County Library’s Viridian Event Center

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County Library’s Viridian Event Center
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088

Upcoming Events At This Venue

September 7, 2017

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…)

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

September 11, 2017

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…)

Start: September 11, 2017 4:00 PM
End: September 11, 2017 5:30 PM
Cost: Free

October 5, 2017

Directed by Ava DuVernay
100 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated
Open Captions Presented with Open Captions.

Post-Film Panel with ACLU, UCASA, Juvenile Justice Services, and Salt Lake Peer Court

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis. A Netflix original documentary.

Winner: Best Documentary–2017 BAFTA; Nominated: Best Documentary Feature–2017 Academy Awards

Screening presented in partnership with


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Utah Film Circuit screenings are made possible by the support of

Start: October 5, 2017 7:00 PM
End: October 5, 2017 9:00 PM
Cost: Free

November 2, 2017

Directed by Michael Showalter
84 min | 2017 | USA | Rated R

Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano

Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. (more…)

Start: November 2, 2017 7:00 PM
End: November 2, 2017 8:30 PM
Cost: Free