A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psychics can stop.

This film will screen as part of our Summer Late Nights 2019 series. Get the entire lineup and schedule here.

Summer Late Nights will feature weekly screenings starting 5/24 at Tower.  Showtimes will be Friday & Saturday at 11 p.m. and Sunday at noon. See the schedule below.

 
REPO
May 24 - May 26
REPO: THE GENETIC OPERA 
Film with Live Shadowcast on Saturday May 25 only at 11 pm.
Click on image to the right for more info and tix. 
 

A worldwide epidemic encourages a biotech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however.

 
gimme shelter
 
May 31- June 2
GIMME SHELTER
 
A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont.
 
 
 
 
mandy
 
June 7-9
MANDY
 
The enchanted lives of a couple in a secluded forest are brutally shattered by a nightmarish hippie cult and their demon-biker henchmen, propelling a man into a spiraling, surreal rampage of vengeance.
 
 
 
  
the crow
 
June 14 - June 16
THE CROW
 

A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder.

 
 
dune
 
June 21 - 23
DAVID LYNCH'S DUNE
 
A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father's evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor's rule.
 
 
 
grey gardens
 
June 28 - June 30 
GREY GARDENS
 

An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton.

 

Black Dynamite
 
July 5-7 
BLACK DYNAMITE
 
Black Dynamite is the greatest African-American action star of the 1970s. When his only brother is killed by The Man, it's up to him to find justice.

 

 
 
Bottle Rocket JULY 12-July 14
BOTTLE ROCKET
 

Three friends plan to pull off a simple robbery and go on the run.

 


 
 
AkiraJuly 19-July 21
AKIRA
 

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.

 
 
reefer madness
 
July 26-July 28
REEFER MADNESS
 

A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun.

 
 
 
watermelon woman
August 2-August 4
THE WATERMELON WOMAN
 
Cheryl is young, Black, and lesbian, working in Philadelphia with her best friend Tamara and consumed by a film project: to make a video about her search for a Black actress from Philly who appeared in films in the 30s and was known as the Watermelon Woman. 
 
 
TooWongFoo
 
August 9-August 11
TO WONG FOO
, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING … JULIE NEWMAR
 

Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town.

 
 
multiple maniacsAugust 16-18
MULTIPLE MANIACS
 

Lady Divine becomes enraged when her boyfriend cheats on her, and descends into a life of murder and mayhem.

 

Tank GirlAugust 23-August 25
TANK GIRL
 

A girl is among the few survivors of a dystopian Earth. Riding a war tank, she fights against the tyranny of a mega-corporation that dominates the remaining potable water supply of the planet.

  
CannibalthemusicalAugust 30-September 1
CANNIBAL THE MUSICAL

The sole survivor of an ill-fated mining expedition tells how his taste for gold was replaced by that of human flesh.

 
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.

June 30th
Tower
7:00pm
$10.00

30th Anniversary! Screening in 200 arthouses on this day only!

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

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.

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. 

MV5BYTBkOGJjMzUtZTVhOC00YzFhLWE0NjUtY2NkYWIwODQzYTVmXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMjA3NTM5NDc. V1 SY1000 CR007141000 AL About Amanda Stoddard:

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 6/21
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

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 6/14
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

fathers day
$25= 2 Evening Tickets + 1 Large Popcorn + 2 Medium Drinks. 
 
Take your Dad to the movies on 6/16!  Buy this special package at the Box Office for both SLFS venues on 6/16 starting at 11:30 am. 
 
This deal is available only for screenings on 6/16.  No refunds or exchanges.
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
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

Memorial Day
Veterans will recieve one free film ticket on 5/27 at both venues.  Must show Military ID at box office to receive discount.  
This deal is available only for screenings on 5/27. We will be open regular hours.  No refunds or exchanges.
 
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).

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