Tuesday, July 16
7 pm; Broadway
Co-presented with Helen Keller National Center, the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, and the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation.

FEELING THROUGH is the first film ever to feature a Deaf/Blind actor in a lead role. Salt Lake Film Society will jointly screen the short film as well as its companion documentary on the making of the film and the experience of this first-time actor.

Following the screening, there will be an opportunity for an insightful panel discussion with members of the local Deaf/Blind community alongside the filmmaker, Doug Roland. All individuals are invited to celebrate this historic milestone for the deafblind community.

About Doug Roland:

Doug Roland

Doug is an independent filmmaker from NYC residing in LA. He has a passion for telling stories that focus on those in society who are normally forgotten or overlooked. 

His short film Jada played in over 2 dozen festivals around the world before becoming a viral sensation with over 12.5 million views on YouTube, garnering thousands of comments and emails from viewers deeply moved and inspired by it.

Doug produced the feature film Life Hack which has racked up 14 awards on the festival circuit (including "Audience Choice" at the San Diego Film Festival), and will soon be available to view on multiple platforms.

His next short, A Better Way, is about to hit the festival circuit. He is also currently developing it into a feature film. Doug studied film at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and FAMU in Prague.

Broadway
Friday 6/28
7:00 pm

Join us for a special Q&A with visiting film artist, producer and writer, Eric Barrett after a screening of his film ECHO IN THE CANYON.

About Eric Barrett:

pastedImageEric is the Owner/Executive Producer of Mirror Films, a Los Angeles based production-company. Founded in 2003, Mirror has produced commercials for such clients as Ford, GM, Nike, Budweiser, Sea World, Busch Gardens, Target, NFL, MLB, Disney, Lincoln-Mercury, Mercedes, Hawaiian Airlines, Jeep, AXE, Cartoon Network, CocaCola, One-Touch, Time Warner, Quiksilver, Dodge, Red Baron, Toyota, and many others.

He has also produced over 500 music videos for such artists as: Paul McCartney, U2, Madonna, Prince, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shania Twain, Mötley Crüe, Aerosmith, Joe Cocker and the Dave Matthews Band, which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Video for “What Would You Say.”

Most recently Eric co-wrote and produced the feature length documentary “Echo In The Canyon,” which documents the birth of folk-rock and the legendary Laurel Canyon music scene from 1965- 1967. The film follows Jakob Dylan as he interviews the songwriters and artists from that scene, including Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Michelle Phillips, Roger McGuinn, Lou Adler, Jackson Browne, Stephen Stills, John Sebastian, Graham Nash, and Brian Wilson. Contemporary artists also interviewed included Tom Petty (in his last filmed interview appearance), Beck, Cat Power, Regina Spektor and Norah Jones.

Broadway
Friday 6/28
7:00 pm

Join local SLC filmmakers Amanda Stoddard for a special Q&A about her film 1Revolution. 1Revolution intimately captures Chris Waddell's very human journey to dare greatly and ultimately to live fully. This film chronicles the heart and spirit behind an extraordinary achievement as it documents the first almost entirely unassisted paraplegic ascent of 19,340-foot Mt. Kilimanjaro.

This film is screening as part of The Greatest 2019 series. 

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Amanda Stoddard is an active member of the 1Revolution team. As documentary film director, 1Revolution was Stoddard’s first film, which was written up by Forbes. A graduate of the University of Utah Film School, Amanda has been an industry professional more than 10 years. She has worked on network television, commercial and theatrical projects including many self-produced shorts. 1Revolution has been a labor of love from the start taking over 3 years to produce with vast amounts of footage and a constricted budget. The film succeeded due to Amanda’s determination and skill, where she often stepped in as a camera op or editor when needed in order to complete the film.

Broadway
Friday 6/21
7:00 pm
Join local SLC filmmaker Diana Whitten, director of the film VESSEL, for a special Q&A.

