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April 3, 2019

THE WILD BUNCH

Start: April 3, 2019 6:00 PM
End: April 3, 2019 6:00 PM
Venue: Star Hall
Address:
159 E Center St, Moab, UT
Cost: Free

Directed by Sam Peckinpah
144 min | 1969 | USA | Rated R
Cast: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan

Pre-film discussion starting at 6:00pm with W.K. Stratton, author of the new book “The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film”. Film starts at 6:30pm.

 
Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, Sam Peckinpah’s film The Wild Bunch, named one of the greatest films of all time by the American Film Institute, is the story of a gang of outlaws that is one big steal from retirement. When their attempted train robbery goes awry, the gang flees to Mexico and falls in with a brutal general of the Mexican Revolution, who offers them the job of a lifetime. Conceived by a stuntman, directed by a blacklisted director, and shot in the sand and heat of the Mexican desert, the movie seemed doomed. Instead, it became an instant classic with a dark, violent take on the Western movie tradition.
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August 16, 2018

THE COLORADO

Start: August 16, 2018 7:00 PM
End: August 16, 2018 8:30 PM
Venue: Star Hall
Address:
159 E. Center St., Moab, UT, 84532
Cost: Free

Directed by Murat Eyuboglu
90 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated

Post-film discussion organized by the Grand County Library with Roy Webb (river running archivist and historian), Sara Porterfield (Colorado River Basin historian), Peter Lefebvre (professional river guide), and Christa Sadler (Author of “The Colorado,” the film’s companion book).

 
For five million years the Colorado has carved some of the most majestic landscapes on the planet. It has also become the lifeline of a vast portion of North America, providing the water that sustains nearly forty million people, half a dozen major cities, and an immense agricultural empire. Because of these demands, the river is so overused and overpromised that it no longer flows to the sea or nourishes its delta. (more…)

July 19, 2018

LUCKY

Start: July 19, 2018 7:00 PM
End: July 19, 2018 8:30 PM
Venue: Star Hall
Address:
159 E. Center St., Moab, UT, 84532
Cost: Free

Directed by John Carroll Lynch
88 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated
Open Captions Presented with Open Captions.

Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Skerritt and Beth Grant

Having outlived and out-smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment. (more…)

June 21, 2018

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Start: June 21, 2018 7:00 PM
End: June 21, 2018 8:45 PM
Venue: Star Hall
Address:
159 E. Center St., Moab, UT, 84532
Cost: Free

Directed by Catherine Bainbridge & Co-directed by Alfonso Maiorana
103 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World is a feature documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history.

Many artists and musical forms played a role in the creation of rock, but arguably no single piece of music was more influential than the 1958 instrumental “Rumble” by American Indian rock guitarist and singer/songwriter Link Wray.

When recalling Link Wray’s shivering guitar classic, “Rumble,” Martin Scorsese marvels, “It is the sound of that guitar . . . that aggression.” “Rumble” was the first song to use distortion and feedback. It introduced the rock power chord – and was one of the very few instrumental singles to be banned from the radio for fear it would incite violence.

Rumble explores how the Native American influence is an integral part of music history, despite attempts to ban, censor, and erase Indian culture in the United States.

As Rumble reveals, the early pioneers of the blues had Native as well as African American roots, and one of the first and most influential jazz singers’ voices was trained on Native American songs. As the folk rock era took hold in the 60s and 70s, Native Americans helped to define its evolution.

Father of the Delta Blues Charley Patton, influential jazz singer Mildred Bailey, metaphysical guitar wizard Jimi Hendrix, and folk heroine Buffy Sainte-Marie are among the many music greats who have Native American heritage and have made their distinctive mark on music history. For the most part, their Indian heritage was unknown.

Rumble uses playful re-creations and little-known stories, alongside concert footage, archives and interviews. The stories of these iconic Native musicians are told by some of America’s greatest music legends who knew them, played music with them, and were inspired by them: everyone from Buddy Guy, Quincy Jones, and Tony Bennett to Iggy Pop, Steven Tyler, and Stevie Van Zandt.

Rumble shows how Indigenous music was part of the very fabric of American popular music from the beginning, but that the Native American contribution was left out of the story – until now.

Official Selection: 2017 Sundance Film Festival, 2017 Sydney Film Festival

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May 24, 2018

HAPPENING: A Clean Energy Revolution

Start: May 24, 2018 7:00 PM
End: May 24, 2018 8:15 PM
Venue: Star Hall
Address:
159 E. Center St., Moab, UT, 84532
Cost: Free

Directed by James Redford
71 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

Filmmaker Jamie Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US. (more…)

April 19, 2018

HUMAN FLOW

Start: April 19, 2018 7:00 PM
End: April 19, 2018 9:15 PM
Venue: Star Hall
Address:
159 E. Center St., Moab, UT, 84532
Cost: Free

Directed by Ai Weiwei
140 min | 2017 | Germany | Rated PG- 13
Presented in English

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.

Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey. Human Flow is a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice: from teeming refugee camps to perilous ocean crossings to barbed-wire borders; from dislocation and disillusionment to courage, endurance and adaptation; from the haunting lure of lives left behind to the unknown potential of the future. Human Flow comes at a crucial time when tolerance, compassion and trust are needed more than ever. This visceral work of cinema is a testament to the unassailable human spirit and poses one of the questions that will define this century: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity?

