On April 30, 2014, Dontre Hamilton, a black, unarmed man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and killed by a Milwaukee police officer responding to a non-emergency wellness check in a popular downtown park.
Filmed over the course of three years in the direct aftermath of Dontre’s death, this intimate verite documentary follows his family as they struggle to find answers and challenge a criminal justice system stacked against them. Offering a painfully realistic glimpse inside a movement born out of tragedy, this explosive documentary takes a behind the scenes look at one of America’s most pressing social issues.
Director Erik Ljung has meticulously crafted a piece of essential viewing, one that has much to contribute to our understanding of the ongoing epidemic of police violence. We get to know Dontre, and watch as his family transforms into activists. We see the complex layers of engagement when a mourning family’s desires diverge from those of fellow activists, and feel their frustration and anger with institutional responses.
The setting may be Milwaukee, but it could just as well be anywhere—and it’s a film every concerned citizen here should see.
Live at the Eccles presents David Byrne: American Utopia Tour. ArtTix is the official source for tickets for Live at the Eccles events. Every ticket purchased online for David Byrne includes a CD of the new album American Utopia, released on 3/9/18. You’ll receive instructions via email on how to redeem your album shortly after ticket purchase. David will be performing songs from his new album American Utopia, out March 9th, as well as classics from his solo career and days with the Talking Heads. Performing with David will be a 12-piece untethered band. “We’ll be doing some new songs… and many others that will, I assume, be familiar. I’m excited. This is the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for ‘Stop Making Sense,’ so fingers crossed.” - David ByrneCATEGORY: Live Music
On Thursday, May 31st, 2018 Holy Cross Ministries of Utah (HCM) will host its’ first annual Legal Service Awards Luncheon to recognize instrumental contributors in the legal sphere who share Holy Cross Ministries’ vision for just, compassionate, sustainable, and inclusive communities. The event will be held from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased online at www.hcmutah.org/hcm-events until May 20th, 2018. Key contributors of the immigration legal community, who exemplify Sister Kathleen Moroney’s commitment to justice, will be recognized through three awards in the following categories: • Philanthropic Firm of the Year • Innovative Agency of the Year • the Moroney Legal Service Award Holy Cross Ministries is now accepting nominations for the three award categories that will be presented during the event. Detailed descriptions of each of the award categories are now available on our website. Please log on to www.hcmutah.org/hcm-events to submit your nominations. The deadline to submit all nominations is April 13th, 2018.CATEGORY: Charity and Outreach
Join Kimi Kodani Hill, granddaughter of Chiura Obata, and other descendants of Japanese American internees, as they share their families’ experiences at the Topaz War Relocation Center near Delta, Utah. During World War II the U.S. government forcibly relocated thousands of Japanese Americans to detention camps, including Topaz, culminating decades of government discrimination against Asian immigrants.CATEGORY: Art & Museum Exhibits
This musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the 1975 film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" follows the legendary tale of King Arthur and his knights of the round table on their quest for the Holy Grail. Rude Frenchmen, cancan dancers, the Lady of the Lake and her Laker Girls, killer rabbits, catapulting cows and the somewhat odd knights who say "ni" are just some of the adventures and dangers awaiting King Arthur and his knights of the very, very, very round table.CATEGORY: Theater & Dance
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Join us to celebrate over 100 miles of safe, separated, and connected multi-use trails linking Ogden and Provo on Saturday, June 2. The Wasatch Front Regional Council, in partnership with the Utah Department of Transportation; Utah Transit Authority; Bike Utah; Jordan River Commission; Mountainland Association of Governments; Utah Department of Health; Utah Governor’s Office of Outdoor Recreation; and Davis, Salt Lake, Utah, and Weber counties, invites you to participate in a group bike ride and family-friendly event to celebrate the completion of the Golden Spoke network. The Golden Spoke consists of over 100 miles of safe, separated, and connected multi-use trails, including Ogden River Parkway, Denver and Rio Grande Western Rail Trail (funded gap), Legacy Trail, Jordan River Trail, Murdock Canal Trail, and Provo River Parkway, and links Ogden and Provo. This free event includes two simultaneous group bike rides. One ride begins at Rainbow Gardens in Ogden Canyon and travels south (approximately 47 miles), while a second ride begins at Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon and travels north (approximately 57 miles). The two group bike rides will converge in the center of the connected trails at the new Jordan River Bridge in Salt Lake City. Community members will have the opportunity to join at multiple points along the trails for a shorter ride, run, or walk. Additionally, there will be community events hosted along the way, as well as a final celebration at the Fisher Mansion in Salt Lake City, which will include guest speakers and family-friendly activities. The group bike rides and event are free, but registration is requested. To register and for additional information, please visit GoldenSpokeUtah.org. If you have any questions and/or are interested in planning a community event, please contact Scott Hess at 801-363-4250 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Date Saturday, June 2, 2018 Tentative Times/Places 5:15 am: Group ride begins at Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon 6:45 am: Group ride begins at Rainbow Gardens in Ogden Canyon 12:30 pm: Celebration event begins at the Fisher Mansion (1206 West 200 South, Salt Lake City) 1:30 pm: Estimated arrival time of group rides at the Jordan River Bridge in Salt Lake CityCATEGORY: Community Events
Live at the Eccles presents PJ Masks Live: Time to Be a Hero Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Eccles Theater on Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City. ArtTix is the official source for tickets for Live at the Eccles events. PJ MASKS LIVE: is a super-heroic, brand new live musical show, featuring the heroic trio from your favorite series: The PJ MASKS! Watch Catboy, Owlette and Gekko as they try to save the day from the sneaky villains - Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl! Fluttering Feathers! Leaping Lizards! What a CAT-tastrophe! You’ve NEVER seen the PJ Masks like this before - leaping, flipping and climbing - live on stage! Complete with your favorite music and brand new songs you’ve never heard before! Don’t sleep through it – watch the PJ Masks save the day, live on stage!CATEGORY: Kids and Family
Spring into Books is a premier local author showcase, complete with book signings and mini workshops. Join us for this free event at the Viridian Center in West Jordan, Utah to meet your favorite local authors and find your next favorite book. Special guests Josi S. Kilpack and Wendy Knight will be joined by more than 50 other authors signing books. Spring into Books is sponsored by The League of Utah Writers, Salt Lake County Library Services, and The West Jordan Art Council. Since 1935, The League of Utah Writers has been a nonprofit organization supporting aspiring writers of all ages, styles, and experience. It offers outreach, education, contests, conferences, classes, and other events. With more than two dozen chapters throughout Utah, from Logan to St. George, it is the state’s oldest and largest writing community. Find out more about other activities at leagueofutahwriters.comCATEGORY: Book Readings and Signings