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August 15, 2018

WONDERSTRUCK

Start: August 15, 2018 7:00 PM
End: August 15, 2018 9:00 PM
Venue: Peery's Egyptian Theater
Address:
2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden
Cost: Free

Directed by Todd Haynes
116 min | 2017 | USA | Rated PG
Open Captions Presented with Open Captions.

Cast: Millicent Simmonds, Oakes Fegley, Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams

Based on Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel, Ben and Rose are children who are deaf, from two different eras. They secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. (more…)

June 20, 2018

TELL THEM WE ARE RISING: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities

Start: June 20, 2018 7:00 PM
End: June 20, 2018 9:00 PM
Venue: Peery's Egyptian Theater
Address:
2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden
Cost: Free

Directed by Stanley Nelson
85 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

Post-film discussion is TBA.

 
The story of Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) began before the Civil War and influenced the course of our nation yet remains one of America’s most important untold stories. (more…)

May 16, 2018

LLAMA NATION

Start: May 16, 2018 7:00 PM
End: May 16, 2018 9:00 PM
Venue: Peery's Egyptian Theater
Address:
2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden
Cost: Free

Directed by Tanner Shinnick
110 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated

Post-film Q&A with producers John Meier and Aaron Alsop.

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April 18, 2018

CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER

Start: April 18, 2018 7:00 PM
End: April 18, 2018 9:00 PM
Venue: Peery's Egyptian Theater
Address:
2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden
Cost: Free

Directed by Doug Nichol
104 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated

In this magnificent cinematic essay, director Doug Nichol explores the mythology attached to the typewriter, as cultural historians, collectors and various obsessives (including Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, Sam Shepard) celebrate the physicality of the typewriter both as object and means of summoning the creative spirit. (more…)

March 21, 2018

THE FLORIDA PROJECT

Start: March 21, 2018 7:00 PM
End: March 21, 2018 9:00 PM
Venue: Peery's Egyptian Theater
Address:
2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden
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 21, 2018

STREET FIGHTING MEN

Start: February 21, 2018 7:00 PM
End: February 21, 2018 9:15 PM
Venue: Peery's Egyptian Theater
Address:
2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden
Cost: Free

Directed by Andrew James
110 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

Post-film Q&A with director Andrew James.

 
In a rapidly changing America where mass inequality and dwindling opportunity have devastated the black working class, three Detroit men must fight to build something lasting for themselves and future generations. With the promise of education, safety, and shelter in jeopardy, Deris commits to finish school, Luke works to rehab an abandoned home, and Jack Rabbit takes a stand against crime and violence. (more…)

January 17, 2018

HAPPENING: A Clean Energy Revolution

Start: January 17, 2018 7:00 PM
End: January 17, 2018 8:30 PM
Venue: Peery's Egyptian Theater
Address:
2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden
Cost: Free

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

Post-film discussion on the state of renewable energy with Justin Owen (Energy Manager of Weber State University), Josh Craft (Government & Corporate Relations Manager of Utah Clean Energy), and Ken Gardner (Owner of Gardner Energy). Discussion is organized by the Sustainability Practices and Research Center at Weber State.

 
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…)

December 20, 2017

SACRED

Start: December 20, 2017 7:00 PM
End: December 20, 2017 8:30 PM
Venue: Peery's Egyptian Theater
Address:
2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden
Cost: Free

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

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 15, 2017

THE BIG SICK

Start: November 15, 2017 7:00 PM
End: November 15, 2017 8:30 PM
Venue: Peery's Egyptian Theater
Address:
2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden
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 18, 2017

DYING IN VEIN

Start: October 18, 2017 7:00 PM
End: October 18, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: Peery's Egyptian Theater
Address:
2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden
Cost: Free

Directed by Jenny Mackenzie
68 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

Post-film Q&A with director Jenny Mackenzie & film subjects.

 
This latest film from Salt Lake City-based filmmaker Jenny Mackenzie is an intimate and deeply personal exploration of the opiate and heroin addiction crisis. The film follows two young women trying to get clean, a 22-year-old in recovery, a family grieving the loss of their son, and a team of ER doctors trying to save their patients. (more…)

September 20, 2017

NO MAN’S LAND

Start: September 20, 2017 7:00 PM
End: September 20, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: Peery's Egyptian Theater
Address:
2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden
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 30, 2017

FROM NOWHERE

Start: August 30, 2017 7:00 PM
End: August 30, 2017 8:30 PM
Venue: Peery's Egyptian Theater
Address:
2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden
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

Post-film discussion with Brittney Nystrom, Executive Director of ACLU of Utah, & Marlene Gonzalez, Attorney at Law.

