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Monday, October 3, 2011

October Films @ Utah Film Center

Monday, October 10 – 7:00 pm

FEMALE TROUBLE

The Tower Theatre - 876 E. 900 S.

Directed by John Waters

This twisted follow-up to Pink Flamingos isn't for the squeamish. Cult icon Divine stars as a spoiled teen who leaves home when her parents refuse to buy her the one Christmas gift she covets: cha-cha heels. After a sexual encounter with a sleazy derelict, she turns up pregnant and soon becomes a career criminal with a taste for murder.

Wednesday, October 12 – 7:00 pm

THE LAST MIMZY

Sorensen Unity Center - 1383 South 900 West

Directed by Bob Shaye

Based on the acclaimed sci-fi short story by Lewis Padgett, The Last Mimzy tells the story of two children who discover a mysterious box that contains some strange devices they think are toys. As the children play with these “toys,” they begin to develop some remarkable abilities, which sets in motion a race to solve the mystery of the toys’ origin and their meaning.

Friday, October 14 – 7:00 pm

PUBLIC SPEAKING

Salt Lake Art Center - 20 S. West Temple

Directed by Martin Scorsese

A feature-length documentary starring author Fran Lebowitz, who is known for her unique take on modern life. The film weaves together extemporaneous monologues with archival footage and the effect is a portrait of Fran's worldview and experiences.

Wednesday, October 19 – 7:00 pm

THE PRUITT-IGOE MYTH

Salt Lake City Library - 210 East 400 South

Director: Chad Freidrichs

Explores the social, economic and legislative issues that led to the decline

of public housing in America, while tracing the personal and poignant narratives of several of the residents.

Wednesday, October 19 – 7:00 pm

WE WERE HERE

The Logan Art House and Cinema - 795 N. Main Street Logan Utah

Directed by David Weissman

WE WERE HERE documents the coming of what was called the “Gay Plague” in the early 1980s. It illuminates the profound personal and community issues raised by the AIDS epidemic as well as the broad political and social upheavals it unleashed. It opens a window of understanding to those who have only limited notions of what transpired in those years.

Official Selection – 2011Sundance Film Festival, 2011 Berlin International Film Festival

More info at loganarthouse.com or slcfilmcenter.org. Follow us on facebook at “Utah Film Circuit – Logan.”

Utah Film Circuit screenings are made possible by

Zions Bank

Thursday, October 20 – 7:00 pm

LIFE IN A DAY

Rose Wagner - 138 W. Broadway

Directed by Kevin Macdonald

Presented as part of the SLC Film Center and KUER’s THROUGH THE LENS Series that is generously sponsored by Rio Tinto (Small Logo).

Oscar-winning film director Kevin Macdonald's Life in a Day is a user-generated, feature-length documentary shot on a single day—July 24, 2010. The film was created from over 4, 500 hours of video submitted to YouTube and brings together the most compelling of the over 80,000 videos created.

Official Selection – 2011 Sundance Film Festival

Thursday, October 20 – 7:00 pm -

BAG IT – Moab Film Circuit

Star Hall – 159 E. Center St., Moab

Directed by Suzan Beraza

Try going a day without plastic. Plastic is everywhere and infiltrates our lives in unimaginable and frightening ways. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow an “everyman”, who is admittedly not a tree hugger, as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world.

Winner – 9 film festival awards

Thursday, October 27 – 7:00 pm

The City Library

JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE

Salt Lake City Library - 210 East 400 South

Directed by Patsy Northcutt and David Kennard

Q+A with Executive Producer and Co-writer Mary Evelyn Tucker moderated by Terry Tempest Williams

Author and evolutionary philosopher Brian Thomas Swimme shares his infectious curiosity about life's biggest questions and our role as humans in this awe-inspiring universe. He connects such big picture issues as the birth of the cosmos to the invisible frontiers of the human genome, as well as to our current impact on Earth's evolutionary dynamics.


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