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April 9 - April 11


Salt Lake Film Society, in collaboration with the University of Utah School of Dance, College of Fine Arts and Film & Media Arts Department, present the third edition of Screendance Film Tour: Bodies in Motion, featuring the works of award-winning dance filmmakers, at the Broadway Centre Cinemas, on April 9 to April 11.
This year’s lineup was carefully curated by experimental filmmaker, choreographer, performer and Program Director for the Graduate Certificate in Screendance at the University of Utah, Kym McDaniel, who also moderated our two pre-recorded panel conversations.
Screendance 2024 program highlights the moving body on screen and is experimental, inclusive, and identity-driven. We will offer 7 programs, including a solo screening of visiting Mexican artist, Tania Hernández Velasco, whose work focuses on choreographies of the body, landscape, and memory.


$12 per film screening
$60 All Access Pass includes access to all Screendance in person films and events.
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Tues April 9

7 pm

Program 1: Tania Hernández Velasco

Eclipsis 16 min.

Our Body is an Expanding Star 4 min.

Titixe 60 min.

Wed April 10

7 pm

Program 2: Disability Dance Shorts
One + One Make Three
25 min.

17 min.
Run time: 42 min.

Program 3: The Body As An Archive
Crip Mad/Archive Dances
30 min.

a so-called archive
20 min.

Slipped, Fell and Smacked My Face off the Dance Floor
21 min.
Run time: 1 hr 11 min.

9 PM
Program 4: Huahua’s Dazzling World and its Myriad Temptations 花花世界
Huahua’s Dazzling World and its Myriad Temptations 花花世界
Run time: 82 min.

Thurs April 11

7 pm

Program 5: Dance Animation Shorts

Delivery Dancer’s Sphere 25 min.

Bird in the Peninsula  16 min.

Moving or Being Moved 11 min.

Run time: 52 min.

Program 6: Rhythms of Resistance

Moune Ô 16 min.

absent wound 10 min.

Bury My Heart on Kit Carson’s Land 5 min.

Dance Dance Evolution 18 min.

Run time: 49 min.

9 PM

Program 7: University of Utah Student Shorts + The Truss Arch

Why Do I Always Survive 7 min.

Un Poquito 7 min.

What She Is 3-5 min.

The Truss Arch 35 min.

Run time: 55 min. 


Tania, a Mexican filmmaker with brown skin and long brown hair, peers down at the camera, a small smile on her lips and in her eyes. She wears a dark blue long-sleeved top with small white dots. Behind her, an angular glass building reflects green and whites of the landscape and sun.'
Tania Hernández Velasco is a filmmaker born in México City.

[Image Description: Tania, a Mexican filmmaker with brown skin and long brown hair, peers down at the camera, a small smile on her lips and in her eyes. She wears a dark blue long-sleeved top with small white dots. Behind her, an angular glass building reflects green and whites of the landscape and sun.]

Tania Hernández Velasco is a filmmaker born in México City. Through a poetic, ludic and sensory approach, her work explores questions of territory, nature, legacy and identity that traverse her intimate sphere.

Titixe (2018), her first feature documentary in which she holds directing, editing, producing and cinematography credits, has been selected in more than forty international film festivals and collected several awards. 

In 2019, she was selected as a Flaherty Seminar – Professional Development Fellow (Flaherty Seminar, NY) and was awarded the Charles C. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award (Full Frame FF, NC).

In 2022, she debuted as an opera stage director for Opera Lafayette’s Silvain which premiered in NYC’s Museo del Barrio and Washington DC’s Kennedy Center. That year, she also premiered “Eclipsis”, in which she holds directing, editing and producing credits, a short film produced by Mexico’s National University Cinematheque (Filmoteca UNAM).

She is working on her second film Our Body Is an Expanding Star (2024), in collaboration with Semillites Hernández Velasco. This project has been supported by FOCINE-IMCINE (2021)and Firelight Media’s William Greaves Fund (United States, 2021).  Hernández Velasco imparts documentary workshops and is currently a recipient of México’s Jóvenes Creadores grant (2023). 


Screendance online program also offers two pre-recorded conversations, spotlighting different themes of the tour.  These will be made available online at starting April 9.

