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Black History Month

Utah Film Center is proud to announce our 2022 edition of Black History Month programming. This year’s selection offers free films and a special event at the University of Utah that delve deep into the artistry, inspiration, and activism of our country’s Black luminaries, past and present.

Each Tuesday in February, we’ll take you on a journey to uncover the stories you thought you knew and on Thursday the 17th, we’re partnering with Utah Presents for a unique in-person performance by composer, multimedia artist, and author, DJ Spooky, as part of our Through The Lens series with KUER and RadioWest at Kingsbury Hall.

Join us to continue the tradition!

Upcoming Events

Black History Month

Tuesday, February 1 @ 7:00 PM

Online | Limited Time Streaming

Citizen Ashe is the story of sports legend and social activist Arthur Ashe. Known to most by his stellar sports career – Wimbledon, US Open and …

This screening has reached capacity, please check back later to see if any tickets become available.

Available to stream February 1-7, 2022 or until all tickets are reserved, whichever happens first.

Black History Month

Tuesday, February 22 @ 7:00 PM

Online | Limited Time Streaming

Dionne Warwick is a living legend. With that singular voice, both delicate and impassioned, her interpretations of many Burt Bacharach–Hal David compositions — “Walk On …

Available to stream February 22-March 1, 2022 or until all tickets are reserved, whichever happens first.
MEDIA EDUCATION

Featured Short Films with Study Guides for Black History Month

A Beach of Our Own

Recommended for grades: 6+

A Beachfront Haven for African American Families In the 1930s, bought plots for themselves in Sag Harbor, establishing a close-knit …

A Conversation About Growing Up Black

Recommended for grades: 4+

In this short documentary, young black men explain the particular challenges they face growing up in America.

Gold Token

Recommended for grades: 6+

“Gold Token” is an experimental musical poem that explores Black ancestry, culture, and cyclical growing pains.

Hair Love

Recommended for grades: K+

An animation that tells the heartfelt story of an African American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the …

Past Events

COMPENSATION

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
Limited Time Streaming
BLACK, BOLD, & BRILLIANT: HEARTS AND MINDS EDITION

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
Live Stream
Attica

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
Limited Time Streaming
Citizen Ashe

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
Limited Time Streaming
UNAPOLOGETIC

Thursday, February 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Live Stream
BLACK, BOLD, & BRILLIANT: Blerd Edition

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Live Stream
SPIRITS OF REBELLION: Black Independent Cinema from Los Angeles

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Live Stream
ON THE TOPIC OF LOVE... (CONVERSATION & CLIPS)

Thursday, February 18, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
Live Stream
BELOVED COMMUNITY PROJECT (Panel)

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
Live Stream
CHISHOLM '72 - UNBOUGHT AND UNBOSSED

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Live Stream
DRIVING WHILE BLACK

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Live Stream
LIL' BUCK: Real Swan

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Live Stream
BELOVED COMMUNITY PROJECT

Monday, February 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Limited Time On-Demand

UTAH FILM CENTER BLACK FILMMAKER SHORT FILM SHOWCASE

Stream for Free

2020 UTAH FILM CENTER BLACK FILMMAKER SHORT FILM SHOWCASE

Originally screened as part of our Free Film Tuesday series on June 30, 2020.

A collection of short films curated by director/producer Zanah Thirus. These films were chosen to represent a cross-section of emerging Black creative talent, spanning budgets, genres, and moods.

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