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April 9, 2019

Audience Award Winner:
I AM WILLIAM

Start: April 9, 2019 7:00 PM
End: April 9, 2019 9:00 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.

March 3, 2019

I AM WILLIAM

Start: March 3, 2019 5:30 PM
End: March 3, 2019 7:15 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City

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

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: Best Kids Feature Film–2018 Filem’on International Children’s Film Festival Brussels

 How We Handle Subtitles
Foreign language screenings are presented with English subtitles that will be read over listening devices by a “subtitle reader” for audience members who prefer an English dialogue track.

SPECTACULAR SHORTS

Start: March 3, 2019 3:00 PM
End: March 3, 2019 4:30 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City

SPECTACULAR SHORTS
From a mother and daughter presenting at a school’s career day to a hilarious parody of disaster films, this year’s Spectacular Shorts program is an eclectic collection of films from around the world.
Recommended for ages 8+
Runtime: 72 min

LA BOÎTE
Directed by: Eliott Belrose, Carole Favier, Loïcia Lagillier, Aloïs Mathé, Juliette Perrey, Joran Rivet
2017 | France | 7:00
An old man tries to catch a mouse but isn’t prepared for what happens when he catches it.

A MODEST DEFEAT
Directed by: David Barr
2018 | U.K. | 9:03
It’s a civil war in suburbia between two young siblings. Big brother Tommy never plays fair, but eight-year-old Tiny has an elaborate plan up her sleeve and a faultless determination to put things right.

AWAKER
Directed by Filip Diviak
2017 | Czech Republic | 9:32
At a time where there were no alarm-clocks, an old man worked as an awaker. Every day he walked the long way from his house to the village until he gets an old shiny bell.

CAREER DAY
Directed by Ashley Deckman
2018 | USA | 8:00
Career day at Little Brooke Elementary is going along nicely, until Alley McBride and her mother, Mandy, take the stage…

MATHILDA
Directed by Eduard Puertas Anfruns, Irene Iborra
2018 | France/Belgium/Spain | 6:53
Matilda can’t get to sleep and starts playing with her bedside lamp until the lightbulb finally burns out. She finds herself plunged into darkness! She soon overcomes her fear and, using her torch, starts exploring her room in this new light, and discovers all the magic of the night.

HOW TOMMY LEMENCHICK BECAME A 7th GRADE LEGEND
Directed by Bastien Alexandre
2018 | Canada | 11:26
Ophilia is a whip-smart 12-year-old who is on a mission to solve a vexing problem: she’s never been kissed. There are several candidates in her class but none have Tommy Lemenchick’s smile.

CAT DAYS (Neko no hi)
Directed by Jon Frickey
2018 |Germany |11:09
Japanese with English subtitles
Jiro, a little boy, feels sick. His father takes him to see the doctor. She diagnoses a harmless condition. But it shakes the core of the boy’s identity.

FIRE IN CARDBOARD CITY
Directed by Philip Brough
2017 | New Zealand | 8:46
When a city made entirely from cardboard catches fire it’s up to the local fire chief and his brave deputies to save Cardboard City and its citizens from impending doom.

21 DAYS LATER

Start: March 3, 2019 2:30 PM
End: March 3, 2019 4:00 PM
Venue: The Leonardo
Address:
209 E. 500 S., Salt Lake City

Directed by Mohamad Reza Kheradmandan
2017 | Iran | 91 min | Not Rated
Screens in Persian with English subtitles
Recommended for ages 10+

Morteza has a passion for filmmaking and is working hard to achieve his dream of directing a film. His ill mother tries to support him to the best of her ability, to the point of giving him money to pursue his dream instead of using it for the life-saving medications she needs. Through a series of bad decisions, he quickly finds himself short of money, a problem he aims to solve by any means possible.

 How We Handle Subtitles
Foreign language screenings are presented with English subtitles that will be read over listening devices by a “subtitle reader” for audience members who prefer an English dialogue track.

SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP

Start: March 3, 2019 2:00 PM
End: March 3, 2019 4:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City

Recommended for ages 10+

Turn yourself into a zombie, or get a black eye! Learn special effects makeup with Curtis Kidd, who has 20 years experience creating temporary tattoos, prosthetics, and costume design for productions like Frightmares, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid.

Workshops are open to patrons up to 18 years old. Parents and chaperones may attend with a minor participating in the workshops at no cost.

