Beginning in May the Tumbleweeds film series will begin to rotate through films in a number of languages serving local communities as well as kids in local Dual Immersion programs - French, Chinese, Spanish and English. Foreign language films will be shown with English subtitles.


Date: Monday, August 7
Time: 4 pm

Directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit
121 min | 2016 | France/Belgium/Japan | Rated PG
No Dialogue

Recommended for ages 8+.

Cast: Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy, and Barbara Beretta

A man shipwrecked on an island who tries desperately to escape, until one day he encounters a strange turtle that changes his life. Co-produced by Wild Bunch and Studio Ghibli, this beautifully animated and deceptively simple story boasts narrative layers as richly absorbing as its lovely visuals.

Nominated: Best Animated Feature Film–2017 Academy Awards; Winner: Special Jury Prize–2016 Cannes Film Festival


Tumbleweeds Kids Films

Tumbleweeds Kids Films

Tumbleweeds is a year-round program by the Utah Film Center for children & youth aged 4+ and features free monthly screenings at the Viridian, Salt Lake City, Orem, and Moab. The screenings at the Viridian take place the first Monday of each month at 4 pm.