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April 30, 2019

THE RIVER AND THE WALL

Start: April 30, 2019 7:00 PM
End: April 30, 2019 9:00 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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May 7, 2019

THE WAR AT HOME

Start: May 7, 2019 7:00 PM
End: May 7, 2019 9:00 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

May 14, 2019

HEADING HOME: The Tale of Team Israel

Start: May 14, 2019 7:00 PM
End: May 14, 2019 9:00 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 15, 2019

UNION PACIFIC

Start: May 15, 2019 7:00 PM
End: May 15, 2019 9:45 PM
Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Address:
138 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT
Cost: Free

Directed by Cecil B. DeMille
135 min | 1939 | USA | Not Rated
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff

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.

Post-film discussion with James D’Arc, Film Historian, moderated by KUER’s RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

 
Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea star in director Cecil B. DeMille’s explosive western, Union Pacific, about the struggle to build America’s first transcontinental railroad. Jeff Butler (McCrea), overseer of the Union Pacific’s construction, finds a network of schemers bent on sabotage. Most prominent are gamblers Sid Campeau (Brian Donlevy), Jack Cordray (Anthony Quinn) and Dick Allen (Robert Preston). Dick is a former pal of Jeff’s, but their relationship changes as they fight over the railroad and over Mollie Monahan (Stanwyck), the railroad’s spirited postmistress. Filled with political intrigue, stampeding buffalo, train wrecks and attacking Indians, this action-packed spectacle delivers everything you would expect from a Cecil B. DeMille epic.
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May 21, 2019

RAFIKI

Start: May 21, 2019 7:00 PM
End: May 21, 2019 9:00 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. Details to be announced.

 
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: 2019 Toronto International Film Festival


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

May 28, 2019

BEFORE STONEWALL

Start: May 28, 2019 7:00 PM
End: May 28, 2019 9:00 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.

 
BIn 1969 the 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.