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July 25, 2018

LOVING VINCENT

Start: July 25, 2018 7:00 PM
End: July 25, 2018 8:35 PM
Venue: Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Address:
410 Campus Center Dr., Salt Lake City, UT, 84112
Cost: Free

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman
95 min | 2017 | Poland/UK/USA | Rated PG-13
Presented in English

Cast: Douglas Booth, Saoirse Ronan, Aidan Turner, Chris O’Dowd

Loving Vincent is a stunning, fully painted animated feature, starring Douglas Booth and Oscar-nominated Saoirse Ronan and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. The film explores the life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh, told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.

Winner: 18 international awards including Golden Eagle Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Golden Eagle Award for Best Foreign Language Film; Nominated: Best Animated Feature–2018 Academy Awards

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July 31, 2018

A GRAY STATE

Start: July 31, 2018 7:00 PM
End: July 31, 2018 8:35 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Erik Nelson
93 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

In 2010 David Crowley, an Iraq veteran, aspiring filmmaker, and charismatic up-and-coming voice in fringe politics, began production on his film ‘Gray State.’ Set in a dystopian near-future where civil liberties are trampled by an unrestrained federal government, the film’s crowd-funded trailer was enthusiastically received by the burgeoning online community of libertarians, Tea Party activists, and members of the nascent alt-right. In January 2015, Crowley was found dead with his family in their suburban Minnesota home. Their shocking deaths quickly become a cause célèbre for conspiracy theorists who speculate that Crowley was assassinated by a shadowy government concerned about a film and filmmaker that was getting too close to the truth about their aims.

Directed by Grizzly Man producer Erik Nelson and Executive Produced by Werner Herzog, A Gray State combs through Crowley’s archive of 13,000 photographs, hundreds of hours of home video, and exhaustive behind-the-scenes footage of Crowley’s work in progress to reveal what happens when a paranoid view of the government turns inward — blurring the lines of what is real and what people want to believe.

Official Selection: 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, 2017 Stockholm Film Festival

“Riveting…A Gray State provides timely political commentary along with a fascinating true-life crime tale.” –Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

“Everyone loves a conspiracy — which is one of the reasons that A Gray State, a tantalizing and fascinating real-life story, makes for compelling viewing. But it’s also supremely timely. A Gray State proves to be a highly topical and resonant trip down the “alt-right” rabbit hole, exposing a Trumpian world where facts are rejected in favor of paranoia and conjecture.”–Anthony Kaufman, Screen Daily

August 7, 2018

THE DONUT DOLLIES

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

Directed by Norman Anderson
85 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated

In 1968, two best friends joined an elite team and flew into a war zone wearing powder blue dresses. They were Red Cross Donut Dollies. (more…)

August 14, 2018

LIFE IN THE DOGHOUSE

Start: August 14, 2018 7:00 PM
End: August 14, 2018 8:30 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Ron Davis
84 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated

Post-film discussion is TBA.

 
As a child, Danny Robertshaw’s mom would take him to rescue shelters and explain, “You don’t buy a pet, you save one.” So in 2005, when Hurricane Katrina’s surge broke through the levees in New Orleans and thousands of dogs were left stranded, Danny and his partner of almost 30 years, Ron Danta stepped up to save the lives of the abandoned dogs. (more…)

August 21, 2018

THE BLEEDING EDGE

Start: August 21, 2018 7:00 PM
End: August 21, 2018 8:40 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering
99 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated

America has the most technologically advanced health care system in the world, yet medical interventions have become the third leading cause of death, and the overwhelming majority of high-risk implanted devices never require a single clinical trial.  (more…)

August 22, 2018

MELE MURALS

Start: August 22, 2018 7:00 PM
End: August 22, 2018 8:10 PM
Venue: Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Address:
410 Campus Center Dr., Salt Lake City, UT, 84112
Cost: Free

Directed by Tadashi Nakamura
66 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated

Mele Murals is a documentary on the transformative power of modern graffiti art and ancient Hawaiian culture for a new generation of Native Hawaiians. At the center of this story are the artists Estria Miyashiro (aka Estria) and John Hina (aka Prime), a group of Native Hawaiian charter-school youth and the rural community of Waimea, dealing with the ill effects of environmental changes and encroaching modernization on their native culture. (more…)

August 28, 2018

AFGHAN CYCLES

Start: August 28, 2018 7:00 PM
End: August 28, 2018 8:30 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S. , Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Sarah Menzies
88 min | 2018 | USA/Afghanistan | Not Rated
Presented in Dari and English with English Subtitles

Post-film discussion is TBA.

 
What lengths would you go to in order to ride a bicycle? Following a new generation of young Afghan women cyclists, Afghan Cycles uses the bicycle to tell a story of women’s rights – human rights – and the struggles faced by Afghan women on a daily basis, from discrimination to abuse, to the oppressive silencing of their voices in all aspects of contemporary society. (more…)

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