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Special screenings: From 'West Side Story' to 'Xanadu'
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The Tramp and the blind girl

Charlie Chaplin's 1931 silent classic "City Lights," as Chaplin's Tramp falls for a blind flower girl (Virginia Cherrill). Presented by the Salt Lake Film Society as part of the "Tower Through Time" film series — this month featuring the silent works of Chaplin and Buster Keaton.

When • Friday through Thursday, April 13-19, at 4:30 p.m.

Where • Tower Theatre, 876 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $6.25.

How bad a year?

Cam Archer's expressionist film "S—- Year," starring Ellen Barkin as an actress who abandons her career for a secluded life in the hills — until noisy construction in neighboring housing developments has her crossing the line between fantasy and reality. Presented by the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and the Utah Film Center.

When • Friday, April 13, at 7 p.m.

Where • Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Love on the border

The Lebanese drama "The Kite," in which a Lebanese girl is separated from her fiancé by the border fence between Israel and Lebanon — and soon realizes she is in love with the Israeli soldier guarding the checkpoint. Presented by the University of Utah's Film Front, as part of World Cinema Week 2012.

When • Friday, April 13, at 7 p.m.

Where • Orson Spencer Hall, 260 Central Campus Drive (U. of U. campus), Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Not so 'Young'

The comedy "Young Adult," a reteaming of director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody ("Juno"), starring Charlize Theron as a struggling paperback writer who goes back to her small Minnesota town to restart her relationship with her high-school boyfriend (Patrick Wilson) — who's married and a new dad. Presented by the Park City Film Series.

When • Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 15, at 6 at 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • $7; $6 for students and seniors

Dessay in 'La Traviata'

Acclaimed French soprano Natalie Dessay makes her Met role debut as Violetta, the fallen woman who sacrifices her last chance for love in Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata."

When • Saturday, April 14, at 10:55 a.m.

Where • Cinemark Century 16 Salt Lake, 125 E. 3300 South, South Salt Lake; Cinemark Century 16 Union Heights, 7670 S. Union Park Ave., Sandy; Cinemark 24 Jordan Landing, 7301 S. Jordan Landing Blvd., West Jordan; Cinemark Draper, 12129 S. State; Cinemark Bountiful 8, 206 S. 625 West; Cinemark Farmington at Station Park, 900 W. Clark Lane; Cinemark Holiday Village 4, 1776 Park Avenue 4, Park City.

Tickets • $15-$22.

When you're a Jet …

Sing along to "West Side Story," reciting Stephen Sondheim's lyrics to Leonard Bernstein's tunes, while watching Jerome Robbins' cinematography on this 1961 classic. A costume contest will determine the best-dressed Jet or Shark. Presented by the Salt Lake Film Society.

When • Saturday, April 14, at 2 and 6 p.m.

Where • Tower Theatre, 876 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15.

Life is a 'Circus'

Over the course of six dramatic hours, the PBS documentary "Circus" follows the legendary Big Apple Circus on an unforgettable journey from the "big top" to the "back lot." This program is presented in conjunction with the UMFA's current "Georges Rouault: Circus of the Shooting Star" exhibition.

When • Wednesday, April 18, at 6 p.m.

Where • Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

A mountain to climb

Lucy Walker's documentary "Blindsight," which follows six blind Tibetan teens on a mountaineering trip in the Himalayas. Presented by the Utah Film Center.

When • Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m.

Where • Taggart Student Center, 650 N. 800 East, Logan

Tickets • Free

In 'Xanadu'

The 1980 musical "Xanadu," starring Olivia Newton-John as a muse who comes to Earth, incarnated as a girl named Kira, to help an artist (Michael Beck) to build a disco roller rink. (No, really.) Gene Kelly also stars.

When • Wednesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake Community College Grand Theatre, 1575 S. State, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Casualties of 'War on Drugs'

Eugene Jarecki's documentary "The House I Live In," this year's Grand Jury Prize winner at Sundance, in which the director examines the human toll taken by 40 years of "The War on Drugs." A Q-and-A, via Skype, with Jarecki, follows the screening.

When • Wednesday, April 18, at 8 p.m.

Where • Vieve Gore Concert Hall, 1250 E. 1700 South, Westminster College campus, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Exploring art

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art at Utah State University in partnership with Art21, as part of its Access '12 initiative, will start a four-week series of previews of the sixth season of PBS' "Art in the Twenty-First Century."

When • Thursday, April 19, at 5 p.m.

Where • Utah State University Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, 650 N. 1100 East, Logan

Tickets • Freeartmuseum.usu.edu

Deep in the 'Cave'

Werner Herzog's documentary "Cave of Forgotten Dreams," in which the German filmmaker goes underground into the Chauvet Cave in southern France, where pristine artwork dating 30,000 years has been discovered.

When • Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

A Canadian love triangle

Clara Bow stars in the 1926 silent comedy "Mantrap," playing a sexy manicurist married to an older man in a small Canadian town — but who is attracted to a rich divorce lawyer who visits on vacation. Blaine Gale accompanies on the mighty Wurlitzer organ. Call 801-485-9265 for reservations.

When • Thursday and Friday, April 19-20, at 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $6; $5 for children

Chaplin goes 'Modern'

Charlie Chaplin's 1936 classic "Modern Times," a satire of industrialization in which The Tramp must survive a factory job. Presented as part of the Salt Lake Film Society's "Tower Through Time" series.

When • Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, at 4 p.m.

Where • Tower Theatre, 876 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $6.25.

Claiming 'The Prize'

The Argentine drama "The Prize," in which a political activist's life-in-hiding on an isolated coastline is jeopardized after her 7-year-old daughter is selected to participate in her school's patriotic essay contest. Presented by the University of Utah's Film Front, as part of World Cinema Week 2012.

When • Friday, April 20, at 7 p.m.

Where • Olpin Union Building, 200 S. Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Oscar-winning drama

The Iranian drama "A Separation," this year's foreign-language Oscar winner, following the aftermath of a Tehran couple's split. Presented by the Park City Film Series.

When • Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 22, at 6 p.m.

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

Tickets • $7; $6 for students and seniors

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