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July 11: Through the Lens | Dark Money

Jun 28, 2018

Dark Money, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana—a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, Dark Money uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold.

May 9: Through The Lens | Minding The Gap

Apr 24, 2018


The coming-of-age saga of three skateboarding friends in a Rust Belt town hit hard by decades of recession. By looking at their past, the filmmaker explores the gap between fathers and sons, between discipline and domestic abuse, and ultimately that precarious chasm between childhood and becoming an adult.

June 6: Through The Lens | The 5 Browns Story

Apr 17, 2018

In order to best accommodate the foreseeable popularity of this screening, a ticket will be required to attend. Claim your FREE ticket by tuning into KUER 90.1 during RadioWest on Tuesday, May 29th at 9:00 AM.

Tickets can be printed at home or picked up in advance or day-of the screening from any ArtTix Box Office including the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. Limit is 2 tickets per person. Must arrive at the screening no later than 10 minutes prior to the screening.

September 19: Through the Lens | The Insufferable Groo

Apr 16, 2018
Utah Film Center

Having made nearly 200 low-budget movies in just two decades, Utah writer-director Stephen Groo is now seeking funds and the involvement of celebrity fan Jack Black for a remake of his 2004 human/elf fantasy drama The Unexpected Race. This hilarious yet sincere portrait depicts his uphill battle while examining the unusual methods of a determined DIY auteur. 

April 5: Through the Lens | Llama Nation

Mar 28, 2018

Llama Nation xplores the quirky, competitive world of llama breeding, training and showing in the US. The film follows passionate llama owners each with their own unique story, including two 16-year-old girls as they compete in hopes to become the national llama show champion.

Join us
April 5th at 7pm 
Rose Wagner Theatre (38 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101) for a FREE Through The Lens film screening of Llama Nation.

March 14: Through the Lens | Dolores

Mar 9, 2018

Dolores Huerta is one of the most important activists and defiant feminists in US history, fighting for racial and labor justice largely without recognition. With unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change.

Join us
March 14th at 7pm 
Rose Wagner Theatre (38 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101) for a FREE Through The Lens film screening of Dolores

January 16: Through the Lens | Dawson City: Frozen Time

Jan 4, 2018

In this meditation on cinema’s past, director Bill Morrison (Decasia) pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s discovered in 1978 in Dawson City, the center of the Canadian Gold Rush and the final stop on for a distribution chain that sent prints and newsreels to the Yukon.

February 7: Through the Lens | The Rape of Recy Taylor

Dec 25, 2017

In 1944, Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother, was gang-raped by six white boys in Alabama - a sadly common crime in the Jim Crow South. While few of these crimes were reported as the victims were in fear for their lives if they spoke up, Ms. Taylor bravely identified her rapists. This is her story.

December 14: Through the Lens | Happening

Nov 15, 2017

Filmmaker Jamie Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US. Unlikely entrepreneurs in communities from Georgetown, TX to Buffalo, NY reveal pioneering clean energy solutions.

Join us December 14th at 7pm  at Rose Wagner Theatre (38 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101) for a FREE Through The Lens film screening of HAPPENING: A Clean Energy Revolution 

October 11: Through the Lens | Icarus

Sep 26, 2017

When Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller involving dirty urine, unexplained death and Olympic Gold-exposing the biggest scandal in sports history.

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An accident was the cause of a four-alarm fire early Tuesday morning in downtown Salt Lake City according to investigators. The blaze caused extensive damage to the Utah Film Center offices at 122 South Main Street.