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Utah Film Center presents: The River and The Wall

2019-04-30 19:00:00 2019-04-30 21:00:00 America/Denver Utah Film Center presents: The River and The Wall Main Library 210 East 400 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Tuesday, April 30
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-04-30 19:00:00 2019-04-30 21:00:00 America/Denver Utah Film Center presents: The River and The Wall Film Screening with the Utah Film Center Main Library 210 East 400 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Main Library

Auditorium

Film Screening with the Utah Film Center

The River and The Wall
Directed by Ben Masters
97 min | 2019 | USA | Not Rated
From the director & subject of Unbranded, screened in 2015 & 2016.

Pre-film discussion with Professor Sylvia Torti Dean, Honors College University of Utah.

The River and The Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes.

Conservation filmmaker Ben Masters realizes the urgency of documenting the last remaining wilderness in Texas as the threat of new border wall construction looms ahead. Masters recruits NatGeo Explorer Filipe DeAndrade, ornithologist Heather Mackey, river guide Austin Alvarado, and conservationist Jay Kleberg to join him on the two-and-a-half-month journey down 1,200 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border.

They set out to document the borderlands and explore the potential impacts of a wall on the natural environment, but as the wilderness gives way to the more populated and heavily trafficked Lower Rio Grande Valley, they come face-to-face with the human side of the immigration debate and enter uncharted emotional waters.

Winner: Lewis Black ‘Lone Star’ Award–2019 SXSW Film Festival

AGE GROUP:   Adults  

EVENT TYPE:   Performances & Presentations   Movies  

TAGS:   Utah Film Center  

Main Library


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Mon, Aug 03 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Aug 04 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Aug 05 9:00AM to 9:00PM
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About the library

NOTE: The Main Library's Rooftop Terrace is closed through 2020 for repairs and renovations.

Salt Lake City's Main Library, designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie in conjunction with VCBO Architecture, opened in February 2003 and remains one of the most architecturally unique structures in Utah. This striking 240,000 square-foot structure houses more than 500,000 books and other materials, yet serves as more than just a repository of books and computers. It reflects and engages the city's imagination and aspirations. The structure embraces a public plaza, with shops and services at ground level, reading galleries above, and a 300-seat auditorium.

A multi-level reading area along the Glass Lens at the southern facade of the building looks out onto the plaza with stunning views of the city and Wasatch Mountains beyond. Spiraling fireplaces on four floors resemble a column of flame from the vantage of 200 East and 400 South. The Urban Room between the Library and the Crescent Wall is a space for all seasons, generously endowed with daylight and open to magnificent views.

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