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May 1, 2017

LE CHANT DE MER (SONG OF THE SEA)

Start: May 1, 2017 4:00 PM
End: May 1, 2017 5:30 PM
Venue: Viridian - Library + Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

This film was co-produced and created to be in French and English. While we have presented the English version in the past, we are so excited to now be showing the French version as part of our ongoing French series at the Viridian Event Center.

Directed by Tomm Moore
93 min | 2014 | Ireland/Denmark/Belgium/Luxembourg/France | Rated PG
Presented in French with English subtitles

Recommended for ages 7+

Cast: Jean Stan Du Pac, Patrick Bethune, and Nathalie Homs

From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated The Secret of Kells comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, Song of the Sea tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. As enthralling for adults as it is for children young and old, Song of the Sea is a wonder of magical storytelling and visual splendor that is destined to become a classic.

Winner: Best Animated Feature Film–2015 European Film Awards; Nominated: Best Animated Feature–2015 Academy Awards

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April 8, 2017

A CAT IN PARIS (Une vie de chat)

Start: April 8, 2017 2:00 PM
End: April 8, 2017 3:30 PM
Venue: Orem Public Library
Address:
58 N. State St., Orem, UT, 84057
Cost: Free

Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol
80 min | 2010 | France/Belgium | Rated PG
Presented in English.

Recommended for Ages 8+

Cast: Dominique Blanc, Bruno Salomone, and Jean Benguigui

The Academy Award® nominated A Cat in Paris from directors Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol is a beautifully hand-drawn caper set in the shadow-drenched alleyways of Paris.

Dino is a cat that leads a double life. By day he lives with Zoe, a little girl whose mother is a detective in the Parisian police force. But at night Dino sneaks out the window to work with Nico – a slinky cat burglar with a big heart, whose fluid movements are poetry in motion as he evades captors and slips and swishes from rooftop to rooftop across the Paris skyline. Rife with film references (from Reservoir Dogs to Goodfellas to The Night of the Hunter), A Cat in Paris is a warm and richly humorous love letter to classic noir and American gangster films, with jazz soundtrack featuring Billie Holiday.

Nominated: 2012 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature

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April 2, 2017

FANNY’S JOURNEY (Le voyage de Fanny) – Special Sunday screening

Start: April 2, 2017 2:00 PM
End: April 2, 2017 4:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Lola Doillon
94 min | 2016 | France/Belgium | Not Rated
Presented in French with English subtitles.

Recommended for ages 10+ | Additional screening on Saturday, April 1 at 11am, click here for details.

Cast: Léonie Souchaud, Fantine Harduin, and Juliane Lepoureau

Based on a true story, Fanny’s Journey is an incredible tale of bravery, strength and survival, a story of a daring young girl who will stop at nothing and fear no one. In 1943, 13-year old Fanny and her younger sisters were sent from their home in France to an Italian foster home for Jewish children. When the Nazis arrive in Italy, their caretakers desperately organize the departure of the children to Switzerland. When they are suddenly left on their own, these 11 children do the impossible and reach the Swiss border to freedom.

Winner: Audience Award and Jury Prize for Best Narrative–2017 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Audience Award–2017 Denver Jewish Film Festiva, Michel Award for Best Film–2016 Hamburg Film Festival

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April 1, 2017

FANNY’S JOURNEY (Le voyage de Fanny)

Start: April 1, 2017 11:00 AM
End: April 1, 2017 1:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

-Utah Premiere-

Directed by Lola Doillon
94 min | 2016 | France/Belgium | Not Rated
Presented in French with English subtitles.

Recommended for ages 10+ | Additional screening on Sunday, April 2 at 2pm, click here for details.

Cast: Léonie Souchaud, Fantine Harduin, and Juliane Lepoureau

Based on a true story, Fanny’s Journey is an incredible tale of bravery, strength and survival, a story of a daring young girl who will stop at nothing and fear no one. In 1943, 13-year old Fanny and her younger sisters were sent from their home in France to an Italian foster home for Jewish children. When the Nazis arrive in Italy, their caretakers desperately organize the departure of the children to Switzerland. When they are suddenly left on their own, these 11 children do the impossible and reach the Swiss border to freedom.

