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Directed by: Louie Psihoyos

Runtime: 94 min

Year: 2015

Country: USA

Rated: Not Rated

Language: English

Film Type: Documentary

Format: Digital

Midvale Drive-In: RACING EXTINCTION

About the Drive-In

  • Tickets are free, but space is limited and tickets must be reserved in advance – only 1 ticket is required per vehicle
  • Drive-in located in the parking lot behind the Belgian Waffle & Omelet Inn.
  • Gates open at 6:30pm
  • The film will start at 7:30pm
  • The audio for the movie is broadcast through an FM transmitter (radio). If you don’t have an FM transmitter in your car you can bring a battery-operated stereo with speakers to hear the movie.
  • Large vehicles will be parked in the back. Sorry, no passenger vans or diesel engine trucks permitted, and lift gates/hatches cannot be raised if the view of other guests is blocked.
  • The movie is to be watched from inside your car or within your designated parking stall.
  • Masks are required upon leaving your designated area. Social distancing and mask-wearing will be enforced in all public areas.
  • Port-a-potties are available.

About the Film
Louie Psihoyos’s The Cove (2009 Sundance Film Festival, U.S. Documentary Audience Award) exposed viewers to the brutal practice of dolphin slaughter. The Academy Award-winning director now bears witness to a global problem—mankind’s role in precipitating mass extinction, potentially resulting in the loss of half of the world’s species.

Believing that images can stimulate empathy and in turn change behavior, Psihoyos joins forces with activists, scientists, nature photographers, and cutting-edge inventors to draw attention to the dangers we face. While covert operations reveal the horrific black-market trade in endangered aquatic species, the film’s broader lens uncovers the even more disastrous consequences of human activity, chiefly the release of ocean-killing methane and carbon from energy consumption.

With stakes as high as the survival of life on the planet, Racing Extinction dispenses with apathy or fatalism to emerge as an urgent, affirming call to action to stem the tide before it’s too late.


Free Study Guide

Are you a parent, guardian, or teacher? Click here to download a free study guide created by Utah Film Center’s Media Education team.

Click here to listen to RadioWest’s interview with director Louie Psihoyos from our Through the Lens screening of Racing Extinction

Film presented in partnership with:
The Nature Conservancy

Official Selection:

2015 Sundance Film Festival

Drive-In, Featured, Midvale Drive-In, Salt Lake City

Thursday, October 1, 2020 @ 6:30 PM10:00 PM MDT