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Presenting Black Cinema starting February 3

Presenting Black Cinema is a series curated by specialty guest programmer Saidah Russell to spotlight the unique and varied experience of black cinema.

Saidah Russell currently works as a Film Programmer for Rooftop Films, helping to curate their Summer Series and assisting with administering their Filmmakers Fund annually. She is also a Shorts Programmer at the Sundance Film Festival.  She has experience working on screening committees for several festivals, including Tribeca Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival, and Indie Memphis Film Festival. She has also been on review committees for AT&T Presents: Untold stories, Athena Film Festival’s Writers Lab, Black Public Media’s Open Call, and the HamptonsFilm Screenwriters Lab. She is the Director of Programming for the TIDE Film Festival, an emerging Brooklyn-based festival dedicated to showcasing work by filmmakers of color.

Each weekend we have films that are paired into specialized categories: Musicals, Afro-Futurism, Southern Gothic/Horror, and Contemporary Black Directors.

Check out the schedule below. Showtimes May Vary. Tickets will be on sale soon at www.slfstix.org.

Feb 3: School Daze

Feb 4: The Wiz

Feb 10: Neptune Frost

Feb 11: Black Panther

Feb 17: Eve’s Bayou

Feb 18: Tales From the Hood

Feb 25: Judas And The Black Messiah

Tower Of Terror: Holiday Edition

Looking for an alternative to the usual holiday fare? SLFS is here for you. During the month of December we are going to be screening some holiday films with a mix of fun and terror. We are calling it Tower Of Terror: Holiday Edition.

Check out the schedule below. Tickets are now on sale at www.slfstix.org.

Dec 16th: Die Hard

Dec 17th: Eyes Wide Shut, The Muppet Christmas Carol

Dec 22nd: Silent Night, Deadly Night

Dec 23rd: Black Christmas

Dec 25th: Scrooged

Jan 1st: Gremlins

All films will be showing at Broadway Centre Cinemas. Regular admission. Showtimes may vary.

Sing With Maria: Sound Of Music

Join us for the return of our most beloved holiday tradition, Sing with Maria: SOUND OF MUSIC.  This family-friendly, holiday extravaganza screening will include a pre-show hosted by a talented emcee, costume parade and contest (audience vote!) for both the adults who love to dress up and the kids who participate.  All children who dress up win a candy prize. 

THREE SHOWS ONLY! 

Saturday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 pm 

Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2 pm & 6:30 pm

$20 per ticket. Tickets on sale soon!

Admission includes prop bag, and sound of music collectable button and sticker. Please no outside props allowed.

A 20 minute official intermission will take place approximately 3/4 of the way through the film that includes complimentary tea and “biscuits” (shortbread cookies) for all audience members. 

This fun tradition is not to be missed, and SLFS is proud to once again bring this show to our community. 


DISCLAIMER: 

By purchasing a ticket for or participating in any Sing With Maria event planned and controlled by Salt Lake Film Society, you agree to the following:

  1. Salt Lake Film Society Sing With Maria events are provided with no warranty either express or implied. The Organizers, including but not limited to the Staff, Board,  Advisory, Volunteers, Cast, and Sponsors, of Salt Lake Film Society Sing With Maria events assume no liability for any loss, theft, damage, trauma, triggering complaints or injury to property or persons, including death, whether arising in contract, negligence, equity, or otherwise.
  2. You assume all risks when participating in Salt Lake Film Society Sing With Maria events. All participants must use care and good judgment and must obey all rules and regulations and code of conduct of Salt Lake Film Society. You will comply with all requests made by employees or volunteers or contracted staff of Salt Lake Film Society and its representatives. You must obey all laws of the State of Utah. Salt Lake Film Society reserves the right to eject any participant who does not comply with the terms of this section. Ejected participants will not be entitled to a refund or any further recourse.
  3. You will defend, indemnify and hold harmless Salt Lake Film Society and its organizers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, affiliates for any and all legal actions arising out of participation in Salt Lake Film Society Sing With Maria events. You further agree to pay all legal fees incurred by Salt Lake Film Society that arise due to this agreement.
  4. You give Salt Lake Film Society authorization to use and post any photographs, videotapes, recordings or any other record of our events, before during or after the event for promotional use, at any area of our event venues, reporting to the media and to publish on our website or blog. You will not be entitled to any compensation for Salt Lake Film Society’s use of your name or image.
  5. Refunds for any reason will be at the discretion of Salt Lake Film Society.
  6. Salt Lake Film Society reserves the right to exclude anyone from becoming a Salt Lake Film Society participant should they choose not to accept this Agreement.