Winner: Audience Award and Jury Prize for Best Narrative–2017 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Audience Award–2017 Denver Jewish Film Festiva, Michel Award for Best Film–2016 Hamburg Film Festival

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March 11, 2017

ELEANOR’S SECRET

Start: March 11, 2017 2:00 PM
End: March 11, 2017 3:30 PM
Venue: Orem Public Library
Address:
58 N. State St., Orem, UT, 84057
Cost: Free

Directed by Dominique Monféry
80 min | 2009 | France | Not  Rated

Recommended for Ages 6+

Cast: Eliott Berger, Cressida Bandey, Mirabelle Kirkland, and Paul Bandey

From Academy Award®-nominated director Dominique Monféry comes a sumptuously animated movie about a magic library where all the characters from classic children’s books come alive.

Nat has fond memories of his eccentric Aunt Eleanor reading to him from her enormous collection of storybooks but is frustrated by his inability to read the books himself. So he is less than thrilled when he learns that his aunt has left him the keys to her attic library as a gift. However, just as Nat’s parents are selling the collection to a shady antiques dealer, Nat discovers that the library is magical – the books are all original first editions of history’s most popular fairy tales, and the famous characters come to life! Now with the help of Alice in Wonderland, the Ogre, Peter Pan and others, he must find a way to get back the books and learn to read an ancient spell to keep the characters alive for future generations of children.

Eleanor’s Secret is a beautifully designed, rollicking adventure in which a boy’s new found ability to read not only sets his imagination free, but saves the day! The film features characters from classics storybooks Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Jack and the Beanstalk, Puss in Boots, Tom Thumb, Little Red Riding Hood, and more!

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March 6, 2017

ELEANOR’S SECRET

Start: March 6, 2017 4:00 PM
End: March 6, 2017 5:30 PM
Venue: Viridian - Library + Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Dominique Monféry
80 min | 2009 | France | Not  Rated
Presented in French with English subtitles.

Recommended for Ages 6+

Cast: Eliott Berger, Cressida Bandey, Mirabelle Kirkland, and Paul Bandey

From Academy Award®-nominated director Dominique Monféry comes a sumptuously animated movie about a magic library where all the characters from classic children’s books come alive.

Nat has fond memories of his eccentric Aunt Eleanor reading to him from her enormous collection of storybooks but is frustrated by his inability to read the books himself. So he is less than thrilled when he learns that his aunt has left him the keys to her attic library as a gift. However, just as Nat’s parents are selling the collection to a shady antiques dealer, Nat discovers that the library is magical – the books are all original first editions of history’s most popular fairy tales, and the famous characters come to life! Now with the help of Alice in Wonderland, the Ogre, Peter Pan and others, he must find a way to get back the books and learn to read an ancient spell to keep the characters alive for future generations of children.

Eleanor’s Secret is a beautifully designed, rollicking adventure in which a boy’s new found ability to read not only sets his imagination free, but saves the day! The film features characters from classics storybooks Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Jack and the Beanstalk, Puss in Boots, Tom Thumb, Little Red Riding Hood, and more!

Tumbleweeds Year-Round screenings made possible by the support of

March 4, 2017

KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE

Start: March 4, 2017 11:00 AM
End: March 4, 2017 1:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
102 min | 1989 | Japan | Rated G

Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Phil Hartman, Janeane Garofalo, & Debbie Reynolds

From the legendary Hayao Miyazaki comes the beloved story of a resourceful young witch who uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt. It is the tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon and set out into the wide world to learn their craft. When that night comes for Kiki, she embarks on her life journey with her chatty black cat, Jiji, landing the next morning in a seaside village, where a bakery owner hires her to make deliveries. Rarely has the animator’s art been so brilliantly rendered as in this delightfully imaginative film – a beautiful and timeless story of a young girl finding her way in the world.

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February 11, 2017

APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD

Start: February 11, 2017 2:00 PM
End: February 11, 2017 4:00 PM
Venue: Orem Public Library
Address:
58 N. State St., Orem, UT, 84057
Cost: Free

Directed by Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci
103 min | 2015 | France | PG

Recommended for ages 10+

Cast: Marion Cotillard, Paul Giamatti, Tony Hale, Susan Sarandon, and J.K. Simmons

From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated Persepolis and the mind of renowned graphic novelist Jacques Tardi comes a riveting sci-fi adventure set in an alternate steampunk universe.

