Events for Film

Summer Outdoor Film Series

Summer is a special time of year, and Utah Film Center invites you to join us under the stars for a film series every bit as magical! We’re ready to take you on a journey that digs into the fertile soil of the imagination, takes your breath away with tales of the extraordinary, and explores the bonds of the human connections between us all. Whether you’re at home roaming our public lands, jamming at your local roller rink, or marching for equality, our soulful summer films will give you something to howl about! RSVP now to the summer lineup! Below is a sneak peek of the films offered at the park! 

THE GROUND BETWEEN US Friday, July 1 @ 8:00 PM In Person @ Liberty Park New eye-opening feature documentary The Ground Between Us explores the public lands debate in a unique way; presenting the reality of the people who live and work on public lands, but hold vastly different connections and perspectives. Through these stories, co-directors Zeppelin Zeerip and Galen Knowles ask: “Can public lands help to unite a divided America?” Reserve Tickets: https://www.utahfilmcenter.org/event/the-ground-between-us/ 



Summer Outdoor Film Series

Summer is a special time of year, and Utah Film Center invites you to join us under the stars for a film series every bit as magical! We’re ready to take you on a journey that digs into the fertile soil of the imagination, takes your breath away with tales of the extraordinary, and explores the bonds of the human connections between us all. Whether you’re at home roaming our public lands, jamming at your local roller rink, or marching for equality, our soulful summer films will give you something to howl about! RSVP now to the summer lineup! Below is a sneak peek of the films offered at the park! 

MAMA BEARS Friday, July 8 @ 8:00 PM In Person @ Liberty Park Mama Bears is an intimate, thought-provoking exploration of the journeys taken by Sara Cunningham and Kimberly Shappley, two “mama bears” —whose profound love for their LGBTQ children has turned them into fierce advocates for the entire queer community — and Tammi Terrell Morris, a young African American lesbian whose struggle for self-acceptance perfectly exemplifies why the mama bears are so vitally important. Reserve Tickets: https://www.utahfilmcenter.org/event/mama-bears/ 



Summer Outdoor Film Series

Summer is a special time of year, and Utah Film Center invites you to join us under the stars for a film series every bit as magical! We’re ready to take you on a journey that digs into the fertile soil of the imagination, takes your breath away with tales of the extraordinary, and explores the bonds of the human connections between us all. Whether you’re at home roaming our public lands, jamming at your local roller rink, or marching for equality, our soulful summer films will give you something to howl about! RSVP now to the summer lineup! Below is a sneak peek of the films offered at the park! 

UNITED SKATES Friday, July 15 @ 8:00 PM In Person @ Liberty Park When America’s last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure, a community of thousands battle in a racially charged environment to save an underground subculture–one that has remained undiscovered by the mainstream for generations, yet has given rise to some of the world’s greatest musical talent. The documentary highlights the dynamic world of roller skating, showcasing African-American rinks and skaters across the country as they fight to keep the culture alive and skate their hearts out. Reserve Tickets: https://www.utahfilmcenter.org/event/united-skates/ 



Summer Outdoor Film Series

Summer is a special time of year, and Utah Film Center invites you to join us under the stars for a film series every bit as magical! We’re ready to take you on a journey that digs into the fertile soil of the imagination, takes your breath away with tales of the extraordinary, and explores the bonds of the human connections between us all. Whether you’re at home roaming our public lands, jamming at your local roller rink, or marching for equality, our soulful summer films will give you something to howl about! RSVP now to the summer lineup! Below is a sneak peek of the films offered at the park! 

