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Thursday, October 14 @ 7:00 PM

The League of Utah Writers is proud to partner with the Utah Film Center to screen Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, a documentary about her extraordinary journey and host a post-film discussion as well. This …

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Friday, October 8 @ 6:00 PM

Outdoor Afro- Utah Network is partnering up with the Tracy Aviary, Utah Film Center and its Black Bold & Brilliant program, and Wild & Scenic Film Festival to bring you their first ever Mini Film …

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Thursday, October 7 @ 7:00 PM

Presented by the Utah Museum of Fine Arts in conjunction with Space Maker  Like many artists around the globe, faculty at the University of Utah’s School of Dance quickly shifted their artistic practices over the last …

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Thursday, October 7 @ 6:00 PM

Outdoor Afro- Utah Network is partnering up with the Tracy Aviary, Utah Film Center and its Black Bold & Brilliant program, and Wild & Scenic Film Festival to bring you their first ever Mini Film …

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Tuesday, September 28 @ 7:00 PM

Labeled Fest is a series of ideas and advocacy events focusing on ending the stigma in mental health, disability, developmental, recovery, and other marginalized issues through films, ideas and interactions. http://labeledfest.org/ Join us in celebration of …

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Friday, September 10 @ 8:00 PM

Moana Waialiki is a sea voyaging enthusiast and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her island’s fishermen can’t catch any fish and the crops fail, she learns that …

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Saturday, August 28 @ 8:00 PM

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the …

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Friday, August 27 @ 8:00 PM

THIS FILM HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH THE RESCHEDULED SCREENING OF THE LOST BOYS.  If you’d like to attend The Lost Boys on Friday, August 27, you can get tickets here: https://www.utahfilmcenter.org/event/the-lost-boys/ Corporate drone Peter Gibbons …

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Friday, August 27 @ 8:00 PM

New date! (Rescheduled from August 6) Teenage brothers Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Corey Haim) move with their mother (Dianne Wiest) to a small town in northern California. While the younger Sam meets a pair …

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Thursday, August 26 @ 8:30 PM

Due to weather, this screening has been rescheduled from Saturday, August 21 to Thursday, August 26 High schooler Lane Meyer (John Cusack) loses his girlfriend Beth (Amanda Wyss) to the captain of the ski team, …

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Thursday, August 26 @ 8:00 PM

Due to weather, this screening has been rescheduled from Saturday, August 21 to Thursday, August 26 On his way to school, Bastian (Barret Oliver) ducks into a bookstore to avoid bullies. Sneaking away with a …

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Thursday, August 26 @ 7:00 PM

**Notice** This event has been rescheduled from last week’s weather related drive-in cancellation. Please enjoy it as an online screening! Repertory Dance Theatre just completed their 55th anniversary season as a revolutionary institution of modern …

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Friday, August 20 @ 8:30 PM

7:30 pm Gates | 8:30 pm Movie Begins $5 per person. Ticket sales and donations support Utah Film Center & Alta Community Enrichment. Wildcat Parking Lot at Alta Ski Area 10010 Little Cottonwood Canyon Rd, …

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Friday, August 20 @ 8:00 PM

Richard Dreyfuss stars as cable worker Roy Neary, who along with several other stunned bystanders experience a close encounter of the first kind – witnessing UFOs soaring across the sky. After this life-changing event, the …

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Friday, August 20 @ 7:00 PM

Join the Utah Pacific Island Film Series as we celebrate the 9th Annual Utah Pacific Island Heritage Month with our friends and partners at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the Utah Film Center. We are excited to show …

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Saturday, August 14 @ 8:00 PM

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s …

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Friday, August 13 @ 8:00 PM

In 1988 the Japanese government drops an atomic bomb on Tokyo after ESP experiments on children go awry. In 2019, 31 years after the nuking of the city, Kaneda, a bike gang leader, tries to …

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Thursday, August 12 @ 9:00 PM

A clown fish named Marlin lives in the Great Barrier Reef and loses his son, Nemo, after he ventures into the open sea, despite his father’s constant warnings about many of the ocean’s dangers. Nemo …

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Wednesday, August 11 @ 9:00 PM

Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett wins a piglet named Babe at a county fair. Narrowly escaping his fate as Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett decides to show him at the next fair, Babe bonds with motherly …

