Through the Lens

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.

This year’s selections are an exciting collaboration with the University of Utah’s Department of Film and Media Arts to present an extended exploration of what many Film Lovers regard as the “Classic Films” in cinematic history. RadioWest’s Doug Fabrizio hosts conversations about the film with featured local experts – at the heart of these conversations is the desire to answer “Why is this film a classic and who is it a classic for?” Join us as we probe the filmmaker’s creative process, the decisions they’ve made, and the cultural impact these films have today.



Through The Lens screenings are presented in partnership with:

KUER 90.1RadioWest

Through The Lens screenings are funded in part by:


Upcoming Events

Through the Lens

Wednesday, November 9 @ 7:00 PM

In Person | The City Library

American nuclear-weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast. When seventeen vessels blow-up and sink nearby Odo Island, Professor Kyohei Yamane, …

Through the Lens

Wednesday, December 7 @ 7:00 PM

In Person | The City Library

Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale (1895–1977), known as “Big Edie”, and her daughter Edith Bouvier Beale (1917–2002), known as “Little Edie”, were the aunt and the …

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

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