SCREENDANCE 2024 PANEL: THE LEGACY OF SCREENDANCE IN SALT LAKE CITY On our first conversation, Screendance lead curator and moderator, Kym McDaniel, engages with Tania Hernández’s work, as well as with disability activist and artist Petra Kuppers, and U of U student Devin Etcitty, to discuss integrating poetry and voice in their screendance practices. Click here for FREE Panel.

SCREENDANCE PANEL: Poetry, Identity and Voice in Screendance On our second conversation, Kym McDaniel and U of U Screendance Program Founder, Ellen Bromberg, discuss the legacy of screendance in Salt Lake City and the journey of the Tour to this day. A candid, joyful discussion, that will surely be cherished for many years to come. Click here for FREE Panel.


Films are available in theater and online.  See schedule for program showtimes.  Online access is available here.

absent wound

THURSDAY, April 11 | 7 PM | Screening as part of PROGRAM 6: RHYTHMS OF RESISTANCE

Image Description: A stone sink located on the floor, with a metal faucet and two metal pots. A small green plant is next to the sink. There is light-colored text in the middle of the screen that reads, “sun is pouring in”.

10 min | 2015 | Iran | Not Rated | Short

Directed by Maryam Tafakory

The rituals of warrior training are seen in combination with the recitations of a girl.

a so-called archive

WEDNESDAY, April 10 | 7 PM | Screening as part of PROGRAM 3: THE BODY AS AN ARCHIVE

Image Description: A dark brown hand holds up a photograph. The photograph shows an archival room that is stark and academic. Behind the photograph, a light grey brick building is in the background.

20 min | 2020 | United Kingdom | Not Rated | Short | ALL FILMS CAPTIONED FOR ACCESS

Directed by Onyeka Igwe

a so-called archive imagines the ‘lost’ films from the archives of the Colonial Film Unit (1932–1955) in Lagos, Nigeria and the former British Empire and Commonwealth Museum (2002-2009) in Bristol Temple Meads, U.K. Using distinctive soundscapes, choral arrangements and a radio play within the confines of images from a disembodied tour of the exquisite corpse of an archive building.

In Lagos, the former Nigerian Film Unit building was one of the first self-directed outposts of the British visual propaganda engine, the Colonial Film Unit (1932–1955). Today it stands empty. Its rooms are full of dust, cobwebs, stopped clocks, and rusty and rotting celluloid film cans. The films found in this building are hard to see, not only because of their condition, but also perhaps because people do not want to see them. They reveal a colonial residue, echoed in walls of the building itself.
Meanwhile, in Bristol Temple Meads, the former British Empire and Commonwealth Museum (2002-2009) was previously housed in the vaults of one Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s most famous railway designs. The museum included photographic, film, sound and object collections from across the former British Empire. However, it is now shrouded in ignominy after the alleged illegal sale of several items from its collection, leading to its closure. The monetisation and obscurity of its collection points to an attitude to Britain’s colonial past.


THURSDAY, April 11 | 7 PM | Screening as part of PROGRAM 5: DANCE ANIMATION SHORTS

16 min | 2022 | Japan | Not Rated | Short

Directed by Atsushi Wada

Children are dancing to music under the supervision of their teacher. A young lady witnesses the scene and disrupts their rituals.


THURSDAY, April 11 | 7 PM | Screening as part of PROGRAM 6: RHYTHMS OF RESISTANCE

Image Description: It’s dusk with purple blue skies and a hue of orange as the sun sets in the West. An androgynous body overlays the landscape with an arm raised to the sky.

5 min | 2024 | USA | Not Rated | Short

Directed by Devin Etcitty

Filmed on Dinétah, the body and land converse with each other. In this experimental film, the landscape enthralls viewers with it’s vastness, beauty and isolation. Inspired by their upbringing on the Navajo Nation, the artist seeks to answer questions about trauma in the body.


WEDNESDAY, April 10 | 7 PM | Screening as part of PROGRAM 3: THE BODY AS AN ARCHIVE

35 min | 2024 | USA | Not Rated | Short | ALL FILMS CAPTIONED FOR ACCESS

Directed by Petra Kuppers

The Crip/Mad Archive Dances address disabled and mad presences in asylum spaces and in dance archives through participatory performances grounded in disability culture.