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Saturday, August 7 @ 8:00 PM

We are sad to announce that the film is being POSTPONED DUE TO AIR QUALITY IN SALT LAKE CITY. We are working on rescheduling Time Bandits for a new date. If you have tickets for …

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Wednesday, August 4 @ 9:00 PM

Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed in an auto wreck in New Zealand. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy …

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Saturday, July 31 @ 8:00 PM

Daniel (Ralph Macchio) moves to Southern California with his mother, Lucille (Randee Heller), but quickly finds himself the target of a group of bullies who study karate at the Cobra Kai dojo. Fortunately, Daniel befriends …

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Friday, July 30 @ 8:00 PM

Shallow, rich, and socially successful Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school’s pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened …

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Thursday, July 29 @ 9:00 PM

A city of monsters with no humans called Monstropolis centers around the city’s power company, Monsters, Inc. The lovable, confident, tough, furry blue behemoth-like giant monster named James P. Sullivan (better known as Sulley) and …

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Wednesday, July 28 @ 9:00 PM

Based on the beloved children’s novel by E.B. White, a young girl named Fern rescues a runty piglet, raises it as her own and names him Wilbur. However, after Wilbur grows into a pig, she …

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Tuesday, July 27 @ 7:00 PM

Academy Award®-winning director Louie Psihoyos teams up with co-director Peggy Callahan on MISSION: JOY – FINDING HAPPINESS IN TROUBLED TIMES, a documentary with unprecedented access to the unlikely friendship of two international icons who transcend …

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Saturday, July 24 @ 8:00 PM

In this gorgeous animated adventure, a boy named Miguel dreams of becoming a famous guitar player, despite the misgivings of his close-knit family. When his ambitions cause him to run afoul of a curse, he …

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Friday, July 23 @ 8:00 PM

CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and classic internet powerhouses. CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only …

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Tuesday, July 20 @ 7:00 PM

Anita Chitaya has a gift; she can help bring abundant food from dead soil, she can make men fight for gender equality, and she can end child hunger in her village. Now, to save her home …

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Monday, July 19 @ 8:00 PM

From the creators of Shrek comes the most smart, funny and irreverent animated comedy of the year, DreamWorks’ Trolls. This holiday season, enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the …

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Tuesday, July 13 @ 7:00 PM

Celebrate Utah stories and home-grown filmmakers in this local short film program. Each short film will include a video introduction from the filmmaker.  Offered free of charge to our audiences during Damn These Heels Film …

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Wednesday, July 7 @ 8:30 PM

Skateboarding. Surfing. Sport climbing. These sports, each with a radical subculture, have now been accepted into the Olympic Games. But what does that mean for each sport? And for the Olympics? We look at the …

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Tuesday, July 6 @ 7:00 PM

Based on the best-selling book by Naoki Higashida, later translated into English by author David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas), The Reason I Jump is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from …

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Thursday, July 1 @ 9:00 PM

While traveling to California to race against The King (Richard Petty) and Chick Hicks (Michael Keaton) for the Piston Cup Championship, Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) becomes lost after falling out of his trailer in a …

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A program of inspiring short films for ages 8+! Presented in partnership with New York International Children’s Film Festival. Challenging expectations and reflecting growth and resilience, NYICFF Kid Flicks Two (2020) is a fantastic trip on the …

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Tuesday, June 29 @ 7:00 PM

In the furthest reaches of the Navajo Nation, at the most remote high school in the continental U.S., three Indigenous students maneuver through the vagaries of adolescence in hopes of realizing their dreams, all while …

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Monday, June 28 @ 9:00 PM

Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. Rodriguez, the neighborhood baseball guru, takes Smalls under his wing – soon he becomes part of …

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Saturday, June 26 @ 6:00 PM

  A kaleidoscope of color and culture clash humorously as an Indian family in London tries to raise their soccer-playing daughter in a traditional way. Unlike tarty elder sister Pinky, who is preparing for an …

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Saturday, June 26 @ 11:00 AM

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: Do you love to watch movies? Have you ever watched a movie and thought “I’d love to make a movie but I don’t know how!” Are you thinking you can’t make movies because …

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Tuesday, June 22 @ 7:00 PM

At Lowell High School, the top-ranked public high school in San Francisco, the seniors are stressed out. As they prepare for the emotionally draining college application process, students are keenly aware of the intense competition …

