Events for Film

Quest

Filmed with vérité intimacy for close to a decade, Quest is a portrait of a family in North Philadelphia. Christopher “Quest” Rainey, along with his wife Christine’a (aka “Ma Quest”), open the door to their home music studio, which serves as a creative sanctuary from the strife that grips their neighborhood. Over the years, the family evolves as everyday life brings a mix of joy and unexpected crisis. Set against the backdrop of a country now in turmoil, the film is a tender depiction of an American family whose journey is a profound testament to love, healing and hope.

www.utahfilmcenter.org


Rogue Element: A Teton Gravity Research Ski and Snowboard Film

Gates open at 6PM, Movie at 8PM; Tickets On Sale Now: Garden Members: $12 / General Public: $17 / Kids ages 3-16: $10 / Day of Show: $20

Bring your own cooler, picnic, blankets, and low-back chairs to the Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre. Live music before the film, sweet schwag giveaways and more.

http://www.redbuttegarden.org/teton-gravity-research/

 


U.S. Attorney's Office Presents Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict

Those who have watched friends and loved ones struggle with opioid addiction know all too well that prison and death are very real risks, and that recovery is possible, though hard-fought. Utah has a high rate of prescription drug use and abuse, which is feeding an increased demand for cheap heroin and synthetic opioids. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Utah is committed to prosecuting opioid-related crimes and to preventing drug abuse and addiction. In partnership with the SSU Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, the U.S. Attorney's Office is recognizing this epidemic by screening Chasing the Dragon – a documentary about heroin and opiate use. A panel discussion with law enforcement and treatment providers will follow. September 20, 2017 at 7 p.m. Southern Utah University Sterling R. Church Auditorium 351 West University Boulevard Cedar City, UT 84720


Mr. GAGA

Ohad Naharin, artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, is regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world. Meeting him at a critical turning point in his personal life, this spirited and insightful documentary will introduce you to a man with great artistic integrity and an extraordinary vision. Filmed over a period of eight years, director Tomer Heymann mixes intimate rehearsal footage with an extensive unseen archive and breathtaking dance sequences. This story of an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance is guaranteed to leave you skipping.

Winner: Best Documentary–2016 Aspen Filmfest; Official Selection: 2016 SXSW Film Festival

www.utahfilmcenter.org


The S Word: A Documentary About Suicide

The National Center for Veterans Studies, the College of Social and Behavioral Science and the Associated Students of the University of Utah invite you to a special screening of “The S Word,” a documentary film that tackles one of the most unfathomable issues of our time: suicide. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. for all ages. It is the 8th leading cause of death in Utah, which has a higher suicide rate than the U.S. average, according to the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition. There will be a social hour from 5-6 p.m. A Q&A with award-winning director Lisa Klein will follow the documentary screening. The event is free and open to the public. For questions or more information, contact Craig Bryan at craig.bryan@utah.edu.


The S Word: A Documentary About Suicide

The National Center for Veterans Studies, the College of Social and Behavioral Science and the Associated Students of the University of Utah invite you to a special screening of “The S Word,” a documentary film that tackles one of the most unfathomable issues of our time: suicide. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. for all ages. It is the 8th leading cause of death in Utah, which has a higher suicide rate than the U.S. average, according to the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition. There will be a social hour from 5-6 p.m. A Q&A with award-winning director Lisa Klein will follow the documentary screening. The event is free and open to the public. For questions or more information, contact Craig Bryan at craig.bryan@utah.edu.


Disturbing the Peace movie

In a world torn by conflict—in a place where the idea of peace has been abandoned—an energy of determined optimism emerges. When someone is willing to disturb the status quo and stand for the dream of a free and secure world, who will stand with them? DISTURBING THE PEACE is about people born into conflict, sworn to be enemies, who challenged their fate. The film follows everyday people who took extraordinary actions by standing for what they believe in, just like those who came before them – Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and many others whose names we don’t know. The movie challenges all of us – to understand the narratives we live within, to look at our current roles in our societies, and to decide what role we are going to play in creating a more humane world, for all. And it starts with our willingness to disturb the peace. DISTURBING THE PEACE is a story of the human potential unleashed when we stop participating in a story that no longer serves us and, with the power of our convictions, take action to create new possibilities. DISTURBING THE PEACE follows former enemy combatants – Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison – who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say “enough.” The film reveals their transformational journeys from soldiers committed to armed battle to nonviolent peace activists, leading to the creation of Combatants for Peace. At a time in our world when societies are becoming more polarized and painfully few people are speaking of nonviolent solutions to our conflicts, popular movements like Combatants for Peace have the potential to capture the public’s imagination and shift the conversation from the inevitability of conflict, to the possibility and process of establishing lasting peace. DISTURBING THE PEACE evokes universal themes relevant to us all and inspires us to become active participants in the creation of our world. See also http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/disturbing-the-peace-2016


DTH BEST OF FEST: POLITICAL ANIMALS

Political Animals tells the story of the civil rights struggle of this century – the gay rights movement – through the eyes of four elected women – a group often left out of gay histories until now. Emotionally charged like its subjects, the film follows four ground- breaking lesbians who took the fight for the causes most personal to them and their communities off the streets and into the halls of government.

Winner: Jury Award–Los Angeles Film Festival 2016; Audience Award–2016 Provincetown International Film Festival

www.utahfilmcenter.org


U.S. Attorney's Office Presents Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict

Those who have watched friends and loved ones struggle with opioid addiction know all too well that prison and death are very real risks, and that recovery is possible, though hard-fought. Utah has a high rate of prescription drug use and abuse, which is feeding an increased demand for cheap heroin and synthetic opioids. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Utah is committed to prosecuting opioid-related crimes and to preventing drug abuse and addiction. In partnership with the DSU College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the U.S. Attorney's Office is recognizing this epidemic by screening Chasing the Dragon – a documentary about heroin and opiate use. A panel discussion with law enforcement and treatment providers will follow. September 21, 2017 at 7 p.m. Dixie State University Eccles Main Stage Theater 225 South University Avenue St. George, UT 84770


Batman Day at The Printed Garden

Come to The Printed Garden any time Saturday, September 23rd, and help us celebrate DC Comics' famous detective! We'll have a variety of Batman coloring pages for the kids, cartoons between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and - best of all - free comic books!