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November 27, 2018

#GivingTuesday

Date: November 27, 2018

A reaction to the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday #GivingTuesday is a day focused on giving back to organizations that you value in your life. Mark your calendar for November 27th or click below to make gift today.

https://www.utahfilmcenter.org/donate/giving-tuesday/

Your support is appreciated!

September 21, 2018

Artist Foundry Open House

Start: September 21, 2018 6:00 PM
End: September 21, 2018 9:00 PM
Venue: Artist Foundry
Phone: 801.509.9747
Address:
320 S 300 E, Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Free

Utah Film Center is excited to be introducing a new initiative, the Artist Foundry! Join us on the evening of Friday, September 21st as we open our doors to the public for an Open House to view the space during Salt Lake Gallery Stroll. All are welcome. No ticket or RSVP is required.

Formerly known as Avrec Art House, this creative venue for local filmmakers furthers our mission by expanding resources for artists and providing a space for community and creativity. The space offers editing bays, workshops, meeting rooms, and most importantly, a collaborative work environment with other passionate artists.

September 13, 2018

Utah Film Center Garden Soirée

Start: September 13, 2018 6:30 PM
End: September 13, 2018 11:30 PM

Thanks for your interest in attending Utah Film Center’s annual Garden Soirée! Unfortunately, we have reached capacity for this event. We hope you will join us for our Spring Fling — details coming soon.

If you’d like to make a donation for this fundraiser to fuel our media education, curated film exhibition, and artist support programs, please click the button below to donate today.

 

– Or Purchase a Silent Auction Item –

Buy-it-now purchase option available through 4pm (MST) on Thursday, September 13, 2018.

Sundance Mountain Resort

Escape to the mountains with this food & lodging package
 
Buy-It-Now Price $600

Denver Bronco Tickets and Hotel Package

2 Tickets on the 49 yard line and 3 nights at a Kimpton hotel
Buy-It-Now Price $2,000

Kura Door Couples Retreat

Kura Door Couples Retreat & Cucina Gift Certificate
 
Buy-It-Now Price $500

Dinner for Six at Saffron Valley Sugarhouse

A delicious mix of authentic Indian favorites with a modern twist
Buy-It-Now Price $300

Orchid Dynasty Gift Card

Orchid Dynasty gift card and fresh orchid arrangement
 
Buy-It-Now Price $150

Interior Design Consultation & Framing

Designer Tamara Mateus & A Gallery will freshen up a room in your house
Buy-It-Now Price $750

 
 

July 20, 2018

2018 Damn These Heels Film Festival

Start: July 20, 2018 7:30 PM
End: July 22, 2018 8:00 PM
Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Address:
138 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101

The longest-running LGBTQ Film Festival in the Mountain West, the 15th annual Damn These Heels is a safe, supportive environment that celebrates our community’s diversity by sharing LGBTQ history, culture, ideas, struggles, and triumphs through film.

Past Damn These Heels films are award-winners, audience favorites and films from around the world including Todrick Hall: Behind the Curtain, The Pearl, Strike a Pose, Kiki, Out Run, The Slippers, Boulevard, Beginners, Summer of Sangaile, Tangerine, and more.

July 18, 2018

BELIEVER

Start: July 18, 2018 9:00 PM
End: July 18, 2018 11:00 PM
Venue: Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
Address:
2155 Red Butte Canyon, Salt Lake City, UT, 84108
Cost: Free

Directed by Don Argott
101 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated

Pre-film Q&A with director Don Argott. Local suicide prevention and LGBTQ support organizations will also be on-site hosting information booths.

 
Imagine Dragons’ Mormon frontman Dan Reynolds is taking on a new mission to explore how the church treats its LGBTQ members. With the rising suicide rate among teens in the state of Utah, his concern with the Mormon church’s policies sends him on an unexpected path for acceptance and change. –Courtesy of Sundance Institute (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
Cost: Free
7th annual Peek Award presented by Academy Award winner Barry Morrow to directors of Dina, Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles. Following the award presentation, join us for a screening of Dina and post-film Q&A with the directors and film subject Dina Buno moderated by KUED’s Mary Dickson.

