Upcoming Events

May 28, 2019

Damn These Heels Year-Round:
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.

In 1969 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.

June 4, 2019

SATAN & ADAM

Start: June 4, 2019 7:00 PM
End: June 4, 2019 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT
Cost: Free

Directed by V. Scott Balcerek
80 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated

Sterling Magee experienced firsthand the music industry’s exploitation of black musicians. So he walked away to play on the Harlem streets for “his people.” Reborn as Mr. Satan, he spread his gospel of joy. One of those he converted was a white kid named Adam, who gave up the ivory tower life to play alongside this streetwise guru. Their improbable bond made them a sensation, and their journey a tale of tragedy, survival and miraculous rebirth.
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June 11, 2019

HAVE YOU SEEN MY MOVIE?

Start: June 11, 2019 7:00 PM
End: June 11, 2019 9:30 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City
Cost: Free

Directed by Paul Anton Smith
124 min | 2016 | Canada/UK | Rated PG

Composed entirely of found footage, Have You Seen My Movie? is a love letter to the magic and power of the cinematic experiences shared by strangers. Using both iconic and obscure scenes from over a thousand movies — spanning every genre and 80 years of cinema — director-editor Paul Anton Smith tells the story of moviegoing, from the audience members’ rush to get seats to the cool command of the projectionist in the booth. With his feature debut, Smith, who was assistant editor on Christian Marclay’s 2010 film The Clock, holds up a mirror to all of the romance, mystery, and mayhem of our collective imaginations. – TIFF
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June 16, 2019

Damn These Heels Year-Round:
THE BIRDCAGE

Start: June 16, 2019 8:00 PM
End: June 16, 2019 11:00 PM
Venue: The Sun Trapp
Address:
102 S 600 W, Salt Lake CIty
Cost: Free

Directed by Mike Nichols
117 min | 1996 | USA | Rated R
Cast: Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, & Gene Hackman

*Please note that due to the screening venue patrons must be 21 years old or older.

Screening takes place outdoors and will start at sundown.

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June 19, 2019

I WANT MY MTV

Start: June 19, 2019 7:00 PM
End: June 19, 2019 9:00 PM
Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Address:
138 W 300 S, Salt Lake City
Cost: Free

Directed by Tyler Measom & Patrick Waldrop
86 min | 2019 | USA | Not Rated

I Want My MTV was supported through our Fiscal Sponsorship program and Artist Foundry.

Post-film Q&A with director Tyler Measom moderated by KUER RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

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June 25, 2019

THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED

Start: June 25, 2019 7:00 PM
End: June 25, 2019 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City
Cost: Free

Directed by Assia Boundaoui
86 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated

Post-film discussion to be announced.

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June 30, 2019

Damn These Heels Year-Round:
BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER

Start: June 30, 2019 8:00 PM
End: June 30, 2019 11:00 PM
Venue: Beer Bar
Address:
161 E 200 S, Salt Lake City
Cost: Free

Directed by Jamie Babbit
85 min | 1999 | USA | Rated R
Cast: Natasha Lyonne, RuPaul, & Clea DuVall

*Please note that due to the screening venue patrons must be 21 years old or older.

Screening takes place outdoors and will start at sundown.

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July 12, 2019

2019 Damn These Heels

Start: July 12, 2019 7:00 PM
End: July 14, 2019 11:00 PM
Venue: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Address:
138 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT

Damn These Heels is a Festival for all that want to celebrate our community’s diversity by sharing LGBTQ history, culture, ideas, struggles, and triumphs through film.

Damn These Heels, the longest-running LGBTQ Film Festival in the Mountain West, has presented more than 220 thought-provoking and entertaining films over the years including Quiet Heroes, Southwest of Salem, Todrick Hall: Behind the Curtain, The Pearl, Strike a Pose, Kiki, Out Run, The Slippers, Boulevard, Beginners, Summer of Sangaile, and Tangerine.