Calendar of Events › West Jordan

June 28, 2018

BEHIND THE CURTAIN: Todrick Hall

Start: June 28, 2018 7:00 PM
End: June 28, 2018 9:00 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Katherine Fairfax Wright
101 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

YouTube sensation Todrick Hall launches his most ambitious project yet: a full-scale original musical on being black, gay, and relentlessly creative: Straight Outta Oz. (more…)

May 3, 2018

THE PEOPLE VS. GEORGE LUCAS

Start: May 3, 2018 7:00 PM
End: May 3, 2018 8:35 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Alexandre O Phillippe
93 min | 2010 | USA | Not Rated

The passion the original Star Wars trilogy inspires in its fans is unparalleled; but when it comes to George Lucas himself, many have found their ardor has cooled into a complicated love-hate relationship. (more…)

April 5, 2018

HUMAN FLOW

Start: April 5, 2018 7:00 PM
End: April 5, 2018 9:15 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Ai Weiwei
140 min | 2017 | Germany | Rated PG- 13
Presented in English

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.

Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey. Human Flow is a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice: from teeming refugee camps to perilous ocean crossings to barbed-wire borders; from dislocation and disillusionment to courage, endurance and adaptation; from the haunting lure of lives left behind to the unknown potential of the future. Human Flow comes at a crucial time when tolerance, compassion and trust are needed more than ever. This visceral work of cinema is a testament to the unassailable human spirit and poses one of the questions that will define this century: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity?

Winner: Five Awards–2017 Venice Film Festival, Courage Award–2017 Bambi Awards; Nominated: Art Cinema Award–2017 Hamburg Film Festival

West Jordan screenings presented in partnership with

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April 2, 2018

THE BREADWINNER

Start: April 2, 2018 4:30 PM
End: April 2, 2018 6:00 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Nora Twomey
93 min | 2017 | Ireland/Canada/Luxembourg | Rated PG-13
Presented in English

Cast: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Noorin Gulamgaus

Recommended for ages 10+

From executive producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, comes the highly-anticipated new feature based on Deborah Ellis’ best- selling novel.

The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana disguises herself as a boy in order to support her family. With dauntless perseverance, Parvana draws strength from the stories her father told her, and ultimately risks her life to discover if he is still alive. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is a timely and inspiring tale about the transcendent power of stories, and their potential to unite and heal us all.

Nominated: Best Animated Feature–2018 Academy Awards

Utah Film Center proudly supports this film through our Fiscal Sponsorship Program.

West Jordan screenings presented in partnership with

Tumbleweeds Year-Round screenings made possible by the support of

March 5, 2018

LONG WAY NORTH

Start: March 5, 2018 4:30 PM
End: March 5, 2018 5:45 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Rémi Chayé
81 min | 2015 | France/Denmark | Rated PG
Presented in English

Cast: Chloé Dunn, Vivienne Vermes, Peter Hudson, and Antony Hickling

Recommended for ages 10+

Sasha, a young aristocratic girl growing up in Russia at the end of the 19th century, dreams of the Great North and anguishes over the fate of her grandfather Oloukine, a renowned scientist and Arctic explorer who has yet to return from his latest expedition to conquer the North Pole. Oloukine has passed on his calling as an explorer to Sasha, but her parents, who have already made the arrangements for their daughter’s marriage, do not approve in the least. So Sasha rebels against her destiny, flees her home, and resolves to go join Oloukine.

Official Selection: 2016 Tumbleweeds Film Festival

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March 1, 2018

THE FLORIDA PROJECT

Start: March 1, 2018 7:00 PM
End: March 1, 2018 9:00 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Sean Baker
111 min | 2017 | USA | Rated R

Cast: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto and Bria Vinaite

Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s (TangerineThe Florida Project is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. (more…)

February 5, 2018

MR. FROG (Meester Kikker)

Start: February 5, 2018 4:30 PM
End: February 5, 2018 5:00 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Anna van der Heide
86 min | 2016 | Netherlands | Not Rated
Presented in Dutch with English subtitles

Cast: Yenthe Bos, Jeroen Spitzenberger, and Paul Kooij

Recommended for ages 7+

Based on the novel by best-selling author Paul van Loon, Mr. Frog is the wildly charming and engaging story of an elementary school teacher who occasionally turns into a frog! (more…)

February 1, 2018

STREET FIGHTING MEN

Start: February 1, 2018 7:00 PM
End: February 1, 2018 9:15 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Andrew James
110 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

Post-film Q&A with director Andrew James.

 
In a rapidly changing America where mass inequality and dwindling opportunity have devastated the black working class, three Detroit men must fight to build something lasting for themselves and future generations. With the promise of education, safety, and shelter in jeopardy, Deris commits to finish school, Luke works to rehab an abandoned home, and Jack Rabbit takes a stand against crime and violence. (more…)

January 8, 2018

2017 NYICFF KID FLIX MIX 2

Start: January 8, 2018 4:30 PM
End: January 8, 2018 6:00 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Various
77 min | 2017 | Various Countries | Not Rated

A teenage monster confronts a bully in Welcome to My Life (USA), a Japanese-Australian boy finds adventure in his lunchbox in Riceballs (Australia), and a competitive swimmer must prove that big talent can come in small packages in Little Mouse (Hungary). Kid Flix 2 features live action and animated shorts for ages 8 and up from the 2017 New York International Children’s Film Festival that offer witty and wise takes on friends, family, and fitting in. All films either in English or with English subtitles.
(more…)

