July 24th Opening at 1:30 pm

Happy July 24th! Due to the Pioneer Day parade, both Broadway and Tower will open at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, July 24. All showtimes that begin before 1:30 pm on that day will be cancelled. 

July 4th Closing at 8 pm

Happy July 4th! To give our employees time to enjoy the holiday, both Broadway and Tower will close at 8 pm on Thursday, July 4. All showtimes that begin after 8 pm on that day will be cancelled. The range of 7 pm showtimes will not be affected.

Feeling Through with Visiting Film Artist: Doug Roland

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.

ECHO IN THE CANYON with Visiting Film Artist: Eric Barrett

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:

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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.

1REVOLUTION with Visiting Film Artist: Amanda Stoddard

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.

Visiting Film Artist: Diana Whitten

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.

VESSEL Q&A on 6/21

Broadway
Friday 6/21
7:00 pm
Q&A with dir. Diana Whitten & Planned Parenthood following the film 

Vessel begins with a young doctor who lived by the sea, and an unlikely idea.  Rebecca Gomperts, horrified by the realities created by anti-abortion law around the world, felt compelled to challenge this.  Her method: to provide abortions on a ship in offshore waters.

Her project, Women on Waves, begins as flawed spectacle, a media frenzy, faced with governmental, religious, and military blockades.  But with each setback comes a more refined mission, until Rebecca has the revelation that she can use new technologies to bypass law – and train women to give themselves safe abortions using WHO-sanctioned protocols with pills.

We witness the creation of an underground network of emboldened, informed activists, working at the cutting edge of global reproductive rights, who trust women to handle abortion themselves. Vessel is Rebecca’s story: one of a woman who heard and answered a calling, and transformed a wildly improbable idea into a global movement.

This film is screening as part of The Greatest 2019 series.  Get the entire lineup and schedule here

Visiting Film Artists: Tyler Measom and Jennilyn Merten

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

Visiting Film Artist: Jared Ruga and Amanda Stoddard

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).

 

SONS OF PERDITION Q&A on 6/14

Broadway
Friday 6/14
7:00 pm
Q&A with co-directors Tyler Measom & Jennilyn Merten with 5 subjects from the film

An inside look at former FLDS teens who have become religious refugees in mainstream America.

This film is screening as part of The Greatest 2019 series.  Get the entire lineup and schedule here

48 Hour Film Festival 2019

Broadway
Showtimes: Tuesday 6/18 at 7:00 pm.
$18

See the Best of the 48 Hour Film Festival tonight at 7 pm! Filmmakers are taking over Salt Lake City and turning it into movie-making madness for 48 hours. Teams of filmmakers had a single weekend - to write, shoot and edit their short films! All completed entries will be unveiled on the big screen, at our premiere screenings. Get more info here.

QUIET HEROES Q&A on 6/7

Broadway
Friday 6/7
7:00 pm
Q&A with director Amanda Stoddard & stars Kristen Ries & Maggie Snyder following the film 

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In Salt Lake City, Utah, the religious monoculture severely complicated the AIDS crisis. Patients received no support from and were even exiled from the political, religious, or medical communities. 

This film is screening as part of The Greatest 2019 series.  Get the entire lineup and schedule here