Special screenings: Tumbleweeds Film Festival, ‘Smash & Grab,’ etc.

The Salt Lake Tribune

Published: March 14, 2014 01:44PM
Updated: March 14, 2014 01:01AM
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Judi Dench (left) plays an Irish woman who travels to America to find the son she was forced to give up for adoption decades earlier, in the drama "Philomena." Steve Coogan (at right) plays a journalist who helps her. Courtesy The Weinstein Company

‘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 • Friday, March 14, 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. Tonight’s opening-night event at the Rose Wagner is invitation only; Saturday and Sunday’s screenings (at all three locations) are open to the public.

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 • $6 per screening (at ArtTix); $40 for a 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 St., 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

‘Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano’

Elton John’s residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, is captured in “Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano” — with performances of John’s greatest hits.

When • Tuesday, March 18, 7 p.m.

Where • Century 16 Salt Lake, 125 E. 3300 South, South Salt Lake; Century 16 Union Heights, 7670 Union Park Ave., Midvale; Cinemark 24, 7301 S. Jordan Landing Blvd., West Jordan; Cinemark Draper, 12129 S. State St., Draper; Cinemark University Mall, 1010 S. 800 East, Orem; Cinemark 16 Provo, 1200 Towne Centre Blvd., Provo; 206 S. 625 West, Bountiful

Tickets • $12-$14

‘Smash & Grab’

The documentary “Smash & Grab,” which uses cutting-edge animation and shocking real surveillance footage to chronicle “The Pink Panthers,” a Balkan gang that has stolen nearly a billion dollars in jewels from boutiques in Geneva, Paris, London, Dubai and Tokyo.

When • Tuesday, March 18, 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

‘More Than Honey’

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

When • Wednesday, March 19, 7 p.m.

Where • Price City Auditorium, 185 E. Main St., Price

Tickets • Free

‘Hedwig and The Angry Inch’

The rock musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” centering on a transsexual East German glam rocker (played by John Cameron Mitchell, who wrote and directed) and her strange journey to America. Part of the year-round Damn These Heels series, presented by the Utah Film Center.

When • Thursday, March 20, 7 p.m.

Where • Brewvies Cinema & Pub, 677 S. 200 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

‘The Sleeping Beauty’

The Royal Opera House’s ballet production of Tchaikovsky’s “The Sleeping Beauty.”

When • Thursday, March 20, 7 p.m.

Where • Cinemark Century 16 Salt Lake, 125 E. 3300 South, South Salt Lake; Cinemark 24, 7301 S. Jordan Landing Blvd., West Jordan; Cinemark University Mall, 1010 S. 800 East, Orem; Tinseltown 17, 720 W. 1500 North, Layton

Tickets • $12-$14

‘Fruitvale Station’

The 2013 drama “Fruitvale Station,” which follows the final 24 hours in the life of Oscar Grant (played by Michael B. Jordan), who was killed by Bay Area transit cops in 2009.

When • Thursday, March 20, 7 p.m.

Where • Star Hall, 58 E. 300 South, Moab

Tickets • Free

‘Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia’

The documentary “Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia,” a profile of the author and irrepressible public intellectual. Richard Price, a political science professor at Weber State University, will take part in a Q-and-A session after the screening.

When • Thursday, March 20, 7 p.m.

Where • Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden

Tickets • Free

‘Nocturna’

The 2007 animated fantasy “Nocturna,” about Tim, an orphan boy who confronts his fear of the dark when the stars start going out in the sky.

When • Friday, March 21, 4 p.m.

Where • Kamas Theater, 30 N. Main St., Kamas

Tickets • Free

‘Girl on a Bicycle’

The romantic comedy “Girl on a Bicycle,” which follows the foibles of a Italian tour-bus driver in Paris (Vincenzo Amato), juggling his German fiancée (Nora Tschirner) and an alluring Frenchwoman (Louise Monot).

When • Friday and Saturday, March 21-22, 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 23, 6 p.m.

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

Tickets • $7; $6 for students and seniors