November 28, 2017

THE DISASTER ARTIST

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.
 
With The Disaster Artist, James Franco transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau – an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable – into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds. Based on Greg Sestero’s best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy's cult-classic disasterpiece The Room (“The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”), The Disaster Artist is a hilarious and welcome reminder that there is more than one way to become a legend— and no limit to what you can achieve when you have absolutely no idea what you're doing.
November 28, 2017

THE FENCER

Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. The past however catches up and puts him in front of a difficult choice.

A young man, Endel Nelis, arrives in Haapsalu, Estonia, in the early 1950s. Having left Leningrad to escape the secret police, he finds work as a teacher and founds a sports club for his students. Endel becomes a father figure to his students and starts teaching them his great passion – fencing, which causes a conflict with the school’s principal. Envious, the principal starts investigating Endel’s background. Endel learns to love the children and looks after them; most are orphans as a result of the Russian occupation. Fencing becomes a form of self-expression for the children and Endel becomes a role model. The children want to participate in a national fencing tournament in Leningrad, and Endel must make a choice: risk everything to take the children to Leningrad or put his safety first and disappoint them.

November 28, 2017

THE BREADWINNER

A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.

Parvana is an 11-year- old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom–and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family.

November 28, 2017

AIDA'S SECRETS

Family secrets, lies, high drama and generations of contemporary history unspool in this international story that begins with World War II and concludes with an emotional 21st-century family reunion. 

The discovery of records from WWII sparks a family’s quest for answers as two brothers separated as babies reunite with each other and their elderly mother, who hid more from them than just each other. Izak Szewelwicz was born in the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp in 1945 and sent for adoption in Israel. Though Izak was able to form a relationship with his birth mother, his life was turned upside down years later when he located not only his birth certificate, but also another of a brother he never knew existed. Filmmakers Alon and Shaul Schwarz set out to find answers for Izak, uncovering questions of identity, resilience, and the plight of displaced persons as Izak and his brother Shep—both nearly 70 years old—finally meet in Canada before traveling to a nursing home in Quebec to introduce Shep to his elderly mother, Aida, for the first time.

November 27, 2017

Wassail & Waffles 12/9

Broadway
Free
Saturday 12/9
Waffles & Fun starts at 10 am. 
 
Salt Lake Film Society presents Wassail and Waffles, free holiday fun for the whole family. At 10 am, make your own waffle, meet Santa, and enjoy some holiday wassail. This year our holiday film screenings will include ELF, THE POLAR EXPRESS and PBS KIDS - ONCE UPON A SESAME XMAS in partnership with KUED. Enjoy a great holiday film on the big screen this year! 
 

 Wassail & Waffles Film Schedule

polar express
 
POLAR EXPRESS
10:30 am & 11:00 am 
Free Admission
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elf
 
ELF
10:30 am & 11:00 am
Free Admission
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PBS Kids Once Upon A Sesame Street Xmas
 
PBS KIDS - ONCE UPON A SESAME XMAS in partnership with KUED
10:15 am, 10:45 am, 11:15 am
Free Admission

 

 
November 14, 2017

LAST FLAG FLYING

Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.

In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Corps medic Larry “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carell) re-unites with ex-Marine Sal Nealon (Bryan Cranston) and Reverend Richard Mueller (Laurence Fishburne) on a different type of mission: to bury Doc’s son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. Doc decides to forgo burial at Arlington Cemetery and, with the help of his old buddies, takes the casket on a bittersweet trip up the East Coast to his home in suburban New Hampshire. Along the way, Doc, Sal and Mueller reminisce and come to terms with shared memories of the war that continues to shape their lives.

November 12, 2017

THREE BILLBOARDS

In this darkly comic drama, a mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder, when they fail to catch the culprit.

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated. 

November 8, 2017

LADY BIRD

The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year.

Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.

November 8, 2017

JANE

Using a trove of unseen footage, the film tells the story of Jane Goodall's early explorations, focusing on her groundbreaking field work, her relationship with cameraman and husband Hugo van Lawick, and the chimpanzees that she studied.