THURSDAY, April 11 | 7 PM | Screening as part of PROGRAM 6: RHYTHMS OF RESISTANCE

18 min | 2022 | USA | Not Rated | Short

Directed by Jules Rosskam

In Dance, Dance, Evolution six trans-identified people explore their relationship to dance over time. As one participant says, “What I feel when I’m dancing is the very decomposition of myself.” This short, joyful documentary looks at the ways in which the body in motion opens up the spaces between gender, race, and time, producing pleasure in indeterminacy. This begs the question, how do we take that idealized moment on the dance floor—where nothing matters but the beat—and take it with us everywhere we go?


THURSDAY, April 11 | 7 PM | Screening as part of PROGRAM 5: DANCE ANIMATION SHORTS

25 min | 2022 | Korea | Not Rated | Short

Directed by Ayoung Kim

Ernst Mo works for courier service Delivery Dancer. Every day, she transports an endless stream of parcels, following algorithmically generated routes through a labyrinthine Seoul. After she runs into an alternative version of herself, her reality slowly starts to crack – with all the attendant consequences. In her own unique style, artist Ayoung Kim creates a fascinating and pretty disturbing world.


TUESDAY, April 9 | 7:00 PM | Screening as part of PROGRAM 1: TANIA HERNÁNDEZ VELASCO

Image Description: A circular, micro-close up image of a butterfly. A spectrum of blues, yellows, greens, and blacks fill the circular image. Around the circular image is a black background.

16 min | 2022 | Mexico | Not Rated | Short

Directed by Tania Hernández Velasco


WEDNESDAY, April 10 | 9 PM | Screening as part of PROGRAM 4: FEATURE IN FOCUS

Image Description: Huahua, a Chinese woman wearing a black long-sleeved coat and multicolor skirt dances in public. In one hand, she holds up her phone. In her other hand, she gestures around her. She wears a bright headband with flowers and a light pink lace scarf. Behind her, a community of men, women, and children watch her. She smiles broadly at her phone as she dances.

82 min | 2022 | China, Canada | Not Rated | Feature

Directed by Daphne Xu

Huahua, an eccentric and exuberant woman from Xiongan New Area, livestreams herself dancing, singing, and chatting with fans on Kuaishou for a living. Cell phone screens, beauty filters, and digital soundscapes reveal a world that Huahua creates with her own image.


THURSDAY, April 11 | 7 PM | Screening as part of PROGRAM 6: RHYTHMS OF RESISTANCE

16 min |  2022 | Belgium, French Guiana, France | Not Rated | Short

Directed by Maxime Jean-Baptiste

“I close my eyes. The crowd makes me smile, breaks my body, and that’s the end” By presenting the festive events which escorted the projection of the film “Jean Galmot aventurier” by Alain Maline, where the filmmaker’s father played a role, the images of Moune Ô reveal the survival of the colonial inheritance within a Western collective unconscious always marked of stereotypes. From little gestures of daily life, the resistance toward oppression comes in its own rhythm.


THURSDAY, April 11 | 7 PM | Screening as part of PROGRAM 5: DANCE ANIMATION SHORTS

11 min |  2020 | USA | Not Rated | Short

Directed by Sabine Gruffat

The everyday performance of domestic labor is teleported into a surreal game world where an emotionally responsive AI chatbot provides no answers. In this world, motion capture technology translates movement into data that can be unbound from the human body. Yvonne’s No Manifesto becomes a framework for understanding the existential impact of this new dataset. What happens to movement when it is divorced from affect and feeling? What happens to dance without the basic premise of embodiment and breath?


WEDNESDAY, April 10 | 7 PM | Screening as part of PROGRAM 2: DISABILITY DANCE SHORTS

25 min |  United Kingdom | Not Rated | Short | ALL FILMS CAPTIONED FOR ACCESS

Directed by Kinetic Light

Commissioned and presented by ALL ARTS, this Emmy-nominated experimental documentary-dance film — directed by Katherine Helen Fisher of Safety Third Productions — takes audiences behind the scenes and into the studio as Kinetic Light creates their aerial dance production, Wired. Wired is an immersive work that explores the gendered, raced, and disability histories of barbed wire and traces the fine line between “us” and “them.” Dancers partner, spin, and soar as they reflect on art, dance, and disability as a creative force.

