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Nov. 9 — Through the Lens "Godzilla"


Join us at the Salt Lake City Public Library for a free screening of "Godzilla" and a post film discussion with faculty from the University of Utah Film and Media Arts Department, moderated by "RadioWest" host Doug Fabrizio.

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m.
Free event | RSVP required

About the film: American nuclear-weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast. When seventeen vessels blow-up and sink nearby Odo Island, Professor Kyohei Yamane, his daughter Emiko Yamane and the marine Hideto Ogata head to the island to investigate. Godzilla (a.k.a. Gojira) is the roaring granddaddy of all monster movies. It’s also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama, made in Japan at a time when the country was reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing in the Pacific. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire population’s fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning almost thirty sequels.

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