Rocky Horror Picture Show 2022

Let’s Do The Time Warp Again… Rocky Is Back

Rocky Horror Picture Show returns to SLFS! We are bringing our live performance event to the Broadway Centre Cinemas with four unique opportunities to experience this cult classic. Starting October 29-October 31 we will be hosting different screenings so you can choose how you want to spend your evening celebrating this cult classic.

The Out Of The Shadows cast is back for all screenings with live performances that occur with the movie. There are different performances with two separate emcees and one with a shadow cast. We will also be providing a screening of the film that is the movie only if you’d rather.

Screenings with live performers will have the doors open and a live pre-show that starts 30 minutes prior to the movie. Prop bags are included in your ticket price and will be handed out at entry. No outside props will be accepted into the theater.   

Mature Audiences Only. 18+.

The following production includes language and themes that may be triggering to certain individuals. This event includes graphic language, sexual content as permitted within Utah law, blood, assault, and uses language that some viewers may find offensive and/or dehumanizing. In addition the event is loud, cast members will be wandering the auditorium, and props will be tossed in the air, and audience members may move, stand, yell, and behave generally raucous. SLFS encourages viewers to consider their own personal mental health before purchasing a ticket or attending any Salt Lake Film Society Rocky Horror Picture Show event.

Here is the Rocky Horror Picture Show parental guide via IMDB.

The event is a live show and the SLFS disclaimer will apply. As live-shows are unpredictable, we encourage all ticket buyers to know the disclaimer below.

 

FULL LIVE CAST + GUEST EMCEE SUSAN STEFFEE 
10/28 (SOLD OUT), 10/29 (SOLD OUT), 10/30 (SOLD OUT), 10/31 (SOLD OUT) at 10:30 pm ; $25/person includes prop bag
 
 
 
Due to the graphic nature of this show no one under 18 will be admitted 
 
Photo ID will be required at time of entry at security entrance.
 
Admission includes Prop Kit
 
No bags, outside props, or cosplay weapons permitted 
Not intended for all viewers, audience discretion advised.
Closed Caption devices available for live shows 
 
Join us for our most raucous, wild, and very unruly screening of the motion picture film Rocky Horror Picture Show, accompanied by a live shadow-cast. This show includes a full-cast (all key characters) provided by Latter Day Transvestites/Out of the Shadows Theater Company as well as local, infamous emcee Susan Steffee.  Susan has been emcee for Rocky Horror Picture Shows at the Tower Theater for over 40 years – and counting! 
 
She’s time warped so much, you will hear lines never-heard-in-other-states or at other shows. 
 
This irreverent show will include shadow-cast reenactments of scenes, costumes to feast the eyes upon, and Susan’s mad-libs throughout the entire show. 
 

Rocky Horror emcees traditionally talk over the entire film with a microphone, so if you have interest in hearing or seeing the film in it’s pure form, without an emcee, look for the film-only screening times. 

This show is adult in nature, includes language and themes that are not for all individuals, SLFS recommends individuals do their own research to determine if an event is appropriate for them. The SLFS Rocky Horror event disclaimer is below, please view before purchasing a ticket or attending this event. 

 
 
More about the Shadow Cast: 
The Latter Day Transvestites (LDT) have been feeding your Rocky addiction since 1995 (officially). From the Blue Mouse to the Tower Theatre, and possibly before, The Rocky Horror Picture Show has been playing in the Salt Lake City area. The cast started officially in 1995 and dubbed “The Little Cast of Horrors”, LDT has been through personnel changes, personal disasters, and near prosecution by the local vice squad. In 1997 we changed the name to the Latter Day Transvestites to reflect our heritage and our personal fashion preferences.
 
Come join us as we take a step to the right into our version of reality.
 