Kinetic Light’s ongoing research and development of aesthetic artistic accessibility can be flexibly experienced in One + One Make Three through two streams of ASL interpretation, multi-voiced enhanced audio description, and integrated open captions. We craft these access approaches as an integral part of our art, in collaboration with other disabled artists and community members. They are intentionally designed to be as challenging, provocative, and beautiful as the art itself.


TUESDAY, April 9 | 7:00 PM | Screening as part of PROGRAM 1: TANIA HERNÁNDEZ VELASCO

Image Description: A Super 8mm image of a brown-skinned dancer wearing a red shawl wrapped around her shoulders. She peeks out from beyond trees. Her faces turns to the sun which lights parts of her face.

4 min |  Mexico | Not Rated | Short

Directed by Tania Hernández Velasco

Two siblings make an imaginary pilgrimage through the memory and geography of their Brown bodies in order to discover their beauty and dignity. As they journey through the seas of their stretch marks, the fields of their hair, and the constellations of their moles, their ancestors emerge to accompany them.


WEDNESDAY, April 10 | 7 PM | Screening as part of PROGRAM 2: DISABILITY DANCE SHORTS

17 min |  2015 | Vietnam, Germany | Not Rated | Short | ALL FILMS CAPTIONED FOR ACCESS

Directed by Davide De Lillis & Julia Metzger-Traber

Dancing between waking and dreaming, a day seen through the eyes of eleven young residents of the Friendship Village in Vietnam who are living with disabilities caused by Agent Orange.


WEDNESDAY, April 10 | 7 PM | Screening as part of PROGRAM 2: DISABILITY DANCE SHORTS

Image Description: Two Irish light-skinned/white dancers sitting back-to-back on a pier. They lean on one another, eyes closed and mouths slightly open. Their feet dip into a vast body of water lapping against the pier.

20 min |  2022 | Ireland | Not Rated | Short | ALL FILMS CAPTIONED FOR ACCESS

Directed by Lisa Freeman

Drawing on the town’s history as a site of leisure and respite, this work positions the human body in this now-defunct site of relaxation. The actors create intimate moments of dialogue in this public space, where the script touches on ideas of therapeutic infrastructures, tourism and the body as an archive. These moments are woven through this site of failed architecture, set to a live musical score performed by a saxophone player.



35 min |  2021 | Canada | Not Rated | Short

Directed by Sonya Stefan

Somewhere between an autobiographical piece, a heartfelt tribute to an immigrant mother whose fate is out of her hands, and a dance film rich in poetry and symbolism, this ode to freedom bubbles with reflections and experimentations—all set against the imposing backdrop of factory chimneys and a truss arch bridge.


TUESDAY, April 9 | 7:00 PM | Screening as part of PROGRAM 1: TANIA HERNÁNDEZ VELASCO

60 min |  2018 | Mexico | Not Rated | Short

Directed by Tania Hernández Velasco



Image Description: A black background with fragments of bright pink and purple. Abstract gestures and lines fill the frame, similar to a painting or drawing.

7 min |  2024 | USA | Not Rated | Short

Directed by Roxanne Gray

A mother and daughter explore borderland identity, community, and lineage through folklórico dance in San Antonio, TX.



Image Description: A distorted image of a female mannequin, her face curves along the frame, bended and collaged alongside other fragmented limbs and parts of the body.

3 min |  2024 | USA | Not Rated | Short

Directed by Constance Anderson

A 16mm film that explores freedom in female sexuality through the aesthetic of “cool,” inspired by the 1960s Americana beatnik movement. The film plays with tension between analog and digital and physical and metaphysical. 



Image Description: Four women stand looking to the left of the frame. They wear brightly colored folklórico dance costumes consisting of colorful skirts, ruffled blouses, and braided headpieces with ribbons and flowers. The women also wear skeleton bodysuits under their dresses and a skeleton mask over their faces.

