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2024 Summer Outdoor Film Series

Films at Liberty Park and special outdoor screenings

Get ready to soak up the summer vibes at Utah Film Center’s Summer Outdoor Film Series! We’re back at Liberty Park for five movie nights in July and August, showcasing an exciting lineup of curated cinematic stories. The best part? It’s free and open to everyone! 

This summer we are highlighting our annual programs. Black, Bold & Brilliant kicks off our series with the award-winning Sundance documentary of solidarity and song, Searching for Sugar Man. Then we move into the existentially delightful and locally produced, Nine Days, from our Artist Foundry’s Utah Filmmaker Showcase in celebration of Utah Film Commission’s 100th anniversary. 

The next stop is our Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Kids and their electrifying Oscar-nominated movie selection, Robot Dreams, then our Artist Foundry’s second showcase screening follows with a collection of local short films. We wrap up with the drag-tastic musical, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, from our Utah Queer Film Festival. Each screening also includes a locally made short film before the feature.

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Searching for Sugar Man

In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career with only two well received but non-selling albums. Unknown to Rodriguez, his musical story continued in South Africa.

Fri, July 12, 2024 at 8:00 pm

In Person | Liberty Park

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Nine Days

A reclusive man conducts a series of interviews with human souls for a chance to be reborn.

Fri, July 19, 2024 at 8:00 pm

In Person | Liberty Park

Summer Outdoor Film Series, Tumbleweeds

Robot Dreams

DOG lives in Manhattan and he’s tired of being alone. One day he decides to build himself a robot, a companion.

Fri, July 26, 2024 at 8:00 pm

In Person | Liberty Park

Summer Outdoor Film Series, Utah Filmmaker Showcase

Utah Filmmaker Showcase: Local Short Film Collection

A collection of seven short films made by local Utah filmmakers.

Fri, August 2, 2024 at 8:00 pm

In Person | Liberty Park

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Jamie New is a 16-year-old who doesn’t quite fit in. Instead of pursuing a traditional career, he dreams of becoming a drag queen. Uncertain about his future, Jamie knows one thing for sure — he’s going to be a sensation.

Fri, August 9, 2024 at 8:00 pm

In Person | Liberty Park

The Summer Outdoor Film Series takes place on the east side of Liberty Park, just north of the Chase Home Museum near the middle of the park. The Summer Film Series logo on the map below highlights the screening location or click here to see it on Google Maps.

Interested in supporting the Summer Outdoor Film Series?

SALT LAKE CITY at Liberty Park

Catch a free screening on the lawn at Liberty Park. Presented in partnership with Salt Lake City.

COMMUNITY PARTNER LOCATIONS

See films at other locations around town including Taylorsville, Alta Ski Area, and more!

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