June 30th

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.

MAST Blackmagic event at University of Utah 5/1

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Wednesday 5/1
2:30 pm-5:30 pm
University of Utah Film and Media Arts Bldg

This Wednesday 5/1 from 2:30pm to 5:30pm, the Blackmagic Design production truck will be paying MAST a visit in the parking lot by the Film & Media Arts building.

This is a great chance to get your hands on their award-winning cameras, see their DaVinci Resolve editing/VFX/sound suite, and even get a sense for how these tools are used for live, streaming productions.

The event is free. We'll have drawings for MAST Lab tickets. And there will be food. :)

Come on out if this is up your alley, and bring your friends—the more the merrier.


Mother's Day Deal

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$25= 2 Evening Tickets + 1 Large Popcorn + 2 Medium Drinks. 
Take your Mom to the movies on 5/12!  Purchase this package at the Box Office for both SLFS venues starting 5/12 when our box office opens at 11:30 am. 
This deal is available only for screenings on 5/12.  No refunds or exchanges.

THE GREATEST 2019 Schedule and Info

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Click on the banner above to purchase tickets available online. 
Tickets and showtimes will be made available weekly at the same time as our other features.    
Broadway and Tower

Here is the weekly schedule for each individual film that is part of our five week The Greatest: Life-Changing Documentaries event series:

WEEK ONE 5/31 - 6/6
Hoop Dreams
Starting Friday 5/31-Thursday 6/6
GIMME SHELTER (1970) (midnight shows only on 5/31 & 6/1, noon show on Sunday 6/2 at Tower)
HOOP DREAMS (1994) (afternoon shows at Tower)
WEEK TWO 6/7 - 6/13: 
Paradise Lost
Starting Friday 6/7-Thursday 6/13
WEEK THREE 6/14 - 6/20
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Starting Friday 6/14-Thursday 6/20
SHOAH (1985) (All day shows at Broadway)
Please note: SHOAH is being presented in two parts with a 45 min intermission. You'll need to get a ticket for each part. These tickets are transferable and good for either Sunday 6/16 or Monday 6/17 screenings. Get tickets for Shoah: First Era here & Shoah: Second Era here
WEEK FOUR 6/21 - 6/27
Inconvenient Truth
Starting Friday 6/21-Thursday 6/27
TRUDELL (2005)
FOOD INC (2008)
WEEK FIVE 6/28 - 7/2
Starting Friday 6/28-Saturday 7/2
HUMAN FLOW (2017) (afternoon shows at Tower)
GREY GARDENS (1975) (midnight shows only on 6/28 & 6/29, noon show on Sunday 6/30 at Tower)


Local Documentaries at Broadway

The following will be included in this series with Q&A information and schedule to come: 

Sons of Perdition
QUIET HEROES (2018) - Opens 6/7 at Broadway
On Friday 6/7 at 7:00 pm there will be a Q&A with director Amanda Stoddard & stars Kristen Ries & Maggie Snyder following the film.
SONS OF PERDITION (2010) - Opens 6/14 at Broadway
On Friday 6/14 at 7:00 pm there will be a Q&A with director Tyler Measom & special guests following the film.
VESSEL (2014) - Opens 6/21 at Broadway

On Friday 6/21 at 7:00 pm there will be a Q&A with director Diana Whitten & representatives from Planned Parenthood following the film.

ONE REVOLUTION (2012) - Opens 6/28 at Broadway
On Friday 6/28 at 7:00 pm there will be a Q&A with director Amanda Stoddard & star Chris Waddell following the film. 





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KUED presents Les Miserables on Masterpiece

Tuesday 4/9
Starts at 7:00 PM
Free Admission

Join KUED and the Salt Lake Film Society for an advance screening of the first episode of Les Miserables.
The new Masterpiece series is a six-part drama adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel. The series stars Dominic West (The Affair, The Hour) as Jean Valjean and David Oyelowo (Selma) as Javert. They are joined in this epic event drama by Lily Collins (Rules Don’t Apply, Love, Rosie), in the role of Fantine.