The performance by the Latter Day Transvestites is brought to you by the Out of the Shadows Theater Group (OSTG). OSTG provides an alternative aspect to the performing arts and cinema. Catering to cult film followers and encouraging audience participation. OSTG is an ongoing presence in Salt Lake City through local media, live performances and community events. Our shadow casts are known for their improvisations and witty call backs while performing to well known and loved cult films.
DRAG CAST + GUEST EMCEE AMANDA DUSOE
10/29 (SOLD OUT), 10/30 (SOLD OUT), 10/31 at 10:30 pm ; $25/person includes prop bag
 
 
Due to the graphic nature of this show no one under 18 will be admitted 
 
Photo ID will be required at time of entry at security entrance.
 
Admission includes prop-kit 
 
No bags, outside props, or cosplay weapons permitted 
Not intended for all viewers, audience discretion advised 
 Closed Caption devices available for live shows
Join us for a gender swapped, informal and raucous screening of the motion picture film Rocky Horror Picture Show, accompanied by a live shadow-cast. This show includes a full-cast (all key characters) playing roles of a differing gender than the on-screen characters, provided by Latter Day Transvestites/Out of the Shadows Theater Company as well as local, emcee Amanda Dusoe. 
 
This irreverent show will include shadow-cast reenactments of scenes, costumes to feast the eyes upon, and Amanda’s mad-libs throughout the entire show.
 
Rocky Horror emcees traditionally talk over the entire film with a microphone, so if you have interest in hearing or seeing the film in it’s pure form, without an emcee, look for the film-only screening times. The price of admission includes Prop Kits to interact with the movie and cast.  This show is adult in nature, includes language and themes that are not for all individuals, SLFS recommends individuals do their own research to determine if an event is appropriate for them. The SLFS Rocky Horror event disclaimer is below, please view before purchasing a ticket or attending this event. 
 
More about the Shadow Cast: 
The Latter Day Transvestites (LDT) have been feeding your Rocky addiction since 1995 (officially). From the Blue Mouse to the Tower Theatre, and possibly before, The Rocky Horror Picture Show has been playing in the Salt Lake City area. The cast started officially in 1995 and dubbed “The Little Cast of Horrors”, LDT has been through personnel changes, personal disasters, and near prosecution by the local vice squad. In 1997 we changed the name to the Latter Day Transvestites to reflect our heritage and our personal fashion preferences. Come join us as we take a step to the right into our version of reality.
 
The performance by the Latter Day Transvestites is brought to you by the Out of the Shadows Theater Group (OSTG). OSTG provides an alternative aspect to the performing arts and cinema. Catering to cult film followers and encouraging audience participation. OSTG is an ongoing presence in Salt Lake City through local media, live performances and community events. Our shadow casts are known for their improvisations and witty call backs while performing to well known and loved cult films.
 
 
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW 
10/29, 10/30, 10/31 at 10:30 pm ; $20/person + prop bag
 

ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE

No shadow cast or emcee

Due to the graphic nature of this show no one under 18 will be admitted Photo ID will be required at time of entry at security entrance. No bags, outside props, or cosplay weapons permitted. Not intended for all viewers, audience discretion advised.

 


All ticket proceeds benefit SLFS.   

DISCLAIMER: 

By purchasing a ticket for or participating in any Rocky Horror Picture Show event planned and controlled by Salt Lake Film Society, you agree to the following:

  1. Salt Lake Film Society Rocky Horror Picture Show events are provided with no warranty either express or implied. The Organizers, including but not limited to the Staff, Board,  Advisory, Volunteers, Cast, and Sponsors, of Salt Lake Film Society Rocky Horror Picture Show events assume no liability for any loss, theft, damage, trauma, triggering complaints or injury to property or persons, including death, whether arising in contract, negligence, equity, or otherwise.
  2. You assume all risks when participating in Salt Lake Film Society Rocky Horror Picture Show events. All participants must use care and good judgment and must obey all rules and regulations and code of conduct of Salt Lake Film Society. You will comply with all requests made by employees or volunteers or contracted staff of Salt Lake Film Society and its representatives. You must obey all laws of the State of Utah. Salt Lake Film Society reserves the right to eject any participant who does not comply with the terms of this section. Ejected participants will not be entitled to a refund or any further recourse.
  3. You will defend, indemnify and hold harmless Salt Lake Film Society and its organizers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, affiliates for any and all legal actions arising out of participation in Salt Lake Film Society Rocky Horror Picture Show events. You further agree to pay all legal fees incurred by Salt Lake Film Society that arise due to this agreement.
  4. You give Salt Lake Film Society authorization to use and post any photographs, videotapes, recordings or any other record of our events, before during or after the event for promotional use, at any area of our event venues, reporting to the media and to publish on our website or blog. You will not be entitled to any compensation for Salt Lake Film Society’s use of your name or image.
  5. Refunds for any reason will be at the discretion of Salt Lake Film Society.
  6. Salt Lake Film Society reserves the right to exclude anyone from becoming a Salt Lake Film Society participant should they choose not to accept this Agreement.
 

