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February 20, 2018

Directed by Jeremy S. Levine & Landon Van Soest
90 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

Beginning one year before the fatal police shooting of a Black teenager in nearby Ferguson, Missouri, For Ahkeem is the coming-of-age story of Daje Shelton, a Black 17-year-old girl in North St. Louis. (more…)

Start: February 20, 2018 7:00 PM
End: February 20, 2018 8:30 PM
Cost: Free

February 27, 2018

Directed by Yance Ford
107 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

Strong Island chronicles the arc of a family across history, geography and tragedy – from the racial segregation of the Jim Crow South to the promise of New York City; from the presumed safety of middle-class suburbs to the maelstrom of an unexpected, violent death. (more…)

Start: February 27, 2018 7:00 PM
End: February 27, 2018 8:45 PM
Cost: Free

March 3, 2018

Recommended ages 4+

A selection of animated films from around the world programmed specifically for the youngest film-lovers.

DAM! The Story of Kit the Beaver
12 min | 2017 | Canada | No dialogue
Directed by Kjell Boersma
This short, commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and funded by the Government of Canada, in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, follows Kit the beaver as she tries to help her family build their dam. She feels like she isn’t doing enough, but soon learns that everyone contributes in different ways.

TWO TRAMS (ДВА ТРАМВАЯ)
10 min | 2016 | Russia | No dialogue
Directed by Svetlana Andrianova
In one tram depot lived two trams – mother and son – who happily roam the city until time catches up with them. A touching story story about childhood, growing up, maternal love, as well as the responsibility of adult children for elderly parents who need care and attention. The film is based on a poem of the same name by Osip Mandelstam.

ROUFF
6 min | 2017 | Germany | No dialogue
Directed by Markus Eschrich & Johannes Lumer
Three-legged dog sketch Rouff is sad and lonely. To escape his loneliness, he folds a new friend, Pete, from the paper he is drawn on.

THE SLED
4 min | 2016 | Russia | No dialogue
Directed by Olesya Shchukina
An energetic little squirrel is in for the ride of his life when he makes an exciting discovery on a winter’s day.

DESERT CRITTERS
4 min | 2016 | USA | No dialogue
Directed by Li Wen Toh
A Desert Fox finds his everyday life ruined when he gets tailed by a younger puppy that just wants to be his friend!

JAZZOO
9 min | 2016 | Sweden | No Dialogue
Directed by Adam Marko-Nord
A flying hippo on a quest to find the nearest pond. A fish behind the wheel, fleeing from a shark. A little koala who wants to hop like the kangaroos, and a raucous mob of elephants throwing a party – which drives the monkeys up the wall. There’s never a dull moment in these four colourfully animated episodes from the animal kingdom, enlivened by the groovy jazz sounds of award-winning Swedish quintet Oddjob.

SABAKU
3 min | 2016 | Netherlands | No dialogue
Directed by Marlies van der Wel
Sabaku and his buffalo buddy don’t need big words to understand one another. Alas when his good-natured companion keels over in the savannah sun one day, Sabaku must find a new friend – after all, who wants to travel through this world all alone? In a simple yet poetic way, as in Zeezucht (Generation 2016), Marlies van der Wel tells the colourful tale of an unusual bird in search of a friend that might be able to understand him for real.

NEIGHBORWOOD
4 min | 2016 | German | No dialogue
An ambitious owl physicist is determined to follow in the footsteps of his renowned scientific ancestors by solving a tough equation. But the owl’s endeavor gets disrupted when a woodpecker moves into the neighborhood

PERCHED
10 min | 2016 | UK | No dialogue
Directed by Liam Harris
Hamish Fint, a crotchety old man used to a life of seclusion inside his submarine balanced precariously atop a mountain, struggles to maintain equilibrium when an unwelcome visiting seagull rocks his world.

THE CAGE
La Cage
7 min | 2016 | France | No dialogue
Directed by Loïc Bruyère
A caged bear who can’t sing befriends a little bird who can’t fly but who can sing beautifully, and together they overcome their ineptitude.

