Oscar-shortlist selection, The Loving Story, the debut feature by Full Frame Documentary Film Festival founder Nancy Buirsky, is the definitive account of Loving v. Virigina - the landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage.
Married in Washington, D.C. in 1958, the Lovings returned home to Virginia where their marriage was declared illegal -- he was white, she was black and Native American. Newly discovered 16 mm footage of the Lovings and their lawyers, testimony of their daughter, and images by LIFE Magazine photographer Grey Villet, takes us behind the scenes of the legal challenges and emotional turmoil and documents a seminal moment in history and a personal, human love story.
The BYU Splash Lab is unraveling the mechanics of fluid behaviors with high tech measurement and analysis equipment. They work on everything from how to break a glass bottle with nothing but water and your bare hands to mitigating the splash-back when using the men's room. Join us for an entertaining evening of cutting edge research.
30 million years ago more than 5,500 cubic kilometers of magma erupted during a one-week period near a place called Wah Wah Springs. By comparison, this eruption was about 5,000 times larger than the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption. Today, researchers at BYU are studying 13,000 feet of volcanic rock to understand the catastrophic eruptions from 30 million years ago. Join Dr. Eric Christiansen, one of the BYU professors leading this research, and he shares the astonishing scale of the supervolcano in our own back yard.
join Dr. Gloria Cronin as she delves into the issues of the documentary, The Loving Story, including the searing honesty of this film. This documentary serves as a time capsule, offering a snapshot into the racist past of our country and illuminating the Lovings' courage and determination.
Wasatch Ballet’s performing companies present Swan Lake, Variations and Other Divertissements. Experienced dancers come together to present this delightful evening for the whole family. With athleticism and artistry, these dancers bring ballet, contemporary and jazz onto one stage.
The health professionals of Mountainlands Community Health Center will be on hand to help individuals and families by answering questions about insurance and services available at MCHC. They will also be available to assist with signups for WIC, Medicare, ACA and more.
Join us for a great film and free popcorn! This visually stunning and wildly inventive film explores the mystery of the night in a sweeping nocturnal adventure full of moody, dream-inspired landscapes. A young boy named Tim finds out after an unusual discovery on the rooftop of his orphanage plunges him into the secret world of Nocturna, inhabited by curious creatures that control the night. This screening is presented by The Utah Film Center.
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