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Film still from the documentary Spaceship Earth.
Sundance Institute

Friday, May 15, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Free

This screening will take place online, live at 6pm on Friday, May 15..
Link to Live Stream: bit.ly/TTL-SpaceshipEarthQA

Utah Film Center and RadioWest are hosting an interactive live Q&A with Spaceship Earth director Matt Wolf and producer Stacey Reiss moderated by RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

January 8 — Through The Lens: I Am Human

Dec 18, 2019

 

On Wednesday, January 8, we’re screening I Am Human at 7 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. It’s part of our Through the Lens series, a partnership with Utah Film Center. Directors Elena Gaby and Taryn Southern as well as a representative from Blackrock Microsystems, a local neuroprosthetics company, will be there for a post-film Q&A with RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

February 26 — Through The Lens: One Child Nation

Dec 12, 2019
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On Wednesday, February 26, we’re screening One Child Nation at 7 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. It’s part of our Through the Lens series, a partnership with Utah Film Center. Director Jialing Zhang will be there for a post-film Q&A with RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio. This event is free and open to the public, seating is first come, first served.

August 21 — Through The Lens: MOONLIGHT SONATA

Jul 31, 2019
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On Wednesday, August 21, we’re screening MOONLIGHT SONATA: Deafness in Three Movements at 7 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. It’s part of our Through the Lens series, a partnership with Utah Film Center. Director Irene Taylor Brodsky will be there for a post-film Q&A with RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

This is a free event. There will be an ASL translator for the Q&A, and the film will be shown with closed captions.

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On Wednesday, September 11, we’re celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the cult-classic SLC Punk! with a free screening at 7 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. It’s part of our Through the Lens series, a partnership with Utah Film Center. Director James Merendino will be there for a post-film Q&A with RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

Revisit the cult classic that portrayed Salt Lake’s counterculture scene before anyone – outside Utah – knew it existed.

June 19 — Through The Lens: I Want My MTV

Jun 13, 2019
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On Wednesday, June 19, we’re screening I Want My MTV at 7 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. It’s part of our Through the Lens series, a partnership with Utah Film Center. Co-director Tyler Measom will be there for a post-film Q&A with RadioWest's host Doug Fabrizio. This is a free event.

April 17 — Through The Lens: The Infiltrators

Apr 10, 2019
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On Wednesday, April 17, we’re screening The Infiltrators at 7 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. It’s part of our Through the Lens series, our partnership with Utah Film Center. Director Alex Rivera will be there for a post-film Q&A with RadioWest's host Doug Fabrizio. This is a free event.

October 30 — Through The Lens: Cracked Up

Mar 20, 2019
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On Wednesday, October 30, we’re screening Cracked Up at 7 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. It’s part of our Through the Lens series, a partnership with Utah Film Center. Director Michelle Esrick will be there for a post-film Q&A with RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

Saturday Night Live star Darrell Hammond performed brilliantly on live TV, but behind the scenes he struggled with debilitating flashbacks, self injury, alcohol and drugs and once was taken out of SNL in a straight jacket. In Cracked Up we witness the impact that childhood trauma can have over a lifetime through his incredible story.

May 15 — Through The Lens: Union Pacific

Feb 16, 2019
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On Wednesday, May 15, we’re screening Union Pacific at 7 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. It’s part of RadioWest's Through the Lens series, our partnership with Utah Film Center. Film historian James D'Arc will join RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio for a post-film discussion. This is a free event.

November 13 — Through The Lens: Chained For Life

Feb 15, 2019
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On Wednesday, November 13, we’re screening Chained For Life at 7 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. It’s part of our Through the Lens series, a partnership with Utah Film Center. Director Aaron Schimberg will be there for a post-film Q&A with RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

"Building on the promise of his hallucinogenic debut Go Down Death, filmmaker Aaron Schimberg delivers another brilliantly oddball, acerbically funny foray into gonzo surrealism.

November 7: Through the Lens | Rams

Oct 19, 2018
Utah Film Center

Join us for a FREE screening of Gary Hustwit's newest film Rams. A documentary portrait of Dieter Rams, one of the most influential designers alive, and a rumination on consumerism, sustainability, and the future of design. Featuring a post-film director Q&A moderated by Doug Fabrizio.

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

**THIS SCREENING IS SOLD OUT**
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.

September 20: Through the Lens | Mr. Gaga

Aug 24, 2017

Ohad Naharin, artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, is regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world. Meeting him at a critical turning point in his personal life, this spirited and insightful documentary will introduce you to a man with great artistic integrity and an extraordinary vision.

August 21: Through the Lens | Street Fighting Men

Aug 1, 2017

In a rapidly changing America where mass inequality and dwindling opportunity have devastated the black working class, three Detroit men fight to build something lasting for themselves and future generations. ​This film is a modern American narrative; a story of hard work and faith in a community left to fend for itself.

July 12: Through The Lens | Nuts!

Jun 30, 2017

Join us on Wednesday, July 12, as RadioWest and the Utah Film Center present a free screening of Nuts! as part of our Through the Lens series. It's at 7:00 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center and director Penny Lane will join us for a Q&A immediately following the screening. You can get more information, and invite your friends, through the Facebook event.

June 28: No Man's Land

Jun 22, 2017

Join us as we continue our Through the Lens series on documentary films with No Man’s Land: an on-the-ground account of the occupation last year of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. For 41 days, protestors and right-wing militia members, held the refuge hostage in open defiance of the federal government. Director David Byars’s film documents their ultimately quixotic demonstration, from its inception to its dramatic demise.

May 3: Bending The Arc

Apr 25, 2017

Powerful, epic documentary about the extraordinary doctors and activists—including Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Ophelia Dahl—whose hands-on community health model has rescued millions of lives. From a deadly TB epidemic in 1990s Peru to the first Ebola cases in Rwanda, their approach has transformed global health. 

Official Selection: 2017 Sundance Film Festival, 2017 San Francisco International Film Festival​

April 12: God Knows Where I Am

Apr 4, 2017

God Knows Where I Am is the story of Linda Bishop, a well-educated New Hampshire mother who suffered from a severe bipolar disorder with psychosis, who was intermittently incarcerated and homeless, inevitably being committed for three years to a state psychiatric facility.

March 8: Cameraperson

Feb 28, 2017

Kirsten Johnson’s 25-year career as a documentary film cinematographer has taken her around the world, often to regions of conflict. Her own film, Cameraperson, is a memoir of her life’s work assembled from a collage of cutting-room-floor footage. It’s also a keen examination of the dilemmas and blind spots that riddle documentary filmmaking. Johnson joined RadioWest on Monday, February 27th, 2017 to discuss what it’s like to be behind the camera. Listen to the interview here

Feb 8: Through the Lens: All Governments Lie

Feb 7, 2017

Wednesday, we continue our Through the Lens series with Fred Peabody’s documentary film All Governments Lie. It’s inspired by the work of I.F. Stone, an investigative journalist and gadfly in the early 1950s to the `70s. Stone’s modern torchbearers—journalists like Matt Taibbi, Glenn Greenwald, Amy Goodman and others profiled in the film—produce their adversarial journalism outside mainstream media. Peabody joins us Wednesday to discuss the value of alternative news and the role of independent journalists.