CHUSKIT

Start: March 3, 2019 12:30 PM
End: March 3, 2019 2:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City

Directed by Priya Ramasubban
2018 | India | 90 min | Not Rated
Screens in Ladakhi with English subtitles
Recommended for ages 6+

To chase her dream of going to school in her remote Himalayan village, a feisty paraplegic girl locks horns with her tradition-bound grandfather.

Winner: Golden Gateway for Best Feature (5-9 Years)–2018 Mumbai Film Festival

 How We Handle Subtitles
Foreign language screenings are presented with English subtitles that will be read over listening devices by a “subtitle reader” for audience members who prefer an English dialogue track.

VIRTUAL REALITY STORYTELLING

Start: March 3, 2019 12:00 PM
End: March 3, 2019 2:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City

Recommended for ages 10+

Documentaries bring us real stories, but how do virtual reality documentaries work? Learn what it’s like to be immersed the story with 360 documentarian Carol Dalrymple of the Utah Film Center’s Moving Stories Education Program. Experience the latest in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). After watching a VR documentary filmed in a Syrian refugee camp, students will create AR content to delve into their own personal stories.

Note: This presentation uses Oculus Go headsets. Oculus recommends these headsets for ages 13+ due to the size of the headset and the spacing of the lenses. In practice, we’ve found that kids 10+ can use the headsets, too.

Workshops are open to patrons up to 18 years old. Parents and chaperones may attend with a minor participating in the workshops at no cost.

ROSIE AND MOUSSA

Start: March 3, 2019 12:00 PM
End: March 3, 2019 2:00 PM
Venue: The Leonardo
Address:
209 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT, 84111

Directed by Dorothée van den Berghe
2018 | Belgium | 90 min | Not Rated
Screens in Flemish with English subtitles.
Recommended for ages 6+

With her dad suddenly “out of town,” Rosie and her mum move to a new apartment in a different part of town. Adjusting to a new neighborhood, and suspicious that her mother isn’t telling her the whole story, Rosie befriends her neighbor Moussa, who agrees to help her find out what happened to her father.

Official Selection: 2018 Hamburg Film Festival

 How We Handle Subtitles
Foreign language screenings are presented with English subtitles that will be read over listening devices by a “subtitle reader” for audience members who prefer an English dialogue track.

THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE GIANT PEAR

Start: March 3, 2019 10:00 AM
End: March 3, 2019 11:30 AM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City

Directed by Philip Einstein Lipski, Jørgen Lerdam, Amalie Næsby Fick
2017 | Denmark | 80 min | Not Rated
Screens in English
Recommended for ages 4+

Life peacefully passes by in Sunnytown until Mitcho and Sebastian find a message in a bottle by the harbor. The bottle is from the missing Mayor of Sunnytown with a message that he is on The Mysterious Island and has made a great discovery. They must embark on a great journey to help save the Mayor and bring him home; in the process they uncover something that will bring great pleasure to the city of Sunnytown – a Giant Pear.

SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP

Start: March 3, 2019 10:00 AM
End: March 3, 2019 11:30 AM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84101

Recommended for ages 10+

Turn yourself into a zombie, or get a black eye! Learn special effects makeup with Curtis Kidd, who has 20 years experience creating temporary tattoos, prosthetics, and costume design for productions like Frightmares, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid.

Workshops are open to patrons up to 18 years old. Parents and chaperones may attend with a minor participating in the workshops at no cost.

LIGHTS. CAMERA. ACTION.

Start: March 3, 2019 9:30 AM
End: March 3, 2019 11:00 AM
Venue: The Leonardo
Address:
209 E. 500 S., Salt Lake City

LIGHTS. CAMERA. ACTION.
Recommended for ages 8+
Runtime: 70 min

This collection of international live-action and short films including an Academy Award-nominee are sure to challenge, inspire and entertain.

THE PIG ON THE HILL
Directed by Jamy Wheless and John Helms
2017 | USA |5:52
When Pig’s free-spirited and energetic new neighbor Duck plunges himself into Pig’s quiet, orderly life, Pig learns that having friends is what he has been missing all along.

FILL AND MOO
Directed by Toshiko Hata
2017 | Japan | 8:00
A mushroom-like sprite dwells on the forest floor until he is pulled magically through the fourth wall and into the colorful world of cinema.