Diana Whitten
About Diana Whitten:

Diana Whitten directs, produces, and shoots documentary film, and designs media campaigns centered around social justice docs.
Her first feature documentary, Vessel, was released in 2014 to critical acclaim and has screened for over 300 international audiences. It was the centerpiece of an audience engagement campaign designed for advocates, activists, and educators working toward coalition building in their communities.

She has presented her work as a featured guest on several broadcasts, including Democracy Now, WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show, Huffington Post Live, and TEDxAmazonia. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Refinery 29, Huffington Post, and the Guardian, among other publications.

Awards include the SXSW Audience Award, the SXSW Special Jury Award for Political Courage, the inaugural Peter Wintonick Award from Sheffield DocFest, the Moving Mountains Honorable Mention from Mountainfilm in Telluride, the Adrienne Shelly Excellence in Filmmaking Award, the SIMA Lens to Action Jury Award, and a finalist award for the CINE Golden Eagle for Independent and Emerging Media.

Broadway
Friday 6/14
7:00 pm

Join local SLC filmmakers Tyler Measom and Jennilyn Merten as well as five of of the subjects of the film SONS OF PERDITION following the film's screening.  

 

About Tyler Measom:

A skilled producer, Measom has assembled projects large and small. Having traveled the globe with productions, he knows how to get a crew into customs and out of jail. He is also a talented cinematographer who is adept at making pretty footage while pretentiously pointing at things, a trait learned from reading American Cinematographer Magazine. 

He has raised millions of dollars for independent productions through private equity, pre-sales, and crowd sourcing--including one of Kickstarter's most successful campaigns.  Measom has been invited to pitch at many prestigious forums including The Sundance Producers Lab, Sundance Film Festival, Hot Docs Forum (twice), MipDoc Cannes Pitch Competition (twice, WINNER 2012), Sheffield MeetMarket (three times), IFP Showcase and the IFP Pitch Competition. 

Measom's creativity, hard work and knowledge of the industry makes him an ideal candidate for directing, producing or book signings (bring your own book). Measom lives in the lovely hamlet of Salt Lake under the shade of a large oak tree.  

About Jennilyn Merten:

Jennilyn Merten is a partner in Left Turn Films, whose current production, Sons of Perdition, has just been picked up by the BBC.  Jenni has directed and edited mini-documentaries for Deseret Book, and been the creative director/writer of commercial campaigns for Novell, Check City, and an episode of the Reality T.V. show HomeTeam. A PhD. Candidate in American Studies at the University of Utah, Jennilyn writes about 20th Century American culture, the West, and Film

Broadway
Friday 6/7
7:00 pm

Join local SLC filmmakers Jared Ruga and Amanda Stoddard & stars Kristen Ries and Maggie Snyder for a special Q&A about their film QUIET HEROES.
This is a special presentation as part of our THE GREATEST: Life-Changing Documentaries series and a screening of the film will proceed the Q&A.

Jared Ruga is an executive producer with a penchant for screenwriting who develops and produces narrative and documentary projects. He is driven by the guiding ethos of Vavani (the production company he founded and runs): to tell timely, compelling, authentic, and socially conscious stories from underrepresented perspectives. He also serves as President of Media & Entertainment at Sentry Financial.

As the founder and President of Sentry Financial's Media & Entertainment division, Jared is integrally involved with all of Sentry's media portfolio companies. He develops and supervises the strategic vision for the division and oversees the operations of its wholly-owned media companies. Hailing from an extensive liberal arts academic background with advanced degrees in law, business, and film (from the University of Utah) and bachelor's degrees in International Business and Philosophy/Communication (from the Honors Program at the University of San Diego), Jared strives to blend multiple perspectives into a more holistic understanding of the key issues. Engaged in his community, Jared serves on the boards of the Lightspark Foundation and Voterise, and on the Development Committee of Sundance Institute's Utah Advisory Board. He is also an advocate for the LGBTQ community and has taught film classes at the University of Utah.

