Through the Lens

Through the Lens is taking you on a journey into the mind, heart, and soul this summer! Our psychedelic selections explore the genius behind some of the most iconic album covers from groundbreaking bands, the fascinating intersection of technology and motherhood, and the hidden nature of sound as a physical presence and art form. These films are a trip you don’t want to miss so turn on, tune in, and RSVP now!

Through the Lens is the flagship film program of Utah Film Center. Since launching in 2011, in partnership with KUER 90.1’s RadioWest, the series has presented film screenings and in-depth post-film discussions featuring fascinating documentaries, spectacular narratives, and special film events.


Through The Lens screenings are presented in partnership with:

KUER 90.1RadioWest

Through The Lens screenings are funded in part by:


Upcoming Events

Damn These Heels Film Festival, Through the Lens

A Run for More

Growing up, Frankie Gonzales-Wolfe learned to be a fighter, but never imagined having a chance to make history as the first openly elected transgender official in Texas.

2023 Damn These Heels Opening Night Film

Featuring an in-person Q&A with the film’s subject, Frankie Gonzales-Wolfe, and local candidate, Sophia Hawes-Tingey, and Max Green from Equality Utah’s Political Action Committee, moderated by KUER’s RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

October 12, 2023 at 7:00 pm

In Person | Jeanné Wagner Theatre

Through the Lens

Body Parts

Body Parts traces the evolution of “sex” on-screen from a woman’s perspective, exposing the uncomfortable realities behind some of Hollywood’s most iconic scenes and celebrating the bold creators leading the way for change.

Featuring a Q&A moderated by KUER’s RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio with director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and producer Helen Hood Scheer.

November 8, 2023 at 7:00 pm

In Person | The City Library

Through the Lens


Subject explores the life-altering experience of sharing one’s life on screen through the participants of five acclaimed documentaries. As tens of millions of people consume documentaries in an unprecedented “golden era,” the film urges audiences to consider the impact on documentary participants – the good, the bad, and the complicated.

Featuring a Q&A moderated by KUER’s RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio with film subject and producer Margaret Ratliff.

December 13, 2023 at 7:00 pm

In Person | The City Library

Films that have screened as part of Through the Lens include:

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