Learn more about the Les Miserables series here:

Tickets are FREE, but seating is limited. Tickets can be picked up at the box office at Broadway Centre Cinemas beginning at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, April 9th. 


Visiting Film Artist: Radim Špaček

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

Czech Film Tour 2019

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Broadway; FREE

Tues 4/23, Wed 4/24, Thurs 4/25

All films are in Czech with English subtitles

Don’t miss this three-day program of the newest and best in Czech Cinema. For more information on each film, view Full Summary below. Showtimes are listed below.


Tuesday April 23

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7:00 PM GOLDEN STING (Zlatý podraz)
dir.  Radim Špaček
Q&A with director Radim Špaček will follow the film.  
Young Czechoslovak men learn to play basketball from American Mormons at a YMCA camp in 1938. When World War II erupts a year later, their coach is arrested and executed. A young lawyer named Franta steps in to manage the team. After the liberation of Czechoslovakia in 1945, he visits the prison yard where their coach died, picking up a handful of soil and placing in a box with national colors. The team carries this talisman to the European Championship in Geneva where the Czechs miraculously win in 1946. However, everything changes again with the communist coup in February 1948. Friendships are broken, several basketball players are persecuted, and Franta is arrested. The team will go to Paris to defend their title, but can they succeed? (2018, 106 min.)
 Wednesday April 24
7:00 pm TATOVA VOLHA (Patrimony)
dir. Jiří Vejdělek
Fashion designer Eva unexpectedly becomes a widow. Surprises continue to come when she discovers an unknown child's drawing in her late husband's possessions. Even though Eva would like to ignore the discovery, her daughter Tereza, whose life is falling apart, latches onto the idea of an estranged stepbrother. The mother and daughter set out in her late husband’s vintage car to follow the trails of his former lovers, look for old friends, and find out more about the hidden family secret. (2018, 90 min.)
9:00 pm JAN PALACH (Palach)
dir. Robert Sedláček
Jan Palach, an uncompromising young man, made the ultimate sacrifice in the hope of rousing the nation from its growing lethargy and of protesting the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. This biopic describes the last months of Palach’s life, describing his path from an affectionate son, devoted friend and sensitive philosophy student to the “Torch number 1.” (2018, 124 min.)


Thursday April 25
7:00 pm HASTRMAN (The Hastrman) 
dir. Ondřej Havelka
A strange nobleman returns after years abroad to a small Bohemian village to revitalize his family’s property at the beginning of the 19th century. Despite looking like a human, he feels closer to animals. He turns out to be the Hastrman, a water spirit who needs water to sustain his life and gain superhuman strength. In this romantic fantasy, a new love brings Hastrman unexpected happiness and an agonizing dilemma: whether to remain a wild creature or cross the boundaries of intimacy with a human. (2018, 100 min.)
 dukla619:00 pm DUKLA 61 (Dukla 61) 
dir. David Ondříček
The Czech television production examines one of the country’s greatest mining tragedies. Failure to comply with safety protocol, the pressure to produce results, and an avalanche of critical errors caused a fire in a Dukla mineshaft in Haviřov on July 7, 1961, killing 108 miners. Shot in a former mine in Rakovník, this family drama pays tribute to the mining profession. The brave miners regarded their work as a mission, even though they risked their lives each and every day. (2018, 150 min.)

Early Closing at Tower on 3/20

Attention SLFS Tower Theatre Customers:

Rocky Mountain Power has issued a notification that there will be a "planned power outage" on Wednesday 3/20 from 6:00pm - Midnight.

This outage will affect both Salt Lake Film Society venues - Tower Theatre at 876 East 900 South.

Therefore, we will be closing at 4:00pm on Wednesday 3/20. 

We apologize for any inconvenience!


Monday 4/1
7 p.m.
We will be screening a 50th anniversary restored DCP for this special one night only event.

