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Special screenings: 'Playing God,' and more

Published March 10, 2014 11:34 am

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'Playing God'

The documentary "Playing God," which looks at the field of synthetic biology, specifically the American scientists who develop a creature that's part goat and part spider — and whose milk can create an artificial spider's web. After the film, Dr. Randy Lewis from Utah State University will discuss the ways silk proteins can be produced in large quantities, and discuss the current status of the "spider goat" herd. This month's "Science Movie Night" film, presented by the Natural History Museum of Utah and the Utah Film Center.

When • Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake City Public Library - Main, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City.

Tickets • Free.

'The Light in Her Eyes'

The documentary "The Light in Her Eyes," which was shot in Syria just before the uprising there started. It centers on Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, who founded a Qur'an school for girls in Damascus 30 years ago — a sign of women claiming space within the mosque. Presented by the Utah Film Center.

When • Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Where • The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City.

Tickets • Free.

'More Than Honey'

The documentary "More Than Honey," that examines why bees worldwide are facing extinction. Presented by the Utah Film Center.

When • Thursday, 7 p.m.

Where • Viridian Event Center, 1825 W. 8030 South, West Jordan.

Tickets • Free.

'My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story'

The 2009 documentary "My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story," which looks at the relationship between humans and canines — with interviews with such famous dog lovers as Glenn Close, Richard Belzer, Greg Louganis, Nellie McKay and Isaac Mizrahi.

When • Thursday, 7 p.m.

Where • Park City Library Center, 1255 Park Ave., Park City.

Tickets • Free.

'The Squaw Man'

A centennial screening of Cecil B. DeMille's first film, the 1914 silent Western "The Squaw Man," about a disgraced British officer who heads to the American West to start a new life. Blaine Gale accompanies on the mighty Wurlitzer organ.

When • Thursday and Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Where • The Organ Loft, 3331 S. Edison St., South Salt Lake.

Tickets • $6 for adults, $5 for children.

Tumbleweeds Film Festival

The fourth annual Tumbleweeds Film Festival, dedicated to movies for children and their families. Go to kidsfilm.org for details.

When • Friday through Sunday, March 14-16.

Where • Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City; Salt Lake City Main Library auditorium, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City; Park City Library Center, 1255 Park Ave., Park City.

Tickets • $40 for 10-ticket pass.

'Garbage Warrior'

The 2007 documentary "Garbage Warrior," which follows Michael Reynolds' efforts to turn trash into thermal mass and energy-independent housing in the radically sustainable Earthship building concept in Taos, N.M.

When • Friday, March 14, 6:30 p.m.

Where • Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden

Tickets • Free; must be 14 or older.

'The Last Days of Pompeii'

The 1935 epic "The Last Days of Pompeii," following a Roman Empire blacksmith-turned-gladiator whose son converts to Christianity just before the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.

When • Friday, March 14, 7 p.m.

Where • Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library, Provo.

Tickets • Free.

'Philomena'

The drama "Philomena," about an Irish woman (Judi Dench) seeking the son she was forced to give up for adoption 50 years earlier. Also starring Steve Coogan, who co-wrote the screenplay.

When • Friday and Saturday, March 14-15, 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 16, 6 p.m.

Where • Jim Santy Auditorium, 1255 Park Ave., Park City

Tickets • $7; $6 for students and seniors.