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Saturday, June 19 @ 1:00 PM

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: Do you have ideas for movies? Ever wanted to write a screenplay for a movie but don’t know where to start? Join the Utah Film Center and the League of Utah Writers …

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Wednesday, June 16 @ 7:00 PM

A behind-the-scenes documentary about the recording of Aretha Franklin’s best-selling album finally sees the light of day more than four decades after the original footage was shot. In January of 1972 Aretha Franklin performed with …

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Tuesday, June 15 @ 7:00 PM

Best known for his avant-garde meta-documentary Symbiopsychotaxiplasm, William Greaves (1926–2014) was also the director of over 100 documentary films, the majority focused on African American history, politics, and culture. Nationtime is a report on the National Black Political …

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Sunday, June 13 @ 4:00 PM

From Kim A. Snyder, director of the Peabody Award-winning documentary Newtown, comes an insightful, rousing coming-of-age story of a generation of youth leaders determined to take the reigns and fight for justice at a most critical …

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Saturday, June 12 @ 7:00 PM

America’s 325 million residents own an estimated 347 million firearms. Not surprisingly, gun violence has become one of the most urgent public health issues facing Americans today. Holster Films and John Richie, the creator of …

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Saturday, June 12 @ 1:00 PM

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: Do you love to watch animated films? Do you ever find yourself doodling cartoon characters for your stories? Do you ever watch an animated film and think “How did they make this movie?” …

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Friday, June 11 @ 7:00 PM

Every year, almost 40,000 people are killed by guns in America. Each shooting devastates and forever changes the victim’s family and friends. The new feature documentary, Behind the Bullet, explores a side of gun violence …

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Tuesday, June 8 @ 7:00 PM

Meat the Future is a timely documentary about “cell-based” meat, also referred to as “cultivated” meat, a food science that grows real meat from animal cells in a controlled and clean environment; a revolution in food …

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Wednesday, June 2 @ 12:00 PM

Jess Harris (Jasmine Batchelor, The Good Fight), a 29 year old web designer for a nonprofit in Brooklyn, is ecstatic to be the surrogate and egg-donor for her best friend Josh (Chris Perfetti, Looking) and his husband …

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Wednesday, June 2 @ 12:00 PM

College is a time for exploring who you are and how you’ll fit into the world. But what do you do when you discover that who you are is in contradiction to the values of …

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Wednesday, June 2 @ 12:00 PM

In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in Southern states and the divisive 2016 election, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus embarks on a tour of the American Deep South. Led by Gay …

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Wednesday, June 2 @ 12:00 PM

Drunktown’s Finest is Sydney Freeland’s feature film debut and her response to a news story that characterized her hometown of Gallup, New Mexico, as “Drunktown, USA.” Nizhoni was adopted and raised as a Christian by a …

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Wednesday, June 2 @ 12:00 PM

Michael Barnett’s dynamic documentary takes us into the lives of three high school athletes — all at different stages of their athletic seasons, personal lives, and unique paths as transgender teens. Their stories span across …

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Tuesday, June 1 @ 7:00 PM

A searing expose revealing the ugly truth behind plastic pollution and the false solution of plastic recycling. Different from other plastic documentaries you’ve seen, The Story of Plastic presents a cohesive timeline of how we got to …

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Wednesday, May 26 @ 6:00 PM

Black Joy is everywhere at the moment. It’s in the media, it’s on everyone’s lips, and it’s the latest topic we’re exploring on Black, Bold, & Brilliant. Black Joy is a form of radical self …

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Tuesday, May 25 @ 7:00 PM

City government touches almost every aspect of our lives. Most of us are unaware of or take for granted these necessary services such as police, fire, sanitation, veterans affairs, elder support, parks, licensing of various …

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Thursday, May 20 @ 7:00 PM

Mental Healthy Utah Presents: What’s On Your Mind? Ending Stigma In Mental Health This showcase of short films and post-film discussions are brought to you as part of See It This Way and is intended to …

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Tuesday, May 18 @ 7:00 PM

Shortly after the death of his special uncles, Didier Frenkel descends into the basement of their shared home and finds a treasure: an ancient archive of animated films from Egypt starring Mish-Mish Effendi, the Arab …