In collaboration with Westminster College, this innovative program pairs a classic film with a lecture by a film student from the college. This is a FREE screening at Tower that is open to the public.

Producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom make money by producing a sure-fire flop. (88 min., PG)

ZAP Kids and Big Picture Little People Screenings on 6/17 and more

ZAP Kids Summer Passport 2019

Join Salt Lake Film Society for great kids' films at the Tower.  Just present your passport and get it stamped for free admission at the concessions counter.  You'll also get a free T-shirt!

It's recommended to arrive 5-10 minutes early and to leave time to find a parking spot, as the 9th and 9th area can be quite busy.

Wed, June 19 at 7:00pm
TOWER | Buy tickets here
WED 6/19
7:00 pm
2 for 1 admission for adults

Dive into exciting adventures, vibrant colors and exquisite storytelling with this timeless collection of 11 animated films from 9 countries. Chase a kite into a mysterious cave, discover how to light up a dark forest, fill up a marvelous hole in the ground, soar with a flock of birds, discover the way to wake up a whole town, and discover all the things that make you special!

Wed, July 17 at 7:00pm
Big Pictures Little People at Tower Theatre– Salt Lake Film Society
Salt Lake Film Society presents fun films for kids at Tower Theatre.  Check back to find out our family fun screening for the month of July.  

Wed, August 7 at 7:00pm
Big Pictures Little People at Tower Theatre– Salt Lake Film Society
Salt Lake Film Society presents fun films for kids at the Tower Theatre. Check back to find out our family fun screening for the month of August.  

ISREEL Films from Israel 2019

Broadway Centre Cinemas
Tue 3/12 & Wed 3/13
All films are in multiple languages with English subtitles
Admission is free. Tickets are required. Tickets will be available at the Broadway Box office on March 12 beginning at noon. No online tickets available.

Don’t miss this two-day program of the newest and best in cinema from Israel. For more information on each film, view Full Summary below. Showtimes are listed below.


Tuesday March 12

7:00 PM Conversation with writer/director Guy Nattiv
2019 Academy Award winner for Best Live Action Short 

Guy 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.

7:30 PM SKIN
dir.  Guy Nattiv
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short
In a small supermarket in a blue-collar town, a black man smiles at a white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment forces racial tensions to the breaking point and sends two gangs into a ruthless war. (2018, 20 min.)
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 An elderly Greek man and his Hasidic rapper son embark on a journey with absurd encounters, which ultimately leads them to a final confrontation of father and son. (2014, 100 min.)

Wednesday March 13

5:30 pm MUSEUM
dir. Ran Tal
A documentary collage depicting the life and art of the "Israel Museum". (2017, 74 min.)
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7:00 pm HEADING HOME: The Tale of Team Israel
dir. Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel is the David-and-Goliath story of Israel's national baseball team as it competes for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. After years of crushing defeats, Israel finally ranks among the world's best in 2017. Its roster includes many Jewish-American major leaguers, most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, barely any ever having set foot in Israel. Their odyssey takes them from the Holy Land where they are hailed as modern-day Maccabees to the tournament in South Korea where they must debunk their reputations as has-beens and wannabes. The connection to Israel that the players forge pushes them to unexpected heights as they represent the country on the world stage. (2018, 87 min.)

Redemption 2019
dir. Yossi Madmoni, Boaz Yehonatan Yaacov
Menachem, a former frontman for a rock band, is now religious, and a father to a six-year-old. When his daughter is diagnosed with cancer, he must find a creative solution to fund the expensive treatments. He reunites his band for one last tour. The journey to save his daughter exposes old wounds and allows him to reconnect with his secular past. Menachem understands that only a new connection to his past and to his music can pave the road to his own redemption. (2018, 104 min.)




Monday 3/4
7 p.m.
We will be screening a restored DCP version for this special one night only event.

In collaboration with Westminster College, this innovative program pairs a classic film with a lecture by a film student from the college. This is a FREE screening at Tower that is open to the public.

The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer. (205 min., R)