7 min |  2023 | USA | Not Rated | Short

Directed by Irishia Hubbard

A presence hangs suspended, a bridge between epochs and dimensions. Within this immersive experience, the ancestral voices reverberate through her essence, whispering secrets of our heritage. Why Do I Always Survive is a colorful exploration of corporeal existence through the unique perspective of the Black moving body.

Czech That Film


Czech That Film series is a carefully curated selection of recent Czech cinema. Salt Lake Film Society and the Czech Consulate is excited to be bringing this event back to Broadway this year.  


$12 per film screening
$40 All Access Pass includes access to all Czech That Film in person films and events.
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Jaroslav Olša Jr. is the author of books and articles on history, culture and literature of Asia and Africa and historical relations of the non-European countries with the Czech Lands. He has also widely published about science fiction and edited over a dozen anthologies of Czech and international science fiction. He has published in a wide-range of publications such as Czech edition of National Geographic, Nový Orient (New Orient), Světová literatura (World Literature), Mezinárodní politika (Foreign Policy), Mezinárodní vztahy (International Relations). He was also a curator of art exhibitions, member of the jury of 2011 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, and initiated numerous cultural exchanges and activities.


Tues March 26

6:30 pm

Bod obnovy (Restore Point)

(1 hr 55 min)

9 pm

Bratři (Brothers)

(2 hr 15 min)

Wed March 27

7 pm

Úsvit (We Have Never Been Modern)

(1 h 57 min)

9 pm

Přišla v noci (She Came At Night)

(1 hr 25 min)



Listed alphabetically by title. All films are in Czech with English subtitles. 



1 hr 55 min | 2023 | Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Serbia | Not Rated | Czech, Slovak | Feature

Directed by Robert Hloz

Set in central Europe during 2041, a female detective investigates the case of a murdered couple where a restoration team is able to bring one of them back to life.



2 hr 15 min | 2023 | Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia | Not Rated | Czech | Feature

Directed by Tomáš Mašín

In October 1953, five friends decide to leave communist Czechoslovakia and get to West Berlin. They manage to cross the guarded border but are soon detected in East German territory. Unknowingly, they initiate the largest armed manoeuvre since WW2; twenty thousand German Police and Soviet Army members are mobilised, all because of five teenage boys.



1 hr 25 min | 2023 | Czech Republic | Not Rated | Czech | Feature

Directed by Tomás Pavlícek, Jan Vejnar

When a couple of thirty-somethings let the mother of one of them cross the threshold into their home, they have no idea that they have just entered a kind of purgatory. Their peaceful life is slowly transformed into a chaotic wreck. Valerie, a well-groomed woman in her sixties, is an energetic diva who little by little conquers not only the space of the apartment, but also the minds of its occupants. As the creeping home invasion gains force, certainties are undermined and the boundaries of privacy are demolished. Are moms and mothers-in-law always right? Do they have good intentions toward us? And isn’t that why they are the scariest monsters of them all?



1 hr 57 min | 2023 | Czech Republic, Slovakia | Not Rated | Czech | Feature

Directed by Matěj Chlupáček

Helena, is about to give birth and face a rosy future in a modern city, as the pregnant wife of an important factory manager. However, all her illusions soon perish, as the dead body of a newborn intersex baby is found in the middle of their factory.

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Greg Sumner
Mary Swanwick
Rylee Syme
Julie L.Taggart
Natalia Tapia
Crissy Tappan
Eni Tauteoli
Herta Teitelbaum
Peter Teitelbaum
Aleksandr Telegin
Camille Thorpe
Corey Treacy
Jefferson Treacy
Stephen Trimble
Emilie Turner
Mariah Trujillo
Mary Ann Urban
Richard Urena
Francisco Uriarte
Sydney Valenzuela
Ali Vallarta
Trent Van Alfen
Julie Vanderwekken
Neil Vander Most & Audrey Neville
Alvaro Vasquez
James Vause
Mary Beth Vogel-ferguson
Jeffrey Waddingham
Kenzie Waldon
Devin Waldon
Jordan Watkins
Naomi Watkins
Feeny Watt
Amanda Weeks
Larry West
Sophie Whitaker
Samuel White
Susan Wieck
Hannah Wilcox
Alice Williams
Lauren Williams
Theron Williams
Brooke Williamsen
Dalton Wilson
Craig Winger
Ben Winslow
Zach Wiseman
Myrna Wolf
David Wozniak
Jace Yacuk
Xinmeng Zhang
Mary Zimmerman
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SLFS By The Numbers​


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Tower Theatre Update


The Tower Theatre won't be open in 2023 but read below for our planning update.

