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September 11, 2017

THE COLOR OF PARADISE (Rang-e khoda)

Start: September 11, 2017 4:00 PM
End: September 11, 2017 5:30 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Majid Majidi
90 min | 1999 | Iran | Rated PG
Presented in Persian and Azerbaijani with English subtitles.

Recommended for ages 7+

Cast: Hossein Mahjoub, Mohsen Ramezani, Salameh Feyzi, Farahnaz Safari

Mohammad, a boy at Tehran’s institute for the blind, waits for his dad to pick him up for summer vacation. While waiting, he realizes a baby bird has fallen from its nest: he chases away a cat, finds the bird, climbs a tree, and puts it back. (more…)

September 7, 2017

NO MAN’S LAND

Start: September 7, 2017 7:00 PM
End: September 7, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by David Byars
81 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

In January 2016, armed protestors in Oregon occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to call attention to what they felt was an intrusion by the federal government into their right to make a living. In a larger sense, the “patriot community” introduced itself as disgruntled American citizens with grounds for airing their grievances against a federal government that didn’t have their best interests at heart. The federal government begged to differ. (more…)

August 7, 2017

THE RED TURTLE

Start: August 7, 2017 4:00 PM
End: August 7, 2017 6:00 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit
81 min | 2016 | France/Belgium/Japan | Rated PG
No Dialogue 

Recommended for ages 8+

Cast: Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy, and Barbara Beretta

A man shipwrecked on an island who tries desperately to escape, until one day he encounters a strange turtle that changes his life. (more…)

August 3, 2017

FROM NOWHERE

Start: August 3, 2017 7:00 PM
End: August 3, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Matthew Newton
89 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated

Cast: J. Mallory McCree, Raquel Castro, Octavia Chavez-Richmond, Sydni Beaudoin, Joseph Castillo-Midyett

Three undocumented teenagers-Moussa (J. Mallory McCree), Sophie (Octavia Chavez-Richmond), and Alyssa (Raquel Castro)-are just about to graduate high school in the Bronx. Like most teenagers, all they want to do is hang with their friends, fall in love, and figure out where to go to college, but unlike their American classmates, these three live with the threat of being discovered by the authorities. (more…)

July 6, 2017

ALL GOVERNMENTS LIE: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone

Start: July 6, 2017 7:00 PM
End: July 6, 2017 8:30 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Fred Peabody
92 min | 2016 | Canada | Not Rated

Independent journalists Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, Matt Taibbi, and others are changing the face of journalism, providing investigative, alternatives to mainstream, corporate news outlets. Greenwald was the lead reporter on the revelations of NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden. Scahill wrote Dirty Wars – the book and Oscar-nominated film on secret U.S. government assassinations. Our cameras follow as they expose government and corporate deception – just as the ground-breaking journalist I.F. Stone did decades ago. (more…)

ZIP & ZAP AND THE MARBLE GANG

Start: July 6, 2017 4:00 PM
End: July 6, 2017 5:30 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Oskar Santos
97 min | 2013 | Spain | No Rating
Presented in Spanish with English subtitles

Recommended for ages 9+.

Cast: Raúl Rivas, Daniel Cerezo, Javier Gutiérrez, and Claudia Vega

Two of Spain’s most beloved comic-book characters—Zip and Zap—come to life in this rollicking adventure. (more…)

June 8, 2017

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

Start: June 8, 2017 7:00 PM
End: June 8, 2017 8:30 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Otto Bell
87 min | 2016 | UK, Mongolia, USA | Rated G
Presented in Kazakh with English subtitles.

Recommended for ages 12+

Step aside, Katniss! Make room for Aisholpan, the 13-year-old eagle huntress from Mongolia.

For 2,000 years, the Kazakh people of the Altai region in western Mongolia have practiced a tradition of hunting with golden eagles, whose wingspan can reach up to 7.5 feet wide. Though this practice has traditionally been the domain of men, Aisholpan decides that she wants to become an apprentice hunter after spending her childhood helping her father, a renowned eagle hunter, care for his birds. Under the tutelage and support of her father and her grandfather—and very few others—Aisholpan learns all aspects of falconry, from taming her very own eagle to training for an annual competition, where she will compete against 70 eagle hunters on her quest to gain acceptance.

Featuring breathtaking cinematography and intimate footage, this film not only explores the life of a young girl striving to pursue her passion and break down gender barriers in a very traditional culture, but also provides an engaging glimpse into the lives of this remote community, as they balance their traditional lifestyle with the modern world.

