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210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111

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July 25, 2017

-Utah Premiere-

Directed by Thomas Lennon
86 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated
Presented in English, Burmese, Japanese, Amharic, Malagasy, Arabic, French, Pashtu, Marathi, Hebrew, Krio, Tagalog, Nepalese, Punjabi, Polish, Haitian Creole, Spanish.

Post-film discussion on religious intersections with Dr. Sheikh Safiullah, Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History and Islam, U of U and Dr, Brandon R Peterson, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, U of U.

Shot by more than 40 filmmaking teams around the world, the film immerses the viewer in the daily use of faith and spiritual practice. At a time when religious hatreds dominate the world’s headlines, this film explores faith as primary human experience, and how people turn to ritual and prayer to navigate the milestones and crises of private life. The film’s director commissioned or sourced footage from top independent filmmakers from more than 25 countries — and a wide range of religious traditions — each team contributing a single scene. The film, sweeping in its global reach, yet intensely intimate, is a tour de force that unifies these scenes into a single work, told without narration, without experts and, for long stretches, without words at all.

Official Selection: 2016 Doc NYC, 2016 Tokyo International Film Festival, 2016 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam

“intimate…kaleidoscopic…we see personal notes of grace and meaning..”

“a reminder that for millions of people of faith all over the world, religion is about small but significant moments of hope, affirmation, and reflection.”
NEW YORK TIMES – Sunday Arts & Leisure

“Moving…deeply personal….the film articulates a concept of universal humanity.”

“A feast for the eyes.”

“A fascinating tapestry of human belief.”

“A cinematic leap of faith.”

“Celebrates humans’ search for meaning.”

Support provided by Rocky Mountain Power Act wattsmart Video Contest.

Start: July 25, 2017 7:00 PM
End: July 25, 2017 9:00 PM
Cost: Free

August 1, 2017

Directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett
74 min | 2014 | USA | Not Rated

A joyous exploration of our relationship with music and how it can reawaken our souls. This stirring documentary follows social worker and founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, Dan Cohen, as he fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and return a deep sense of self to those suffering from dementia. (more…)

Start: August 1, 2017 7:00 PM
End: August 1, 2017 8:30 PM
Cost: Free

August 5, 2017

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…)

Start: August 5, 2017 11:00 AM
End: August 5, 2017 1:00 PM
Cost: Free

August 8, 2017

Directed by Rob Epstein
88 min | 1984 | USA | Not Rated

A true twentieth-century trailblazer, Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians elected to public office; even after his assassination in 1978, he continues to inspire disenfranchised people around the world. The Oscar-winning The Times of Harvey Milk, directed by Robert Epstein and produced by Richard Schmiechen, was as groundbreaking as its subject. One of the first feature documentaries to address gay life in America, it’s a work of advocacy itself, bringing Milk’s message of hope and equality to a wider audience. (more…)

Start: August 8, 2017 7:00 PM
End: August 8, 2017 8:30 PM
Cost: Free

August 15, 2017

Directed by Geeta Patel and Ravi Patel
88 min | 2014 | USA | Rated PG
Presented in English and Gujarati with English subtitles.

Fresh out of a break-up with his American girlfriend, and freaked out that he’s almost 30 and single, Ravi Patel goes on a family vacation to India with his head and heart spinning. Ravi is desperate to find love and embarks on a worldwide search for his bride in this witty and heart-felt comedy. (more…)

Start: August 15, 2017 7:00 PM
End: August 15, 2017 8:30 PM
Cost: Free

August 17, 2017

Join us for a special screening of an audience favorite from our 2017 Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival. Film selection to be announced by end of July.

Start: August 17, 2017 7:00 PM
End: August 17, 2017 9:00 PM
Cost: Free

August 22, 2017

Directed by Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman
85 min | 2004 | USA | Rated R

Introduction by executive producer and Film Center founder Geralyn Dreyfous.

The most stigmatized people in Sonagachi, Calcutta’s red light district, are not the prostitutes, but their children. In the face of abject poverty, abuse, and despair, these kids have little possibility of escaping their mother’s fate or for creating another type of life. (more…)

Start: August 22, 2017 7:00 PM
End: August 22, 2017 8:30 PM
Cost: Free

August 29, 2017

Directed by Lucy Walker
108 min | 2013 | USA | Not Rated

An escalating rivalry between Kevin Pearce and his nemesis Shaun White in the run-up to the 2010 Olympics leaves Shaun on top of the Olympic podium and Kevin in a coma following a training accident in Park City, Utah. (more…)

Start: August 29, 2017 7:00 PM
End: August 29, 2017 9:00 PM
Cost: Free

September 21, 2017

Join us for a special screening of an audience favorite from our 2017 Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival. Film selection to be announced by end of July.

Start: September 21, 2017 7:00 PM
End: September 21, 2017 9:00 PM
Cost: Free