WOLFWALKERS Friday, July 22 @ 8:00 PM In Person @ Liberty Park In a time of superstition and magic, a young apprentice hunter, Robyn Goodfellowe, journeys to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last wolf pack. While exploring the forbidden lands outside the city walls, Robyn befriends a free-spirited girl, Mebh, a member of a mysterious tribe rumored to have the ability to transform into wolves by night. As they search for Mebh’s missing mother, Robyn uncovers a secret that draws her further into the enchanted world of the WolfWalkers and risks turning into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy. Reserve Tickets: https://www.utahfilmcenter.org/event/wolfwalkers/ 



KRCL's Music Meets Movies & The Utah Film Center Present: Summer of Soul (...Or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Join KRCL and the Utah Film Center for a FREE, screening of the 2021 film Summer of Soul (...Or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised). This ALL AGES screening will be Friday, July 29th at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City in conjuntion with KRCL's Music Meets Movies and the Utah Film Center’s Outdoor Summer Film Series.  

A documentary about the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival which celebrated African-American music and culture and promoted Black pride and unity. In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary—part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was largely forgotten–until now. SUMMER OF SOUL shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest, both past and present. The feature includes concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and more.


KRCL's Music Meets Movies / Utah Film Center’s Outdoor Summer Film Series
Summer of Soul (...Or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Friday, July 29
Liberty Park - 600 900 South, Salt Lake City
All Ages 
One screening only
Doors at 8pm / Movie at Dusk (approx 9:15 PM)

RSVP your FREE spot HERE




Summer Outdoor Film Series

Summer is a special time of year, and Utah Film Center invites you to join us under the stars for a film series every bit as magical! We’re ready to take you on a journey that digs into the fertile soil of the imagination, takes your breath away with tales of the extraordinary, and explores the bonds of the human connections between us all. Whether you’re at home roaming our public lands, jamming at your local roller rink, or marching for equality, our soulful summer films will give you something to howl about! RSVP now to the summer lineup! Below is a sneak peek of the films offered at the park! 

SUMMER OF SOUL (… OR WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED) Friday, July 29 @ 8:00 PM In Person | Liberty Park A documentary about the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival which celebrated African-American music and culture and promoted Black pride and unity. In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary—part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. Filmed over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, the footage was largely forgotten–until now. Summer of Soul shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest, both past and present. Reserve Tickets: https://www.utahfilmcenter.org/event/summer-of-soul-or-when-the-revolution-could-not-be-televised/ 



Summer Outdoor Film Series

Summer is a special time of year, and Utah Film Center invites you to join us under the stars for a film series every bit as magical! We’re ready to take you on a journey that digs into the fertile soil of the imagination, takes your breath away with tales of the extraordinary, and explores the bonds of the human connections between us all. Whether you’re at home roaming our public lands, jamming at your local roller rink, or marching for equality, our soulful summer films will give you something to howl about! RSVP now to the summer lineup! Below is a sneak peek of the films offered at the park! 

DEAR MR. BRODY Friday, August 19 @ 8:00 PM In Person @ Liberty Park In January 1970, hippie-millionaire Michael Brody Jr. announces to the world that he’s giving away $25 million to usher in a new era of peace and love, igniting a psychedelic spiral of events. In a frenzied few weeks, Brody and his young wife are mobbed by the public, scrutinized by the media, and overwhelmed by the crush of personal letters responding to his extraordinary offer. Fifty years later, it’s the discovery of twelve large boxes of unopened letters in an LA storage unit that inspires Dear Mr. Brody. Neither Michael Brody Jr.’s story, nor the thousands of stories in the letters have ever been told — until now. Reserve Tickets: https://www.utahfilmcenter.org/event/dear-mr-brody/ 



Summer Outdoor Film Series

Summer is a special time of year, and Utah Film Center invites you to join us under the stars for a film series every bit as magical! We’re ready to take you on a journey that digs into the fertile soil of the imagination, takes your breath away with tales of the extraordinary, and explores the bonds of the human connections between us all. Whether you’re at home roaming our public lands, jamming at your local roller rink, or marching for equality, our soulful summer films will give you something to howl about! RSVP now to the summer lineup! Below is a sneak peek of the films offered at the park! 

THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM Friday, August 26 @ 8:00 PM In Person @ Liberty Park The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature’s conflicts, the Chester’s unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination. Reserve Tickets: https://www.utahfilmcenter.org/event/the-biggest-little-farm/