 
*Award presentation, screening, and Q&A are FREE and open to the public.

ABOUT THE FILM

Directed by Antonio Santini & Dan Sickles
103 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated
Open Captions Presented with Open Captions.

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…)

March 2, 2018

2018 Tumbleweeds Film Festival

Start: March 2, 2018 7:00 PM
End: March 4, 2018 8:00 PM

November 11, 2017

UTAH FILM CENTER @ ILLUMINATE LIGHT ART + TECHNOLOGY FESTIVAL

Start: November 11, 2017 5:00 PM
End: November 11, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: The Gateway
Address:
95 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
Cost: Free

Directed by Various
65 min | 2016 | Various Countries | Not Rated

Recommended for ages 4+

Our Tumbleweeds Amazing Animation program of animated short films from around the world was one of the most popular events at the 2016 Tumbleweeds Film Festival. (more…)

November 10, 2017

UTAH FILM CENTER @ ILLUMINATE LIGHT ART + TECHNOLOGY FESTIVAL

Start: November 10, 2017 5:00 PM
End: November 10, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: The Gateway
Address:
95 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
Cost: Free

Directed by Various
65 min | 2016 | Various Countries | Not Rated

Recommended for ages 4+

Our Tumbleweeds Amazing Animation program of animated short films from around the world was one of the most popular events at the 2016 Tumbleweeds Film Festival. (more…)

September 7, 2017

UTAH FILM CENTER GALA 2017

Start: September 7, 2017 6:30 PM
End: September 7, 2017 11:00 PM
Venue: The City Library Plaza
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Cost: Varies

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017:
6:30 – 7:30 pm: Opening Cocktail Reception
Signature cocktails by Ogden’s Own Distillery
7:30 – 9:00 pm: Dinner & Program
9:00 – 10:00 pm: Music & Mingling

Utah Film Center turns 15! We’re grateful for your support over the years and invite you to celebrate our historic milestone and honor founders Geralyn Dreyfous, Kathryn Toll, and Nicole Guillemet.

This will be a special evening under the stars, where it all started! The City Library was our first home and continues an important role as the venue for our free weekly Tuesday night screenings. Guests will walk the red carpet, peruse the Woman/Women exhibit at The Leonardo, dine al fresco, and battle it out for unique experiences during our live auction. Please join us as we toast everyone who got us to this momentous occasion and the future of Utah Film Center!

Gala and Opportunity Drawing ticket sales are now closed. Click here if you would like to make a donation to Utah Film Center in honor of our 15th Anniversary or the founders. Thank you for your support!

July 14, 2017

14th annual Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival

Start: July 14, 2017 7:30 PM
End: July 16, 2017 10:00 PM
Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Address:
138 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
Cost: $10 per film

Utah Film Center presents the 14th annual Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival July 14-16 in downtown Salt Lake City. As the longest running LGBTQ Film Festival in the Mountain West, Damn These Heels is a safe, supportive environment that celebrates our community’s diversity by sharing LGBTQ history, culture, ideas, struggles, and triumphs through film.

Festival Passes starting at $60 and individual tickets at $10 each are now on sale! 21 features films have been announced. Click here to learn more.

May 10, 2017

Through My Lens Documentaries Premiere

Start: May 10, 2017 6:00 PM
End: May 10, 2017 8:30 PM
Venue: Clubhouse SLC
Address:
850 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, 84102
Cost: Free

Join us on May 10 from 6−8:30 pm at Clubhouse SLC for an event showcasing documentary films produced by students grades 4−12 from classrooms across the Wasatch Front. All are welcome! We encourage teachers, students, parents, administrators, and friends to join us for the evening’s events to support digital youth media arts and this filmmaking-in-the-classroom effort!

