NOV 19 | 7 PM
Join KUED at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art for sneak preview of Peace Officer by Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber.

Peace Officer explores the increasingly tense relationship between law enforcement and the public as seen through the eyes of someone who’s been on both sides. Former sheriff William “Dub” Lawrence established Utah’s first SWAT team, only to see the same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later. Now a private investigator, Dub seeks the truth in his son-in-law’s case and other officer-involved shootings.

After the film screening, join Directors Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber, and Peace Officer Dub Lawrence for an audience Q&A.

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This event is made possible by our national partners: Independent Lens, ITVS, PBS, and CPB, and our local partners: Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.


NOV 19 | 7 PM

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case – A documentary film by Andreas Johnsen
After 81 days of solitary detention, world famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is put under house arrest. He suffers from a sleeping disorder and memory loss, 18 cameras are monitoring his studio and home, police agents follow his every move, and heavy restrictions from the Kafkaesque Chinese authorities weigh him down. Journalists, the art world and his family all want a piece of him, and on top of that he is met with a gigantic lawsuit from the Chinese government, soon to be named ‘The Fake Case.’ Ai Weiwei is shaken, but during the year on probation he steadily finds new ways to provoke and challenge the mighty powers of the Chinese authorities in his fight for human rights. Ai Weiwei strongly believes that China is ready for change. And he will do everything to make it happen.

JUN 18 | 7 PM

Brazil – A film by Terry Gilliam
Brazil centers on Sam Lowry, a man trying to find a woman who appears in his dreams while he is working in a mind-numbing job and living a life in a small apartment. The film is set in a consumer-driven dystopian world in which there is an over-reliance on poorly maintained (and rather whimsical) machines. Brazil‍ ‘​s bureaucratic, totalitarian government is reminiscent of the government depicted in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, except that it has a buffoonish, slapstick quality and lacks a Big Brother figure.
This film is presented as an installation of Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Who will guard the guardians?), the 4-part lecture and film series presented in conjunction with Panopticon.

MAY 5 | 7 PM

Utah’s Uncertain Water Future
The latest UtahNOW production foreshadows the struggle ahead over securing this essential resource in the nation’s second driest state. The half-hour program is written and produced by KUER’s award-winning environmental reporter Judy Fahys in partnership with KUED’s Emmy-winning producer Joe Prokup.
Join us afterward for a panel discussion moderated by Fahys.

MAR 28 | 2 PM

Cows Wearing Glasses – A film by Alex Santiago Perez
This is a film about the emotional awakening of a man nearing the end of his days. Marso, a solitary and eccentric painter and art professor, has a disease that will make him lose his sight at any time. With touches of humor to tell small daily humiliations, Cows Wearing Glasses is a reflection on the position of a man facing the inevitable and shows the internal reality of a character to the brink of his circumstances.
Brought to the Crisol Film Initiative thanks to the support of Pragda and its Spanish Film Club, as well as additional contribution of Spain Arts & Culture.

MAR 27 | 7 PM

With My Heart in Yambo – A film by María Fernanda Restrepo
In 1988, when director Fernanda Restrepo was only 10 years old, her life changed in the cruelest of ways: her two brothers—then 14 and 17—vanished without a trace. Only later did the family learn that the boys had been illegally detained, tortured, and murdered by the Ecuadorean police. Now, decades later, Restrepo embarks on the painful journey of recounting her family’s story.
Brought to the Crisol Film Initiative thanks to the support of Pragda and its Spanish Film Club, as well as additional contribution of Spain Arts & Culture.

AUG 15 | 7 PM

Inland/Outland Utah – A film by Svavar Jonatansson
Experience Utah’s stunning landscapes as they come to life with the dialogue and interplay of live music and video. This film by Svavar Jonatansson, Inland/Outland is a journey from the arid Salt Flats to the majestic cliffs of Southern Utah. Reservations required.

AUG 7 | 6:30 PM

La Camioneta – a film by Mark Kendall
This film follows the path of a decommissioned school bus as it is taken from the United States to Guatemala. These buses, the main mode of public transportation for Guatemalan workers, are also central to the extortion schemes of Guatemalan gangs.

