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SLFS and X96 present*
Wednesday, February 29
**Tower Theatre;
$10 admission*

**Radio From Hell's 3rd annual Film Festival presented by X96 and Salt
Lake Film Society. The doors open at 6pm for a RFH meet-and-greet with
hosts Kerry, Bill, and Gina; the festival starts at 7pm. For info on how
to submit a film, visit the X96 website

*/Can't Fly to London?/
**Just attend the Broadway's presentation of National Theatre in London!**
Saturday, March 3
Noon Broadway
**$15 admission ($12 for SLFS members, $8.50 for students)*
*Presented by Tanner Humanities Center in collaboration with SLFS *

*National Theatre Live website
The Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah presents National
Theatre Live - a groundbreaking initiative to broadcast performances
from Britain's stages to cinemas worldwide. The next production to be
captured in high definition from London and exhibited by The Tanner
Humanities Center will be TRAVELLING LIGHT. The screening will be held
on *March 3rd* at *noon* at the *Broadway Centre*. Tickets are $15 for
general admission, $12 for SLFS members and $8.50 for students. More
information may be found and tickets may purchased here

Travelling Light imagines the birth of silent film in a remote Eastern
European village at the turn of the century. Motl Mendl, who's entranced
by the flickering silent images on his father's cinematograph, makes
this small Jewish community his camera's focus. Bankrolled by Jacob, the
ebullient local timber merchant, and inspired by Anna, the girl sent to
help him make moving pictures of their village, he stumbles on a
revolutionary way of story-telling. Forty years on, Motl - now a famed
American film director - looks back on his early life and confronts the
cost of fulfilling his dreams.

Following Vincent in Brixton and The Reporter, Nicholas Wright's new
play is a funny and fascinating tribute to the Eastern European
immigrants who became major players in Hollywood's golden age. The
award-winning Antony Sher -- whose previous work with the National
Theatre includes Primo and Stanley -- returns to play Jacob.

For the first time on an NT broadcast, the National Theatre will be
hosting a Q&A, directly following the performance, hosted by Emma Freud
with director Nicholas Hytner and invited guests. The 30 min Q&A will
discuss themes explored in the play and the history and emergence of
film. Please visit the National Theatre Live website
for more details.

/*Ivory Tower Screening Series */*
Free admission
**/Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown/
Monday, March 5th
7:00 p.m.
Tower Theater
* SLFS and the Westminster Film Program are collaborating once again to
bring you the 3rd annual Ivory Tower screening series, a program which
brings a classic film on 35mm print to the Tower for a free screening on
the first Monday of each month, complete with intros and facts about the
films from select Westminster film students.

This month's film:

*Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
*The wildly hysterical international box office hit from Spanish
directorPedro Almodóvar, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,
introduces us to Pepa who has just been jilted by an answering machine.
The love of her life, Ivan, has just ended their relationship and she is
heartbroken. But misery does love company. Though the kinky characters
and aberrant social behavior common to the works of Almodóvar are very
evident here, the film is at heart a door-slamming farce in the grand
tradition. (90 mins, R, Spanish w/ subtitles)

**** Chicago Tribune "With Maura delivering an explosive performance,
Almodovar presents Pepa's tale with real gusto--with vibrant colors,
gaudy personality, mad jokes and a sexiness that erupts off the screen."

It's Good to Be Young
SLFS' audience building program for under 21 audiences
Free Admission everyone under 21 years of age with proof of I.D.
Every Tuesday at 7pm: Follow us on Facebook to hear each week's film
announced *

*Pina <>*
*In his exhilarating new film, German master Wim Wenders (Wings of
Desire, The Buena Vista Social Club) captures the brilliantly inventive
dance world of legendary choreographer Pina Bausch.Sensual and visually
stunning, the film uses expert photography, taking the audience into
Bausch's work in her imaginative sets (a gliding monorail, a bare stage
covered with chairs, a towering man-made waterfall) and powerfully
rendering the beauty and sheer physicality of the dances and dancers of
her Tanztheater Wuppertal ensemble. (103 mins, PG)