THE HUNT
La Chasse
Directed by Alexii Alekseev
6 min | 2016 | France | No dialogue
A short-sighted hunter is disappointed to learn he went hunting with a rabbit instead of his dog.

Start: March 3, 2018 9:30 AM
End: March 3, 2018 11:00 AM
Cost: 6

Directed by Benjamin Renner & Patrick Imbert
2017 | France/Belgium | 83 min | Not Rated
Presented in French with English subtitles.

Recommended for ages 4+

From the creators of the Academy Award®- nominated Ernest & Celestine comes another hilarious, heartwarming tale of animal misfits. The countryside isn’t always as calm and peaceful as it’s made out to be, and the animals on this farm are particularly agitated: a fox who mothers a family of chicks, a rabbit who plays the stork, and a duck who wants to be Santa Claus. If you think life in the country is a walk in the park, think again! Utah Premiere

 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.

Start: March 3, 2018 12:00 PM
End: March 3, 2018 1:30 PM
Cost: 6

Directed by Meikeminne Clinckspoor
2017 | Belgium/Sweden/Norway/Netherlands | 78 min | Not Rated
Presented in Dutch, Swedish, Sami with English subtitles.

Recommended for ages 8+

The cityboy Niilas (12) is sent to his mother in Swedish Lapland against his will. The only one succeeding in making contact with him is his new sister Sunnà (11). She takes him on a journey in the magical world of the woods where shy Niilas turns into a wild cloudboy. Utah Premiere

 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.

Start: March 3, 2018 2:30 PM
End: March 3, 2018 4:00 PM
Cost: 6

Directed by Petter Lennstrand
2016 | Sweden | 82 min | Not Rated
Presented in Swedish with English subtitles

Recommended for ages 6+

Eight-year-old Pottan is going to summer camp, but she accidentally ends up at a recycling plant with some very strange characters. They reluctantly take care of Pottan, who soon discovers their secret. Behind high fences, they are patching together a homemade spacecraft… Humour, adventure and unexpected friendships await, as Pottan becomes the first ever eight-year-old in space. Utah Premiere

 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.

Start: March 3, 2018 5:00 PM
End: March 3, 2018 6:30 PM
Cost: 6

Directed by Xuan Liang & Chun Zhang
2016 | China | 105 min | Not Rated
Presented in Mandarin with English subtitles

Recommended for ages 12+

The story of Chun, a young girl who lives in a mystical realm populated by the Others, magical spirit-like creatures. Shortly before her sixteenth birthday, she is transported to the human world in the shape of a red dolphin to spend seven days there as a rite of passage. During her time there, a human boy saves her from mortal danger but he dies in the process. Racked with guilt, Chun is determined to bring the boy back to life – no matter what it takes.
Utah Premiere

 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.

Start: March 3, 2018 7:30 PM
End: March 3, 2018 9:15 PM
Cost: 6

March 4, 2018

Recommended for ages 8+

A program of short films showcasing stories that feature a girl’s perspective or a lead female character.

EN GARDE!
12 min | 2017 | USA | English
Directed by Karolyn Szot
A group of misfit girls on the high school fencing team follow the boys after practice to their secret hangout. One girl challenges the team bully to a duel to prove to herself and her teammates what girls can really do.

MY HAGGAN DREAM
9 min | 2016 | USA | English
Directed by Robert Sams and Laura Sams
On the island of Saipan, a young girl’s mysterious dream about a haggan, or green sea turtle, leads her to investigate the sea turtles that live around her home. Join her adventure to find turtles, which leads to a wonderful birthday wish.

PENELOPE IN THE TREEHOUSE
13 min | 2016 | USA | English
Directed by Jonathan Langager
When a new stepfather and his family moves in, Penelope escapes to a treehouse above the clouds.