Our deep gratitude goes out to all who have inquired about and have continued to love the Tower. We know how important the Tower is to cinematic preservation and consequently to the 9th and 9th community. Throughout 2022, and into this year, your continued support in attending SLFS films and events at our Broadway location, and your donations in support of our mission to exhibit, create, and preserve the art of cinema, has been a key success factor in building a future for the Tower. We know that many of you feared the Tower might close permanently. We’re happy to say that SLFS is 100% committed to the preservation of this unique and wonderful gem of a venue. 


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Tori Baker, CEO/President, signs for ownership of The Tower Theatre in December 2022.

SLFS has been operating the Tower Theatre since we formed our nonprofit 23 years ago. As a donor-supported cinema, we continued with relatively short leases which renewed repeatedly. There were restrictions on what we could do with the building since we did not own it. We are happy to announce that in December of 2022, and thanks to a generous grant from Alternative Visions Fund, SLFS has purchased the Tower Theatre location. 


This is monumental to the preservation mission goals of SLFS. We intend to ensure cinematic adventures continue at the Tower for generations to come. The Tower has always been part of our founding story, and our mission. By securing the building ownership, SLFS and our allies can now look towards neighborhood collaboration to build a vision that preserves the unique character of the Tower, supports the 9th & 9th economic viability, and harnesses the archive video/DVD collection for film preservation and education. 


This purchase allows for the Tower to have a fresh start. Therefore, we are happily turning away from previously-reported cosmetic improvement plans to begin serious long-term visioning for the Tower. We’ve named our new initiative “Tower Theatre: The Next 100 years.”


Our inspiration is to repair and renovate the 1928 Tower Theatre as an environmentally responsible hub for cultural, nostalgic, modern, and uncensored cinematic experiences. As an economic and cultural anchor in 9th and 9th , the Tower will remain a safe haven for underrepresented voices and individuals who love to explore new ideas and tastes through the cinematic lens. 


This treasured movie theater, the oldest single-screen in Utah dedicated solely to film, represents a cultural cinematic landmark that demands to be preserved for future generations. SLFS intends to trailblaze environmental responsibility in theatrical exhibition and serve community through historic, contemporary, unique technological film screenings, plus offer and grow our world-class and highly rare archive. Additionally, we plan to provide museum-like exhibits that access nostalgia for our past and celebrate the future of the medium of film. 


Embarking on this adventure will take time, stakeholder support, and fundraising.  We do not anticipate the Tower opening in 2023 for this reason.  However, you may see us making some essential repairs throughout the process. We will keep the public posted. Through this visioning process we are committed to protecting the Tower’s legacy and remaining true to the spirit of the Tower.  SLFS has always had the Tower at the heart of our cinematic mission and will continue to honor its texture, personality, and purpose throughout the visioning process. After all, the first cinema in Utah to have air-conditioning, and talkies, deserves to see the light of the projector lamp never go dark.  


SLFS has formed an advisory committee of stakeholders and local business leaders to help envision the future of the Tower and what is possible regarding environmental and neighborhood sustainability.  SLFS plans to make the Tower renovations a community project that includes engaging local business at 9th and 9th, checking in with neighbors (you may be hearing from us soon), stakeholders, and patrons, and igniting the passion of cinema-lovers from far and wide.  We will update the public with current news periodically on this web page and through our social media channels.


Taking on the Tower project in a  post-pandemic arts recovery climate is ambitious. Still, SLFS firmly commits to visioning for the Tower’s next 100 years. Our goal is for the Tower to be Salt Lake Film Society’s premiere film venue for director/actor Q&A’s, cultural and environmental films, panel discussions, archival film access, and various SLFS film programs that support the appreciation for the motion picture arts. We are home to the largest video/DVD archive collection in Utah. The Tower is made by community for community, and will remain accessible to all, a movie house and visiting center where people can learn about and talk about their love of cinema.  


