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Special screenings: Damn These Heels! this weekend, vampire movie at Red Butte and more

Published July 11, 2014 1:07 pm

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Damn These Heels! LGBT Film Festival

The Utah Film Center presents Damn These Heels! LGBT Film Festival — a forum in which LGBT issues, ideas, hopes, dreams and art are explored through film and discussion. The opening-night film is "Compared to What? The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank," a documentary about the Massachusetts congressman and first openly gay member of the House of Representatives. Go to http://www.utahfilmcenter.org/DTH for program information.

When • Friday through Sunday, July 11-13

Where • Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $6 for individual tickets; $35 for a 10-film pass; only passholders and sponsors can get tickets for the opening-night film

'Thor: The Dark World'

The Friday Night Flicks series continues with the Marvel comics adventure "Thor: The Dark World."

When • Friday, July 11, 8:30 p.m.

Where • Park Pavilion, Kearns Oquirrh Park Fitness Center, 5624 S. Cougar Lane (4800 West), Kearns

Tickets • Free

'Fantastic Mr. Fox'

The animated "Fantastic Mr. Fox," based on Roald Dahl's tale of a clever fox (voiced by George Clooney), his family, his friends and the farmers he constantly vexes.

When • Friday and Saturday, July 11-12, 11 p.m.; Sunday, July 13, noon

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

Tickets • $5

'Annie Hall'

Woody Allen's Oscar-winning 1977 comedy "Annie Hall," which examines the ups and downs of a romance between Allen's neurotic comic and a bright-eyed optimist (Diane Keaton). Presented by the Utah Film Center as part of its summer "Make 'Em Laugh" outdoor screening series.

When • Monday, July 14, 9 p.m.

Where • Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

'Half the Road'

The documentary "Half the Road," in which filmmaker/cyclist/activist Kathryn Bertine examines women's professional cycling and the inequality female athletes face in a male-dominated sport. After the screening, Nicole Wangsgard, professional cyclist and associate professor of special education at Southern Utah University, will lead a discussion.

When • Tuesday, July 15, 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

'What We Do in the Shadows'

An outdoor screening of the mock-documentary "What We Do in the Shadows," which purports to uncover the secrets of New Zealand's vampire community. Directed by Taika Waititi ("Eagle vs. Shark") and Jemaine Clement ("Flight of the Conchords"). Presented in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Sundance Institute's Native and Indigenous Program.

When • Tuesday, July 15, 9 p.m.

Where • Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

'The Executioner's Song'

The 1982 TV movie "The Executioner's Song," starring Tommy Lee Jones (in a breakout role that won him an Emmy) as Gary Gilmore, the Utah inmate who became the first person executed in America after the reinstatement of the death penalty. A pre-screening discussion is scheduled, as well as a post-film Q&A with the film's director, Lawrence Schiller.

When • Wednesday, July 16, 4 p.m. (Pre-show discussion starts at 2 p.m.; post-screening Q&A at 6:30 p.m.)

Where • Utah Valley University Library, room 120, 800 W. University Parkway, Orem

Tickets • Free

'The Rocket'

The 2013 Laotian drama "The Rocket," which centers on a boy, believed to be bad luck to his family, who becomes determined to enter in a nearby village's annual rocket-launching festival. Presented by the Utah Film Center.

When • Thursday, July 17, 7 p.m.

Where • Peery's Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden; and Star Hall, 58 E. 300 South, Moab

Tickets • Free

Also • Saturday, July 19, 4 p.m.; King Koal Theatre, 1171 E. Main, Price; free

'World's Best Shorts'

A collection of short films, for ages 8 and up, from Canada, the Czech Republic, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States and Venezuela. Presented by the Utah Film Center.

When • Friday, July 18, 4 p.m.

Where • King Koal Theatre, 1171 E. Main, Price

Tickets • Free

Also • Saturday, July 19, 11 a.m.; Viridian Event Center, 1825 W. 8030 South, West Jordan; free

'The Executioner's Song'

The 1982 TV movie "The Executioner's Song," starring Tommy Lee Jones (in a breakout role that won him an Emmy) as Gary Gilmore, the Utah inmate who became the first person executed in America after the reinstatement of the death penalty. A panel discussion follows with the film's director, Lawrence Schiller, former Salt Lake Tribune editorial-page editor Vern Anderson, former Associated Press Salt Lake City bureau chief Bill Beecham, former Deseret News reporter Tamera Smith Allred and attorney Robert Moody. Presented by the Utah Film Center, the Norman Mailer Center and the Salt Lake City Public Library.

When • Friday, July 18, 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

'The Lone Ranger'

The Capitol Preservation Board launches the sixth annual Movies Under the Stars series with a screening of "The Lone Ranger," starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, on the southwest lawn of the Utah State Capitol. The band The Heartstrings performs before the screening. Co-presented by the Utah Film Commission.

When • Friday, July 18, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Utah State Capitol, 300 N. State, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

'Pineapple Express'

The 2008 comedy "Pineapple Express," about a process server (Seth Rogen) and his pot dealer (James Franco) who end up on the run from thugs and a dirty cop.

When • Friday and Saturday, July 18-19, 11 p.m.; Sunday, July 20, noon

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

Tickets • $5

'The Croods'

Kaysville's Movies in the Park series presents the caveman animated tale "The Croods."

When • Saturday, July 19, starts at dusk (after 8:30 p.m.)

Where • Heritage Park, 150 N. Fairfield Road, Kaysville

Tickets • Free