Events for Film

Paris to Pittsburgh Documentary Screening

The climate for change is now! Join us at the U on Earth Day for National Geographic’s “Paris to Pittsburgh,” which celebrates the innovations of cities, states, businesses, and citizens efforts on climate change in the face of federal inaction. Narrated by actress and activist Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), this film celebrates real solutions for recovery and resilience. Screenings made possible by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Free; donations to the University of Utah’s Sustainable Energy Fund encouraged.



Midnight Traveler

In 2015, after Hassan Fazili’s documentary Peace aired on Afghan national television, the Taliban assassinated the film’s main subject and put a price on Hassan’s head. Hassan looked at his wife and his daughters, and he knew they had to flee their home. Over the course of their multi-year saga in search of safety, the family grasped onto the only means they had to assert control over their situation: their camera phones.

Hassan and his wife Fatima are both filmmakers, and they are educating their daughters and encouraging them to be artists. The whole family shot this autobiographical film, which follows them from when they sought and were rejected for refugee protection through their journey along the notorious Balkan smuggling route. As they experienced increasingly degrading circumstances, the family latched on to filmmaking as a way to not just survive, but retain their humanity.

Midnight Traveler is a gripping vérité story made by a family on the run. Their unique access and artistic vision provide an intimate portrait of a loving family and the myriad fellow travelers they meet on their odyssey.

www.utahfilmcenter.org



The River and the Wall

The River and The Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes.

Conservation filmmaker Ben Masters realizes the urgency of documenting the last remaining wilderness in Texas as the threat of new border wall construction looms ahead. Masters recruits NatGeo Explorer Filipe DeAndrade, ornithologist Heather Mackey, river guide Austin Alvarado, and conservationist Jay Kleberg to join him on the two-and-a-half-month journey down 1,200 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border.

They set out to document the borderlands and explore the potential impacts of a wall on the natural environment, but as the wilderness gives way to the more populated and heavily trafficked Lower Rio Grande Valley, they come face-to-face with the human side of the immigration debate and enter uncharted emotional waters.

Post-film discussion TBA.

www.utahfilmcenter.org



Napoleon Dynamite 15th Anniversary with Cast & Crew

Utah Film Center is excited to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Napoleon Dynamite with a special screening! As part of the celebration, fan-favorite members of the cast and crew* are reuniting for a lively moderated conversation following the film: Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Efren Ramirez (Pedro), Jon Gries (Uncle Rico), and Aaron Ruell (Kip) with Jared Hess (Director/Writer), Jerusha Hess (Writer), and Jeremy Coon (Producer/Editor).

This unique evening offers the opportunity for a VIP photo op with the cast prior to the film screening!

  • 5:30 – 7:00 PM – VIP photo op 
  • 7:30 – 9:00 PM – Film screening
  • 9:00 – 9:45 PM – Q&A

Memorabilia from the classic film will be exhibited on site.

This is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Utah Film Center and your purchase is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

www.utahfilmcenter.org



KRCL's Music Meets Movies - Dazed and Confused

KRCL's Music Meets Movies at Brewvies film series concludes this month with a stone cold classic! Thursday May 9th, Afternoon Delight Presents...Dazed and Confused! 

Last day of high school, 1976. You do not want to miss this one on a big screen. 

Now screening at both Brewvies Cinema Pub locations!
Salt Lake City - 677 S 200 W
Ogden - 2293 Grant Avenue

One Screening Only
Tickets 6:30 at the Door
Movie 7:30

Single Ticket: $10
Wear your favorite KRCL t-shirt for 2 for 1 admission!
KRCL High Fidelity Club Members: Free
21+



KRCL's Music Meets Movies - Dazed and Confused

KRCL's Music Meets Movies at Brewvies film series concludes this month with a stone cold classic! Thursday May 9th, Afternoon Delight Presents...Dazed and Confused! 

Last day of high school, 1976. You do not want to miss this one on a big screen. 

Now screening at both Brewvies Cinema Pub locations!
Salt Lake City - 677 S 200 W
Ogden - 2293 Grant Avenue

One Screening Only
Tickets 6:30 at the Door
Movie 7:30

Single Ticket: $10
Wear your favorite KRCL t-shirt for 2 for 1 admission!
KRCL High Fidelity Club Members: Free
21+



Union Pacific

Presented as part of the Spike 150, Utah’s 150th-anniversary celebration of one of the most iconic and life-altering events in America’s history – the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad – which happened in Utah on May 10, 1869.

Post-film discussion with James D’Arc, Film Historian, moderated by KUER’s RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea star in director Cecil B. DeMille’s explosive western, Union Pacific, about the struggle to build America’s first transcontinental railroad. Jeff Butler (McCrea), overseer of the Union Pacific’s construction, finds a network of schemers bent on sabotage. Most prominent are gamblers Sid Campeau (Brian Donlevy), Jack Cordray (Anthony Quinn) and Dick Allen (Robert Preston). Dick is a former pal of Jeff’s, but their relationship changes as they fight over the railroad and over Mollie Monahan (Stanwyck), the railroad’s spirited postmistress. Filled with political intrigue, stampeding buffalo, train wrecks and attacking Indians, this action-packed spectacle delivers everything you would expect from a Cecil B. DeMille epic.

www.utahfilmcenter.org



Toy Story 4

Come join the Wasatch Charter School community and enjoy a private showing of Toy Story 4. Each ticket supports the school. All tickets include a seat in a private screening theater for Toy Story 4 Viewing the summer’s biggest family movie opening week and a $5 gift card for a snack or drink of your choice

Buy tickets at: https://wff2019.ggo.bid/bidding/package/12752914



Toy Story 4

Come join the Wasatch Charter School community and enjoy a private showing of Toy Story 4. Each ticket supports the school. All tickets include a seat in a private screening theater for Toy Story 4 Viewing the summer’s biggest family movie opening week and a $5 gift card for a snack or drink of your choice

Buy tickets at: https://wff2019.ggo.bid/bidding/package/12752914



Toy Story 4

Come join the Wasatch Charter School community and enjoy a private showing of Toy Story 4. Each ticket supports the school. All tickets include a seat in a private screening theater for Toy Story 4 Viewing the summer’s biggest family movie opening week and a $5 gift card for a snack or drink of your choice

Buy tickets at: https://wff2019.ggo.bid/bidding/package/12752914