’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda.

Winner: Audience Award for Best Feature—2013 AFI Docs, Audience Award—Frameline37 San Francisco LGBT Film Festival, Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature—2013 Urbanworld Film Festival

Start: August 21, 2014 7:00 PM
End: August 21, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: Brewvies
Address:
677 S. 200 W., Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101
Cost: Free
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August 26, 2014

BURT’S BUZZ

Directed by Jody Shapiro
88 min | 2013 | Cananda | Not Rated

Humourous, authentic and compelling, Burt’s Buzz is a journey into the remarkable double life of Burt Shavitz— a reclusive beekeeper who reluctantly became one of the world’s most recognizable brand identities. Guided by those who know — or at least think they know — Burt best, Burt’s Buzz is a fascinating portrait of a singular personality who refuses to conform.

Start: August 26, 2014 7:00 PM
End: August 26, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free
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August 27, 2014

AI WEIWEI: The Fake Case

89 min | 2013 | Denmark | Not Rated
Directed by Andreas Johnsen
Presented in English and Mandarin with English subtitles.

After 81 days of detention, world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei is placed under house arrest. While restricted and monitored by Chinese authorities, he is served with a lawsuit from the Chinese government that he dubs, “The Fake Case.” This film is an intimate encounter with one of today’s most politically influential artists and the system he challenges in his fight for human rights.

Official Selection: 2013 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, 2014 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival; Winner: Best Documentary—2014 Danish Film Critics’ Association

Start: August 27, 2014 7:00 PM
End: August 27, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Address:
410 Campus Center Dr., Salt Lake City, UT, 84112
Cost: Free
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