Amanda Stoddard has worked in several capacities including, editor, camera operator, assistant director, director and producer. A graduate of Film Studies from the University of Utah, Stoddard’s exposure to all facets of the cinematic process has been extensive. This includes projects that have aired on National TV and theatrical release. She has focused her production company toward music videos, documentaries, and sports promotional films. A creative to the core, she is a collaborator at heart and is seeking great projects to which she can lend her tremendous talent. Current projects include, One Revolution (Director) and Lucky Life (Assistant Director).

 

Broadway
May 5/18 - 5/19
Free Admission
 
Filméxico 2019 this year includes three feature films, a documentary, and a shorts program featuring the work of director Gabriella Bardillo, for the 8th annual celebration of contemporary Mexican film.  
On Saturday 5/19 following the screening of ESMERALDA'S TWILIGHT (Cría Puercos) we will be having a conversation with director Ehecatl García and lead actress Concepción Márquez.  
 

Ehecatl García

García was born in Mexico City, in June 30, 1981. His education was completely made in public schools. He studied journalism at the UNAM and then Cinematography at the Cinematographic Training Center.
He has worked as script supervisor for film, television and advertising. He has written and directed the shorts: Qué importa corazón, which participated in the FICG (Guadalajara, 2011) and Laszlo, which was presented at the Biarritz Film Festival (France, 2009). In 2011, his script for the short film Huellita (Mexico 2012) was awarded IMCINE’s support, with which he produced and directed the short film, which ran through several children's film circuits.

In April, his first feature film, Esmeralda’s Twilight received a nomination as Best Opera Prima for the Mexican Academy of Film awards, the Ariel (Ariels = Mexican Oscars), which will take place in June 2019. Ehécatl enjoys Sundays’ soccer, especially if UNAM’s Pumas are playing, and the half-time beers.

 

 

Concepción Márquez

Concepción Márquez was born in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. She is an actress, known for The Zone (2007), Ernestina (2012) and Esmeralda's Twilight (2018).

BROADWAY | Free Admission
TUE 4/23
7 pm
Join us for a Opening night Q&A with director Radim Špaček accompanied by a screening of his film THE GOLDEN STING (Zlatý podraz) at the 8th annual Czech Film Tour. 
 
Radim Špaček was born in 1973 in Ostrava. When he was five he moved with his parents to Prague and started to play minor parts in radio plays and TV dramas. As a high school he chose Prague conservatory, acting department. Czech director Karel Kachyna offered him main part in his feature film "Little Girls and Crazy Guys" (_Blazni a devcatka (1989)_, smaller parts in "Vojtech, Called the Orphan" (Vojtech, receny sirotek (1990) and TV film Jan (1992). After school-leaving exam in 1991 he worked as an assistant of director at few foreign movies shot in Prague (Swing Kids, Il Giovanni Mussolini, Catherine Courage), when one year later he was accepted to study directing on Prague Film Academy (FAMU). After he finished his first year he went to Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina under siege (1993). In production of Cestmir Kopecky (Czech Television) he shot his first film there - a semi-documentary story called "Young Men Discovering the World" (Mladí muzi poznávají svet (1996)) about war life of young people living there. Film was chosen for the Karlovy Vary IFF competition and got a Film Clubs International Association Award and an Ecumenical Jury Award as well as a special mention on Alpe Adria Festival in Trieste (1996). He continued his studies and for two years worked as a speaker and director of alternative music programme in Czech TV called 60 (1996). He finished his studies with his second film "Rapid Eye Movement" (Rychlé pohyby ocí (1998)). Immediately after that he has got a German foundation's DAAD scholarship for 6 months in Berlin, where he wrote a screenplay "Good Intention" (Dobre umysly). He also prepares two documentaries - "War Odyssey" (Valecna odysea), view on contemporary wars all over the world and "Sleepless Nights" (Bezesne noci), following Czech TV crisis in winter 2000/1.
 