 
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 19, 2017

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

Start: July 19, 2017 7:00 PM
End: July 19, 2017 8:30 PM
Venue: Peery's Egyptian Theater
Address:
2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden
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…)

June 21, 2017

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

Start: June 21, 2017 7:00 PM
End: June 21, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: Peery's Egyptian Theater
Address:
2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden
Cost: Free

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

Post film discussion featuring Dr. Brenda Burrell (Education Consultant), Rev. William Beard (Pastor & Advocate), Dr. Nicola Corbin (Asst. Professor at Weber State University Dept. of Communications), moderated by Dr. Forrest Crawford (Professor Weber State University Dept. of Teacher Education).

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. (more…)

May 17, 2017

SPLINTERS OF A NATION

Start: May 17, 2017 7:00 PM
End: May 17, 2017 8:30 PM
Venue: Peery's Egyptian Theater
Address:
2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden
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.

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April 19, 2017

TOWER

Start: April 19, 2017 7:00 PM
End: April 19, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: Peery's Egyptian Theater
Address:
2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden
Cost: Free

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

*Post-film panel with William Farr, Ogden Police Department SWAT Commander, and Dr. Bob Bolte, Attending ER Physician at Primary Children’s Hospital.

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.

“A gripping combination of oral history and stylized reenactment”
–The Hollywood Reporter

“Immediate, dramatic, and tense; it’s scary, visceral filmmaking”
-Flavorwire

“Keith Maitland’s strikingly original ‘TOWER’ recreates the drama with a mixture of
animation and contemporary interviews, imbuing the catastrophe with renewed
immediacy.”
-Indiewire

“A gripping dramatic reconstruction, a tribute to the heroes and the fallen…Keith
Maitland’s film weaves rotoscopic animation, archival footage and present-day
interviews into a uniquely cinematic memorial”
-Variety

“Superbly original.“
-Film School Rejects

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March 15, 2017

CAN YOU DIG THIS

Start: March 15, 2017 7:00 PM
End: March 15, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: Peery's Egyptian Theater
Address:
2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden
Cost: Free

Directed by Delila Vallot
80 min | 2015 | USA | Not Rated


*Post-film discussion with Luis Lopez, Ogden City Councilman and Adam Yost, Oasis Community Garden, moderated by Kim Bowsher, Director of the Ogden Downtown Alliance.

When one thinks of South Los Angeles, what comes to mind is gangs, drugs, liquor stores, abandoned buildings and vacant lots. The last thing that you would expect to find is a beautiful garden sprouting up through the concrete, coloring the urban landscape. As part of an urban gardening movement taking root in South LA, people are planting to transform their neighborhoods and are changing their own lives in the process. Calling for people to put down their guns and pick up their shovels, these “gangster gardeners” are creating an oasis in the middle of one of the most notoriously dangerous places in America.

Can You Dig This follows the inspirational journeys of four unlikely gardeners, discovering what happens when they put their hands in the soil. This is not a story of science and economics. This is a story of the human spirit, inspiring people everywhere to pick up their shovels and “plant some shit.”

Winner: LA Muse Award–2015 Los Angeles Film Festival

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February 15, 2017

THE LOVING STORY

Start: February 15, 2017 7:00 PM
End: February 15, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: Peery's Egyptian Theater
Address:
2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden
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

January 18, 2017

EVA HESSE

Start: January 18, 2017 7:00 PM
End: January 18, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: Peery's Egyptian Theater
Address:
2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden

Directed by Marcie Begleiter
108 min | 2016 | USA/Germany | Not Rated

Eva Hesse (1936-1970) is one of America’s foremost post-war artists. Her pioneering sculptures, using latex, fiberglass, and plastics, helped establish the post-minimalist movement. Dying of a brain tumor at age 34, she had a mere decade-long career that, despite its brevity, is dense with complex, intriguing works that defy easy categorization. Eva Hesse, the first feature-length appreciation of her life and work, makes superb use of the artist’s voluminous journals, her correspondence with close friend and mentor Sol LeWitt, and contemporary as well as archival interviews with fellow artists (among them, Richard Serra, Robert Mangold, Dan Graham) who recall her passionate, ambitious, tenacious personality. Art critic Arthur Danto has written that her work is “full of life, of eros, even of comedy… Each piece vibrates with originality and mischief.” The documentary captures these qualities, but also the psychic struggles of an artist who, in the downtown New York art scene of the 1960s, was one of the few women to make work that was taken seriously in a field dominated by male pop artists and minimalists.

−Karen Cooper, Film Forum

Official Selection: 2016 Dok.Fest Munich, 2016 Docaviv

December 21, 2016

IRIS

Start: December 21, 2016 7:00 PM
End: December 21, 2016 9:00 PM
Venue: Peery's Egyptian Theater
Address:
2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden
Cost: Free

Directed by Albert Maysles
83 min | 2014 | USA | PG-13

IRIS pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter) with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even in Iris’ dotage, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life’s sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. “I feel lucky to be working. If you’re lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows.”

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