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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Free Screenings @ Utah Film Center (SLC: January)

More info at utahfilmcenter.org

THE GREEN WAVE
Tuesday, Jan 14 @ 7:00 PM
FWB: Focus on the Middle East
THE GREEN WAVE

Directed by Ali Samadi Ahadi
80 min / Germany / 2011
Not Rated

The Green Wave is a touching documentary-collage illustrating the dramatic events and telling about the feelings of the people behind Iran’s Green Revolution. Facebook reports, Twitter messages and videos posted in the internet were included in the film composition, and hundreds of real blog entries served as reference for the experiences and thoughts of two young students, whose story is running through the film as the main thread.

Official Selection – 2010 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, 2011 Sundance Film Festival

Friday Jan 17 @ 7pm
Traveling Tumbleweeds - Free Screenings
CHICKEN RUN

Directed by Nick Park and Peter Lord
84 min. | 2000 | USA
Rated G
From the Academy Award-winning team behind the popular “Wallace and Gromit” shorts comes a feature-length animated adventure set at Tweedy’s chicken farm, where any chicken who doesn’t make her egg quota can meet a “fowl” fate. The action turns on the characters of Rocky (an American rooster) and Ginger (a British chicken) who, along with their fellow flock, are determined to break out from the sinister farm before they can be fried, filleted or fricasseed.

Tuesday, Jan 28 @ 7:00 PM Wednesday, Jan 29 @ 7:00 PM
Films Without Borders
A TOUCH OF SIN

Directed by Jia Zhangke
125 min / China / 2013
Not Rated – Warning: Violence
Mandarin w/ English subtitles

Inspired by four shocking (and true) events that forced the world’s fastest growing economy into a period of self-examination, A Touch Of Sin is the latest from master filmmaker Jia Zhangke, “one of the best and most important directors in the world” (Richard Brody, The New Yorker). This daring, poetic and grand-scale film focuses on four characters, each living in different provinces, who are driven to violent ends.

Winner: Best Screenplay – 2013 Cannes Film Festival; Nominated: Best International Film – 2014 Independent Spirit Awards

Wed Jan 29 @7pm
Creativity In Focus
CUTIE AND THE BOXER

Directed by Zachary Heinzerling
82 min/ USA / 2013
Rated R

A reflection on love, sacrifice, and the creative spirit, this candid documentary explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of renowned “boxing” painter Ushio Shinohara and his artist wife Noriko. Now 80, Ushio still struggles to establish his artistic legacy, while Noriko is at last being recognized for her own art— a series of drawings entitled “Cutie.” Spanning four decades, the film is a moving portrait of a couple wrestling with the eternal themes of sacrifice, disappointment and aging.

Winner: Documentary Directing Award – 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Emerging Artist Award – Full Frame Documentary Film Festival; Official Selection – 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, 2013 London Film Festival, 2013 Sydney Film Festival

Wednesday, Jan 15 @ 7:00 PM - Price
Thursday, Jan 16 @ 7:00 PM - Moab
Tuesday, Jan 28 @ 7:00 PM - Eden
Films Without Borders
BLOOD BROTHER

Directed by Steve Hoover
92 min / USA /2013
Not Rated

Rocky Braat, a young man with a troubled past, went traveling through India without a plan. There he met a group of HIV positive children living in an orphanage — a meeting that changed everything for him. Rocky left his life, friends, and career to live with the kids. Steve Hoover, his best friend and filmmaker, was unsettled and intrigued by this drastic action. In an effort to find out what compelled Rocky to give up every source of stability in his life, he decided to trace Rocky’s story, following him to India.

Winner: Grand Jury Prize Documentary – 2013 Sundance Film Festival; Audience Award Documentary – 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Audience Award – 2013 Hot Docs Film Festival, and 9 other Film Festival Awards

PRICE CITY AUDITORIUM
185 E. Main St., Price

STAR HALL
125 E. Center St., Moab
PINE VIEW LODGE
3923 N. Wolf Creek Dr., Eden

Saturday, Jan 17 @ 4:00 PM - Kamas
Saturday, Jan 18 @ 3:00 PM - Price

Traveling Tumbleweeds - Free Screenings
LAURA'S STAR

Directed by Piet De Rycker & Thilo Rothkirch
75 min / Germany / 2004
Not Rated - Recommended for ages 4+

Seven-year-old Laura has just moved to a new city with her family, and she is having a hard time finding new friends. Then, one night she watches a little star fall from the sky. She rushes to find the star and discovers it’s been hurt in the fall. With loving care, she mends its broken point — and it’s the beginning of a fantastic friendship.

No free Park City screening this month due to Sundance. Read about Sundance Kids below for options in Park City in January.

KAMAS THEATER
30 N. Main St., Kamas

PRICE CITY AUDITORIUM
185 E. Main St., Price

TUMBLEWEEDS IS GOING TO SUNDANCE!


SUNDANCE KIDS
Screenings in Park City and Salt Lake City

Sundance Institute announces a new section for younger audiences called “Sundance Kids” for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Programmed in partnership with the Utah Film Center’s Tumbleweeds program, the inaugural “Sundance Kids” section features the World Premiere of the English-language version of the acclaimed Ernest and Celestine and the U.S. Premiere of Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang, and will be part of the 2014 Festival, running from January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

Tickets for Sundance Kids are only $10 and are available starting on January 14. Click "Learn More" below the movie(s) you are interested in for details on screening dates, times, locations and ticket availability.
 

2014 Sundance Film Festival
ERNEST AND CELESTINE

Directed by Benjamin Renner, Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar
80 min / 2013 / France/Belgium/Luxembourg Screenis in English Recommended for ages five and older.
Learn More...
  2014 Sundance Film Festival
ZIP & ZAP AND THE MARBLE GANG

Directed by Óskar Santos
106 min / 2013 / Spain
Spanish with English subtitles (accompanied by a reader for younger audience members)
Recommended for ages nine and older.


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