Filméxico 2022

Filméxico kicks off in November with an exciting lineup that highlights both acclaimed filmmakers and emerging voices from contemporary Mexican cinema. We will be returning to in person screenings at the Broadway starting November 10 – November 17.

Filméxico 2022 lineup will feature prominent works by indigenous filmmakers, as well as seasoned, new and local talent. We will also present a series of panel discussions with Mexican filmmakers, Utah community leaders and cultural binational specialists and allies.

Join us for our opening night live Q&A with director Melissa Elizondo Moreno, following a screening of The Sower (El Sembrador) on Thursday November 10.  The film begins at 7:00 pm with the live Q&A afterward.  

We will also have a live Q&A following Mending The Heart (Remover El Corazon) on Friday November 11. 

GUEST FILMMAKER: Melissa Elizondo Moreno

Melissa Elizondo Moreno graduated from the National School of Cinematographic Arts at UNAM. Her work is focused on the themes of resilience, childhood and the gender perspective. 

Her debut feature “The Sower” was awarded The Warrior of the Documentary Press Award, The Made by a Woman Award and the Audience Award for Documentary Feature Film at the Morelia International Film Festival. 

The Sower also won awards at festivals in France, Chile and Bolivia. Her short films “Túmin: Solidarity Economy” and “The Threads That Weave Us” have been presented at various film festivals and international exhibitions.

 

These FREE pre-recorded panels will be available online at SLFSathome.org.  These panels discussions are in English and Spanish with subtitles.  Available starting Nov. 11 – Nov. 17. 

The Revolt/La Revuelta

VIEW PANEL HERE

This panel features Lucero González: film director.

Moderator: Nancy Rivera: visual artist, curator and Visual Arts Coordinator, Utah Division of Arts & Museums.

Join this stirring conversation about collective artivism and vulnerable self-reflection, while we review the long journey of ‘the unruly’ women who learned together to reclaim their bodies and their voices, and continue working building bridges and changing the patriarchal narrative in Mexico and within.

Mending the Heart/Remover el Corazón

VIEW PANEL HERE

This panel features Melissa Elizondo: film director.

Moderator: Jorge Rodriguez: artist, public school educator and radio host, KPCW.

In this conversation we learn the challenges of documenting the process of one of Mexico’s most vulnerable communities as they take back their space and power through art, collectivity and the rebellious, inspiring resistance act of putting children’s standing point at the front and center.

The Sower/El Sembrador

VIEW PANEL HERE

This panel features Melissa Elizondo: film director; Miguel Botto: Mayan languages instructor, Associate Director, International Study Programs, BYU.

Moderator: David Lindes: Guatemalan-American musician and Mayan music researcher.

In the words of its director, The Sower is a film with the voices of many teachers; those of the children and their professor, as well as nature, language and music. Join our panelists as they discuss the importance of allowing children to freely experience their whole world together, and the difference between teaching information to produce and forming people to contribute.

Mom/Mamá

VIEW PANEL HERE

This panel features Xun Sero: film director.

Moderator: Vicky Lowe: Visual artist and educator.

How does one understand, cope and transcend the violence that patriarchy inflicts upon us and from within? Join us in this moving conversation about the courage required to acknowledge what needs to be changed and courageously combat misogyny, racism and the contradictions of adoring motherhood while punishing mothers for ruling their own lives.

Maidenhood/La Balhána

VIEW PANEL HERE 

This panel features Xóchitl Enriquez: film director; Itandehui Dxi: Anthropologist.

Moderator: José Borjón: Head Consul of Mexico in Salt Lake City.

Join our panelists as they review the power of celebrations, breaking silence and sisterhood to transform the collective rituals that allow violence against women to prevail while creating bridges with the new generations who are leading the change.

