Upcoming Events

February 26, 2019

MEOW WOLF: Origin Story

Start: February 26, 2019 7:00 PM
End: February 26, 2019 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City
Cost: Free

Directed by Morgan Capps & Jilann Spitzmiller
88 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated

Post film discussion organized by Utah Arts Alliance on developing immersive art installations in Salt Lake.

 

When a group of young DIY artists in Santa Fe can’t find a door into the art world, they blow open an entirely new portal with their grit, passion, and tenacity. Within just a few short years – and with a little help from George R.R. Martin – this group called Meow Wolf ultimately hits a cultural nerve and garners massive, unexpected success with their exhibit, House of Eternal Return.

Official Selection: 2018 SXSW Film Festival, 2018 Bend Film Festival

March 1, 2019

Tumbleweeds Free Film Screening
LOUIS & LUCA AND THE BIG CHEESE RACE

Start: March 1, 2019 10:00 AM
End: March 1, 2019 12:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Rasmus A. Sivertsen
2015| Norway | 78 min | Not Rated
Presented in English
Recommended for ages 4+

To help kick off the 2019 Tumbleweeds Film Festival, we are proud to offer free screenings of two favorites from the 2018 Festival at 10am and 1pm at The City Library. No ticket or RSVP is necessary. If after-school programs would like to attend, please email info [at]utahfilmcenter.org.

 
Two rival villages, Flåklypa and Slidre, decide to re-launch their traditional Cheese Race after years of inactivity. The boastful bird Nolan, the anxious hedgehog Louis, and the kind-hearted inventor Reodor are sure they’ll come out on top in this adventurous showdown, but their opponents are not to be taken lightly, and there’s much more than honor at stake here.

2019 Tumbleweeds Film Festival Kickoff

Start: March 1, 2019 10:00 AM
End: March 1, 2019 3:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free

To kickoff the 2019 Tumbleweeds Film Festival, we are proud to offer free screenings of two favorites from the 2018 Festival on Friday, March 1 at 10am and 1pm at The City Library. No ticket or RSVP is necessary.

If you represent an after-school program or large group that would like to attend, please email info [at]utahfilmcenter.org to reserve seats.


LOUIS & LUCA AND THE BIG CHEESE RACE

Friday, March 1 @ 10am
 
Directed by Rasmus A. Sivertsen
2015| Norway | 78 min | Not Rated
Presented in English
Recommended for ages 4+
 
Two rival villages, Flåklypa and Slidre, decide to re-launch their traditional Cheese Race after years of inactivity. The boastful bird Nolan, the anxious hedgehog Louis, and the kind-hearted inventor Reodor are sure they’ll come out on top in this adventurous showdown, but their opponents are not to be taken lightly, and there’s much more than honor at stake here.

 


 


INTO THE WHO KNOWS!

Friday, March 1 @ 1pm
 
Directed by Micah Barber
2016 | USA | 72 min | Not Rated
Screens in English
Recommended for ages 6+
 
Ten-year-old Thomas has a best friend: Felix the Fox. But his parents want him to make “real friends”, so they send him to summer camp. He hates it. After a midnight escape, Thomas and Felix find themselves deep in the forest of the Who Knows, where they pursue a mythical being called the Totem and decide to catch it.

Tumbleweeds Free Film Screening
INTO THE WHO KNOWS

Start: March 1, 2019 1:00 PM
End: March 1, 2019 3:00 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, 84111
Cost: Free

Directed by Micah Barber
2016 | USA | 72 min | Not Rated
Screens in English
Recommended for ages 6+

To kick off the 2019 Tumbleweeds Film Festival, we are proud to offer free screenings of two favorites from the 2018 Festival at 10am and 1pm at The City Library. No ticket or RSVP is necessary. If after-school programs would like to attend, please email info [at]utahfilmcenter.org.

 
Ten-year-old Thomas has a best friend: Felix the Fox. But his parents want him to make “real friends”, so they send him to summer camp. He hates it. After a midnight escape, Thomas and Felix find themselves deep in the forest of the Who Knows, where they pursue a mythical being called the Totem and decide to catch it.