JUL 26 | 3 PM

KUED Film Series – Latino Americans: Peril and Promise (1980 – 2000)
In the 80’s the nature of the Latino Diaspora changes again. From Cuba a second wave of refugees to United States – the Mariel exodus – floods Miami . The same decade sees the sudden arrival of hundreds of thousands of Central Americans (Salvadorans, Guatemalans, and Nicaraguans) fleeing death squads and mass murders at home like activist, Carlos Vaquerano. **

JUL 12 | 3 PM

KUED Film Series – Latino Americans: Prejudice and Pride (1965 – 1980)
In the 1960’s and 1970’s a generation of Mexican Americans, frustrated by persistent discrimination and poverty, find a new way forward, through social action and the building of a new “Chicano” identity. The movement is ignited when farm workers in the fields of California, led by César Chavez and Dolores Huerta, march on Sacramento for equal pay and humane working conditions. **

JUN 28 | 3 PM

KUED Film Series – Latino Americans: The New Latinos (1946 – 1965)
Until World War II, Latino immigration to the United States was overwhelmingly Mexican-American. Now three new waves bring large-scale immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. As the Puerto Rican government implements a historic overhaul over a million Puerto Ricans are encouraged to leave for the US mainland, to alleviate the economic pressure. **

JUN 14 | 3 PM

KUED Film Series – Latino Americans: War and Peace (1942 – 1954)
World War II is a watershed event for Latino Americans with hundreds of thousands of men and women serving in the armed forces, most fighting side by side with Anglos. In the Pacific, East L.A.’s Guy Gabaldon becomes a Marine Corp legend when he singlehandedly captures more enemy soldiers than anyone in US military history. **

MAY 31 | 3 PM

KUED Film Series – Latino Americans: Empire of Dreams (1880 – 1942)
Widespread immigration to the U.S. from Latin countries begins – first with a small group from Cuba, then a larger one from Mexico. Both flee chaos and violence in their home country and are attracted by opportunities in the United States. In 1898, the U.S. helps liberate Cuba and Puerto Rico from Spain but then seizes Puerto Rico as its colony. **

MAY 17 | 3 PM

KUED Film Series – Latino Americans: Foreigners in their Own Land (1565 – 1880)
One hundred years after Columbus’ arrival in the Caribbean, Spanish Conquistadors and Priests, push into North America in search of gold and to spread Catholicism. With the arrival of the British in North America, the two colonial systems produce contrasting societies that come in conflict as Manifest Destiny pushes the U.S into the Mexican territories of the South West. **

MAY 9 | 7 PM

Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle
Born in Mexico and raised in El Paso, Ruben Salazar got his break with The Los Angeles Times in 1959, at a time when the staff was nearly 100 percent white and male. On August 29, 1970, Salazar was killed during a protest. The circumstances surrounding his death are a bit of a mystery. This documentary removes Salazar from the glare of myth and martyrdom and offers a clear-eyed look at the man and his times.

APR 25 | 6 PM

Luna Mesa
When a young beauty finds her much older lover dead, Luna is led on a journey around the world and beyond as she searches for the cause of his death. Sponsored by Red Rock Brewing. Reservations required to Reservations include two drink tickets. Admission is an $8 suggested donation.

APR 18 & 19 | 3 PM

Plan 10 from Outer Space
In conjunction with Comic Con and local cult filmmaker Trent Harris, UMOCA is offering two more opportunities to see Plan 10 from Outer Space.

JAN 24 | 6:30 PM

Plan 10 from Outer Space
In honor of the 20th anniversary debut at the Sundance Film Festival, UMOCA is hosting a VIP Film Screening of Plan 10 from Outer Space and book signing by Trent Harris sponsored by the Salt Lake Film Society and Red Rock Brewing. Reservations required to Reservations include two drink tickets and Harris will be giving away books and DVDs. Admission is an $8 suggested donation.

FEB 19 |  7 PM at Brewvies Cinema Pub

The Beaver Trilogy
The Beaver Trilogy Film Screening and Artist Talk Sponsored By Ken Sanders Rare Books and The Utah Film Center. Seating is limited and is first come, first served. Attendees must be 21 years and older. Admission is an $8 suggested donation.



** LATINO AMERICANS is a production of WETA Washington, DC; Bosch and Co., Inc.; and Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB); in association with Independent Television Service (ITVS).

Corporate funding for LATINO AMERICANS is provided by The Ford Motor Company. Major funding is provided by Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Foundation support is provided by Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, The Rockefeller Foundation, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, The Annenberg Foundation and The Summerlee Foundation.

Funding for outreach is supported by a grant from The New York Community Trust.