FILM SCHEDULE

Learn more about each film below. Most films will be available in theater or virtually on slfsathome.org.  

Films in theater start Thursday Nov. 10.  Some films will be available virtually starting Friday Nov. 11.

Thurs Nov 10

7 PM

The Grassland Giants / Los Gigantes del Pastizal (19 min)

+

The Sower / El Sembrador (1 hr 26 min)

+

In-person Q&A with director, Melissa Elizondo

Fri Nov 11

7 PM

The Bow / El Moño (8 min)

+

Mending the Heart / Remover el Corazón (30min)

+

In-person Q&A with director, Melissa Elizondo

Sat Nov 12

7 PM

Motorcyclist’s Happiness Won’t Fit into his Suit / Al Motociclista no le Cabe la Felicidad en el Traje (20min)

+

Mom / Mamá (1 h 20 min)

Sun Nov 13

7 PM

Maidenhood / La Balhána (15 min)

+

Mixtec Knot / Nudo Mixteco (1 hr 31 min)

Mon Nov 14

7 PM

Almantal / Almantal (19 min)

+

The Revolt / La Revuelta (1 hr 24 min)

Tues Nov 15

7 PM

The Grassland Giants / Los Gigantes del Pastizal (19 min)

+

The Sower / El Sembrador (1 hr 26 min)

Wed Nov 16

7 PM

Motorcyclist’s Happiness Won’t Fit into his Suit / Al Motociclista no le Cabe la Felicidad en el Traje (20min)

+

Mom / Mamá (1 h 20 min)

Thurs Nov 17

7 PM

Maidenhood / La Balhána (15 min)

+

Mixtec Knot / Nudo Mixteco (1 hr 31 min)

FILMS

Listed alphabetical by title.

ALMANTAL YU'UN LEKILAL (PEACE MESSENGERS)

ALMANTAL YU’UN LEKILAL (MENSAJEROS DE PAZ)

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14 | 7 PM

WILL SCREEN WITH THE REVOLT (LA REVUELTA)

17 min | 2020 | Mexico | Not Rated | Tsotsil, Spanish | Short

Directed by Octavio Anza

22 years after the massacre perpetrated by paramilitary groups in complicity with the government, the town of Acteal celebrates its martyrs and persists in its demand for justice.

THE BOW

EL MOÑO

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 & TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 | 7 PM

WILL SCREEN WITH MENDING THE HEART (REMOVER EL CORAZON) ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11 & THE SOWER (EL SEMBRADOR) ON TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15 

8 min | 2022 | Mexico | Not Rated | Spanish | Short

Directed by Luis Fernando, Puente Lizde Arias

El Moño is about a girl who is upset that her favorite sock is missing and soon she discovers a magical way of recovering all sorts of lost toys and coins. But the lesson goes deeper than material objects, about the cultural traditions that risk being lost for generations who follow their immigrant ancestors.

THE GRASSLAND GIANTS

LOS GIGANTES DEL PASTIZAL

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13 | 7 PM

WILL SCREEN WITH THE SOWER (EL SEMBRADOR) ON THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10

19 min | 2022 | Mexico | Not Rated | Spanish | Short

Directed by Santiago Ruiz Castro

Through stories and landscapes, the community of San Ildefonso, Amealco, reveals to us a legend that has lived for generations and generations in their culture: the hñahñö. Long ago, when the sky was still green and the animals talked, the world was inhabited by giants; today its remains can be found among the rocks.

MAIDENHOOD

LA BALHÁNA

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13 & THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 | 7 PM

WILL SCREEN WITH MIXTEC KNOT (NUDO MIXTECO) ON SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13 & THURSDAY NOVEMBER 17

15 min | 2022 | Mexico  | Not Rated | Spanish, Zapotec | Short

Directed by Xóchitl Enriquez

Catalina submits to the tradition of her people, “La Baláhna”, to demonstrate her purity and worth as a woman to her beloved, but her body betrays her and she fails to demonstrate her chastity. What future awaits Catalina in the face of a syncretic love that rejects her?

