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 …

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 …

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

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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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