Events for Film

John Cleese and Monty Python & the Holy Grail

Live at the Eccles presents John Cleese and Monty Python & the Holy Grail Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the Eccles Theater in downtown Salt Lake City. ArtTix is the official source for tickets for Live at the Eccles events. Living comedy legend, JOHN CLEESE, is heading in your general direction for a live and truly unforgettable evening of conversation and audience Q&A.*** Absurd and/or ridiculous questions only are requested, please. John will tell stories of his life and career and you just may finally find out the air-speed of an unladen swallow. Before John silly walks his way on to the stage, the excitement will build as the audience will get to watch Monty Python and the HolyGrail in its entirety on the big screen. Don’t miss your chance to see the man who has achieved nothing short of comedy royalty in this thrill-of-a lifetime evening. TICKETS: http://live-at-the-eccles.com/events/john-cleese-monty-python ***Coconuts NOT included in ticket price.


CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER

Post-film Skype Q&A with director Doug Nichol, Ken Alexander (typewriter repairman), and Jeremy Mayer (sculptor, artist is known for his assemblage sculptures) moderated by RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

 
In this magnificent cinematic essay, director Doug Nichol explores the mythology attached to the typewriter, as cultural historians, collectors and various obsessives (including Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, Sam Shepard) celebrate the physicality of the typewriter both as object and means of summoning the creative spirit.

It also movingly documents the struggles of California Typewriter, one of the last standing repair shops in America dedicated to keeping the aging machines clicking.

A fascinating combination of history and emotional narrative plunges us into the mysterious, bittersweet moment in which a beloved technology faces extinction and
delivers a thought-provoking meditation on the changing dynamic between humans and machines.

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DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE

A rare glimpse into the mind of one of cinema’s most enigmatic visionaries, David Lynch: The Art Life offers an absorbing portrait of the artist, as well as an intimate encounter with the man himself. From his secluded home and painting studio in the Hollywood Hills, a candid Lynch conjures people and places from his past, from his boyhood to his experiences at art school to the beginnings of his filmmaking career—in stories that unfold like scenes from his movies. Strange characters come into focus only to fade again into the past, all leaving an indelible mark. This remarkable documentary by Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, and Olivia Neergaard-Holm travels back to Lynch’s early years as a painter and director drawn to the phantasmagoric, while also illuminating his enduring commitment to what he calls “the art life”: “You drink coffee, you smoke cigarettes, and you paint, and that’s it.”

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THE ROAD FORWARD

In this inspired musical documentary, writer/director Marie Clements connects a major turning point in Canada’s civil rights history—the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s—with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today.

Interviews with key members of Canada’s oldest First Nations organizations, the Native Brotherhood and Native Sisterhood, reveal the starkly racist politics that inspired the movement as well as how a humble newspaper became a powerful force for change. The Native Voice established a lifeline between the First Nations of British Columbia, uniting them to advocate socially, politically and legally in order to effect profound change on a national level.

The documentary’s stunningly shot musical sequences, performed by an ensemble of some of Canada’s finest vocalists and musicians, bring to life the past 80 years of politics and protest on the West Coast and across the country. Inspired by articles from The Native Voice, the superbly produced story-songs range from heartbreaking ballads about the missing and murdered Indigenous women to inspirational anthems for moving forward, seamlessly connecting past and present with soaring vocals, blues, rock, and traditional beats.

Interwoven throughout the documentary are deeply moving interviews with the musicians and singers speaking intimately about what it means politically and personally to be contemporary First Nations artists, and the passion behind their work.

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LOUIS & LUCA AND THE SNOW MACHINE

A fun filled animation for the whole family. The small town of Flåklypa is experiencing great lack of snow, which is why the inventor Reodor Felgen is asked to create a snow machine. However, things does not go as planned. His not so helpful friends, Louis and Luka, set out to make things right.

Winner: Best Children’s Film–2014 Amanda Awards (Norway)

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National Theatre Live Presents Follies

"Jaw-droppingly great." -Independent Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors). Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George. $15 - SENIOR/RED CARPET CLUB/STUDENT/MILITARY $20 - GENERAL ADMISSION --- Website: http://thc.utah.edu Tickets: https://umarket.utah.edu/um2/ntlive/productlist.php?category=1 


Skiing and Birds: Brewvies Night

Join Tracy Aviary, Friends of Alta, and Alta Environmental Center for a showing of The Big Year at Brewvies. This is part of our Skiing and Birds event which is a fundraiser for the Alta Bird Monitoring Survey. Tickets are $10 and include one beer. Must be 21+ to attend. To purchase tickets, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skiing-and-birds-tickets-35544896743