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July 16, 2019

WRESTLING GHOSTS

Start: July 16, 2019 7:00 PM
End: July 16, 2019 7:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City

Directed by Ana Sofia Joanes
93 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated

Post-film discussion TBA.

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July 10, 2019

THE GREAT HACK

Start: July 10, 2019 7:00 PM
End: July 10, 2019 7:00 PM
Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Address:
138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT

Directed by Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim
113 min | 2019 | USA | Not Rated

The Great Hack was supported through our Fiscal Sponsorship program.

Post-film Skype Q&A with directors Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim, moderated by KUER RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

 

Data has surpassed oil as the world’s most valuable asset. It’s being weaponized to wage cultural and political warfare. People everywhere are in a battle for control of our most intimate personal details. The Great Hack uncovers the dark world of data exploitation with astounding access to the personal journeys of key players on different sides of the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal.

World Premiere: 2019 Sundance Film Festival


Through The Lens screenings are presented in partnership with:

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Through The Lens screenings funded in part by:

          


 

July 9, 2019

THE RIVER AND THE WALL – encore presentation

Start: July 9, 2019 7:00 PM
End: July 9, 2019 7:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City

Directed by Ben Masters
97 min | 2019 | USA | Not Rated

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June 30, 2019

Damn These Heels Year-Round:
BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER

Start: June 30, 2019 8:30 PM
End: June 30, 2019 8:30 PM
Venue: Beer Bar
Address:
161 E 200 S, Salt Lake City
Cost: Free

Directed by Jamie Babbit
85 min | 1999 | USA | Rated R
Cast: Natasha Lyonne, RuPaul, & Clea DuVall

*Please note that due to the screening venue patrons must be 21 years old or older.

Screening takes place outdoors and will start at sundown.

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June 25, 2019

THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED

Start: June 25, 2019 7:00 PM
End: June 25, 2019 7:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City
Cost: Free

Directed by Assia Boundaoui
86 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated

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June 19, 2019

I WANT MY MTV

Start: June 19, 2019 7:00 PM
End: June 19, 2019 7:00 PM
Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Address:
138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City
Cost: Free

Directed by Tyler Measom & Patrick Waldrop
86 min | 2019 | USA | Not Rated

I Want My MTV was supported through our Fiscal Sponsorship program and Artist Foundry.

Post-film Q&A with director Tyler Measom moderated by KUER RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

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June 18, 2019

BLOWIN’ UP

Start: June 18, 2019 7:00 PM
End: June 18, 2019 7:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City
Cost: Free

Directed by Stephanie Wang-Breal
94 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated

In 2004, the United States’ first problem-solving court around prostitution was created in Queens County, New York. The court, presided over by the Honorable Toko Serita, attempts to redress the way women and young girls arrested for prostitution are shuffled through the criminal justice system.
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June 16, 2019

Damn These Heels Year-Round:
THE BIRDCAGE

Start: June 16, 2019 8:00 PM
End: June 16, 2019 8:00 PM
Venue: The Sun Trapp
Address:
102 S 600 W, Salt Lake CIty
Cost: Free

Directed by Mike Nichols
117 min | 1996 | USA | Rated R
Cast: Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, & Gene Hackman

*Please note that due to the screening venue patrons must be 21 years old or older.

Screening takes place outdoors and will start at sundown.

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June 11, 2019

HAVE YOU SEEN MY MOVIE?

Start: June 11, 2019 7:00 PM
End: June 11, 2019 7:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City
Cost: Free

Directed by Paul Anton Smith
124 min | 2016 | Canada/UK | Rated PG

Composed entirely of found footage, Have You Seen My Movie? is a love letter to the magic and power of the cinematic experiences shared by strangers. Using both iconic and obscure scenes from over a thousand movies — spanning every genre and 80 years of cinema — director-editor Paul Anton Smith tells the story of moviegoing, from the audience members’ rush to get seats to the cool command of the projectionist in the booth. With his feature debut, Smith, who was assistant editor on Christian Marclay’s 2010 film The Clock, holds up a mirror to all of the romance, mystery, and mayhem of our collective imaginations. – TIFF
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June 4, 2019

SATAN & ADAM

Start: June 4, 2019 7:00 PM
End: June 4, 2019 7:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT
Cost: Free

Directed by V. Scott Balcerek
80 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated

Sterling Magee experienced firsthand the music industry’s exploitation of black musicians. So he walked away to play on the Harlem streets for “his people.” Reborn as Mr. Satan, he spread his gospel of joy. One of those he converted was a white kid named Adam, who gave up the ivory tower life to play alongside this streetwise guru. Their improbable bond made them a sensation, and their journey a tale of tragedy, survival and miraculous rebirth.
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May 28, 2019

Damn These Heels Year-Round:
BEFORE STONEWALL

Start: May 28, 2019 7:00 PM
End: May 28, 2019 7:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT
Cost: Free

Directed by Greta Schiller & Robert Rosenberg
87 min | 1984 | USA | Not Rated

Post-film discussion organized by Utah Pride Center. Details to be announced.