2019 Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Children & Youth

Start: March 1, 2019 7:00 PM
End: March 3, 2019 9:00 PM
Venue: The City Library & The Leonardo
Address:
Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Film Center’s 8th annual Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Children and Youth takes place March 1–3, 2019 at Library Square in downtown Salt Lake City. Tumbleweeds features films from around the world and provides culturally-enriching, curated film, and media arts workshops for younger audiences. Founded in 2011, Tumbleweeds is the only film festival for children in the Intermountain West and has quickly become one of Utah’s premiere events.

Opening Night
SUPA MODO

Start: March 1, 2019 7:30 PM
End: March 1, 2019 9:00 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+

OPENING NIGHT FILM – 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.

March 2, 2019

AMAZING ANIMATIONS SHORTS PROGRAM

Start: March 2, 2019 9:30 AM
End: March 2, 2019 10:00 AM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City

AMAZING ANIMATIONS
Recommended for ages 4+
Runtime: 55 min

A selection of animated films from around the world programmed specifically for the youngest film-lovers. Line-up of titles coming soon!

ISLAND
Directed by Max Mörtl and Robert Löbel
2017 |Germany |2:30
A group of exotic creatures frolic on a small island

ANT
Directed by Julia Ocker
2017 |Germany |3:36
An anthill is no simple thing. Each ant has their assigned task and it’s hard to imagine what would happen if one rebelled and decided to do things differently…

THE SWIMMING LESSON
Directed by Tatyana Okruzhnova
2017 |Russia |3:00
On a busy day at the beach, a little boy is captivated by the aquatic adventure stories he hears but soon has to put his own swimming skills to the test.

BLUEBERRY HUNT
Directed by Alexandra Hetmerová and Kateřina Karhánková
2017 |Czech Republic |7:00
Two hungry bears with a craving for blueberry dumplings set out for the forest to look for berries.


DRAGON SLEDGE (Devochka, drakon y papa)
Directed by Evgeniya Jirkova
2017 | Russia |2:30
For every little girl, a father is a knight and for every father, a daughter is a princess.


COUCOULEURS
Directed by Oana Lacroix
2018 |Switzerland | 6:00
In a large forest where single-colored birds live, everyone has found his place in a tree that looks like him. But what happens when a bird has two colors?

BELLY FLOP
Directed by Jeremy Collins and Kelly Dillon
2018 | South Africa | 4:53
It’s Penny’s first time at the public pool and tries to keep up with an obviously experienced diver.

I WANT TO LIVE IN A ZOO (Hatschoo jity w Zooparke)
Directed by Evgenia Golubeva
2017 | Russia |6:00
Sasha decides that living in a zoo is much more exciting than living at home where she is responsible for chores, homework and eating vegetables. She’ll eventually need to determine whether or not giraffes and penguins make for better parents.

TYRANNOSAURUS FUNK
Directed by Sandra Boynton
2017 | USA | 4:10
A spiffy animated T. Rex (voiced by the great Samuel L. Jackson) brings the funk as he sings about the joys of being king of the dinosaurs.

PENGUIN
Directed by Julia Ocker
2018 | Germany |3:37
A timid penguin waiter with a red bow tie goes out of his way to perform his job to perfection.

PATCHWORK MOLE
Directed by Angela Steffen
2017 | Germany | 3:54
A lonely mole embarks on a journey, where he meets many animals who try to help him find a friend.

LOST & FOUND
Directed by Andrew Goldsmith and Bradley Slabe
2018 | Australia | 7:38
A clumsy crochet dinosaur faces a challenging decision.

 

SPY HOP: 3D PLATFORMER GAME DESIGN WORKSHOP

Start: March 2, 2019 10:00 AM
End: March 2, 2019 11:30 PM
Venue: The City Library
Address:
210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City

Recommended for ages 9+

Create a 3D platformer adventure game! Become a level designer as you design your level using teleporters, trampolines and anti-gravity machines. Place enemies in your game world and adjust their AI to make the perfect boss in your own video game!

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.

THE END OF DREAMS

Start: March 2, 2019 10:00 AM
End: March 2, 2019 11:45 PM
Venue: The Leonardo
Address:
209 E. 500 S., Salt Lake City

Directed by Mohammad Ali Talebi
2017 | Iran | 92 min
Screens in Persian with English subtitles
Recommended for ages 8+

Eight-year-old Arash’s father is entrusted by a neighbor to care for a pregnant mare. One night, without his father’s permission, he takes the pregnant mare out for a ride that will change his life forever.

Official Selection: 2018 International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Zagreb, 2018 Kolkata 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

March 3, 2019

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.

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.

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.