Winner: Five Awards–2017 Venice Film Festival, Courage Award–2017 Bambi Awards; Nominated: Art Cinema Award–2017 Hamburg Film Festival

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March 15, 2018

THE FLORIDA PROJECT

Start: March 15, 2018 7:00 PM
End: March 15, 2018 9:00 PM
Venue: Star Hall
Address:
159 E. Center St., Moab, UT, 84532
Cost: Free

Directed by Sean Baker
111 min | 2017 | USA | Rated R

Cast: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto and Bria Vinaite

Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s (TangerineThe Florida Project is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. (more…)

February 15, 2018

FACES PLACES

Start: February 15, 2018 7:00 PM
End: February 15, 2018 8:30 PM
Venue: Star Hall
Address:
159 E. Center St., Moab, UT, 84532
Cost: Free

Directed by Agnés Varda, JR
90 min | 2017 | France | Not Rated
Presented in French with English subtitles

89-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. (more…)

January 18, 2018

AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: Truth to Power

Start: January 18, 2018 7:00 PM
End: January 18, 2018 8:40 PM
Venue: Star Hall
Address:
159 E. Center St., Moab, UT, 84532
Cost: Free

Directed by Bonni Cohen & Jon Shenk
96 min | 2017 | USA | Rated PG
Presented in English & French with English subtitles

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. (more…)

December 21, 2017

SACRED

Start: December 21, 2017 7:00 PM
End: December 21, 2017 8:30 PM
Venue: Star Hall
Address:
159 E. Center St., Moab, UT, 84532
Cost: Free

Directed by Thomas Lennon
86 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated
Presented in multiple languages subtitled in English

Post-film Q&A with director Thomas Lennon.

 
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. (more…)

November 16, 2017

THE BIG SICK

Start: November 16, 2017 7:00 PM
End: November 16, 2017 8:30 PM
Venue: Star Hall
Address:
159 E. Center St., Moab, UT, 84532
Cost: Free

Directed by Michael Showalter
84 min | 2017 | USA | Rated R
Open Captions Presented with Open Captions.

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…)

October 19, 2017

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

Start: October 19, 2017 7:00 PM
End: October 19, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: Star Hall
Address:
159 E. Center St., Moab, UT, 84532
Cost: Free

Directed by Raoul Peck
93 min | 2016 | USA | Rated PG-13

At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript. (more…)

September 21, 2017

NO MAN’S LAND

Start: September 21, 2017 7:00 PM
End: September 21, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: Star Hall
Address:
159 E. Center St., Moab, UT, 84532
Cost: Free

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

Post-film Skype Q&A with director David Byars, moderated by David Everett, City Manager of Moab.

 
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. (more…)

August 17, 2017

MOONLIGHT

Start: August 17, 2017 7:00 PM
End: August 17, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: Star Hall
Address:
159 E. Center St., Moab, UT, 84532
Cost: Free

Directed by Barry Jenkins
111 min | 2016 | USA | Rated R

Cast: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.  (more…)

July 20, 2017

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

Start: July 20, 2017 7:00 PM
End: July 20, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: Star Hall
Address:
159 E. Center St., Moab, UT, 84532
Cost: Free

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

Post-film Skype Q&A with director Fred Peabody.

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…)

June 15, 2017

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

Start: June 15, 2017 7:00 PM
End: June 15, 2017 8:30 PM
Venue: Star Hall
Address:
159 E. Center St., Moab, UT, 84532
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

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May 25, 2017

A MAN CALLED OVE (En man som heter Ove)

Start: May 25, 2017 7:00 PM
End: May 25, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: Star Hall
Address:
159 E. Center St., Moab, UT, 84532
Cost: Free

Directed by Hannes Holm
116 min | 2015 | Sweden | 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.

Nominated: Best Foreign Language Film–2017 Academy Awards

“…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

April 20, 2017

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

Start: April 20, 2017 7:00 PM
End: April 20, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: Star Hall
Address:
159 E. Center St., Moab, UT, 84532
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

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March 16, 2017

DARK HORSE

Start: March 16, 2017 7:00 PM
End: March 16, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: Star Hall
Address:
159 E. Center St., Moab, UT, 84532
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

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February 23, 2017

DO NOT RESIST

Start: February 23, 2017 7:00 PM
End: February 23, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: Star Hall
Address:
159 E. Center St., Moab, UT, 84532
Cost: Free

Directed by Craig Atkinson
70 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated

Starting on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brown, Do Not Resist offers a stunning look at the current state of policing in America and a glimpse into the future. The Tribeca Film Festival winner for Best Documentary puts viewers in the center of the action—from a ride-along with a South Carolina SWAT team, to inside a police training seminar that teaches the importance of “righteous violence,” to the floor of a congressional hearing on the proliferation of military equipment in small-town police departments—before exploring where controversial new technologies, including predictive policing algorithms could lead the field next.

Winner: Best Documentary2016 Tribeca Film Festival;Official Selection: 2016 AFI Docs, 2016 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

 
“Craig Atkinson brings the government’s program of channeling military hardware to law enforcement across the nation starkly to light. ” – VARIETY
 
“Award-winning doc opens your eyes to the complicated world of police militarization. A brutal statement.” – INDIEWIRE