MIRETTE
28 min | 2017 | |UK | English
Directed by Helen O’Hanlon
100 years ago at a boarding house in Paris, a young girl’s life is changed by the arrival of a mysterious man, whom she discovers is a wirewalker. The much loved Caldecott Medal winning children’s book Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully comes to life in this charming adaptation

THE FASHION SHOW
15 min | 2017 | Ireland | English
Directed by Lucy Lumsden
A coming of age tale about a teenager called Ruth who lives on a sheep farm in a remote part of Northern Ireland. Every summer a major cultural festival comes to town and interrupts her quiet life. Her fields become fairgrounds, car parks and campsites. Ruth transforms from farmhand to competitor for the favourite event of the festival – The Sheep Fashion Show. It’s the last year she’ll take part so she’s determined to win.

Start: March 4, 2018 10:00 AM
End: March 4, 2018 11:30 AM
Cost: 6

Directed by Mauro D’Addio
2017 | Brazil | 72 min | Not Rated
Presented in Portuguese with English subtitles.

Recommended for ages 10+

Confined to a wheelchair after a car accident, 13-year-old Lucas makes a new friend in his classmate Lais, and joins her on an epic journey to find the father she has never known. Utah Premiere

 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.

Start: March 4, 2018 12:30 PM
End: March 4, 2018 2:00 PM
Cost: 6

Directed by Nicole van Kilsdonk
2016 | Netherlands | 90 min | Not Rated
Presented in Dutch with English subtitles

Recommended for ages 10+

When war breaks out in the south, Toda’s father has to defend his country. Toda is sent to stay with her mother, who lives in a neighboring land… not a simple journey in wartime. But Toda is a plucky girl who doesn’t give up easily – she is determined to find her mother. An adventurous story with laughs, thrills, and emotion. Utah Premiere

 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.

Start: March 4, 2018 3:00 PM
End: March 4, 2018 4:30 PM
Cost: 6

Directed by Emelie Lindblom
2017 | Sweden | 80 min | Not Rated
Presented in Swedish with English subtitles

Recommended for ages 12+

Twelve-year-old Elvira arrives at summer camp feeling anxious, she and her two roommates Meja and Bea will stay in room 213 – where no one has lived for sixty years. Soon inexplicable events start to happen. A letter with an ancient handwriting leads the girls to an old lady in a run-down house in the woods. The lady tells them that a girl died at the camp sixty years ago. And since then a red-haired girl in a white dress has been sneaking around in the corridors at night. Utah Premiere

 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.

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Start: March 4, 2018 5:30 PM
End: March 4, 2018 7:00 PM
Cost: 6

March 6, 2018

Directed by Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi
90 min | 2017 | USA/Mexico/Spain | Not Rated
Presented in English and Spanish with English subtitles.

Through its lyrical structure, Chavela will take viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing artist Chavela Vargas. (more…)

Start: March 6, 2018 7:00 PM
End: March 6, 2018 8:30 PM
Cost: Free

March 8, 2018

Directed by Elan Bogarin & Jonathan Bogarin
82 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated

Post-film Q&A with director Elan Bogarin.

 
At 11:59 PM on June 4th, 2011 Annette Ontell passed away in a hospital in Newark, New Jersey. Her family, who had seen her just that afternoon, rushed from NYC to find her dead body still warm.

Annette lived 71 years in a modest house at 306 Hollywood Ave. We, her grandchildren, inherit the house and its thousands of objects. Overwhelmed, our mother tells us: “Sell the house, throw everything out.” (more…)

Start: March 8, 2018 7:00 PM
End: March 8, 2018 9:00 PM
Cost: Free

March 13, 2018

Directed by Alexandra Dean
89 min | 2017 | USA | Not Rated

Post-film discussion is TBA.

 
What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and 40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and bluetooth technology have in common? (more…)

Start: March 13, 2018 7:00 PM
End: March 13, 2018 9:00 PM
Cost: Free

March 20, 2018

Directed by Liz Garbus
102 min | 2014 | USA | Not Rated

Classically trained pianist, dive-bar chanteuse, Black Power icon, and legendary recording artist Nina Simone lived a life of brutal honesty, musical genius, and tortured melancholy. (more…)

Start: March 20, 2018 7:00 PM
End: March 20, 2018 9:00 PM
Cost: Free