January 4, 2018

HAPPENING: A Clean Energy Revolution

Start: January 4, 2018 7:00 PM
End: January 4, 2018 8:15 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by James Redford
71 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

Filmmaker Jamie Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US. (more…)

December 7, 2017

SACRED

Start: December 7, 2017 7:00 PM
End: December 7, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Thomas Lennon
86 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated
Presented in multiple languages subtitled in English

Shot by more than 40 filmmaking teams around the world, the film immerses the viewer in the daily use of faith and spiritual practice. At a time when religious hatreds dominate the world’s headlines, this film explores faith as primary human experience, and how people turn to ritual and prayer to navigate the milestones and crises of private life. (more…)

December 4, 2017

LOUIS & LUCA AND THE SNOW MACHINE

Start: December 4, 2017 4:00 PM
End: December 4, 2017 5:30 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Rasmus A. Sivertsen
76 min | 2013 | Norway | Not Rated
Presented in English.

Recommended for ages 4+

Cast: Kari Ann Grønsund, Trond Høvik, Trond Brænne, Kåre Conradi (more…)

November 6, 2017

THE MARS GENERATION

Start: November 6, 2017 4:00 PM
End: November 6, 2017 5:30 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Michael Barnett
97 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated
Open Captions
Presented with Open Captions.

Recommended for ages 10+.

A definitive look at mankind’s future journey to Mars, as told through the eyes of the teens who will be the first ever to set foot on the Red Planet, as well as the leading experts currently pushing the boundaries of technology and innovation in space exploration. (more…)

November 2, 2017

THE BIG SICK

Start: November 2, 2017 7:00 PM
End: November 2, 2017 8:30 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Michael Showalter
84 min | 2017 | USA | Rated R
Open Captions Presented with Open Captions.

Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano

Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. (more…)

October 5, 2017

13TH

Start: October 5, 2017 7:00 PM
End: October 5, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Ava DuVernay
100 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated
Open Captions Presented with Open Captions.

Post-film discussion – Redefining Justice: A Community Call to Action with Dr. Minister Roderic Land (ACLU Utah Board Member), Lex Scott (Founder of United Front and Organizer with Black Lives Matter), and Kathy Abarca (Executive Director of Racially Just Utah), moderated by Nubia Pena (J.D., Utah Juvenile Defense Attorneys & UCASA).

 
In recognition of National Youth Justice Awareness Month, this free call-to-action event features a film screening of 13th followed by a panel discussion, with local social and racial justice advocates and experts, about the current justice system and the steps necessary for reform.
(more…)

October 2, 2017

2017 NYICFF–KID FLIX MIX 1

Start: October 2, 2017 4:00 PM
End: October 2, 2017 5:00 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Various
62 min | 2017 | Various Countries | Not Rated

A kaleidoscopic showcase of 13 of the best short film and animation from around the world for ages 4 and up from the 2017 New York International Children’s Film Festival, including festival Audience Award winners “Tiger” and “Stone Soup.” All films either in English or without dialogue.
(more…)

September 11, 2017

THE COLOR OF PARADISE (Rang-e khoda)

Start: September 11, 2017 4:00 PM
End: September 11, 2017 5:30 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Majid Majidi
90 min | 1999 | Iran | Rated PG
Presented in Persian and Azerbaijani with English subtitles.

Recommended for ages 7+

Cast: Hossein Mahjoub, Mohsen Ramezani, Salameh Feyzi, Farahnaz Safari

Mohammad, a boy at Tehran’s institute for the blind, waits for his dad to pick him up for summer vacation. While waiting, he realizes a baby bird has fallen from its nest: he chases away a cat, finds the bird, climbs a tree, and puts it back. (more…)

September 7, 2017

NO MAN’S LAND

Start: September 7, 2017 7:00 PM
End: September 7, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by David Byars
81 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

In January 2016, armed protestors in Oregon occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to call attention to what they felt was an intrusion by the federal government into their right to make a living. In a larger sense, the “patriot community” introduced itself as disgruntled American citizens with grounds for airing their grievances against a federal government that didn’t have their best interests at heart. The federal government begged to differ. (more…)

August 7, 2017

THE RED TURTLE

Start: August 7, 2017 4:00 PM
End: August 7, 2017 6:00 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit
81 min | 2016 | France/Belgium/Japan | Rated PG
No Dialogue 

Recommended for ages 8+

Cast: Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy, and Barbara Beretta

A man shipwrecked on an island who tries desperately to escape, until one day he encounters a strange turtle that changes his life. (more…)

August 3, 2017

FROM NOWHERE

Start: August 3, 2017 7:00 PM
End: August 3, 2017 9:00 PM
Venue: County Library's Viridian Event Center
Address:
8030 S. 1825 W., West Jordan, 84088
Cost: Free

Directed by Matthew Newton
89 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated

Cast: J. Mallory McCree, Raquel Castro, Octavia Chavez-Richmond, Sydni Beaudoin, Joseph Castillo-Midyett

Three undocumented teenagers-Moussa (J. Mallory McCree), Sophie (Octavia Chavez-Richmond), and Alyssa (Raquel Castro)-are just about to graduate high school in the Bronx. Like most teenagers, all they want to do is hang with their friends, fall in love, and figure out where to go to college, but unlike their American classmates, these three live with the threat of being discovered by the authorities. (more…)

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