Each year the Sundance Film Festival shows its appreciation to Utah and Summit County locals with free Best of Fest and Townie Tuesday screenings.

The Best of Fest screenings are offered to all locals and the Townie Tuesday screenings are exclusively shown to Summit County locals, because they are the ones who are most affected by the festival that runs this year from Jan. 17 through Jan. 27, said Heidi Bruce, manager, ticketing operations for Sundance Film Festival.

The Townie Tuesday screenings, which will be Cherien Dabis' "May in the Summer" from the U.S. Dramatic Competition category and Sarah Polley's "Stories We Tell" from the Spotlight category, will be screened on Tuesday, Jan. 22. "May in the Summer" will be shown at the Redstone Theater at Kimball Junction at 7 p.m., and "Stories We Tell" will be shown at the Park City Library Theater at 8:30 p.m.

"There has been a lot of interest in both of those films, so I think the locals will enjoy them," Bruce said.

The Best of Fest films, which will be of the yet-to-be-announced top festival award winners, will be screened on Monday, Jan. 28.

"We never know what they are going to be because the awards are given out the Saturday before the screenings, but we post the titles on our website on Sunday and also record them for our customer-service hotline," Bruce said. "So, if people want to know what the screenings are before they take off to the theaters, I would encourage them to call the hotline (435) 776-7878 or visit