Events for Film

Wrestling Ghosts

Post-film discussion TBA.

A raw, intimate, and heart-opening documentary about parenting, childhood trauma and healing. Wrestling Ghosts follows the epic inner journey of Kim, a young mother who, over two heartbreaking and inspiring years, battles the traumas from her past to create a new present and future for her and her family. In this intimate portrait, Kim shares deeply personal moments that most of us keep secret in shame, and invites us into her counseling sessions. With her counselors’ help, Kim opens up to new ways of thinking and uncovers what has blocked her from experiencing the joy and connection she most desires. She learns about the impact of childhood trauma on her brain, and how, tragically, this very damage causes the trauma to be passed on to her own children. Armed with knowledge and compassion, she pursues new strategies to heal herself.

www.utahfilmcenter.org



Sundance Institute Free Summer Screening: Eighth Grade

Eighth-grader Kayla Day always has her phone in hand, hoping to find connections online that might make up for those she’s unable to forge in everyday life. She makes YouTube videos aimed at other adolescents dealing with similar issues—feelings of isolation, anxiety, and invisibility—but Kayla finds her advice paralyzingly difficult to apply in real situations. In the final week of a thus-far-disastrous school year—and with high school looming on the horizon—Kayla struggles to bridge the gap between how she perceives herself and who she believes she should be. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. Hot fresh churros available for purchase from San Diablo Churros’ pop-up stand.

http://www.sundance.org/festivals/utah-community#eighth-grade



Sundance Institute Free Summer Screening: Eighth Grade

Eighth-grader Kayla Day always has her phone in hand, hoping to find connections online that might make up for those she’s unable to forge in everyday life. She makes YouTube videos aimed at other adolescents dealing with similar issues—feelings of isolation, anxiety, and invisibility—but Kayla finds her advice paralyzingly difficult to apply in real situations. In the final week of a thus-far-disastrous school year—and with high school looming on the horizon—Kayla struggles to bridge the gap between how she perceives herself and who she believes she should be. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. Hot fresh churros available for purchase from San Diablo Churros’ pop-up stand.

http://www.sundance.org/festivals/utah-community#eighth-grade



Movies on the Plaza

Join us each Wednesday night as we screen your favorite classic and pop-culture movies under the stars of the historic Olympic Plaza at The Gateway. Bring a blanket & grab to-go food from one of our restaurant and we’ll bring the popcorn & movie. We will have beer for sale for those 21+ (proof of ID required).

Plaza opens at 7:30pm for seating and film begins at sunset (9ish). Remember to bring and show a receipt from one of the stores at The Gateway from that week and you’ll be entered to win the full set of DVDs from our Movie on The Plaza series plus a $100 gift card package from our merchants. One entry per receipt so the more receipts, the more entries and chances to win.

Movie Lineup:

June 26 – Spiderman into the Spider-Verse brought to you by Discovery Gateway

July 3 – Ready Player One brought to you by Virtualities July 10 – Ralph Breaks the Internet brought to you by Dave & Buster’s

July 17 – First Man brought to you by Clark Planetarium

July 24 – Bohemian Rhapsody brought to you by The Depot

July 31 – Despicable Me brought to you by Sweet Rolled Taco

Aug 7 – The Incredibles 2 brought to you by Salt & Honey

Aug 14 – 10 Things I Hate About You brought to you by The Store



Sundance Institute Free Summer Screening: The Boy who Harnessed the Wind

Young William Kamkwamba lives with his family in rural Malawi, where he shows great aptitude for his studies. But when famine strikes the village, William has to drop out of school when his father (Chiwetel Ejiofor) can no longer afford the fees. Determined, William sneaks into the school library to research—and soon conspires to build a windmill pump to irrigate the land. Caught between his father’s close-minded skepticism and the difficulty of creating a machine out of bicycle parts and scrap materials, William races against the clock to fight for his community’s survival.