Evening Schedule:

6 pm: Drinks, pizza, and popcorn for $1 each will be served, music provided by local high schoolers Mckenzie Smith and Hannah Shipley (check out their music here)

6:30 – 8 pm: Film program

8 – 8:30 pm: Student Q&A and Raffle

*Please note: additional parking lot access on 22 South 900 East. There will be signs to the lot.  Street parking also an option.

September 23, 2016

2016 TUMBLEWEEDS FILM FESTIVAL

Start: September 23, 2016 6:00 PM
End: September 25, 2016 8:00 PM
Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Address:
138 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101

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July 15, 2016

2016 DAMN THESE HEELS LGBT FILM FESTIVAL

Start: July 15, 2016 7:00 PM
End: July 17, 2016 12:00 PM
Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Address:
138 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101

Join us for the 13th annual and the regions only LGBT film festival!

July 13, 2016

An Evening with Dionne Warwick

Start: July 13, 2016 7:30 PM
End: July 13, 2016 8:30 PM
Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Address:
138 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
Cost: See below

A Damn These Heels and Through the Lens Special Event:
An Evening with Dionne Warwick

Spend a unique evening featuring a conversation with Grammy Award®-winner Dionne Warwick and Academy Award®-winning director Ellen Goosenberg Kent based around film clips that highlight Warwick’s life, career, and activism, that will form the foundation for the upcoming documentary in early production for PBS’s American Masters series. Following the conversation moderated by KUER RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio, Dionne, accompanied by a pianist, will perform a couple of her greatest hits.

–Tickets now on sale–
$25 – Utah Film Center Member and Damn These Heels Passholder
$35 – Non-Member/Non-Passholder
$75 – VIP Meet-and-Greet Tickets

Members and DTH Passholders received an email on Friday, June 10th with their discount code.

 
 
 
 

May 21, 2016

FIESTA DEL FUEGO: A fundraiser for Utah Film Center

Start: May 21, 2016 6:30 PM
End: May 21, 2016 10:00 PM
Venue: Rico's Warehouse
Address:
545 W 700 S, Salt Lake City, 84101
Cost: $25

Tickets to this event are $25 per person, are open to those aged 21 and over, and include dinner from local chefs and non-alcoholic beverages.

Beer, wine, and margaritas will be available for purchase. In compliance with Utah liquor laws this is a 21 and older event.

All proceeds to benefit the Utah Film Center fire recovery fund.

Featuring food from:
• Chef Shano of Frida Bistro • Chef Jason Talcott of Ogden Country Club • Chef Bleu Adams of Blue Poblano • Chef Greg Neville from Park City Culinary Institute and more!

Beverages from:
• Vida Tequila • Red Rock Brewing Co. • Bohemian Brewery • and more!

Silent auction featuring items from:
• Patagonia • RDT • Utah Presents • The Kura Door • Skinworks School of Advanced Skincare • Utah’s Hogle Zoo • Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company • Sundance Institute • Kali Mellus • State Room • Hyatt House • OC Tanner Jewelers • Spy Hop • Sea Salt • Paris Bistro • Cole Sports • Boozetique • Blue Plate Diner • Hadley Rampton • Salt Lake acting Company • Pioneer Theatre • Tina Toes • Rosalie Winard • Courtyard by Marriott • Grand Fust • Adobe • Broadway in Utah • Old Jews Telling Jokes • Feldman’s Deli • Red Rock Brewing Co. • Bohemian Brewery • Jorge Rojas • and more!

Onsite caricature and sketch artists • fire dancers • live entertainment

Online sales have ended, tickets will be available to purchase at the door.

 

June 7, 2015

KUMU HINA

Start: June 7, 2015 1:30 PM
End: June 7, 2015 3:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson
77 min | 2014 | USA/Fiji | Not Rated

Imagine a world where a little boy can grow up to be the woman of his dreams, and a young girl can rise to become a leader among men. Welcome to Kumu Hina’s Hawai’i.