In 1969 police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city’s gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the Gay Liberation Movement had begun.

Before Stonewall tells the dramatic story of the public and private lives lived by gay and lesbian Americans since the 1920s. Revealing and often humorous, this widely-acclaimed film relives the origins of today’s gay rights movement, from the events that led to the 1969 riots to many other milestones in the fight for acceptance.

Experience the decade-by-decade history of homosexuality in America through eye-opening historical footage and amazing interviews with those who lived through this closeted history.

Winner: Outstanding Informational Cultural or Historical Programming–1987 News & Documentary Emmy Awards


Presented as part of our Damn These Heels Film Festival year-round free programming.

May 21, 2019

Damn These Heels Year-Round:
RAFIKI

Start: May 21, 2019 7:00 PM
End: May 21, 2019 7:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT
Cost: Free

Directed by Wanuri Kahiu
83 min | 2018 | Kenya | Not Rated
Presented in English & Swahili with English subtitles.
Cast: Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva, & Patricia Amira

Post-film discussion organized by Utah Pride Center, moderated by Paula Espinoza of the Utah Pride Center’s POC & Allies group.

 
Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, Rafiki is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” – but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety.

Initially banned in Kenya for its positive portrayal of queer romance, Rafiki won a landmark supreme court case chipping away at Kenyan anti-LGBT legislation. Featuring remarkable performances by newcomers Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva, Rafiki is a hip tale of first love “reminiscent of the early work of Spike Lee” (Screen Daily) that’s “impossible not to celebrate” (Variety).

Winner: Audience Award–2018 NewFest; Official Selection: 2018 Cannes Film Festival, 2018 Toronto International Film Festival


Presented as part of our Damn These Heels Film Festival year-round free programming.

May 15, 2019

UNION PACIFIC

Start: May 15, 2019 7:00 PM
End: May 15, 2019 7:00 PM
Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Address:
138 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT
Cost: Free

Presented as part of the Spike 150, Utah’s 150th-anniversary celebration of one of the most iconic and life-altering events in America’s history – the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad – which happened in Utah on May 10, 1869.

Evening program hosted by Doug Fabrizio:

  • Spy Hop short film In Recognition, produced by Spy Hop Productions and the Chinese Railroad Workers Descendants Association
  • Utah Film Commission short film about the making of Union Pacific
  • James D’Arc presentation about Union Pacific and its connection to Utah and the impact of filmmaking as a resource for telling the story of Utah.
  • Screening of Union Pacific

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May 14, 2019

HEADING HOME: The Tale of Team Israel

Start: May 14, 2019 7:00 PM
End: May 14, 2019 7:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT
Cost: Free

Directed by Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, & Jeremy Newberger
93 min | 2018 | USA / Israel / Japan / South Korea | Not Rated
Presented in English & Hebrew with English subtitles.

 
A stirring story of sports, patriotism and personal growth, Heading Home charts the underdog journey of Israel’s national baseball team competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. After years of defeat, Team Israel is finally ranked among the world’s best in 2017, eligible to compete in the prestigious international tournament. Their line-up included several Jewish American Major League players―Ike Davis, Josh Zeid and ex-Braves catcher Ryan Lavarnway―most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, let alone having ever set foot in Israel. Their odyssey takes them from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem where they are greeted as heroes, to Seoul where they must debunk their has-been, wannabe reputations. With their Mensch on the Bench mascot by their side, the team laughs, cries, and does much soul-searching, discovering the pride of representing Israel on the world stage.

Winner: Best Documentary–2018 Gold Coast International Film Festival

May 7, 2019

THE WAR AT HOME

Start: May 7, 2019 7:00 PM
End: May 7, 2019 7:00 PM
Venue: The City Libray
Address:
210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT
Cost: Free

Directed by Glenn Silber & Barry Alexander Brown
100 min | 1979 | USA | Not Rated

Pre-film reception on Chicago: 1968 Show starting at 5 PM in the Gallery at Library Square

Post-film discussion on The City Library’s CHICAGO 1968: The Whole World is Watching photo exhibition with special guests Nile Southern & Adam Cooper.