Jane is the story of how Jane Goodall became Jane Goodall – using footage shot by future husband Hugo van Lawick of her first experiences in Gombe, Tanzinia in the 1960’s. Previously thought to be lost forever, the footage was only recently discovered in a storage unit, and has been now masterfully intercut with interviews of present day Jane Goodall to provide an in-depth portrait of her life. With an enchanting score by Phillip Glass, JANE is a captivating and immersive look into how one woman can change the world through passion, dedication, and perseverance.

October 17, 2017

LOVING VINCENT

The world's first fully oil painted feature film, brings the artwork of Vincent van Gogh to life in an exploration of the complicated life and controversial death of one of history's most celebrated artists.

On 27th July 1890 a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers. The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world. His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot. Loving Vincent tells that story.

Loving Vincent presaleBROADWAY 
Starts 10/27
Showtimes: 12:15, 7:00
With 10:30 am showtimes on MON 10/30 and THU 11/2
Click on the image to the left to purchase tix.


This feature-length painted animation -- the first film of its kind -- explores the life and unusual death of Vincent Van Gogh via depictions of his artworks. (94 min, PG-13)

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Tower
10/4-11/2
Prices may vary.
 

Tower of Terror 2017 kicks off for a month-long wallow in the creepiest stuff we could find. Week One's selections are for true fans of fangoria-style horror including the extended English-language dubbed SUSPIRIA (1977), Week Two features ghosts of Japanese horror like TEMPLE and HOUSE (1977), Week Three brings horror tributes TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974) and NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) in glorious 4K restoration, and Week Four rounds out the month with classic scares like PSYCHO (1960) and HALLOWEEN (1978). Plus we bring you ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) and X96's Double Feature night. 

Click on the image to the left to purchase Tower of Terror tickets available now.  

 

 

Here is the weekly schedule for each individual film that is part of our four week Tower of Terror event series:

WEEK ONE 10/4 - 10/12: For true fans of Fangoria-style Horror
 
Suspiria
Wednesday 10/4
BLACK SUNDAY (1977) at 7:00 pm, SLFS @ UofU/Post
 
Friday 10/6
George Romero's Filmmaker Friends in EFFECTS (1980) at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
RED CHRISTMAS at 4:00 pm & 9:00 pm
KILL BABY KILL (1966) at 11:00 pm (Only day for this film!)
 
Saturday 10/7
George Romero's Filmmaker Friends in EFFECTS (1980) at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm 
RED CHRISTMAS at 4:00 pm & 9:00 pm
SUSPIRIA (1977) at 11:00 pm
 
Sunday 10/8
SUSPIRIA (1977) at Noon
George Romero's Filmmaker Friends in EFFECTS (1980) at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm 
RED CHRISTMAS at 4:00 pm & 9:00 pm
 
Monday 10/9 - Thursday 10/12
RED CHRISTMAS at 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm, & 9:00 pm
 
WEEK TWO 10/13 - 10/19: Ghosts of Japanese Horror
 
578849ec5b4a4 1468549612Friday 10/13
HOUSE (1977) at 2:15 pm & 4:00 pm 
TEMPLE at 7:00 pm
X96 Double Feature:
FRIDAY THE 13th &
FRIDAY THE 13th: THE FINAL CHAPTER, 9:00 pm
 
Saturday 10/14
HOUSE (1977) at 2:15 pm & 4:00 pm 
TEMPLE at 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm
AUDITION (1999) at 11:00 pm
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday 10/15
AUDITION (1999) at Noon
HOUSE (1977) at 2:15 pm & 4:00 pm 
TEMPLE at 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm
 
Monday 10/16 - Thursday 10/19
HOUSE at 2:15 pm & 4:00 pm 
TEMPLE at 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm (No 7:00 pm show on TUE 10/17)
 
 
WEEK THREE 10/20 - 10/26: SLFS Horror Tributes in glorious 4K
 
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NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974) at 4:00 pm & 9:00 pm
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) at 11:30 pm
 
Saturday 10/21
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) at 2:00 pm 
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974) at 4:00 pm 
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) at 7:30 pm & 11:30 pm
 
