Visiting Film Artist: Filméxico 2019

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).

Filméxico 2019

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May 5/17 - 5/18
All films are in multiple languages with English subtitles 
Please Note: All films will be preceded by four short films directed by Gabriela Badilla 
Friday May 17
5 pm Maiz en tiempos de Guerra (Maiz In Times of War)
An indigenous Wixárika family in northern Jalisco, an Ayuuk family in Oaxaca, and two Tzeltal families in the jungles of Chiapas discuss their farms, roads and homes.
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7 pm La voz del Silencio (The Voice of Silence)
Documentary about the struggle for society's survival in Mexico City and Oaxaca after two earthquakes struck the country in 2017, and how these events exposed corruption, crime, injustice and hope for social redemption.
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9 pm La Camarista (The Chambermaid)
Eve, a young chambermaid at a luxurious Mexico City hotel, confronts the monotony of long workdays with quiet examinations of forgotten belongings and budding friendships that nourish her newfound and determined dream for a better life.
Saturday May 18
Esmereldas Twilight
7 pm Cría Puercos (Esmeralda's Twilight)
Followed by a conversation with director Ehecatl García and lead actress Concepción Márquez

With the death of her husband and the absence of her son, Esmeralda has lost her interest in life until she regains hope when a piglet comes into her life.



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.


Summer Late Nights 2019 Films and Dates

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

May 24 - May 26
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.

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May 31- June 2
A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont.
June 7-9
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

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

June 21 - 23
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.
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June 28 - June 30 

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 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

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


AkiraJuly 19-July 21

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.

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July 26-July 28

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

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August 2-August 4
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. 
August 9-August 11

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

multiple maniacsAugust 16-18

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


Tank GirlAugust 23-August 25

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.

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

Dates and films are subject to change. No Refunds or Exchanges. 

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)