Visiting Film Artists: Tyler Measom and Jennilyn Merten

Friday 6/14
7:00 pm

Join local SLC filmmakers Tyler Measom and Jennilyn Merten as well as five of of the subjects of the film SONS OF PERDITION following the film's screening.  


About Tyler Measom:

A skilled producer, Measom has assembled projects large and small. Having traveled the globe with productions, he knows how to get a crew into customs and out of jail. He is also a talented cinematographer who is adept at making pretty footage while pretentiously pointing at things, a trait learned from reading American Cinematographer Magazine. 

He has raised millions of dollars for independent productions through private equity, pre-sales, and crowd sourcing--including one of Kickstarter's most successful campaigns.  Measom has been invited to pitch at many prestigious forums including The Sundance Producers Lab, Sundance Film Festival, Hot Docs Forum (twice), MipDoc Cannes Pitch Competition (twice, WINNER 2012), Sheffield MeetMarket (three times), IFP Showcase and the IFP Pitch Competition. 

Measom's creativity, hard work and knowledge of the industry makes him an ideal candidate for directing, producing or book signings (bring your own book). Measom lives in the lovely hamlet of Salt Lake under the shade of a large oak tree.  

About Jennilyn Merten:

Jennilyn Merten is a partner in Left Turn Films, whose current production, Sons of Perdition, has just been picked up by the BBC.  Jenni has directed and edited mini-documentaries for Deseret Book, and been the creative director/writer of commercial campaigns for Novell, Check City, and an episode of the Reality T.V. show HomeTeam. A PhD. Candidate in American Studies at the University of Utah, Jennilyn writes about 20th Century American culture, the West, and Film

Visiting Film Artist: Jared Ruga and Amanda Stoddard

Friday 6/7
7:00 pm

Join local SLC filmmakers Jared Ruga and Amanda Stoddard & stars Kristen Ries and Maggie Snyder for a special Q&A about their film QUIET HEROES.
This is a special presentation as part of our THE GREATEST: Life-Changing Documentaries series and a screening of the film will proceed the Q&A.

Jared Ruga is an executive producer with a penchant for screenwriting who develops and produces narrative and documentary projects. He is driven by the guiding ethos of Vavani (the production company he founded and runs): to tell timely, compelling, authentic, and socially conscious stories from underrepresented perspectives. He also serves as President of Media & Entertainment at Sentry Financial.

As the founder and President of Sentry Financial's Media & Entertainment division, Jared is integrally involved with all of Sentry's media portfolio companies. He develops and supervises the strategic vision for the division and oversees the operations of its wholly-owned media companies. Hailing from an extensive liberal arts academic background with advanced degrees in law, business, and film (from the University of Utah) and bachelor's degrees in International Business and Philosophy/Communication (from the Honors Program at the University of San Diego), Jared strives to blend multiple perspectives into a more holistic understanding of the key issues. Engaged in his community, Jared serves on the boards of the Lightspark Foundation and Voterise, and on the Development Committee of Sundance Institute's Utah Advisory Board. He is also an advocate for the LGBTQ community and has taught film classes at the University of Utah.

Amanda Stoddard has worked in several capacities including, editor, camera operator, assistant director, director and producer. A graduate of Film Studies from the University of Utah, Stoddard’s exposure to all facets of the cinematic process has been extensive. This includes projects that have aired on National TV and theatrical release. She has focused her production company toward music videos, documentaries, and sports promotional films. A creative to the core, she is a collaborator at heart and is seeking great projects to which she can lend her tremendous talent. Current projects include, One Revolution (Director) and Lucky Life (Assistant Director).



Friday 6/14
7:00 pm
Q&A with co-directors Tyler Measom & Jennilyn Merten with 5 subjects from the film

An inside look at former FLDS teens who have become religious refugees in mainstream America.

This film is screening as part of The Greatest 2019 series.  Get the entire lineup and schedule here

48 Hour Film Festival 2019

Showtimes: Tuesday 6/18 at 7:00 pm.

See the Best of the 48 Hour Film Festival tonight at 7 pm! Filmmakers are taking over Salt Lake City and turning it into movie-making madness for 48 hours. Teams of filmmakers had a single weekend - to write, shoot and edit their short films! All completed entries will be unveiled on the big screen, at our premiere screenings. Get more info here.


Friday 6/7
7:00 pm
Q&A with director Amanda Stoddard & stars Kristen Ries & Maggie Snyder following the film 

Buy Tix Now

In Salt Lake City, Utah, the religious monoculture severely complicated the AIDS crisis. Patients received no support from and were even exiled from the political, religious, or medical communities. 

This film is screening as part of The Greatest 2019 series.  Get the entire lineup and schedule here

Military Discount on Memorial Day

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

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.


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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