GRAVITY WAS EVERYWHERE BACK THEN – Directed by Brent Green
Friday, April 8 at 7:00 PM – Salt Lake Art Center, 20 S. West temple
The true story of a man who built a house to heal his wife, GRAVITY uses live actors and wooden characters shot in stop-motion, frame by meticulous frame, on a fantastical set. GRAVITY uses live actors and wooden characters shot in stop-motion, frame by meticulous frame, on a fantastical set.
TWO SPIRITS – Directed by Lydia Nibley
Monday, April 11 at 7:00 PM – The Tower Theatre, 876 E. 900 S.
Lydia Nibley will be in attendance for a post-screening Q+A
This film explores the cultural context behind the tragic and senseless murder of 16-year old Fred Martinez, a Navajo youth who was part of an honored Navajo tradition - the 'nadleeh', or 'two-spirit', who possesses a balance of masculine and feminine traits.
CONNECTED – Directed by Tiffany Shlain
Thursday, April 13 at 8:00 PM – Westminster Vieve Gore Auditorium
Tiffany Shalin will be in attendance for a post-screening Q+A
Between texts and tweets, memes and microchips, we’ve become great at breaking the world down into byte-sized bits. In the process we’ve stopped seeing the forest for the trees, never mind the root system that connects them all. In Connected, Tiffany Shlain—award-winning filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards—sets out to explore these bonds with the help of her father, acclaimed author and thinker Dr. Leonard Shlain.
SKIING EVEREST – Directed by Marolt
Tuesday, April 19 at 7:00 PM – The City Library, 210 E. 400 S.
Mike Maroit will be in attendance for a post-screening Q+A
"Skiing Everest" is the first documentary about the small elite fraternity of high-altitude skiers who climb the highest peaks in the world in pure Alpine style, carrying their skis and declining to use supplemental oxygen. At the top of the world, high in the Death Zone, they lock into their skis and challenge the most dangerous slopes in the world - under weather conditions that are as perilous as the thin air, hidden crevasses, and 10,000 ft. sheer faces that drop into Nepal and Tibet far below.
CARBON NATION – Directed by Peter Byck
Tuesday, April 26 at 7:00 PM – The City Library, 210 E. 400 S.
Peter Byck will be in attendance for a post-screening Q+A
Even if you doubt the severity of the impact of climate change or just don't buy it at all, this compelling and relevant film illustrates how solutions to climate change also address other social, economic and national security issues.