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Tuesday, May 11 @ 7:00 PM

Commissioned as a dedicated artwork for the newly constructed Dora Maar middle school on the outskirts of Paris, Un Film Dramatique is a lively portrait of the first class to attend the school, filmed over the course …

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Tuesday, May 4 @ 7:00 PM

The New Corporation: the Unfortunately Necessary Sequel reveals how the corporate takeover of society is being justified by the sly rebranding of corporations as socially conscious entities. From gatherings of corporate elites in Davos to climate …

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From renowned animator and storyteller Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress, Azur & Asmar) comes a dazzling and magical new film that is certain to delight children, families, and animation fans of all ages. Silhouetted characters …

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NYICFF KID FLICKS ONE 2020-2021 A program of inspiring short films for ages 5+! Presented in partnership with New York International Children’s Film Festival. NYICFF Kid Flicks One keeps the dynamic of work and play lively with …

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Spanish language short films for ages 8+! Presented in partnership with New York International Children’s Film Festival. New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) Viva Kid Flicks celebrates the best Spanish-language short films from around …

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Tuesday, April 27 @ 7:00 PM

On April 27, 2021 we hosted a free screening of Cured presented with support from Utah Pride Center. Do you have questions or looking for resources after watching the film? Here is a list of …

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Thursday, April 22 @ 7:30 PM

Join KRCL for Music Meets Movies: At Home and a screening of the 2018 documentary, MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. As a Thank You to everyone for keeping community radio alive, this screening will be FREE for everyone to …

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Thursday, April 22 @ 7:00 PM

On April 22, 2021, we hosted a free Earth Day screening of Youth v Gov in partnership with KUER and RadioWest as part of our monthly Through the Lens film and discussion series.  Do you have questions or looking for …

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Tuesday, April 20 @ 7:00 PM

In 1977, with just four months left, NASA struggles to recruit scientists, engineers, and astronauts for their new Space Shuttle Program. That is when Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek’s Lt. Uhura, challenges them by asking the …

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Tuesday, April 13 @ 7:00 PM

Ryun-hee Kim, a North Korean housewife, was forced to come to South Korea and became its citizen against her will. She tried to smuggle herself out and even sought political asylum at the Vietnamese Embassy …

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Tuesday, April 6 @ 7:00 PM

This is the true story of two young Jewish brothers in German-occupied France who, with a mind-boggling mix of mischievousness, courage, and ingenuity, will be forced to fend for themselves in order to survive the …

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Original title: Die Adern der Weit Eleven-year-old Amra lives with his family on a farm, but the family’s livelihood is threatened by miners who take over their land to find gold. Amra’s father is one …

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Original title Kérity, la maison des contes From Academy Award®-nominated director Dominique Monféry comes a sumptuously animated movie about a magic library where all the characters from classic children’s books come alive. Nat has fond …

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Original title: Le voyage de Fanny Based on a true story, Fanny’s Journey is an incredible tale of bravery, strength, and survival, a story of a daring young girl who will stop at nothing and fear no …

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Original title: Rettet Raffi! Sammy’s hamster Raffi is cleverer than any other of his kind. He’s great at scoring goals in football and, what makes him even more precious, he was given to Sammy by …

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Wednesday, March 31 @ 7:00 PM

A fresh, smart, and unapologetic look at the double-edged sword of racial and gender oppression that black women face in America, told through interviews from scholars, lecturers, writers, business owners, veterans, comedians, and authors. Hosted …

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Tuesday, March 30 @ 7:00 PM

On March 30, 2021 we hosted a free screening of Laila at the Bridge funded in part by Tanner Center for Human Rights and Tanner Humanities Center, and presented in collaboration with Women Leaders in Global Health Task Force. Do you …

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Thursday, March 25 @ 6:30 PM

(Re)current Unrest is an evening-length immersive performance installation ‘ritual’ built on the sonic foundation of Steve Reich’s three earliest works: It’s Gonna Rain (parts 1 and 2), Come Out, and Pendulum. This work, created over a two-year development period, …

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Wednesday, March 24 @ 7:00 PM

Today, women make up less than one-quarter of all those employed in STEM occupations in the United States. These numbers are much worse for women of color: Asian, black women, and Latinas made up slightly …