A VIEW FROM THE WINDOW
Directed by Azar Kafaei and Chris Filippone
2017 | USA | 7:37
An immersive glimpse of a school day through the eyes of deaf children.

HEDGEHOG
Directed by Jeanne Laureau, Jongha Yoon, Kaisa Pirttinen, Morgane Mattard, and Colombine Majou, Vaibhav Keswani
2018 | France, Belgium, Spain |4:43
A little boy loves to talk about hedgehogs – all the time and to everybody.

TURBOPERA
Directed by Fabien Meyran, Paul-Eugène Dannaud, Benoît de Geyer d’Orth, and Antoine Marchand
2018 |France | 2:10
One night in a fish market, two soloists perform Verdi’s “La Triviata”.

RAE
Directed by Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs
2017 | Canada | 10:31
While organizing her seventh birthday party, Rae, a young Mohawk girl and her schizophrenic mom, find their roles reversed within their mother-daughter relationship.

UNDISCOVERED
Directed by Sara Litzenberger
2017 | USA | 2:52 
Sasquatch has always remained elusive in photos – and now we know why.

A LITTLE LIGHT (Ogonyok)
Directed by Vladislav Bairamgulov
2017| Russia | 8:09
When the fire in his hearth goes out during a stormy night, a young boy goes in search of a flame to relight it

TRANSMITTER RECEIVER
Directed by Vincent Wilson
2017 |Canada | 9:00
In order to escape the monotony and boredom of the end of the school year, a young boy fabricates a transceiver-receiver to communicate with strangers in the sky.

THE ROBOT AND THE WHALE
Directed by Jonas Forsman
2018 | Sweden | 6:18
Lobo, a cheerful robot who loves animals and plants, and her best friend Banjo, a curious robot dog, meet a stranded whale on the beach. To save the whale Lobo has to overcome her fear of water.

ONE SMALL STEP
Directed by Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas
2018 | USA |7:38
An ambitious young girl aspires to be an astronaut with the support of her humble father.

March 2, 2019

2019 ALONE IN SPACE

Start: March 2, 2019 7:30 PM
End: March 2, 2019 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City

Directed by Ted Kjellsson
2018 | Sweden | 83 min | Not Rated
Screens in Swedish with English subtitles
Recommended for ages 8+

12-year-old Gladys and her little brother Keaton are the only passengers on a huge starship. They spend their days exploring the ship and interacting with the Japanese A.I. Otosan. Everything changes when something unknown crashes into Svea and they discover that they are no longer alone.

Official Selection: 2018 BFI London Film Festival

 How We Handle Subtitles
Foreign language screenings are presented with English subtitles that will be read over listening devices by a “subtitle reader” for audience members who prefer an English dialogue track.

THE FOOTBALLEST

Start: March 2, 2019 5:30 PM
End: March 2, 2019 7:15 PM
Venue: The Leonardo
Address:
209 E. 500 S., Salt Lake City

Directed by Miguel Ángel Lamata
2018 | Spain | 96 min | Not Rated
Screens in Spanish with English subtitles
Recommended for ages 8+

Francisco and his teammates on the Soto Alto soccer team are wrapping up their season and are on the verge of being dropped into a lower division. If that happens, the school has decided the soccer program will be canceled. After strange things start happening during their final matches, the players must rely on their ingenuity and creativity to save their soccer team.

Official Selection: 2018 Cine Fiesta

 How We Handle Subtitles
Foreign language screenings are presented with English subtitles that will be read over listening devices by a “subtitle reader” for audience members who prefer an English dialogue track.

LIYANA

Start: March 2, 2019 5:00 PM
End: March 2, 2019 6:40 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City

Directed by Aaron Kopp and Amanda Kopp
2017 | Qatar/Swaziland/USA | 77 min | Not Rated
Screens in English and SiSwati with English subtitles
Recommended for ages 10+

The story of five children in the Kingdom of Eswatini who turn past trauma into an original fable about a girl named Liyana who embarks on a perilous quest to save her young twin brothers. The film weaves her animated journey together with poetic documentary scenes to create an inspiring tale of perseverance and hope.

Winner: Grand Prize–2018 New York International Children’s Film Festival

 How We Handle Subtitles
Foreign language screenings are presented with English subtitles that will be read over listening devices by a “subtitle reader” for audience members who prefer an English dialogue track.

