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Sundance film translates Wendell Berry’s poetry into cinematic imagery

January 23, 2017 — Filmmakers Laura Dunn and her husband Jef Sewell faced a unique challenge when making their documentary about the lauded American poet Wendell Berry. The reclusive scholar did not want to appear on camera. “It’s true. He has a very low regard for this medium,” Dunn […]

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Giant Sundance crowd marches in broad rebuke of President Trump

January 21, 2017 — A giant crowd marched down Main Street on Saturday morning in a broad rebuke of the administration of President Trump, loudly but peacefully demonstrating in support of women’s rights, human rights and a spectrum of other causes of the political left. It was an extraordinary […]

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Sundance forecast calls for snow and stars

January 20, 2017 — Stars and snow are in the forecast for the opening weekend of the Sundance Film Festival. The crowds in Park City for Sundance have arrived during a wintry weather pattern that will make everyday life a little bit more challenging for Parkites and the visitors. […]

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Summit County exercises option to purchase 29-acres near Jeremy Ranch

January 20, 2017 — Less than one day before the deadline was set to expire, Summit County announced it will move forward with the option to purchase a 29-acre parcel near Jeremy Ranch. On Wednesday, Summit County Manager Tom Fisher delivered a notice that the county will exercise the […]

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Case against New York couple accused of sexual assault will go to trial

January 20, 2017 — A 3rd District Court judge last week ordered a New York couple to stand trial on sexual assault charges in connection with an incident involving a Utah woman at their Park City hotel during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Anne M. Hardcastle and Michael Taylor […]

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Summit County Sheriff’s Office presence grows during Sundance

January 20, 2017 — As the Sundance Film Festival continues to expand beyond Park City’s limit and more film screenings are being held in the Snyderville Basin, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office has progressively increased its law enforcement presence to meet the growing needs. Sheriff Justin Martinez said his […]

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Summit County residents have many reasons to march

January 20, 2017 — Cara Murphy will march for women’s rights. Brian Feltovich is going to support his teenage daughters. Maria Jose Cordova plans to carry her rainbow-colored “Love Liberates” sign to encourage equality for all. Summit County residents have many reasons for participating in the Women’s March on […]

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Crowd at march during Sundance could be biggest ever in Park City

January 20, 2017 — In January of 2005, as George W. Bush was sworn in as president for the second time, perhaps 30 people gathered during the Sundance Film Festival to show their displeasure with the Republican president. And, two years later, as the Iraqi war continued, fewer than […]

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Sundance parking: harder to get than a premiere ticket?

January 20, 2017 — There are just a few things harder to get than a ticket to a world premiere during the Sundance Film Festival. A parking spot during the opening days of the festival may be one of them. Park City is expected to be jammed on Saturday […]

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Slamdance sees future at Park City inn

January 20, 2017 — The Park City couple that largely controls the Treasure Mountain Inn on Main Street is considering selling the assets, a move that would alter the ownership picture along the shopping, dining and entertainment strip as well as bring change to the longtime home of the […]

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Business briefs, Jan. 21-24

January 20, 2017 — Park Silly accepting applications for summer market The Park Silly Sunday Market is accepting applications for the summer season. According to the organization’s website, parksillysundaymarket.com, this year’s slate of markets will be held between June 4 and Sept. 17. Vendors that are allowed to participate […]

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Sundance shops offer film festival keepsakes

January 20, 2017 — Each March, before the electricity of the recent Sundance Film Festival has entirely faded, Tracie Murphy and her team begin preparing for the next one. Murphy is the merchandise manager for the Sundance Institute, the organization that puts on the festival, and her job is […]

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Sundance red carpet means green for some in Park City

January 20, 2017 — For artists with a project showcased in the Sundance Film Festival, this time of year is one of opportunity. But for many businesses in Park City, particularly those in the lodging or restaurant industries, it’s like a second Christmas. That’s the comparison Bill Malone, president […]

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Marketplace: Bistro Kosher Deli opens at Canyons Village

January 20, 2017 — Zeke Wray, then a chef, remembers putting the finishing touches on the menu at the Bistro at Canyons restaurant at the Silverado Lodge when it opened in 2010. More than six years later, Wray, now Vail Resorts’ director of food and beverage in Park City, […]

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Ex Wrestler, billionaires put media in chokehold

January 20, 2017 — Brian Knappenberger’s radar is keened tuned to emerging fractures in today’s media landscape. His 2012 Slamdance documentary “We Are Legion” introduced audiences to the little-known hacktivist group, Anonymous. The Guy Fawkes-masked gang of radicals had just begun to appear in headlines for its disruptive internet […]

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Doctors offer a dose of hope

January 20, 2017 — “I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one. But from what I see, I am sure it bends toward justice.” — Theodore Parker, 1853 In 1983, by chance, two college-age kids met in Haiti — a serendipitous encounter […]

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Grateful Dead documentary will ripple through Sundance

January 20, 2017 — A documentary about the Grateful Dead is expected to ripple through the Sundance Film Festival. The film “Long Strange Trip,” with a name taken from a famous Grateful Dead lyric, is scheduled to premiere during the festival. It will be another in a lengthy list […]

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‘Cries from Syria’ unflinchingly documents refugees’ plight

January 20, 2017 — In 2016, the United Nations estimated 13.5 million Syrians are in need of humanitarian assistance and more than 6 million of the total have been displaced. The U.N. also roughly calculated that more than 4.8 million lSyrian citizens have moved outside their home country since […]

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Cheryl Nichols’ personal ‘Cortez’ inspired by ‘70s dramas

January 20, 2017 — In Cheryl Nichols’ feature film “Cortez” a failing musician named Jesse finds himself without a tour and in a small town where he looks up an old flame, Anne. The feature, which will continue its Slamdance run with a screening on Wednesday, Jan. 24, is […]

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Film highlights Dolores Huerta

January 20, 2017 — Filmmaker Peter Bratt was thoroughly enjoying the moment. In a recent telephone conversation with The Park Record, while discussing the irrepressible labor leader and feminist Dolores Huerta, he just couldn’t help himself. It’s totally understandable. The subject of Bratt’s film, “Dolores,” currently screening in the […]

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