MENDING THE HEART: THE POWER OF ART TO HEAL A COMMUNITY

REMOVER EL CORAZON

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 | 7 PM

WILL SCREEN WITH THE BOW (EL MOÑO) ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11 & THE SOWER (EL SEMBRADOR) ON TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15 

Live Q&A with director Melissa Elizondo Moreno following the feature on Friday November 11. 

30 min | 2019 | Mexico | Not Rated | Spanish | Short

Directed by Melissa Elizondo

After the powerful Sept 19, 2017 earthquake struck Mexico, community workers helped children cope with trauma and transform the town through art, in one of the most affected villages, San Gregorio Atlapulco in Xochimilco.

MIXTEC KNOT

NUDO MIXTECO

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13 & THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 | 7 PM

WILL SCREEN WITH MAIDENHOOD (LA BALHÁNA) ON SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13 & THURSDAY NOVEMBER 17

91 min | 2021 | Mexico | Not Rated | Spanish, Mixteco | Feature

Directed by Ángeles Cruz

8 Ariel nominations including Best Film, First Feature & Director. Three stories intertwine during the patron saint’s celebration in a village of the Mixtec Oaxaca, where three indigenous women deal with love, migration, child abuse and traditional roles.

MOM

MAMÁ

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12 & WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 | 7 PM

WILL SCREEN WITH MOTORCYCLIST’S HAPPINESS WON’T FIT INTO HIS SUIT (AL MOTOCICLISTA NO LE CABE LA FELICIDAD EN EL TRAJE) ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12 & WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 16

80 min | 2022 | Mexico | Not Rated | Spanish, Tzotzil | Documentary Feature

Directed by Xun Sero

As a Mexican Tzotzil I grew up between the sacrality both of Guadalupe Virgin and Mother Earth. As a son, I grew up among the derision of not having a father and blaming my mother for it. “Mom” is a dialogue between mother and son exploring their contradictions, knowing and recognizing each other, and reflecting on naturalized violence and its reproduction.

MOTORCYCLIST'S HAPPINESS WON'T FIT INTO HIS SUIT

AL MOTOCICLISTA NO LE CABE LA FELICIDAD EN EL TRAJE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12 & WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 | 7 PM

WILL SCREEN WITH MOM (MAMÁ) ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12 & WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 16

 

10 min | 2021 | Mexico | Not Rated | Spanish | Short

Directed by Gabriel Herrera

There he sits proudly on his motorbike, encompassed in majestic red and the dazzling admiration of the others.

THE REVOLT

LA REVUELTA

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14 | 7 PM

WILL SCREEN WITH ALMANTAL YU’UN LEKILAL (PEACE MESSENGERS) (ALMANTAL YU’UN LEKILAL (MENSAJEROS DE PAZ)

84 min | 2022 | Mexico | Not Rated | Spanish | Documentary Feature

Directed by Lucero González

In the 70s a group of women found the first feminist newspaper: The Revolt. 50 years later they revisit those times, their bonds, the movement and their place in feminism today.

THE SOWER

EL SEMBRADOR

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 & TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 | 7 PM

WILL SCREEN WITH THE GRASSLAND GIANTS (LOS GIGANTES DEL PASTIZAL) ON THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10 & THE BOW (EL MOÑO) ON TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15 

Live Q&A with director Melissa Elizondo Moreno following the feature on Thursday November 10. 

86 min | 2018 | Mexico | Not Rated | Spanish, Tseltal | Documentary Feature

Directed by Melissa Elizondo Moreno

Bartolomé, a teacher in a multigrade school on the mountains of Chiapas in Mexico, knows education is not based on textbooks and cannot fit inside the four walls of a classroom. A true sower of knowledge, his approach to education, based on curiosity and the love of nature, makes him a beacon of hope to his community.

Tower Of Terror at Broadway 2022

Tower Of Terror is back! Every weekend starting Sept. 10, we will be featuring horror films that will have you looking over your shoulder. While the Tower is under renovation, this year we will be screening these seasonal classics at Broadway Centre Cinemas.

NEW UPDATE as of 10/13: Due to popular demand we have added more Tower Of Terror screenings on Halloween weekend. All movies will start at 9 pm.  Tickets will be on sale soon.  

These screenings feature a mix of films that we are bringing back and some classics that you asked for that we can now squeeze in:  

OLDER UPDATE! We have a few changes in our Tower of Terror 2022 schedule: 

– SUSPIRIA (1977) is now playing October 14

– LOST BOYS is added for October 15

See our schedule for the rest of October below. Tickets are on sale now!