**** Los Angeles Times "Whether you're familiar with Pina Bausch's work
or not, the new film Pina is a knockout."


*Pariah <>*
Starting Fri 3/2: *12:10, 2:10, 4:10, 7:10, 9:10*
*A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks
friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual
expression in this award-winning film from Sundance 2011. Pulsing with
authenticity and led by a stirring lead performance from Adepero Oduye,
Pariah is a powerful coming out/coming-of-age film that signals the
arrival of a fresh new talent in writer/director Dee Rees. (86 mins, R)

**** Washington Post "This invigoratingly fresh, optimistic film - which
features the breathtaking debuts of director Dee Rees and leading lady
Adepero Oduye - plunges the audience into a world that's both tough and
tender, vivid and grim, drenched in poetry and music and pain and

*In the Land of Blood and Honey
Starting Fri 3/2: *12:15*, 4:05, 7:05, 9:40**/(*no 12:15 screening on
Sat 3/3)
/Set against the backdrop of the Bosnian War that tore the Balkan region
apart in the 1990s, In the Land of Blood and Honey tells the story of
Danijel and Ajla, two people from different sides of a brutal ethnic
conflict. Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, and Ajla, a Bosnian
held captive in the camp he oversees, knew each other before the war,
and could have found love with each other. But as the armed conflict
takes hold of their lives, their relationship grows darker, their
motives and connection to one another ambiguous, their allegiances
uncertain. (127 mins, R, Bosnian and Serbain w/ subtitles)

**** indieWIRE "The most impressive thing about In the Land of Blood and
Honey is that Jolie makes you feel it."

/*Tower Through Time */
*The Searchers <>
Starting Fri 3/3: *4:30
We kick off March's Tower Through Time series, Guns of the West, with
one of the best westerns from arguably the best western filmmaker, John
Ford. If John Ford is the greatest Western director, The Searchers is
arguably his greatest film. As a Civil War veteran (John Wayne) spends
years searching for a young niece captured by Indians, his motivation
becomes increasingly questionable. (119 mins, Not Rated)

**** Roger Ebert "Contains scenes of magnificence, and one of John
Wayne's best performances."


*A Separation (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin)
Thru Thurs 3/8: *12:20, 4:00, 7:00, 9:35
*Winner of Best Foreign Film Oscar! *Set in contemporary Iran, A
Separation is a compelling drama about the dissolution of a marriage.
Morally complex, suspenseful, and consistently involving, A Separation
captures the messiness of a dissolving relationship with keen insight
and searing intensity. Winner of the Golden and Silver Bears at Berlin
and nominated for Best Foreign Film and Original Screenplay Oscars. (123
mins, PG-13, Persian w/ subtitles)

**** Time "However ripe A Separation might seem for being adapted into a
smart American film, Hollywood shouldn't bother. Farhadi's movie is just
about perfect as it is."

*Pina <>*
Thru **Thurs 3/1*: 7:15, 9:35
Fri 3/2 - Thurs 3/9: *12:00, 7:00* /(*no 7:00 on Mon 3/5)/
In his exhilarating new film, German master Wim Wenders (Wings of
Desire, The Buena Vista Social Club) captures the brilliantly inventive
dance world of legendary choreographer Pina Bausch.Sensual and visually
stunning, the film uses expert photography, taking the audience into
Bausch's work in her imaginative sets (a gliding monorail, a bare stage
covered with chairs, a towering man-made waterfall) and powerfully
rendering the beauty and sheer physicality of the dances and dancers of
her Tanztheater Wuppertal ensemble. (103 mins, PG)

**** Los Angeles Times "Whether you're familiar with Pina Bausch's work
or not, the new film Pina is a knockout."

*Shame <>
Thru **Thurs 3/1: *9:40
Fri 3/2 - Thurs 3/8: *2:10, 9:15
Brandon (Michael Fassbender) is a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with
women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his
wayward younger sister (Carey Mulligan) moves into his apartment
stirring memories of their shared painful past, Brandon's insular life
spirals out of control. Boasting stellar performances by Fassbender and
Mulligan, Shame is a powerful plunge into the mania of addiction
affliction. (101 min, NC-17)

**** San Francisco Chronicle "Shame has a lolling pace and stunning
visual clarity. Structurally, it's close to perfect..."