Paris, 1941. A family of scientists is on the brink of discovering a powerful longevity serum when all of a sudden a mysterious force abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind. Ten years later, April (voiced by Academy Award® nominee Marion Cotillard) lives alone with her dear cat, Darwin, and carries on her family’s research in secret. But she soon finds herself at the center of a shadowy and far-reaching conspiracy, and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered dirigibles and cyborg rat spies.

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February 6, 2017

APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD (Avril et le monde truqué)

Start: February 6, 2017 4:00 PM
End: February 6, 2017 6:00 PM
Venue: Viridian - Library + Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci
103 min | 2015 | France | PG
Presented in French with English subtitles.

Recommended for ages 10+

Cast: Marion Cotillard

From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated Persepolis and the mind of renowned graphic novelist Jacques Tardi comes a riveting sci-fi adventure set in an alternate steampunk universe.

Paris, 1941. A family of scientists is on the brink of discovering a powerful longevity serum when all of a sudden a mysterious force abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind. Ten years later, April (voiced by Academy Award® nominee Marion Cotillard) lives alone with her dear cat, Darwin, and carries on her family’s research in secret. But she soon finds herself at the center of a shadowy and far-reaching conspiracy, and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered dirigibles and cyborg rat spies.

Tumbleweeds Year-Round screenings made possible by the support of

February 4, 2017

APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD

Start: February 4, 2017 10:00 AM
End: February 4, 2017 12:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci
103 min | 2015 | France | PG

Recommended for ages 10+

Cast: Marion Cotillard, Paul Giamatti, Tony Hale, Susan Sarandon, and J.K. Simmons

From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated Persepolis and the mind of renowned graphic novelist Jacques Tardi comes a riveting sci-fi adventure set in an alternate steampunk universe.

Paris, 1941. A family of scientists is on the brink of discovering a powerful longevity serum when all of a sudden a mysterious force abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind. Ten years later, April (voiced by Academy Award® nominee Marion Cotillard) lives alone with her dear cat, Darwin, and carries on her family’s research in secret. But she soon finds herself at the center of a shadowy and far-reaching conspiracy, and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered dirigibles and cyborg rat spies.

Tumbleweeds Year-Round screenings made possible by the support of

January 14, 2017

ZARAFA

Start: January 14, 2017 2:00 PM
End: January 14, 2017 4:00 PM
Venue: Orem Public Library
Address:
58 N. State St., Orem, UT, 84057
Cost: Free

Directed by Rémy Bezançon and Jean-Christope Lie
78 min. | 2012 | France/Belgium | Not Rated

Recommended for 8+

While on the run from an evil slave trader, spirited 10-year-old Maki meets a young giraffe he names Zarafa. Together the pair begin an incredible journey that takes them from Africa all the way to Paris. This hit at the 2013 Tumbleweeds Film Festival takes you on an unforgettable adventure from the desert sand to the snowy mountains as it tells an uplifting tale of everlasting friendship.

Official Selection: 2012 Berlin International Film Festival, 2013 Tumbleweeds Film Festival

January 9, 2017

ZARAFA

Start: January 9, 2017 4:00 PM
End: January 9, 2017 5:30 PM
Venue: Viridian - Library + Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Rémy Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie
78 min. | 2012 | France/Belgium | Not Rated
Presented in French with English subtitles.

Recommended for 8+

While on the run from an evil slave trader, spirited 10-year-old Maki meets a young giraffe he names Zarafa. Together the pair begin an incredible journey that takes them from Africa all the way to Paris. This hit at the 2013 Tumbleweeds Film Festival takes you on an unforgettable adventure from the desert sand to the snowy mountains as it tells an uplifting tale of everlasting friendship.