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Tuesday, March 23 @ 7:00 PM

On March 23, 2021 we hosted a free screening of Rebel Hearts in partnership with KUER and RadioWest as part of our monthly Through the Lens film and discussion series.  Do you have questions or looking for resources after …

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Tuesday, March 16 @ 7:00 PM

On March 16, 2021 we hosted a free screening of RUTH: Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words.  Do you have questions or looking for resources after watching the film? Here is a list of resources about the …

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Thursday, March 11 @ 7:00 PM

The first documentary to explore the American family photo album through the eyes of black photographers, Through a Lens Darkly probes the recesses of American history to discover images that have been suppressed, forgotten, and lost. From slavery …

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Tuesday, March 9 @ 7:00 PM

Ahead of the Curve is the story of one of the most influential women in lesbian history you’ve never heard of and the impact her work continues to have today. Growing up, Franco Stevens never saw …

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Tuesday, March 2 @ 7:00 PM

End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock is the incredible story of a small group of indigenous women who risk their lives to stop the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline construction that desecrated …

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Monday, March 1 @ 8:00 AM

When the new president wants to hide away all the “ugly” children to keep the schools neat and clean, one of the boys, Paul, escapes. On the run, he and some friends start an underground …

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Arriving in a new town with his dad, Jim, a gifted 11-year-old boy has to participate in a young scientist competition with his new classmate Emma. Jim convinces her to secretly build a real air …

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(Original title: Fritzi – eine Wendewundergeschichte) East Germany, 1989. Summertime. No one knows the Iron Curtain is about to fall. When twelve-year-old Fritzi’s best friend Sophie goes on vacation to Hungary with her family, she …

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Brave, funny, and one of a kind: that’s Rocca. Rocca is eleven years old and lives a rather unique life. While her dad is watching over her as an astronaut from outer space, Rocca lives …

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Thursday, February 25 @ 7:00 PM

On February 25 we hosted a free screening of UNAPOLOGETIC as part of our Through the Lens series presented in partnership with KUER and RadioWest.  Do you have questions or looking for resources after watching the …

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Wednesday, February 24 @ 6:00 PM

Black, Bold, & Brilliant presents the next episode in our series of conversations about Black-centric films and media: Blerds. The term for Black nerds, “Blerds”, was first introduced into the mainstream in 2006 via a …

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Tuesday, February 23 @ 7:00 PM

On February 23 we hosted a free screening of SPIRITS OF REBELLION: Black Independent Cinema from Los Angeles.  Do you have questions or looking for resources after watching the film? Here is a list of resources about the …

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Thursday, February 18 @ 6:30 PM

Westminster College’s Black Excellence program presents: “On the topic of Love…” Featuring an evening of student-led discussion hosted by Victoire Soumano with panelists Kyana Hamilton and Jenessa Jimoh focusing on clips from the tv comedy …

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Wednesday, February 17 @ 7:30 PM

Watch the short film here. Join Utah Film Center for a special panel to discuss of the Beloved Community Project documentary hosted by Brolly Arts and Salt Lake Community College. Panelists Amy MacDonald Founder and …

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Tuesday, February 16 @ 7:00 PM

Recalling a watershed event in US politics, this compelling documentary takes an in-depth look at the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress and the first to seek nomination …

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Tuesday, February 9 @ 7:00 PM

Have questions or looking for resources after watching our free screening of Driving While Black? Here is a list of resources from and about the film: Driving While Black websiteHistorySoundtrackPBS siteLearn more about the directorsGretchen SorinGretchen’s …

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Thursday, February 4 @ 7:00 PM

The Sojourner Group Presents: “The Child May Not Remember, But the Body Remembers” Featuring the documentary Resilience and a post-film discussion with Dr. Valerie Flattes, APRN, ANP-BC and Robin Smith, BS, SSW, CCM; hosted by …

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Tuesday, February 2 @ 7:00 PM

On the streets, parking lots, and slippery floors of the Crystal Palace Roller Rink in Memphis, Tennessee, Charles “Lil Buck” Riley learned the smooth art of Memphis Jookin, igniting a lifelong passion for dance. From …

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Produced by Brolly Arts and Salt Lake Community College as part of the Beloved Community Project, this short documentary film illuminates the lives, challenges, and experiences of 3 members of Utah’s African-American community through their …