Official Selection: 2016 Sundance Film Festival

West Jordan screenings presented in partnership with

Utah Film Circuit screenings are made possible by the support of

June 5, 2017

MONKEY KING: Hero is Back (Xi you ji zhi da sheng gui lai)

Start: June 5, 2017 4:00 PM
End: June 5, 2017 5:30 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Tian Xiao Peng
86 min | 2016 | China | Rated PG
Presented in Mandarin with English subtitles.

Recommended for ages 8+

Cast: Jackie Chan, Kannon Kurowski, and Roger Craig Smith

The all-powerful Monkey King once roamed freely between Heaven and Earth, but after angering the Gods, he was imprisoned within an ice cage deep within the mountains. 500 years later, monsters attack a small village and a child flees to the mountains. Unknowingly, the child releases the Monkey King from his curse. With the help and encouragement from this special child, Monkey King must now save the village from the evil Mountain Lord and his monstrous army.

Winner: Best Animated Feature–2015 Golden Rooster Award

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May 11, 2017

SPLINTERS OF A NATION

Start: May 11, 2017 7:00 PM
End: May 11, 2017 8:30 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by G. Scott Porter
56 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated
Presented in English and German with English subtitles.

*Post-film discussion with director Scott Porter and historian Kent Powell

During World War II more than 370,000 German prisoners of war were captured overseas and sent to prison camps across America. Splinters of a Nation tells the extraordinary story of 8,000 prisoners who were sent to Utah. For more than three years, these prisoners worked side-­by-­side with thousands of Utahns on farms and factories across the state. This powerful collision of two enemies on the homefront created life-­changing exchanges and left behind some extraordinary tales. There were heroes, villains, murders, escapes, as well as amazing acts of humanity and inspiring friendships cast against the bitter backdrop of the war. Tragedy marked the end of their stay as a deranged American guard opened fire on hundreds of sleeping prisoners, killing nine and wounding 19. This tragic event in the small rural town of Salina became the largest WWII massacre on American soil.

West Jordan screenings presented in partnership with

Utah Film Circuit screenings are made possible by the support of

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: County Library's Viridian 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 13, 2017

THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble

Start: April 13, 2017 7:00 PM
End: April 13, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Morgan Neville
96 min | 2015 | USA | Rated PG-13

Over the past 16 years, an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. Named for the ancient trade route linking Asia, Africa and Europe, The Silk Road Ensemble, an international collective created by acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, exemplifies music’s ability to blur geographical boundaries, blend disparate cultures and inspire hope for both artists and audiences.

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, the latest film from the creators of the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and the critically-hailed Best of Enemies, follows an ever-changing lineup of performers drawn from the ensemble’s more than 50 instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution.

Blending performance footage, personal interviews and archival film, director Morgan Neville and producer Caitrin Rogers focus on the journeys of a small group of Silk Road Ensemble mainstays from across the globe to create an intensely personal chronicle of passion, talent and sacrifice. Through these moving individual stories, the filmmakers paint a vivid portrait of a bold musical experiment and a global search for the ties that bind.

Official Selection: 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, 2015 Berlin International Film Festival

West Jordan screenings presented in partnership with

Utah Film Circuit screenings are made possible by the support of

April 3, 2017

A CAT IN PARIS (Une vie de chat)

Start: April 3, 2017 4:00 PM
End: April 3, 2017 5:30 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

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

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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March 9, 2017

DARK HORSE

Start: March 9, 2017 7:00 PM
End: March 9, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Louise Osmond
85 min | 2015 | UK | Rated PG

Set in a former mining village in Wales, Dark Horse is the inspirational true story of a group of friends who decide to take on the elite ‘sport of kings’ and breed themselves a racehorse. Raised on a slagheap allotment, their foal grows into an unlikely champion, beating the finest thoroughbreds in the land, before suffering a near fatal accident. Nursed back to health by the love of his owners – for whom he’s become a source of inspiration and hope – he makes a remarkable recovery, returning to the track for a heart-stopping comeback.

Winner: Audience Award World Cinema Documentary–2015 Sundance Film Festival; Winner: Best Documentary–2015 British Independent Film Awards

West Jordan screenings presented in partnership with

Utah Film Circuit screenings are made possible by the support of

March 6, 2017

ELEANOR’S SECRET

Start: March 6, 2017 4:00 PM
End: March 6, 2017 5:30 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian 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!

