Events for Film

MADELINES MADELINE

Madeline got the part! She’s going to play the lead in a theater piece! Except the lead wears sweatpants like Madeline’s. And has a cat like Madeline’s. And is holding a steaming hot iron next to her mother’s face—like Madeline is.

Madeline (newcomer Helena Howard) has become an integral part of a prestigious physical theater troupe. When the workshop’s ambitious director (Molly Parker) pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother (Miranda July) in to their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur. The resulting battle between imagination and appropriation rips out of the rehearsal space and through all three women’s lives.

Writer/director Josephine Decker utilizes a welcome expressionistic approach that imbues her subjects with a vibrant sense of urgency. Anchored by a virtuoso performance from newcomer Helena Howard, whose powerful screen presence commands attention, Decker’s film displays a rare sensitivity for capturing the messy struggles of discovering a sense of one’s self that defies easy narrative categorization.

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HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING

Post film Q&A with director RaMell Ross, moderated by KUER RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

 

How does one express the reality of individuals whose public image, lives, and humanity originate in exploitation? Photographer and filmmaker RaMell Ross employs the integrity of nonfiction filmmaking and the currency of stereotypical imagery to fill in the gaps between individual black male icons. Hale County This Morning, This Evening is a lyrical innovation to the form of portraiture that boldly ruptures racist aesthetic frameworks that have historically constricted the expression of African American men on film.

In the lives of protagonists Daniel and Quincy, quotidian moments and the surrounding southern landscape are given importance, drawing poetic comparisons between historical symbols and the African American banal. Images are woven together to replace narrative arc with visual movements. As Ross crafts an inspired tapestry made up of time, the human soul, history, environmental wonder, sociology, and cosmic phenomena, a new aesthetic framework emerges that offers a new way of seeing and experiencing the heat, and the hearts of people in the Black Belt region of the U.S. as well far beyond.

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KRCL's Music Meets Movies - Flaming Lips Double Feature!

KRCL's Music Meets Movies at Brewvies film series continues on December 13th with a Flaming Lips double feature. First up will be the documentary The Fearless Freaks, followed by the holiday classic Christmas On Mars. This month's screenings are presented by Circus Brown's Not A Side Show and Locals Only with Ransom and Colin.

Sponsored by Epic Brewing

Now screening at both Brewviews Cinema Pub locations!
Salt Lake City & Ogden

One Screening Only
Tickets 6:30 at the Door
Fearless Freaks 7:30pm
Christmas On Mars 9:00pm

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



Beautiful Boy David Sheff & Nic Sheff

Beautiful Boy: David Sheff and Nic Sheff This father-son pair is changing the way America thinks about addiction. Their bestselling memoirs are the basis for the October 2018 film, Beautiful Boy, starring Steve Carrell, and Timothée Chalamet. David is an award-winning journalist who, along with Nic, chronicle the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery—and how their family has coped with addiction over many years.



Science on Screen SCIENCE FAIR

Presented in English, with some Portugues and German with English subtitles

Recommended for ages 10+

Every year, over 1,700 students from 75 countries compete in the annual International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), a highly competitive showcase of the world’s top young scientific minds. Selected from millions of students who qualified through sanctioned events to reach the international competition, these finalists are competing for the coveted top prize that, as one previous winner explains, “will change your life in ways you won’t even comprehend.”

Science Fair follows one mentor and nine students from around the world as they prepare their projects and team for the 2017 ISEF event in Los Angeles. Though all are participating for the love of science, we also learn that there are other underlying influences motivating them to pursue their dreams of participating in the competition. Featuring interviews with the charming young scientists, their parents and mentors, as well as past ISEF winners, this absorbing film illuminates a group of amazing young men and women who are on a path to change the world through science.

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National Geographic Live! Ocean Soul with Brian Skerry

National Geographic Live - Ocean Soul with Brian Skerry Take a deep dive with this photographer as he guides us on a tour under the sea—beneath Arctic ice or in predator-infested waters. His photographs garnered Skerry the title of National Geographic Explorer of the Year. He is also a 2014 National Geographic Photography Fellow, and winner of 11 awards in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. He’ll describe the stories behind images so intimate, you could mistake them for studio portraits, rather than capturing undersea life, itself.



National Geographic Live! On the Trail of Big Cats With Steve Winter

National Geographic Live - On the Trail of Big Cats, with Steve Winter From Asian jungles where resilient tiger populations persist, to the Himalaya, home of the rare snow leopard. Onward to the rainforests of Latin America to spy on the elusive jaguar—and to Hollywood, in pursuit of the American cougar. (No, not that cougar.). The legendary National Geographic photographer, known for his award-winning feature stores in National Geographic magazine, will lead you from the Eccles stage, around the world in search of big cats; and shed light on our role in their conservation.



Sundance Film Festival 2019

The Sundance Film Festival is returning to Utah January 24 - February 3, 2019 with screenings in Park City, Salt Lake, and the Sundance Resort. Check out the full program of world-premiere films, virtual reality, music, panel discussions, and more at sundance.org/festival.



Banff Film Festival

https://utahpresents.org/events/banff-film-festival-2/