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Special screenings: Bette Davis, Rin Tin Tin and Wagner's 'Ring'
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Rin Tin Tin in action

The 1925 silent adventure "Clash of the Wolves," starring the most popular star in Hollywood at the time: Rin Tin Tin, the heroic German shepherd, who portrays the half-breed leader of a wolf pack. The movie was named to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry in 2004. Blaine Gale accompanies on the mighty Wurlitzer organ. Call 801-485-9265 for reservations.

When • Friday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • The Organ Loft, 3331 S. Edison St., South Salt Lake

Tickets • $6 for adults, $5 for children

A mother's guilt

Lynne Ramsay's drama "We Need to Talk About Kevin," starring Tilda Swinton as a mother looking back at her troubled son's life to figure out where things went horrifically wrong. Part of the Park City Film Series.

When • Friday and Saturday, May 4-5, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 6, at 6 p.m.

Where • Jim Santy Auditorium, 1255 Park Ave., Park City

Tickets • $7; $6 for students and seniors

Pride and vanity

The 1938 drama "Jezebel," starring Bette Davis as a Southern belle whose vanity and pride cause her to lose her fiancé (Henry Fonda), so she works to get him back. Presented by the Salt Lake Film Society, as part of its "Tower Through Time" series.

When • Friday through Thursday, May 4-10, at 9:45 p.m.

Where • Tower Theatre, 876 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $8.75

Taking his shot

"Carlitos and the Chance of a Lifetime," a wacky kid-friendly comedy from Spain about a soccer-mad orphan who wants to try out for the national junior team — despite the objections of the orphanage's director. Presented by the Utah Film Center as part of its year-round "Tumbleweeds" program. A reader will read the subtitles for younger viewers, and a limited number of headsets will be available.

When • Saturday, May 5, at 11 a.m.

Where • Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Realizing the 'Ring'

"Wagner's Dream," a documentary that follows theater director Robert LePage's effort to stage a new production of Wagner's four-part, 16-hour "Ring" cycle. Directed by Susan Froemke (co-director of "Escape Fire").

When • Monday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m.

Where • Cinemark Century 16 Salt Lake, 125 E. 3300 South, South Salt Lake; Cinemark Century 16 Union Heights, 7670 S. Union Park Ave., Sandy; Cinemark Draper, 12129 S. State, Draper; Cinemark 24 Jordan Landing, 7301 S. Jordan Landing Blvd., West Jordan; Cinemark Bountiful 8, 206 S. 625 West, Bountiful; Cinemark Farmington at Station Park, 900 W. Clark Lane, Farmington

Tickets • $8.50-$10.50

'Devil's Carnival' at Tower

Director Darren Lynn Bousman ("Saw II," "Saw III," "Saw IV") and writer/actor/comic-book author Terrance Zdunich present "The Devil's Carnival," a new horror/musical hybrid cinema short. The event includes a burlesque show, cast meet-and-greet, a Q&A forum, a whole lot of bad behavior, sing-alongs, costume contests and more.

When • Monday, May 7, at 9:30 p.m.

Where • Tower Theatre, 876 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $20-$40, online at tdcsaltlakecity930pm-eorg.eventbrite.com

A Marine's search

The documentary "Semper Fi: Always Faithful," which follows a Marine's search for answers after his 9-year-old daughter dies of a rare form of leukemia— a search that uncovers an environmental cover-up at the Marines' Camp Lejeune, N.C. After the film, Salt Lake City Water Quality and Treatment Administrator Florence Reynolds will discuss local groundwater contamination issues. Presented as part of Salt Lake City's Water Week, by the Natural History Museum of Utah and the Utah Film Center.

When • Tuesday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free.

One ring of power

The Metropolitan Opera's production of "Das Rheingold," the first in Richard Wagner's opera cycle "Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung)," in which Valhalla's gods clash with dwarves and giants, while the evil Alberich steals gold from the Rhine and forges an all-powerful ring.

When • Wednesday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m.

Where • Cinemark Century 16 Salt Lake, 125 E. 3300 South, South Salt Lake; Cinemark Century 16 Union Heights, 7670 S. Union Park Ave., Sandy; Cinemark Draper, 12129 S. State , Draper; Cinemark 24 Jordan Landing, 7301 S. Jordan Landing Blvd., West Jordan; Cinemark Bountiful 8, 206 S. 625 West, Bountiful; Cinemark Holiday Village 4, 1776 Park Avenue 4, Park City.

Tickets • $16-$18.

Biking around the world

The mountain-biking documentary "Strength in Numbers," which features the sport's biggest competitors at locations around the world (including Utah). Proceeds benefit the Mountain Trails Foundation.

When • Wednesday, May 9, at 7 p.m.

Where • Jim Santy Auditorium, 1255 Park Ave., Park City

Tickets • $10 at the door; $5 in advance at White Pine Touring.

A look at the lake

Backlight Pictures LLC will present a screening of "Evaporating Shorelines," a documentary about the Great Salt Lake. Networking and Q&A before and after the screening. Visit evaporatingshorelines.eventbrite.com for more information.

When • Thursday, May 10, at 7 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free.

Also • Saturday, May 12, at 4 p.m.; Post Theatre, 245 S. Fort Douglas Blvd., Salt Lake City. Free.

'This American Life' live

A live production of the public-radio show "This American Life," with host Ira Glass. Scheduled performers include writers David Sedaris and David Rakoff, comic Trig Notaro, "Snap Judgment" host Glynn Washington, live music by OK Go, a short film by Mike Birbiglia, dance by Monica Bill Barnes & Company, original animation, illustrations and special surprise guests.

When • Thursday, May 10, at 7 p.m.

Where • Cinemark Century 16 Salt Lake, 125 E. 3300 South, South Salt Lake; Cinemark Century 16 Union Heights, 7670 S. Union Park Ave., Sandy; Cinemark 24 Jordan Landing, 7301 S. Jordan Landing Blvd., West Jordan; Cinemark Draper, 12129 S. State , Draper; Cinemark Bountiful 8, 206 S. 625 West, Bountiful; Cinemark Tinseltown USA Layton, 720 W. 1500 North, Layton; Cinemark Farmington at Station Park, 900 W. Clark Lane, Farmington; Cinemark Holiday Village 4, 1776 Park Avenue 4, Park City.

Tickets • $16-$20.

Health-care solutions

"Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare," a documentary (which debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival) about the problems facing the U.S. health-care system - and the solutions available. Director Matthew Heineman will appear in person for a post-screening Q-and-A. Part of the Reel Community Series at the Park City Film Series.

When • Thursday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Jim Santy Auditorium, 1255 Park Ave., Park City

Tickets • Free.

Maggie and Brick

"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," the 1958 movie adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play starring Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman and Burl Ives. Presented as part of the Salt Lake Film Society's "Tower Through Time" series.

When • Friday and Saturday, May 11-12, at 4 p.m.

Where • Tower Theatre, 876 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $6.25

You're going to fish where?

"Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," a comedy about a fisheries expert (Ewan MacGregor) hired by the financial rep (Emily Blunt) for a Middle Eastern sheik who wants to establish a salmon stream in the desert.

When • Friday and Saturday, May 11-12, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 13, at 6 p.m.

Where • Jim Santy Auditorium, 1255 Park Ave., Park City

What's on your plate?

"What's on Your Plate?," a documentary in which two African-American city kids discover their place in the food chain. Presented by Utah Film Center.

When • Saturday, May 12, at 2 p.m.

Where •Dansante Building, 59 S. 100 West, Logan

Tickets • Free

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