The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy

Join us for this special marathon screening of Peter Jackson's epic, Academy-Award winning The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

One Marathon to rule them all…August 13th at Broadway.

$35 for all three films! Tickets will include swag, food, and trivia for an amazing one day event.



Your journey begins with The Fellowship of the Ring at Noon. There will be a 30 minute break before The Two Towers at roughly 3:00 pm. Following that film, there will be a 60 minute break for dinner at 6:30 pm before The Return of the King at 7:30 pm. The full program should exit by 11:00 pm.

The Lord of the Rings is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential film series ever made. Each film was critically acclaimed, with high praise for their innovative special effects, acting, set design, musical score and emotional depth, and heavily awarded, the series winning 17 Academy Awards. 

Set in the fictional world of Middle-earth, the trilogy follows the hobbit Frodo Baggins as he and the Fellowship embark on a quest to destroy the One Ring, to ensure the destruction of its maker, the Dark Lord Sauron. The Fellowship eventually splits up and Frodo continues the quest with his loyal companion Sam and the treacherous Gollum. Meanwhile, Aragorn, heir in exile to the throne of Gondor, along with Legolas, Gimli, Boromir, Merry, Pippin and the wizard Gandalf, unite to save the Free Peoples of Middle-earth from the forces of Sauron and rally them in the War of the Ring to aid Frodo by distracting Sauron’s attention.

The fellowship's journey begins as they march to Mordor to destroy the one ring.

Live Q&A with Emelie Mahdavian

Join us on Friday 6/24 for an in-person Q&A with director Emilie Mahdavian following the 7:15 pm screening of Bitterbrush.

In the documentary, opening Friday at Broadway, In the remote and rugged mountains of the American West, two young women contemplate the future as they work alone herding cattle. Get tickets now here-> Bitterbrush.

Emelie Mahdavian is an Emmy, Peabody, and Sundance Award-winning filmmaker who was selected for DOCNYC’s 2020 “40 Under 40” list. Her nonfiction feature BITTERBRUSH screened at Telluride Film Festival, Doc Fortnight at the MoMA, won a Special Jury Prize at Visions du Réel, and is being released theatrically by Magnolia Pictures. She produced, wrote, and edited MIDNIGHT TRAVELER, which won numerous international prizes and was nominated for a Gotham Award for Best Documentary. She has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis and is Assistant Professor of Film and Media Arts at the University of Utah.

Summer Showdown

SLFS Summer Showdown Winner

Thank you so much for supporting SLFS and our new Summer Showdown series! 

SLFS Film Fan Boxes are now available. 

SLFS Film Fan Boxes are now available for pick up at the Broadway concessions counter. This exclusive item is available to patrons who attended our screening of SLC Punk on September 3, 2022.  To be eligible you must provide a phone number or email to verify purchase of ticket to SLFS staff. An SLFS Staff member will sign off eligible recipients and provide you with a SLFS Film Fan Box.

Here’s the small print:

*The winning film announced in September was, SLC PUNK!  All film fan boxes must be picked up in-person at the Broadway Centre Cinemas located at 300 s. 111 E. in SLC, UT.  The eligible guest must provide a phone number or email to verify a ticket purchased for our screening of SLC Punk.  Non-Transferable. Restrictions apply. No guarantees will be given and gifts may be first-come, first-served if some items are limited in quantity. Other Audience Awards terms and conditions apply.

For questions, email info@saltlakefilmsociety.org 


Films compete each weekend to be crowned the King Of Summer.

SLFS SUMMER SHOWDOWN will pit two films against one another each weekend to see what films are the champion of summer!

Cult Cinema at its best. How it works.

Friday and Saturday nights at 9 pm at Broadway we will present cult, indie, and summer cinema goodness. Every screening will include a limited edition swag, merchandise, and surprise give-aways. Collect them all!

We will announce the winning film each week on our social media, so follow us!

At the end of summer only ONE film will be crowned KING OF SUMMER. 

If you were smart enough or lucky enough to be in the audience for the film crowned King of Summer you also win! Those lucky audience members are eligible to receive our limited edition SLFS FILM FAN BOX full of exclusive cult cinema swag.*

How do YOU help determine the winner?

