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Special screenings: Tumbleweeds brings movies for kids

Published March 24, 2012 1:01 am
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'Come back, Shane!'

The 1953 Western classic "Shane," starring Alan Ladd as a reluctant gunslinger who must defend a homesteading family (Van Heflin, Jean Arthur, Brandon De Wilde). Part of the "Tower Through Time" series.

When • Friday through Thursday, March 23-29.

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

Tickets • $6.25.

You know, for kids!

The second annual Tumbleweeds Film Festival, presenting movies for kids 4 to 14 (and their parents), runs this weekend. Go to www.kidsfilm.org for program details.

When • Friday through Sunday, March 25-25; screening times vary.

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

Tickets • $6 per screening.

Stan and Ollie

A night of Laurel and Hardy films is headlined with "The Music Box," in which the boys try to move a piano. Also on the bill: The L&H shorts "Brats," "Helpmates" and "Going Bye-Bye," and chapter 13 of the serial "Mysterious Doctor Satan." Part of the BYU Motion Picture Archives Film Series.

When • Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Keaton catches a train

"The General," Buster Keaton's 1926 silent classic, in which Keaton plays a Confederate train engineer trying to steal his train back from Union forces. Blaine Gale accompanies on the mighty Wurlitzer organ.

When • Friday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $6; $5 for children; call 801-485-9265 for reservations.

Streep's third Oscar

"The Iron Lady," winner of two Oscars — for Meryl Streep's performance as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and for makeup. Part of the Park City Film Series.

When • Friday and Saturday, March 23-24, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 25, at 6 p.m.

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

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

Putting on a show

The 2011 movie "The Muppets," which brings the gang back to save the Muppet Theatre. Bring pillows and get comfortable. Some chair seating for adults.

When • Monday, March 26, at 7 p.m.

Where • Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, Taylorsville

Tickets • Free

Getting below the surface

"The Hunt for Red October," the 1990 thriller based on Tom Clancy's best-seller, in which a Russian submarine captain (Sean Connery) defects — and it's up to CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin) to help him safely reach America. Presented as part of the SCERA Cinema Classics Series.

When • Tuesday, March 27, at 10 a.m.

Where • SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State St., Orem.

Tickets • $2.

Cameron's search

The documentary "Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure," in which actor Kirk Cameron (the film's narrator and producer) looks at the history of America's founding from a moral viewpoint. Cameron hosts this live movie event, which includes interviews with media, faith and political figures, as well as performances by popular Christian music artists.

When • Tuesday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m.

Where • Century 16 Salt Lake, 125 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City; Century 16 Union Heights, 7670 S. Union Park Ave., Sandy; Cinemark 24 Jordan Landing, 7301 S. Jordan Landing Blvd., West Jordan; Cinemark 16 Provo , 1200 Towne Centre Blvd., Provo; Cinemark Farmington at Station Park, 900 W. Clark Lane, Farmington; Cinemark Bountiful 8, 206 S. 625 West, Bountiful; Cinemark Tinseltown USA Layton, 720 W. 1500 North, Layton; Cinemark Tinseltown 14 Newgate, 3651 Wall Ave., Ogden; Cinemark Holiday Village 4, 1776 Park Avenue 4, Park City

Tickets • $8.50 to $11.50

'Electric Car' returns

The documentary "Revenge of the Electric Car," director Chris Paine's follow-up to his 2006 doc "Who Killed the Electric Car?", in which he looks at four companies competing to bring electric-powered cars to the market. Presented by the Utah Film Center and the Nature Conservancy.

When • Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free.

Marilyn's diamonds

"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell as two singers traveling to Paris — and keeping an eye out for rich potential husbands. The musical includes Monroe's iconic rendition of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend."

When • Wednesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $5.

Movies in the wild

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival, featuring short films focusing on what people can do to protect and preserve the natural world — from weed-eating goats to renewable energy cooperatives. Presented by the Summit Land Conservancy.

When • Thursday, March 29, at 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • $12, through the website www.summitlandconservancy.org; $15 at the door.

Also • Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m., at the Swaner Eco Center, 1258 Center Drive, Park City.

Round 'em up, move 'em out

"Red River," Howard Hawks' classic 1948 cattle-drive drama, starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clift. Part of the "Tower Through Time" film series.

When • Friday through Thursday, March 30-April 5, at 4 p.m.

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

Tickets • $6.25.

Silent and golden

"The Artist," this year's Best Picture Oscar winner, starring Jean Dujardin (also an Oscar winner) as a silent-film star whose career hits the rocks when sound is introduced to movies. Part of the Park City Film Series.

When • Friday and Saturday, March 30-31 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 1, at 6 p.m.

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

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

One for the record books

The 2011 family film "Snowmen," about three boys who hatch a plan to get into the Guinness book of World Records. Presented by the Utah Film Center.

When • Saturday, March 31, at 3 a.m.

Where • Pleasant Valley Library, 5568 S. Adams Ave., Ogden

Tickets • Free

Shakespearean 'Errors'

The National Theatre's production of Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors," broadcast from London. Presented by the Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah and the Salt Lake Film Society. Tickets can be purchased through www.thc.utah.edu.

When • Saturday, March 31, at noon.

Where • Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15; $12 for Salt Lake Film Society Members and $8.75 for students ; tickets can be purchased through the Tanner center's website, www.thc.utah.edu.

The immigrant life

The 2008 short drama "Soy Mi Madre," directed by Scottish artist Phil Collins (not to be confused with the pop singer and drummer for Genesis). The film, inspired by Jean Genet's "The Maids," looks at issues surrounding immigrant populations who live and work in Colorado's Roaring Fork Valley, exploring the power dynamics of people in disparate socioeconomic groups. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "At Work: Prints from the Great Depression."

When • Saturday, March 31, at 2 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free






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