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February 16, 2017

THE LOVING STORY

Start: February 16, 2017 7:00 PM
End: February 16, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Nancy Buirski
77 min | 2011 | USA | Not Rated

Oscar-shortlist selection The Loving Story is the definitive account of Loving v. Virginia – the landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage recently fictionalized in the film Loving.

A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this definitive documentary about Mildred and Richard Loving. The marriage of Mildred (who was part-black and part-Native American) and Richard (who was white) was declared illegal in 1958 by their home state of Virginia. They refused to leave one another and, with the help of the ACLU, relentlessly pursued their right to happiness. Their case made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court where, in 1967, it struck down laws against interracial marriage in this country once and for all. With luminous, newly discovered 16mm footage of the Lovings and their lawyers, first-person testimony and rare documentary photographs, this film takes us behind the scenes of the legal challenges and the emotional turmoil of the landmark case. The Loving Story recreates a seminal moment in history and reflects a timely message of marriage equality in a personal, human love story.

The Loving Story is a journey into the heart of race relations in America. This landmark documentary, with its contemporary parallels, will live on as a record of monumental change, not just in civil rights, but in the human right to pursue happiness regardless of color, gender or creed.

Winner: 2013 George Foster Peabody Award

February 13, 2017

A MAN CALLED OVE (En man som heter Ove)

Start: February 13, 2017 7:00 PM
End: February 13, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Hannes Holm
116 min | 2015 | Sweden | Rated PG-13
Presented in Swedish with English subtitles.

Cast: Rolf Lassgård, Filip Berg, Ida Engvoll, and Bahar Pars

Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman’s international best-selling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove’s past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it’s shared.

One of Sweden’s biggest locally-produced box office hits ever, director Hannes Holm finds the beating heart of his source material and Swedish star Rolf Lassgård, whose performance won him the Best Actor award at the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival, affectingly embodies the lovable curmudgeon Ove.

“…a breathless movie.” – John Hartl, Seattle Times

“A smooth, methodical black comedy… Hearts will warm, and tears may fall.” – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

“A morbidly funny and moving success. Director Holm’s grip on the film’s tricky, tragicomic tone is masterful.” – Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com

“The dopes saying that movies are dead haven’t seen the moving, tender ‘A Man Called Ove.’” – Nick Schager, Village Voice

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: County Library's Viridian 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.

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January 12, 2017

TOWER

Start: January 12, 2017 7:00 PM
End: January 12, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Keith Maitland
82 min | 2015 | USA | Not Rated

On August 1st, 1966, a sniper rode the elevator to the top floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes. When the gunshots were finally silenced, the toll included 16 dead, three dozen wounded, and a shaken nation left trying to understand. Combining archival footage with rotoscopic animation in a dynamic, never-before-seen way, Tower reveals the action-packed untold stories of the witnesses, heroes and survivors of America’s first mass school shooting, when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others.

Additional screening with post-film Q&A with the film’s director, Tuesday, January 17 at the Rose Wagner in downtown Salt Lake City. Click here to learn more.

January 9, 2017

ZARAFA

Start: January 9, 2017 4:00 PM
End: January 9, 2017 5:30 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian 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

December 8, 2016

THE LOBSTER

Start: December 8, 2016 7:00 PM
End: December 8, 2016 9:00 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
119 min | 2015 | Greece | Rated R

Cast: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, Léa Seydoux, John C. Reilly, and Olivia Colman

In this highly imaginative, delightfully absurdist comedy from visionary director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth), Colin Farrell stars as David, a man who has just been dumped by his wife. To make matters worse, David lives in a society where single people have 45 days to find true love, or else they are turned into the animal of their choice and released into the woods. David is kept at the mysterious HOTEL while he searches for a new partner, and after several romantic misadventures decides to make a daring escape to abandon this world. He ultimately joins up with a rebel faction known as The Loners, a group founded on a complete rejection of romance. But once there David meets an enigmatic stranger (Rachel Weisz) who stirs up unexpected and strong feelings within him…

At once a full immersion into a strange and surreal world, and a witty and clever reflection of our own society, The Lobster is a thrillingly audacious vision fully brought to life by Lanthimos and his terrific cast. The filmmaker displays a completely singular style and mastery of tone, finding the perfect balance between sharp-edged satire and romantic fable that entertains its audience while also leaving them with lots to reflect on long after the credits have rolled.

Official Selection: 2015 Cannes Film Festival, 2016 Sundance Film Festival

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