*The Artist <>
Thru Thurs 3/8**: *12:10, 2:25, 4:35, 7:15, 9:30
*Winner of FIVE Oscars including Best Picture!* Hollywood 1927. George
Valentin is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will
sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For
young extra Peppy Miller, it seems the sky's the limit - major movie
stardom awaits. This film tells the story of their interlinked
destinies. A crowd-pleasing tribute to the magic of silent cinema, The
Artist is a clever, joyous film with delightful performances and visual
style to spare. (100 mins, PG-13)

**** Roger Ebert "Here is one of the most entertaining films in many a
moon, a film that charms because of its story, its performances and
because of the sly way it plays with being silent and black and white."

*The Iron Lady <>
Thru **Thurs 3/1: *12:05, 2:15, 4:25, 7:05
*Fri 3/2 - Thurs 3/8: *12:05, 4:45, 7:05
*Winner of Best Actress, Meryl Streep! *The Iron Lady is a surprising
and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep in an
Oscar-nominated role), the first and only female Prime Minister of The
United Kingdom. One of the 20th century's most famous and influential
women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender
and class to be heard in a male dominated world. (105 mins, PG-13)

**** New York Post "Sincerely directed by one woman (Phyllida Lloyd, who
did "Mamma Mia!") and smartly written by another (Abi Morgan), the film
stars an unsurpassable Meryl Streep, whose ability to empathize with her
characters has never been more gloriously impassioned than it is in this
titanic performance."

*Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Thru **Thurs 3/1: *12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00
*Fri 3/2 - Thurs 3/8: *2:15, 9:15
Based on the classic novel of the same name, the international thriller
is set at the height of the Cold War years of the mid-20th Century.
George Smiley (Gary Oldman in an Oscar-nominated role), a disgraced
British spy, is rehired in secret by his government - which fears that
the British Secret Intelligence Service, a.k.a. MI-6, has been
compromised by a double agent working for the Soviets. Tinker Tailor
Soldier Spy is a dense puzzle of anxiety, paranoia, and espionage that
director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In) pieces together with
utmost skill. (127 mins, R)

**** Chicago Tribune "This is one of the finest achievements of the year..."

*The Descendants <> *
Thru **Thurs 3/8**: *12:00, 2:20, 4:40, 7:00, 9:20
From Alexander Payne, the creator Sideways, The Descendants is a
sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George
Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced
to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a
boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with
his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the
family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.
Funny, moving, and beautifully acted, The Descendants captures the
unpredictable messiness of life with eloquence and uncommon grace. (115
mins, R)

**** Washington Post "A pitch-perfect movie that threads a
microscopically tiny needle between high comedy and devastating drama."

Ends this week...*
*Le cercle rouge <> Tower
Thru Thurs 3/1: *4:30
*Bullhead (Rundskop) <> Tower
Thru Thurs 3/1: *7:00* /(*no screening on Wed 2/29)/
*_Animated Shorts_Tower Thru **Thurs 3/1: *12:15
*_Live Action Shorts_**Tower Thru **Thurs 3/1: *9:30
*_Documentary Shorts_ Tower Thru Thurs 3/1: *2:00
*Albert Nobbs <> Broadway
Thru **Thurs 3/1: *12:15, 2:35, 4:55



Breakfast at Tiffany's
**Tuesday, March 20th, 7:30 at the Broadway**
**Reception prior with Epic Beer and appetizers
Free to all SLFS members!**
Join us on March 20th as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Breakfast
at Tiffany's, starring the lovely Audrey Hepburn on 35mm at the
Broadway. *Arrive at 7:00pm for our usual beer and appetizer reception.
*The film starts at 7:30. Not a member? Sign up here
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Breakfast at Tiffany's <>
*Blake Edwards is at his funniest in this iconic classic, and Audrey
Hepburn absolutely lights up the screen.Breakfast at Tiffany's was
nominated for several Academy awards, winning Best Score for Henry
Mancini and Best Song for Johnny Mercer's classic tune "Moon River."
(115 mins, Not Rated)

**** The New York Times "A completely unbelievable but wholly
captivating flight into fancy composed of unequal dollops of comedy,
romance, poignancy, funny colloquialisms and Manhattan's swankiest East
Side areas captured in the loveliest of colors."

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