 
 
 
Sunday 10/22
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) (Movie only, no live shadowcast) at Noon
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974) at 4:00 pm & 9:00 pm
 
Monday 10/23 - Thursday 10/26
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm (No 7:00 pm show on TUE 10/24)
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974) at 4:00 pm & 9:00 pm
 
WEEK FOUR 10/27 - 11/2: There's no scare like a classic scare
 
Psycho
Friday 10/27
PSYCHO (1960) at 2:00 pm
HALLOWEEN (1978) at 4:15 pm
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) at 7:30 pm & 11:30 pm
 
Saturday 10/28
PSYCHO (1960) at 2:00 pm
HALLOWEEN (1978) at 4:15 pm
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) at 7:30 pm & 11:30 pm
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday 10/29
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) (Movie only, no live shadowcast) at Noon
PSYCHO (1960) at 2:00 pm & 4:15 pm
HALLOWEEN (1978) at 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm
 
Monday 10/30
PSYCHO (1960) at 2:00 pm & 4:15 pm
HALLOWEEN (1978) at 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm
 
Tuesday 10/31
PSYCHO (1960) at 2:00 pm
HALLOWEEN (1978) at 4:15 pm
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) at 7:30 pm & 11:30 pm
 
Wednesday 11/1
PSYCHO (1960) at 2:00 pm & 4:15 pm
 
Thursday 11/2 
PSYCHO (1960) at 2:00 pm & 4:15 pm
HALLOWEEN  (1978) at 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm
 
 

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Broadway
Showtimes: 6/13 at 6:30 pm & 9 pm.
$15
 

Filmmakers from all over the Salt Lake City, UT area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2018 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, Court Métrage.  Get more info here.

Broadway
Free
Saturday 12/10
Waffles & Fun start at 10 am. 
 
Salt Lake Film Society presents Wassail and Waffles, free holiday fun for the whole family. At 10 am, make your own waffle, meet Santa, and enjoy some holiday wassail. Enjoy a great holiday film on the big screen! Choose from A Christmas Story, Polar Express, and more.
Salt Lake Film Society presents Tower of Terror 2016 at SLFS bringing spooky films and events all month long this October.  
Keep an eye out at SLFS for more announcements to come! 
That is if you can live with the ANTICI-PATION...
 
So mark your calendars! 
 
We will have opening and screening runs of:  
Now Playing: DEMON - 9/30-10/6 @ Tower Buy Tix Now
THE GREASY STRANGLER - 10/7-10/13 @ Tower
ANTIBIRTH - 10/14-10/20 @ Tower
MULTIPLE MANIACS - 10/21-10/27 @ Tower Buy Tix Now
TRAIN TO BUSAN - 10/28-11/3 @ Tower
 
One Night only FREE screenings of: 
STRANGERS ON A TRAIN - 10/3 at 7:00 PM @ Tower 
THE WITCH - 10/5 at 7:00 PM @ The Post 
 
Event screenings of:
THE HOST - 9/30-10/1 at 11 pm @ Tower Buy Tix Now
DRAG ME TO HELL - 10/7 & 10/8 at 11 pm @ Tower
Just Added: X96 Double Feature with REANIMATOR & THE DEVIL'S REJECTS - 10/14 at 9 pm @ Tower
MONSTERS AND MAYHEM - 10/19 at 7:00 PM @ Tower Buy Tix Now
MONSTER SQUAD - 10/21 & 10/22 at Noon @ Tower
THE TINGLER - 10/25 at 7:00 PM @ Tower Buy Tix Now
DEMON CHASER - 10/25 at 9:00 PM @ Tower Buy Tix Now
ARSENIC & OLD LACE - 10/29 & 10/30 at Noon @ Tower
SOLD OUT: FRANKENSTEIN, NT Live - 10/29 at Noon @ Broadway Buy Tix Now
 
AND
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW @ Tower! Buy Tix Now
 
Prices will vary for different events & screenings. Regular Admission unless specified.
No exchanges or refunds.
 

 

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