Come at 7:30 p.m. and bring your old conventional lightbulbs: Summit Community Power Works will be hosting a Light Swap where you can switch in (up to 10 of) your old lightbulbs for energy- and money-saving LED lightbulbs—for free. There will also be games and a raffle drawing for prizes.

http://www.sundance.org/festivals/utah-community#boy-who-hardnessed-the-wind



Friday Night Flicks

Family-friendly movies at different Salt Lake City parks each week. They are shown on a large inflatable screen and popcorn is free while it lasts. Bring your blanket, pillows, and low back chairs to enjoy a neighborhood watch-party under the stars, at a park near you. The theme this year is Build It Up, Break it down.

You can show up anytime after 7:30pm to secure your spot, enjoy music from KBull 93, lawn games, trivia, giveaways and popcorn from State Farm Insurance Agent Bekka Carlson, and community booths. Food will be available at select showing for purchase from The Food Truck League. Movies begin around 9pm. For ADA accommodations, please call 801-535-6167

July 19- Twister (PG-13) Wasatch Hollow Park 



Sundance Institute Free Summer Screening: The Boy who Harnessed the Wind

Young William Kamkwamba lives with his family in rural Malawi, where he shows great aptitude for his studies. But when famine strikes the village, William has to drop out of school when his father (Chiwetel Ejiofor) can no longer afford the fees. Determined, William sneaks into the school library to research—and soon conspires to build a windmill pump to irrigate the land. Caught between his father’s close-minded skepticism and the difficulty of creating a machine out of bicycle parts and scrap materials, William races against the clock to fight for his community’s survival.

Come at 7:30 p.m. and bring your old conventional lightbulbs: Summit Community Power Works will be hosting a Light Swap where you can switch in (up to 10 of) your old lightbulbs for energy- and money-saving LED lightbulbs—for free. There will also be games and a raffle drawing for prizes.

http://www.sundance.org/festivals/utah-community#boy-who-hardnessed-the-wind



Stuffed

Post-film discussion TBA.

A documentary feature film about the surprising world of taxidermy. Told through the eyes and hands of acclaimed artists across the world, the film explores this diverse subculture, where sculptors must also be scientists, seeing life where others only see death. From an all-female studio in Los Angeles that has elevated taxidermy to the forefront of fashion and modern art, to fine artists in the Netherlands, these passionate experts push creative boundaries. The film highlights a diversity of perspectives including an anatomical sculptor in South Africa and a big game taxidermist in Ohio. And, in an unexpected twist, Stuffedreveals the importance of preserving nature, using taxidermy as its unlikely vehicle, and the taxidermist as its wild driver.

www.utahfilmcenter.org



Movies on the Plaza

Join us each Wednesday night as we screen your favorite classic and pop-culture movies under the stars of the historic Olympic Plaza at The Gateway. Bring a blanket & grab to-go food from one of our restaurant and we’ll bring the popcorn & movie. We will have beer for sale for those 21+ (proof of ID required).

Plaza opens at 7:30pm for seating and film begins at sunset (9ish). Remember to bring and show a receipt from one of the stores at The Gateway from that week and you’ll be entered to win the full set of DVDs from our Movie on The Plaza series plus a $100 gift card package from our merchants. One entry per receipt so the more receipts, the more entries and chances to win.

Movie Lineup:

July 24 – Bohemian Rhapsody brought to you by The Depot

July 31 – Despicable Me brought to you by Sweet Rolled Taco

Aug 7 – The Incredibles 2 brought to you by Salt & Honey

Aug 14 – 10 Things I Hate About You brought to you by The Store



Movies on the Plaza

Join us each Wednesday night as we screen your favorite classic and pop-culture movies under the stars of the historic Olympic Plaza at The Gateway. Bring a blanket & grab to-go food from one of our restaurant and we’ll bring the popcorn & movie. We will have beer for sale for those 21+ (proof of ID required).

Plaza opens at 7:30pm for seating and film begins at sunset (9ish). Remember to bring and show a receipt from one of the stores at The Gateway from that week and you’ll be entered to win the full set of DVDs from our Movie on The Plaza series plus a $100 gift card package from our merchants. One entry per receipt so the more receipts, the more entries and chances to win.

Movie Lineup:

July 24 – Bohemian Rhapsody brought to you by The Depot

July 31 – Despicable Me brought to you by Sweet Rolled Taco

Aug 7 – The Incredibles 2 brought to you by Salt & Honey

Aug 14 – 10 Things I Hate About You brought to you by The Store