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‘Damn These Heels’ festival opening with film that highlights SLC’s AIDS epidemic

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The longest-running LGBTQ Film Festival in the Mountain West is coming back for its 15th year.

The ‘Damn These Heels’ festival is July 20-22nd at the Rose Wagner Theatre in downtown Salt Lake City.

Hosted by the Utah Film Center, the event is a festival for all, that celebrates our community’s diversity by sharing LGBTQ history, culture, ideas, struggles, and triumphs through film.

The film center has added new programs, parties, and events to the Festival to enhance the guest experience and engage the community in a meaningful way.

This year’s opening film “Quiet Heroes” was made by local filmmakers Jenny Mackenzie, Jared Ruga, and Amanda Stoddard. The film highlights the AIDS epidemic in Salt Lake City and documents the work of Maggie Snyder and Dr. Kristen Reise from 1984 to present day.

Festival passes are on sale now.

Click here to purchase a pass.

For more on the Utah Film Center visit utahfilmcenter.org.

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