Sundance 2014: New Frontier moves to old part of Park City
December 7, 2013
The Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier program will be staged in an old part of Park City.
After having located New Frontier at The Yard for the past two years, and at Miners Hospital in earlier years, festival organizers will set up the cutting-edge installations at the Gateway Center on Heber Avenue.
The location change almost guarantees there will be more people filing through. The festival’s main box office, a hub of activity each day during the festival, is also located in the Gateway Center. The previous New Frontier sites at The Yard and at Miners Hospital were not centrally located like the Gateway Center.
"It will get more foot traffic than its previous locations," Dave Gustafson, a City Hall project manager assigned to Sundance preparations, said.
According to festival organizers, the majority of the New Frontier installations will be staged inside the Gateway Center. A temporary pavilion will be built outside the Gateway Center to house some of the New Frontier program as well. The overall space will cover 5,000 square feet.
The New Frontier program will include a piece by artist Doug Aitken, called "The Source (evolving)," at the temporary pavilion. Organizers describe the piece as "filmed conversations about creativity in the 21st Century." They say the projection will be seen from the outside of the pavilion as well as the inside.
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The program will also include Klip Collective projections onto the front of the Egyptian Theatre, one of the festival’s screening rooms. The projections will feature images from well-known movies that showed during earlier festivals, such as "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Little Miss Sunshine," and "Clerks," organizers said.
"This year’s expanded New Frontier allows artists to continue pushing the boundaries in telling their stories. In addition, this expanded work helps us mark the 30th anniversary of the Sundance Film Festival," Sundance founder Robert Redford said in a prepared statement.