During a momentous year in her life in modern Honolulu, Hina Wong-Kalu, a native Hawaiian māhū, or transgender teacher, uses traditional culture to inspire a student to claim her place as leader of the school’s all-male hula troupe. But despite her success as a teacher, Hina longs for love and a committed relationship. Will her marriage to a headstrong Tongan man fulfill her dreams? An incredible docu-drama that unfolds like a narrative film, Kumu Hina reveals a side of Hawai’i rarely seen on screen.

Presented in partnership with the Utah Pride Center and the Salt Lake City Public Library.

May 13, 2015

Maria Bello Special Event: Book Reading and Signing

Start: May 13, 2015 5:00 PM
End: May 13, 2015 7:00 PM
Venue: Modern West Fine Art
Address:
177 E 200 S, Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: $60/per person
Diane Stewart and Donna Weinholtz invite you to a book reading with actress, activist, and author, Maria Bello to benefit the Utah Film Center

Join us Wednesday, May 13th from
5:00 – 7:00pm at Modern West Fine Art
(177 East 200 South, SLC 84111)

for hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and a reading by Maria from her new book WHATEVER…LOVE IS LOVE

Tickets are $60/guest to attend this exclusive event, which includes a signed copy of WHATEVER LOVE IS LOVE, as a thank you for your support.

Registration and ticket purchase required before Monday, May 11th.





 

About the Author

Maria Bello is a mother, actor, activist, and author. Her essay in The New York Times, Modern Love column, “Coming out as a Modern Family” is one of the ten most popular articles in a decade. Maria has played many characters in her 25-year acting career—from Anna on ER, to Lil in Coyote Ugly, to Edie in A History of Violence—but it took a life-threatening illness for her to ask herself: who is the main character in my life? In her book, WHATEVER LOVE IS LOVE, Maria answers that question, and more, in a powerful, intimate mediation on identity, filled with wisdom and insights relevant to us all.

For any questions or concerns please contact Carly Nelson
cnelson@utahfilmcenter.org 801.381.6578
Utah Film CenterModern West Fine Art

April 17, 2015

LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM

Start: April 17, 2015 7:00 PM
End: April 17, 2015 9:00 PM
Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Address:
138 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
Cost: Free

Directed by Rory Kennedy
98 min | 2014 | USA | Not Rated

*Post-film discussion with director Rory Kennedy; Stuart Herrington, Col, U.S. Army (Ret.); and artist Binh Pho, who escaped from Vietnam in 1978. The discussion will be moderated by KUER News Director Terry Gildea.

In April 1975, during the final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon, South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. Village after village fell to the North while the few military operatives still in the country contemplated withdrawal. With thousands of South Vietnamese lives hanging in the balance, those in control faced an impossible decision—who would go and who would be left behind.

Official Selection: 2014 Sundance Film Festival
 
Presented in partnership with KUED, American Experience, and WGBH.
 
RadioWest – April 15, 2015:
Emmy Award-winning Documentary Filmmaker Rory Kennedy joins Doug to discuss her film Last Days of Vietnam.

March 11, 2015

IN FOOTBALL WE TRUST

Start: March 11, 2015 7:00 PM
End: March 11, 2015 9:30 PM
Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Address:
138 W. Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
Cost: Free

Directed by Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn
87 min | 2014 | USA | Not Rated

**Directors Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn in attendance.

Despite a small population with a brief history in the United States, Samoans and Tongans are 28 times more likely than any other minority group to play football for the NFL. Filmed over four years, filmmakers Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn track the journeys of four talented Polynesian high school football players as they strive toward their lifelong, and potentially life-changing, goal of professional recruitment.

Charismatic, passionate, and determined, the players’ love of family is matched only by their love of American football. Their speedy transformation from adolescence to adulthood in the high-stakes world of collegiate football is filmed with incredible access, shining a light on the extreme pressures to succeed that emanate from within the tightly knit Polynesian community, as well as from the outside.

Yet, gang violence, addiction, and poverty are a constant danger that can easily bring down a dream. Even with the best moms, siblings, and friends cheering from the grandstands, not everyone makes it to the big time.

– Description courtesy of Sundance Institute

Official Selection: 2015 Sundance Film Festival

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