  1. Tower Marquee: 

The Tower Marquee was retrofitted to repair the rain leaks, protect new electrical installations, and to improve the rain/weathering.  This repair can only be seen from the top of the marquee, but was essential. 

  1. Rain Gutters: 

New rain gutters were installed, allowing for more efficient drainage from the rooftop, assisting with water collection and leaking issues.  

  1. Roofing repairs

Along with rain gutter repairs, roofing repairs have taken place that have sealed the exterior. 

  1. Interior sealing: 

Interior sealing of brick, concrete and water entry points has been completed 

  1. Lobby: 

Demolition of the lobby has been completed, allowing access to plumbing and electrical that will be needed for a new lobby layout as well as planning steps towards an ADA accessible bathroom. 


At this time, we are reaching out to foundational donors. If you, your business or estate would like to be involved in the Tower Theatre: Next 100 Years project, please contact Marcie Collett at 

We can arrange a tour, answer your questions and introduce you to the community team working on the project.

Our sincere gratitude to all who have donated, who have engaged with us, and who continue to love the mission work at SLFS to exhibit, create, and preserve the cinematic experience. 

With love, 

SLFS staff, board, advisory committees, and volunteers at SLFS

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In The Can with Doug Fabrizio starts April 20

Salt Lake Film Society partners with University of Utah department of Film and Media Arts and KUER’s RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio to bring you a conversation about THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS. This month’s special guest will be University of Utah Associate Professor of Film Studies Sarah Sinwell. Admission includes a screening of the film followed by a live panel discussion.

Join us for this one night only special event! Tickets are now available here.

Valentine’s at SLFS

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon (or some us just consider it any other day, which is cool) so here’s some SLFS offerings available to all.

Need a film to watch? You can find staff recommendations in our latest blog entry here:

Marquee which says SLFS STAFF RECOMMENDS FOR VALENTINE'S DAY" in black and red text with paper hearts flowing up the right side.

Also you can find the films mentioned in this blog on our Letterboxd here:

SLFS is on Letterboxd! Follow us there for more movie recommendations.

And finally here’s some SLFS themed Valentine’s Day cards that you can give to your favorite movie-goer:

Arthouse Audience Survey

UPDATE: This survey is now closed. We will contact winners via email in the next week.

It’s that time of year… We need your help! We want you to tell us what you think you need and want from your movie-going experience, and how we might improve.

Help us out by filling out this Arthouse Survey by 10/23. Click on the link, fill it out, and you’ll be added to a drawing for $50 certificate and two $25 certificates:

Thank you so much for taking your time to fill this out. SLFS is looking for ways to continue bringing the best in cinema to SLC.

SLFS Land Acknowledgement

New Website, Same SLFS

Welcome to our new website! It’s a bit different but we’re still the same SLFS.  

If you’re looking for films and showtimes then head over to Watch and check out our new Showtimes page. You’ll see a search bar and filter buttons that can help narrow down by location.  By clicking on the orange colored showtime or the picture you will be taken to for tickets and more info.   

Need information on our Red Carpet Club? Sponsorships? Mast? Other cool opportunities? Head over to Engage and you’ll find ways to get involved with SLFS. 

Looking for news and updates? Head over to Learn and find what you’re interested in.  

And, finally, you can Donate by clicking on the upper right. 

Thank you for all of your support.

How To Buy Tickets on

How To Use Our New Online SLFS Ticketing Service – Step-by-Step

Get tix and showtimes for all in theater screenings at

Want To Buy Tickets? We have a new system so let us help you below.

Here’s how you can get tickets online for Broadway in theater screenings:

1. Head over to (if you aren’t already there!)

2. Sign In to your account, or set up a new account.  If you have used our before then you won’t need to set up an account, just SIGN IN using your email.  Otherwise you will need to set up an account, but you’ll only need to do it this first time and then you’ll be set.  

2. Click on movie on the right side

3. Click on Get tickets +donate underneath the trailer

4. Pick your showtime and and buy tickets.

Thank you for your patience since this is a new system and we’re still working out the kinks.  If you have any questions or issues you can email  You will also be able to buy tickets online inside the theater lobby at the Broadway.