 
Don’t miss this three-day program of the newest and best in Czech Cinema. For more information on each film and showtimes, click here
Broadway
Showtimes: 3/12 at 7 p.m. 
2019 Academy Award winner for Best Live Action Short 
There will be a Q&A as part of the Opening Night of the ISREEL Film Festival followed by screenings of the Academy Award-winning short SKIN and feature film MAGIC MEN. 
 

guyskinGuy Nattiv is an acclaimed filmmaker from Israel. His short film, SKIN won the 2019 Academy Award for Best Short Film. Nattiv's work has also won prizes at more than 20 Film Festivals worldwide.Before coming to the US, Nattiv directed several features in Israel. Nattiv currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife/producing partner Jaime Ray Newman, and their daughter.

 
Broadway
Showtimes: 2/22 at 7 p.m. 
 
There will be a Q&A following the 7 p.m screening of ARCTIC with writer director Joe Penna. 
 

Joe Penna is a Brazilian writer and director.

For the past 12 years, he has maintained a YouTube channel dedicated to inventive music videos and short films. The channel has garnered nearly 3 million subscribers and over 400 million views. His stop-motion short film Guitar: Impossible was selected to be displayed at the Guggenheim museum.

Penna has directed commercials for various Fortune 500 companies including Coca Cola, Disney, and Ford. He was selected as one of the top 10 new directors at the 20th Cannes Lions Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase.

His inaugural short film, MERIDIAN, stars Orlando Jones. His follow-up, INSTANT GETAWAY, was produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. Penna's third short film, TURNING POINT, was selected to play at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

Penna's debut feature film, ARCTIC, was shot entirely on location in Iceland and stars Mads Mikkelsen. It was part of the Official Selection for the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, and is currently being distributed theatrically by Bleecker Films.

Penna is currently in pre-production for STOWAWAY, starring Anna Kendrick and Toni Collette.

 

 
Tower
Showtimes: 12/11 at 7 p.m. 
There will be a Q&A following the 7 p.m screening with Stephen Groo, and producers Eric Robertson and Jared Harris.
 
Stephen Groo was born in Artesia, California. He went to Brigham Young University and graduated in 2000 with a BA in Fine Arts. He has been a film director for 20 years and has produced over 205 films in that time. 

 

 
Tower Theatre
10/11/2018; 7:00pm
PHANTASM (Remastered) with Don Coscarelli in person
Presented by SLFS and Weller Book Works
$50 - Includes Book (TRUE INDIE: LIFE AND DEATH IN FILMMAKING) and meet & greet/signing (plus film and discussion with Don Coscarelli)
$20 - Includes Film and Discussion with Don Coscarelli ONLY
 
Join us for a screening of the horror cult classic PHANTASM with director Don Coscarelli at Tower Theatre on October 11th.  The legendary director will be present in person for a film discussion and meet and greet signing of his book TRUE INDIE: LIFE AND DEATH IN FILMMAKING. 
 
No refunds or exchanges.  
 
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Broadway 
Saturday 10/20

Special One Day Only Q&A on 10/20 with co-director Jimmy Chin after the 4:00 pm & 9:00 pm screening of FREE SOLO at Broadway. 

 

UPDATE: Our screenings with Q&As on Saturday 10/20 at 2 pm, 4 pm & 9 pm are sold out. 

Tickets On Sale Now 

 

Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history.

Gabriella Badillo
Broadway
May 5/18 - 5/19
Free Admission
 
Filméxico 2018 this year includes two feature films, a documentary, and a shorts program with special guest director Gabriella Bardillo, for the 7th annual celebration of contemporary Mexican film.
 
Filmmaker Gabriela Badillo is concerned with the loss of many of the pre-Mexican languages of Mexico. After her grandfather, a native speaker of a nearly-lost indigenous language, passed away, Badillo embarked on a project to preserve the old stories in their indigenous languages using short animated films. We will see several of these on the opening night of Filmexico.
David Mrnka
BROADWAY | Free Admission
TUE 4/17
7 pm
Join us for a special intro and Q&A with director David Mrnka accompanied by a screening of his film MILADA at the 7th annual Czech Film Tour. Mrnka is a Czech director, screenwriter, and actor, with a career spanning over three decades in the film industry.
Don’t miss this three-day program of the newest and best in Czech Cinema. For more information on each film and showtimes, click here. 
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