Great films. Great science. Great discussions.
The 2nd Tuesday of every month, join us for free movie screenings followed by lively discussion with an expert in the field, presented by the Natural History Museum of Utah in partnership with the Utah Film Center, and The City Library. All films begin at 7pm in the Main Library Auditorium. Visit the Natural History Museum of Utah's Science Movie Night webpage for more information.
Tue, Dec 10, 7pm
People of a Feather
Directed by Joel Heath and the Community of Sanikiluaq
Not Rated | 52 min | 2011 | Canada
Featuring groundbreaking footage from seven winters in the Arctic and beautiful underwater images, People of a Feather explores the unique relationship between the Inuit people on the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay and the eider duck. Eider down, the warmest feather in the world, allows both Inuit and bird to survive harsh Arctic winters. Created in partnership with the community of Sanikiluaq, the film juxtaposes recreations of traditional life with modern life in Sanikiluaq as both people and eider ducks face the challenges posed by changing sea ice and ocean currents disrupted by the massive hydroelectric dams powering eastern North America.
Following the film, join Dennis O’Rourke, professor in the U of U Department of Anthropology, for an exploration of the impacts of a changing climate on the peoples of the North American Arctic.
Official Selection - 2011 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
Winner: Audience Choice Best Environmental Film - 2011 Vancouver International Film Festival
Tue, Feb 11, 7pm
Nothing like Chocolate
Directed by Kum-Kum Bhavnani
Not Rated | 63 min | 2012 | USA
Deep in the rain forests of Grenada, chocolatier Mott Green seeks solutions to the problems of a ravaged global chocolate industry. Solar power, employee shareholding and small-scale antique equipment turn out delicious chocolate in the hamlet of Hermitage, Grenada. Finding hope in an an industry entrenched in enslaved child labor, irresponsible corporate greed, and tasteless, synthetic products, Nothing like Chocolate reveals the compelling story of the relentless founder of the Grenada Chocolate Company (GCC).
Winner, Best of Fest - 2012 Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Location: Main Library Auditorium
Contact Information: 801-524-8200