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Thursday, February 28, 2013

EVENT: GIRLS RISING and THE CRASH REEL @ Through The Lens (UFC: March 7 & 13)

March 7 Screening of GIRL RISING in honor of International Women’s Day
March 13 Screening of THE CRASH REEL in 5 Communities in Utah
In collaboration with KUER and the Sundance Institute

Salt Lake City - The Utah Film Center today announced the addition of two special screening events to its previously announced March schedule.  GIRL RISING will be presented on Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 PM at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in honor of International Women’s Day.  THE CRASH REEL will be presented on Wednesday, March 13 at 7:00 PM at venues in Salt Lake City, Park City, Ogden, the Sundance Resort, and Upper Ogden Valley as part of the ongoing Through The Lens monthly series presented in partnership with KUER’s RadioWest.
All screenings are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.
Thursday, March 7 - GIRL RISING
Presented in partnership with Spy Hop and in coordination with International Women’s Day, the Utah Film Center presents a screening of GIRL RISING, a feature-length documentary from Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins.  The screening will be held on Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 PM at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center.
GIRL RISING is an innovative feature film that spotlights the stories of nine unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances. Journeying around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit, GIRL RISING demonstrates the power of education to change a girl – and the world. The film is the central component of the 10x10 global campaign to educate and empower girls – working to create a ripple effect that will transform communities for generations.
Wednesday, March 13 - THE CRASH REEL
As part of the monthly Through The Lens film series, Utah Film Center and KUER’s RadioWest present a screening of THE CRASH REEL, a feature-length documentary directed by two-time Academy Award-nominee Lucy Walker about U.S. champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce that recently premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The screening will be held on Wednesday, March 13 at 7:00 pm simultaneously at five venues across the Wasatch Front. 
Lucy Walker will  join us via Skype for a post-film Q+A moderated by RadioWest’s Doug Fabrizio. Post-screening discussion panels will also be organized in Ogden and in Park City. 
Through The Lens is monthly screening series presented by the Utah Film Center and KUER’s RadioWest. In addition to the screening, RadioWest profiles the filmmaker or subject of the film in a radio interview in advance of the film. Check radiowest.kuer.org for an up-to-date schedule. Through The Lens is made possible by the generous support of Rio Tinto.
Simultaneous screenings start at 7:00 pm at the cities and venues below:
  • Salt Lake City - Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
  • Park City - Jim Santy Auditorium in association with the Park City Film Series
  • Ogden - Peery’s Egyptian Theatre in association with Peery’s Egyptian Theater
  • Sundance Resort  - Screening Room
  • Upper Ogden Valley - Pineview Lodge - 3923 North Wolf Creek Drive,  Eden

THE CRASH REEL follows pro snowboarder Kevin Pearce using years of vérité footage to expose the potentially high price of participating in extreme- action sports.  Training to compete against longtime rival Shaun White at the 2010 Winter Olympics, Kevin suffered massive head trauma from a 2009 accident in Park City, Utah. His tight-knit Vermont family flew to his side, and together they began an intensive process of trying to rehabilitate him and help him rebuild his damaged life. Kevin’s determination and the tireless support of family and friends kept him focused on recovery. But when he insisted he wanted to return to the sport he loved, his family objected. As an elite athlete, Kevin was a professional risk taker, but as a brain-injury survivor, his skills were now impaired, and even a small blow to the head could kill him.
THE CRASH REEL screenings presented in collaboration with KUER and Sundance Institute. The screening in Ogden is sponsored by Peery’s Egyptian Theater.
RadioWest is a radio conversation where people tell stories that explore the way the world works. The hour-long interview format allows host Doug Fabrizio to speak in-depth with local and national experts. RadioWest is broadcast live at 11:00 a.m. MT on KUER 90.1, a state-wide public radio station licensed to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. The show is repeated at 7:00 p.m. MT – and available for podcasting and streaming at radiowest.kuer.org.
The Utah Film Center brings the world of film to local audiences through free community screenings and discussions, outreach programs and visiting artists and industry professionals. Emphasizing social content and artistic excellence, we present the best documentary, independent and dramatic cinema year-round. We collaborate with various organizations to promote a diversity of ideas to provide forums for underrepresented groups and to develop new audiences for film.
The Utah Film Center programs are generously supported by the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, Rio Tinto, Sorenson Legacy Foundation, Weinholtz Family Foundation, Zions Bank, and Zoo, Arts & Parks.
More details about all of our upcoming events and membership can be found at UtahFilmCenter.org, Twitter @UtahFilmCenter and Facebook www.facebook.com/Utah-Film-Center

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