 
Widely considered one of the most important political films, The War at Home examines the anatomy of a resistance movement, vividly chronicling the protest movement of the 1960’s and 70’s. Using the experiences of one American town, Madison, Wisconsin, as a microcosm of the national Antiwar Movement, the film provides a ground-level view of the home front during the Vietnam War and the war that students and other anti-war dissidents waged on America’s political system, military, and notions of patriotism. Through a powerful combination of rare archival footage and interviews with students, police, community leaders, Vietnam veterans, and participants from all points of view, The War at Home shows how the Antiwar Movement grew into a genuine people’s revolt.

Nominated: Best Documentary Feature–1979 Academy Awards

April 30, 2019

THE RIVER AND THE WALL

Start: April 30, 2019 7:00 PM
End: April 30, 2019 7:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT
Cost: Free

Directed by Ben Masters
97 min | 2019 | USA | Not Rated
From the director & subject of Unbranded, screened in 2015 & 2016.

Post-film Skype Q&A with director.

 
The River and The Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes.
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April 23, 2019

MIDNIGHT TRAVELER

Start: April 23, 2019 7:00 PM
End: April 23, 2019 7:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT
Cost: Free

Directed by Hassan Fazili
87 min | 2019 | Afghanistan | Not Rated
Presented in Dari, Arabic, English, Turkish, & Bulgarian with English subtitles.

In 2015, after Hassan Fazili’s documentary Peace aired on Afghan national television, the Taliban assassinated the film’s main subject and put a price on Hassan’s head. Hassan looked at his wife and his daughters, and he knew they had to flee their home. Over the course of their multi-year saga in search of safety, the family grasped onto the only means they had to assert control over their situation: their camera phones.
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April 17, 2019

THE INFILTRATORS

Start: April 17, 2019 7:00 PM
End: April 17, 2019 7:00 PM
Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Address:
138 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT
Cost: Free

Directed by Alex Rivera & Cristina Ibarra
95 min | 2019 | USA | Not Rated
Presented Spanish & English with English subtitles.
Cast: Mohammad Abdollahi, Maynor Alvarado, Roman Arabia

Post-film Q&A with director Alex Rivera (Sleep Dealer, screened in 2010 & 2015) moderated by KUER’s RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

 
Without warning, Claudio Rojas is detained by ICE officials outside his Florida home. He is transferred to the Broward Transitional Center, a detention facility used as a holding space for imminent deportations. Terrified of never seeing him again, Claudio’s family contacts the National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA), a group of activist Dreamers known for stopping deportations. Believing that no one is free as long as one is in detention, NIYA enlists Marco Saavedra to self-deport with the hopes of gaining access to the detention center and impeding Claudio’s expulsion. Once inside, Marco discovers a complex for-profit institution housing hundreds of multinational immigrants, all imprisoned without trial.
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April 16, 2019

WHITE WALLS SAY NOTHING

Start: April 16, 2019 7:00 PM
End: April 16, 2019 7:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT
Cost: Free

Directed by Gates Bradley & Jonny Robson
70 min | 2017 | Argentina | Not Rated
Presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

Post film panel organized by Utah Center for Architecture with Sarah Hobin (Salt Lake Arts Council), Tyler Bloomquist (The Blocks), Chuck Landvatter (Artist). Moderated by Renya Nelson (Brand Aid).

 
Buenos Aires is a complex, chaotic city. It has European style and a Latin American heart. It has oscillated between dictatorship and democracy for over a century, and its citizens have faced brutal oppression and economic disaster.
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April 9, 2019

Audience Award Winner:
I AM WILLIAM

Start: April 9, 2019 7:00 PM
End: April 9, 2019 7:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, UT
Cost: Free

Directed by Jonas Elmer
2017 | Denmark | 86 min | Not Rated
Screens in Danish with English subtitles
Recommended for ages 8+

Join us for a special screening of the Audience Award winner at the 2019 Tumbleweeds Film Festival.

William’s life is anything but easy. His mother is a patient in a sanitarium, so he lives with his uncle Nils, who lives on his wits and has racked up a sizeable gambling debt with some local gangsters. William has to muster all of his courage and imagination to save both his uncle and himself, while also juggling three class bullies and his crush on his neighbor Viola.

Winner: Audience Award-2019 Tumbleweeds Film Festival, Best Kids Feature Film–2018 Filem’on International Children’s Film Festival Brussels

 How We Handle Subtitles for Tumbleweeds
For this screening, the English subtitles will be read over listening devices by a “subtitle reader” for audience members who prefer an English dialogue track.