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February 20, 2018

FOR AHKEEM

Start: February 20, 2018 7:00 PM
End: February 20, 2018 8:30 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Jeremy S. Levine & Landon Van Soest
90 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

Beginning one year before the fatal police shooting of a Black teenager in nearby Ferguson, Missouri, For Ahkeem is the coming-of-age story of Daje Shelton, a Black 17-year-old girl in North St. Louis. (more…)

February 27, 2018

STRONG ISLAND

Start: February 27, 2018 7:00 PM
End: February 27, 2018 8:45 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Yance Ford
107 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

Strong Island chronicles the arc of a family across history, geography and tragedy – from the racial segregation of the Jim Crow South to the promise of New York City; from the presumed safety of middle-class suburbs to the maelstrom of an unexpected, violent death. (more…)

February 28, 2018

THROUGH THE REPELLENT FENCE

Start: February 28, 2018 7:00 PM
End: February 28, 2018 8:15 PM
Venue: Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Address:
410 Campus Center Dr., Salt Lake City, UT, 84112
Cost: Free

Directed by Sam Wainwright Douglas
74 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

Post-film discussion with Elena Shtromberg (Associate Professor) and Paul “Monty” Paret (Associate Dean Honors College and Associate Professor) in The University of Utah’s Department of Art & Art History.

 
Elena Shtromberg, Associate Professor in the Department of Art & Art History, and Paul “Monty” Paret, Associate Dean Honors College and Associate Professor, Art/Art History Department, will facilitate a post-screening discussion.

Through the Repellent Fence follows art collective Postcommodity as they strive to construct Repellent Fence, a two-mile-long outdoor artwork that straddles the U.S.-Mexico border. Postcommodity consists of three Native American artists who “put land art in a tribal context.” (more…)

March 6, 2018

CHAVELA

Start: March 6, 2018 7:00 PM
End: March 6, 2018 8:30 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi
90 min | 2017 | USA/Mexico/Spain | Not Rated
Presented in English and Spanish with English subtitles.

Through its lyrical structure, Chavela will take viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing artist Chavela Vargas. (more…)

March 8, 2018

306 HOLLYWOOD

Start: March 8, 2018 7:00 PM
End: March 8, 2018 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Elan Bogarin & Jonathan Bogarin
82 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated

Post-film Q&A with director Elan Bogarin.

 
At 11:59 PM on June 4th, 2011 Annette Ontell passed away in a hospital in Newark, New Jersey. Her family, who had seen her just that afternoon, rushed from NYC to find her dead body still warm.

Annette lived 71 years in a modest house at 306 Hollywood Ave. We, her grandchildren, inherit the house and its thousands of objects. Overwhelmed, our mother tells us: “Sell the house, throw everything out.” (more…)

March 13, 2018

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

Start: March 13, 2018 7:00 PM
End: March 13, 2018 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Alexandra Dean
89 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

Post-film discussion is TBA.

 
What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and 40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and bluetooth technology have in common? (more…)

March 14, 2018

DOLORES

Start: March 14, 2018 7:00 PM
End: March 14, 2018 7:00 PM
Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Address:
138 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
Cost: Free

Directed by Peter Bratt
98 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

Post-film Q&A with director Peter Bratt and Dolores Huerta moderated by RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

 
History tells us Cesar Chavez transformed the U.S. labor movement by leading the first farm workers’ union. But missing from this story is his equally influential co-founder, Dolores Huerta, who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century.   (more…)

March 20, 2018

WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?

Start: March 20, 2018 7:00 PM
End: March 20, 2018 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Liz Garbus
102 min | 2014 | USA | Not Rated

Classically trained pianist, dive-bar chanteuse, Black Power icon, and legendary recording artist Nina Simone lived a life of brutal honesty, musical genius, and tortured melancholy. (more…)

March 21, 2018

LOGAN’S SYNDROME

Start: March 21, 2018 7:00 PM
End: March 21, 2018 8:45 PM
Venue: Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Address:
410 Campus Center Dr., Salt Lake City, UT, 84112
Cost: Free

Directed by Nathan Meier
79 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated

Pre-film reception and post-film Q&A with subject Logan Madsen. Pre-film reception, organized by Art Access, will begin at 6 pm in UMFA’s Cafe area.

 
Shot over five years, Logan’s Syndrome delves into the life of an extraordinary artist in Salt Lake. Both he and sister, Heather, share a life-threatening lung disease and Miller syndrome—a rare genetic disorder affecting fewer than thirty people in the world. (more…)

March 22, 2018

Peek Award: DINA

Start: March 22, 2018 7:00 PM
End: March 22, 2018 9:00 PM
Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Address:
138 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101

Directed by Antonio Santini & Dan Sickles
103 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

Peek Award presented by Academy Award winner Barry Morrow to directors Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles and subject Dina Buno.

 

ABOUT THE FILM

Dina, an outspoken and eccentric 49-year-old in suburban Philadelphia, invites her fiancé Scott, a Walmart door greeter, to move in with her. Having grown up neurologically diverse in a world blind to the value of their experience, the two are head-over-heels for one another, but shacking up poses a new challenge. (more…)

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