Official Selection: 2012 Berlin International Film Festival, 2013 Tumbleweeds Film Festival

January 7, 2017

ONLY YESTERDAY

Start: January 7, 2017 11:00 AM
End: January 7, 2017 1:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Isao Takahata
118 min | 1991 | Japan | PG

It’s1982, and Taeko (Daisy Ridley) is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her relatives in the countryside, and as  the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: the first immature stirrings of romance, the onset of puberty, and the frustrations  of math and boys. At the station, she is met by young farmer Toshio (Dev Patel), and the encounters with him begin to reconnect her to forgotten longings. In lyrical switches between the present and the past, Taeko contemplates the arc of her life and wonders if she has been true to the dreams of her childhood self.

From Academy Award®-nominated director Isao Takahata (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya) and general producer Hayao Miyazaki,  Only Yesterday is a  masterpiece of time and tone, rich with humor and stirring emotion, and beautifully animated by one of the world’s most revered animation studios. This film was one of Studio Ghibli’s most critically acclaimed work, but never released in North America until this year – in celebration of its 25th Anniversary. 

Parents Note: This film is set in 1966 and 1982. There are scenes of smoking, physical discipline, and references to menstruation.

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November 12, 2016

MOLLY MONSTER

Start: November 12, 2016 2:00 PM
End: November 12, 2016 4:00 PM
Venue: Orem Public Library
Address:
58 N. State St., Orem, UT, 84057
Cost: Free

Directed by Ted Sieger, Michael Ekbladh, and Matthias Bruhn
70 min | 2016 | Germany, Sweden, and Switzerland | Not Rated
Presented in English

Recommended for ages 4+

Principal Cast: Tom Eastwood, Stefan Fredrich, and Denise Gorzelanny

Molly Monster is the deeply-loved only-monster of Popo and Etna Monster. She spends her days in familiar surroundings playing with her best friend Edison, a clockwork toy with a life of his own. But when mama gives birth to an egg (which papa must hatch) Molly sets out on a journey to find her new place in the family. The journey takes her far away from home and over the Wild Hills to Egg Island, where she is reunited with her mama and her papa, and her new mini-monster sibling.

Official Selection: 2016 Tumbleweeds Film Festival

November 7, 2016

MOLLY MONSTER

Start: November 7, 2016 4:00 PM
End: November 7, 2016 6:00 PM
Venue: Viridian - Library + Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Ted Sieger, Michael Ekbladh, and Matthias Bruhn
70 min | 2016 | Germany, Sweden, and Switzerland | Not Rated
Presented in English

Recommended for ages 4+

Principal Cast: Tom Eastwood, Stefan Fredrich, and Denise Gorzelanny

Molly Monster is the deeply-loved only-monster of Popo and Etna Monster. She spends her days in familiar surroundings playing with her best friend Edison, a clockwork toy with a life of his own. But when mama gives birth to an egg (which papa must hatch) Molly sets out on a journey to find her new place in the family. The journey takes her far away from home and over the Wild Hills to Egg Island, where she is reunited with her mama and her papa, and her new mini-monster sibling.

Official Selection: 2016 Tumbleweeds Film Festival

November 5, 2016

MOLLY MONSTER

Start: November 5, 2016 11:00 AM
End: November 5, 2016 12:30 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Ted Sieger, Michael Ekbladh, and Matthias Bruhn
70 min | 2016 | Germany, Sweden, and Switzerland | Not Rated
Presented in English

Recommended for ages 4+

Principal Cast: Tom Eastwood, Stefan Fredrich, and Denise Gorzelanny

Molly Monster is the deeply-loved only-monster of Popo and Etna Monster. She spends her days in familiar surroundings playing with her best friend Edison, a clockwork toy with a life of his own. But when mama gives birth to an egg (which papa must hatch) Molly sets out on a journey to find her new place in the family. The journey takes her far away from home and over the Wild Hills to Egg Island, where she is reunited with her mama and her papa, and her new mini-monster sibling.

Official Selection: 2016 Tumbleweeds Film Festival

October 8, 2016

PHANTOM BOY

Start: October 8, 2016 2:00 PM
End: October 8, 2016 4:00 PM
Venue: Orem Public Library
Address:
58 N. State St., Orem, UT, 84057
Cost: Free

Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol
84 min | 2015 | France | Rated PG
Presented in English

Principal Cast: Fred Armisen, Vincent D’Onofrio and Jared Padalecki.

