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Thursday, May 5, 2011

May @ the SLC Film Center

Damn These Heels! 2011 – June 17-19 at the Tower Theatre. Films will be announced and tickets on sale May 9.

A FILM UNFINISHED - Directed by Yael Hersonski
Tuesday, May 3 – 7:00 PM at the City Library

In 1942 The Nazi Propaganda Machine Was Hard at Work. 70 Years Later, a lost reel exposes the true nature of evil. A FILM UNFINISHED is a film about an unfinished film which portrays the people behind and before the camera in the Warsaw Ghetto, exposing the extent of the cinematic manipulation forever changing the way we look at historic images.

ONE WATER - Directed by Ali Habashi and Sanjeev Chatterje
Thursday, May 5 – 7:00 PM at the City Library
Water is essential to existence. Our bodies require it, as do our souls. It is the stuff of life and death, of sweat and tears, of need and wonder. Water bubbles through our imaginations, splashes through our forms of play, and winds through the tributaries of human spirituality. Yet, as precious as we know water is, we have treated it as if it were infinite and cheap, which had led to an international crisis of epic proportions.

FRUIT FLY – Directed by H.P. Mendoza
Monday, May 9 – 7:00 PM at the Tower Theatre
Filipina performance artist Bethesda moves into an art commune to search for her long missing biological mother. Along the way, she comes to realize that she just might be a fairy princess, fag hag, fruit fly.

FREEDOM RIDERS – Directed by Stanley Nelson
Tuesday, May 10 – 7:00 PM at the City Library

Q+A via Skype with director Stanley Nelson to follow screening.

This is the story of more than four hundred Americans who participated in a bold and dangerous experiment designed to awaken the conscience of a complacent nation. These self-proclaimed, 'Freedom Riders' challenged the mores of a racially segregated society by performing a disarmingly simple act.

WELCOME TO SHELBYVILLE - Directed by Kim Snyder
Tuesday, May 17 – 7:00 PM at the City Library
Director Q+A following the screening.
A dramatic glimpse of America at a crossroads. In one small town in the heart of the Bible belt, just minutes away from the birthplace of the Ku Klux Klan, longtime African American and White residents struggle to integrate with a growing Latino population and hundreds of Somali refugees of Muslim faith.

The SLC Film Center presents the Utah Film Circuit with screenings in Ogden, Logan, and St. George.

THE TILLMAN STORY - Director: Amir Bar-Lev
Monday, May 23 in Ogden – 7:00 PM, Pleasant Valley Library (5568 S Adams Avenue Parkway)
Tuesday. May 24 in Salt Lake - 7:00 PM at The City Library
Wednesday, May 25 in Logan – 7:00 PM at Logan Arthouse and Cinema - 795 N. Main St.
Friday, May 27 in St. George 7:00 PM at Dolores Doré Eccles Fine Arts Center - 225 S. 700 E.

Director Amir Bar-Lev will be in attendance for a post-film Q+A at all screenings.

In 2002, as America was poised to go to war in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Pat Tillman, a defensive back with the Arizona Cardinals, joined the United States Army, believing he had a duty to serve in a time of need even though he had signed a lucrative deal to play professional football. Tillman served a tour of duty in Iraq and was on patrol in Afghanistan when, on April 22, 2004, he was killed during a reconnaissance mission near the border of Pakistan. When word spread about Tillman's death, the Army issued a press release declaring he'd been shot down while trying to heroically block the fire of a band of Taliban insurgents.
Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 PM in the City Library
Our continuing series presented in partnership with KUER’s RadioWest that features films and filmmakers who inspire, influence, and advance documentary filmmaking and story telling.

Join us for a special evening with acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Stevie, The Interrupters) who will show clips from his films and discuss the craft of documentary filmmaking. The evening is hosted by RadioWest’s Doug Fabrizio.

INTO ETERNITY - Directed by Michael Madsen

Tuesday, May 31 at 7:00 PM in the City Library

Every day, the world over, large amounts of high-level radioactive waste created by nuclear power plants is placed in interim storages, which are vulnerable to natural disasters, man-made disasters, and to societal changes. In Finland the world's first permanent repository is being hewn out of solid rock - a huge system of underground tunnels - that must last 100,000 years as this is how long the waste remains hazardous.

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