INVISIBLE SUE

Start: March 2, 2019 3:00 PM
End: March 2, 2019 5:00 PM
Venue: The Leonardo
Address:
209 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT

Directed by Markus Dietrich
2018 | Germany/Luxembourg | 93 min | Not Rated
Screens in German with English subtitles.
Recommended for ages 8+

When Sue comes in contact with a liquid invented by her scientist mother, she is suddenly able to become invisible. Shortly after, her mother is abducted. With the help of her friends and empowered by her newly-gained invisibility skill, Sue sets out to hunt down the kidnappers and rescue her mother.

 How We Handle Subtitles
Foreign language screenings are presented with English subtitles that will be read over listening devices by a “subtitle reader” for audience members who prefer an English dialogue track.

SUPA MODO

Start: March 2, 2019 2:30 PM
End: March 2, 2019 4:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City

Directed by Likarion Wainaina
2018 | Kenya/Germany | 72 min | Not Rated
Screens in Swahili with English subtitles
Recommended for ages 8+

Director Likarion Wainaina from Kenya will be in attendance.

Jo, a witty 9-year old terminally ill girl, is taken back to her rural village to live out the rest of her short life. Her only comfort during these dull times are her dreams of being a Superhero, which prove to be something her rebellious teenage sister Mwix, overprotective mother Kathryn and the entire village of Maweni think they can fulfill.

 How We Handle Subtitles
Foreign language screenings are presented with English subtitles that will be read over listening devices by a “subtitle reader” for audience members who prefer an English dialogue track.

SPY HOP: MOVIE MONSTERS WORKSHOP

Start: March 2, 2019 2:15 PM
End: March 2, 2019 3:45 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City

Recommended for ages 9+

Use green-screen, costumes and cameras to become part of your own vintage horror movie trailer. Transport yourself into another dimension where monsters and ghouls roam the earth!.

Workshops are open to patrons up to 18 years old. Parents and chaperones may attend with a minor participating in the workshops at no cost.

SUPER MISS!

Start: March 2, 2019 12:30 PM
End: March 2, 2019 2:00 PM
Venue: The Leonardo
Address:
209 E. 500 S., Salt Lake City

Directed by Martijn Smits
2018 | Netherlands | 84 min | Not Rated
Screens in Dutch with English subtitles.
Recommended for ages 6+

Miss Josie is an ordinary 4th-grade teacher, but when she discovers a mysterious statue, she suddenly transforms into Super Miss! She hurtles through the air like a green whirlwind, she can talk to animals and takes action when animals are in danger. When some of her students discover her secret, they band together to keep it safe and to help her when she needs it.

Official Selection: 2018 Cinekid Film Festival Amsterdam

 How We Handle Subtitles
Foreign language screenings are presented with English subtitles that will be read over listening devices by a “subtitle reader” for audience members who prefer an English dialogue track.

FEEL THE NOISE – MAKING SOUND EFFECTS FOR FILM

Start: March 2, 2019 12:15 PM
End: March 2, 2019 1:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City

Recommended for ages 8+

Filmmakers use the huge impact of sound to help tell their story, and in this workshop, YOU are the sound designer. You’ll start with a silent film and add ALL of the sound effects and music you want. Don’t have the sound of an eagle screeching or a bone breaking? That’s ok! You’ll learn how to make all the noises yourself. The professional sound designers at SHATTERboom Studios will guide you through the process of designing the soundtrack for your new film.

Workshops are open to patrons up to 18 years old. Parents and chaperones may attend with a minor participating in the workshops at no cost.

JIM BUTTON & LUKE THE ENGINE DRIVER

Start: March 2, 2019 11:45 AM
End: March 2, 2019 1:45 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City

Directed by Dennis Gansel
2018 | Germany | 105 min | Not Rated
Screens in English
Recommended for ages 6+

Based on Michael Ende’s (The Neverending Story) book of the same name, Jim Button, Luke the Engine Driver, and Emma the Locomotive live on the little island of Morrowland. One day, in the hopes of discovering Jim’s origins, they set out on a great adventure that takes them to the realm of the Emperor of Mandala, where they set out to rescue his kidnapped daughter Li Si.

Official Selection: 2018 CPH PIX, 2018 Schlingel Film Festival