April’s Free Tumbleweeds Movie

UFC_sponsors2013 The Utah Film Center presents a free monthly film series of the best films from the annual Tumbleweeds Film Festival. This annual event in Salt Lake City presents the best in children’s cinema from around the world and includes documentary, live-action and animated films.

For Ages 10+FELIX

Directed by Roberta Durrant
97 min | 2013 | South Africa
Presented in English

Audience Award Winner at the 2014 Tumbleweeds Film Festival

In this uplifting film from South Africa, 14-year-old Felix Xaba must overcome obstacles at home and school in order to fulfill his dreams. Felix is a talented pennywhistle player who wants to be a jazz saxophonist like his late father, but his mother forbids it, worried it will lead Felix down the wrong path. The right path emerges when Felix is accepted on scholarship to an elite private school. However, because bullies begin picking on him, school is difficult for Felix. Felix sees the school’s jazz concert as his opportunity to prove himself. Since the school isn’t looking for a pennywhistle player, but a saxophonist, Felix enlists new friends and his father’s old bandmates, and sets out on a quest to learn how to play the saxophone and let his musical talents shine.

Filled with wit and hope, this inspiring film will have you cheering for Felix as he pursues his dreams.

Winner: Best Film – 2013 Filmfest Hamburg; 2013 Lucas International Children’s Film Festival; Best Director – 2013 Africa International Film Festival; Best Children’s Feature Film – 2013 ALE KINO International Young Audience Film Festival; Audience Award – 2013 Durban International Film Festival; Official Selection – 2013 BFI London Film Festival; 2014 Pan African Film Festival Los Angeles

Tumbleweeds year-round programming sponsored by

Saturday, April 5 @ 11 AM
The City Library – Salt Lake City
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Saturday, April 12 @ 2 PM
Orem Public Library – Orem
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Saturday, April 12 @ 2 PM
Star Hall – Moab
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Friday, April 18 @ 4 PM
Kamas Theatre – Kamas
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Saturday, April 19 @ 11 AM
Viridian Center – W Jordan
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Saturday, April 19 @ 3 PM
Price City Auditorium – Price
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Saturday, April 19 @ 3 PM
Park City Library – Park City
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