Each weekend your favorite films will gain ranking on our leader board according to:

1) Audience Attendance (bring all your friends!) (1 point per person)

2) Donations attributed to the film or received day of screening (1 point per dollar)

Have a favorite film? Be sure to attend in-person or donate to help the rankings each weekend.

Update: You can donate using the links below with each film.  All films are eligible for donation until midnight on 9/4.  Winner will be announced 9/6.

FILMS AND SCHEDULE

 

 

 

Friday 5/27
Tickets No Longer Available 
Donate via QR | Donate Online

 

 

 

Saturday 5/28
Tickets No Longer Available
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Friday 6/3
Tickets No Longer Available
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Saturday 6/4
Tickets No Longer Available
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Friday 6/10
Tickets No Longer Available
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Saturday 6/11

Tickets No Longer Available
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Friday 6/17
Tickets No Longer Available 
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Saturday 6/18
Tickets No Longer Available 
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Friday 6/24
Tickets No Longer Available
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Saturday 6/25
Tickets No Longer Available
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Friday 7/1
Tickets No Longer Available
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Saturday 7/2
Tickets No Longer Available 
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Friday 7/8

Tickets No Longer Available
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Saturday 7/9

Tickets No Longer Available
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Friday 7/15

Tickets No Longer Available 
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Saturday 7/16

Tickets No Longer Available 
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Friday 7/22

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Saturday 7/23

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Friday 7/29

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Saturday 7/30

Tickets No Longer Available 
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Friday 8/5

 

 

Tickets No Longer Available 

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Saturday 8/6

Tickets No Longer Available

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Friday 8/12

Tickets No Longer Available
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Saturday 8/13

Tickets Available Here
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Friday 8/19
Tickets No Longer Available 
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Saturday 8/20
Tickets No Longer Available 
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Friday 8/26
Tickets No Longer Available
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Saturday 8/27
Tickets No Longer Available
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Friday 9/2
Tickets No Longer Available Here
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Saturday 9/3
Tickets No Longer Available
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*Eligibility audience members must have purchased a ticket through slfs.org online ticketing systems and must have provided their email and telephone number at the time of purchase for our Audience Awards program.  Eligible audience members will be emailed from our ticket purchase system to the email provided at the time of ticket-purchase with instructions on how to pick up the box. SLFS is not responsible for lost or misdirected emails, send errors, or junk email capture, and recommends all audiences check their junk after the winning film is announced in September. All boxes must be picked up in-person at the designated venue, and within the timeframe offered for pick-up. The eligible guest must print the email with the instructions, photo ID, and their email  address at time of pickup. Non-Transferable. Restrictions apply. No guarantees will be given and gifts may be first-come, first-served if some items are limited in quantity. 

Live Q&A with Renan Ozturk 5/14

Credit: Getty Images

Join us on Saturday 5/14 for an in-person Q&A with co-director Renan Ozturk following the 7 pm screening of The Sanctity Of Space.

In the documentary, opening Friday at Broadway, three friends are inspired by the photography of legendary explorer Brad Washburn to traverse some of Alaska’s most challenging peaks. Get tickets now here-> The Sanctity of Space.

From his website:

“Renan lives to tell stories about our connection to the natural world, often set within the most challenging environments on Earth. He’s constantly searching for projects that move him — films that have a strong visual identity matched with some deeply compelling human element.

He began his career as an expedition climber and landscape artist, spending years living in a tent beneath the big walls of U.S. National Parks and in the snowy Himalayan mountains. All of his paintings were created on expedition, carrying large cotton canvases on his back, sometimes even using natural pigments pulled straight from the earth to capture these wildly beautiful landscapes. He received National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2013 for his combination of cutting-edge first ascents and visual storytelling.

Credit: National Geographic/Renan Ozturk

Currently, Renan works as a commercial and documentary filmmaker, an expedition climber for The North Face, and a photojournalist for Sony and National Geographic. The films he’s made over the years have had a global presence; he’s probably best known for MERU (cinematographer/subject), which won the 2015 Audience Choice Award at Sundance, and the critically acclaimed Sherpa (cinematographer/co-director), which screened at TIFF and Telluride. He’s directed and shot commercial work for major international brands such as Apple, Google, DJI and Nike.”