Nine Days

Directed by Edson Oda

124 MIN


United States

Rating: R

Content warning: Strong language, some violent images (including bullying and suicide), some violent dialogue.

Language: English

Subtitles: English

Will (Winston Duke) spends his days in a remote outpost watching the live point of view on TVs of people going about their lives, until one subject perishes, leaving a vacancy for a new life on earth. Soon, several candidates – unborn souls – arrive at Will’s to undergo tests determining their fitness, facing oblivion when they are deemed unsuitable. But Will soon faces his own existential challenge in the form of free-spirited Emma (Zazie Beetz), a candidate who is not like the others, forcing him to turn within and reckon with his own tumultuous past. Fueled by unexpected power, he discovers a bold new path forward in his own life.

Preceded by the locally produced and locally made short film AURA

Standing at the verge of her own execution, an almost defeated Earth witnesses how the actions of her inhabitants continue to shorten her lifespan. Determined to give Earth a voice to express, loud and clear, her suffering, this film creatively adapts the writings of renowned poet Rosalía De Castro in combination with the sonification of pollution data and a musical composition inspired by it.


  • Don’t forget to check-in upon arrival to be entered into a free prize drawing for a chance to win some Utah Film Center merch!
  • Seating is first come, first served on the grass starting at 8pm
  • The movie will begin at dusk (approx. 9:15pm)



  • Feel free to bring your family and friends
  • Snacks for sale by Sweet Hazel & Co. Bakeshop & Bistro
  • Dogs are allowed as long as they are leashed
  • Blankets and lawn chairs welcome
  • Bathrooms are north of the tennis courts



The Summer Outdoor Film Series takes place on the east side of Liberty Park, just north of the Chase Home Museum near the middle of the park. The Summer Film Series logo on the map below highlights the screening location or click here to see it on Google Maps.

Summer Outdoor Film Series, Utah Filmmaker Showcase

Fri, July 19, 2024 at 8:00 pm


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