The highly anticipated new film from the Academy Award®-nominated writers and directors of A Cat in Paris is a stylish noir caper, set in the shadowy streets and alleyways of New York.

Leo has a secret. A mysterious illness has transformed him into a phantom boy, able to leave the confines of his body and explore the city as a ghostly apparition. While in the hospital, he befriends Alex, a New York City cop injured while attempting to capture a nefarious gangster who has taken control of the city’s power supply, throwing the metropolis into chaos. Now they must form an extraordinary duo, using Leo’s phantom powers and Alex’s detective work to foil the plot and save New York from destruction. Phantom Boy continues Gagnol and Felicioli’s fascination with animated film noir, in a heart-thumping adventure that pushes their trademark visual style to literal new heights, as Leo swoops and soars above the greatest skyline in the world.

Official Selection: 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

AN ANIMATED SENSATION!
-Filmmaker Magazine

DELIGHTFUL!Visually striking and surprisingly moving!
– RogerEbert.com

October 3, 2016

PHANTOM BOY

Start: October 3, 2016 4:00 PM
End: October 3, 2016 6:00 PM
Venue: Viridian - Library + Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol
84 min | 2015 | France | Rated PG
Presented in English

Principal Cast: Fred Armisen, Vincent D’Onofrio and Jared Padalecki.

The highly anticipated new film from the Academy Award®-nominated writers and directors of A Cat in Paris is a stylish noir caper, set in the shadowy streets and alleyways of New York.

Leo has a secret. A mysterious illness has transformed him into a phantom boy, able to leave the confines of his body and explore the city as a ghostly apparition. While in the hospital, he befriends Alex, a New York City cop injured while attempting to capture a nefarious gangster who has taken control of the city’s power supply, throwing the metropolis into chaos. Now they must form an extraordinary duo, using Leo’s phantom powers and Alex’s detective work to foil the plot and save New York from destruction. Phantom Boy continues Gagnol and Felicioli’s fascination with animated film noir, in a heart-thumping adventure that pushes their trademark visual style to literal new heights, as Leo swoops and soars above the greatest skyline in the world.

Official Selection: 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

AN ANIMATED SENSATION!
-Filmmaker Magazine

DELIGHTFUL!Visually striking and surprisingly moving!
– RogerEbert.com

October 1, 2016

PHANTOM BOY

Start: October 1, 2016 11:00 AM
End: October 1, 2016 1:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol
84 min | 2015 | France | Rated PG
Presented in English

Principal Cast: Fred Armisen, Vincent D’Onofrio and Jared Padalecki.

The highly anticipated new film from the Academy Award®-nominated writers and directors of A Cat in Paris is a stylish noir caper, set in the shadowy streets and alleyways of New York.

Leo has a secret. A mysterious illness has transformed him into a phantom boy, able to leave the confines of his body and explore the city as a ghostly apparition. While in the hospital, he befriends Alex, a New York City cop injured while attempting to capture a nefarious gangster who has taken control of the city’s power supply, throwing the metropolis into chaos. Now they must form an extraordinary duo, using Leo’s phantom powers and Alex’s detective work to foil the plot and save New York from destruction. Phantom Boy continues Gagnol and Felicioli’s fascination with animated film noir, in a heart-thumping adventure that pushes their trademark visual style to literal new heights, as Leo swoops and soars above the greatest skyline in the world.

Official Selection: 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

 

AN ANIMATED SENSATION!
-Filmmaker Magazine

DELIGHTFUL!Visually striking and surprisingly moving!
– RogerEbert.com

September 30, 2016

2016 NYICFF–KID FLIX MIX 2

Start: September 30, 2016 6:00 PM
End: September 30, 2016 8:00 PM
Venue: Sorenson Unity Center
Address:
1383 S. 900 W., Salt Lake , UT, 84104
Cost: Free

Directed by Various
60 min | 2016 | Various Countries | Not Rated

Please note, this will be our final screening at Sorenson Unity Center for the time being.

A program of short films from around the world for ages 8 and up from the 2016 New York International Children’s Film Festival.
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