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Outdoor Film Festival kicks off July 7

Free outdoor screening series explores the creative world of artists

Ballroom dancing, an author’s creative journey, celebrated musicians, and

urban dance are the stories featured in the films of this summer’s Sundance Institute Outdoor Film. Beginning on Friday, July 7 in Park City, and followed by

screenings in Salt Lake City on Monday, July 10 and at Sundance Resort on Wednesday, July 12, the Sundance Institute Outdoor Film Festival is a seven-week screening series that presents seven films, including three comedies, which explore and illuminate artists and their creative environments. The Sundance Outdoor Film Festival is an annual

community program that presents seldom-seen films from the Sundance Film Festival, as well as independent and mainstream films that reflect the curatorial and artistic focus of Sundance Institute. In its ninth year, the annual Sundance Institute Outdoor Film Festival is an excellent opportunity for local moviegoers to discover work from new directors and to re-

discover films they may have already seen.

"We’re excited to present this entertaining program that celebrates the creative energy and passion of the arts. These seven very different films provide an interesting, and sometimes light-hearted, look at the lives and influences of artists as they pursue their artistic goals," said Jill Miller, Managing Director, Sundance Institute. "We look forward to audiences participating in this summer-long series of films and enjoying the energy of seeing films outside, under the stars."

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Running July 7 August 23, all Sundance Outdoor Film Festival screenings

are held on Mondays at The Gallivan Center, 239 South Main Street, in Salt Lake City,

Wednesdays at the Eccles Stage at the Sundance Resort, North Fork Provo Canyon, and Fridays at City Park on Park Avenue in Park City. Admission to all screenings is free, and tickets or reservations are not required. All screenings begin at sundown, approximately 9:00 p.m. For Park City residents, in the event of rain, the screening will move to the Jim Santy Auditorium in the Park City Library. For more information call (801) 328-3456 or visit the Institute website at http://www.sundance.org. A full screening schedule and calendar follows.

The Sundance Institute Outdoor Film Festival is supported by the Salt Lake County

Zoo, Arts, and Parks Program; Summit County Recreation, Arts and Parks Program; Park City Municipal Corporation; Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau; George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation; and Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy.

This year’s Sundance Institute Outdoor Film Festival lineup is as follows:

"Finding Neverland" (2004), directed by Marc Foster, Rated – PG

July 7 City Park, Park City

July 10 Gallivan Center, Salt Lake City

July 12 Eccles Stage, Sundance Resort

"Coal Miner’s Daughter" (1980), directed by Michael Apted, Rated PG-13

July 14 City Park, Park City

July 17 Gallivan Center, Salt Lake City

July 19 Eccles Stage, Sundance Resort

"Camp" (2003), directed by Todd Graff, Rated PG-13

July 21 City Park, Park City

July 24 Gallivan Center, Salt Lake City

July 26 Eccles Stage, Sundance Resort

"Rize" (2005), directed by David LaChapelle, Rated PG-13

July 28 City Park, Park City

July 31 Gallivan Center, Salt Lake City

August 2 Eccles Stage, Sundance Resort

"A Mighty Wind" (2003), directed by Christopher Guest, Rated PG-13

August 4 City Park, Park City

August 7 Gallivan Center, Salt Lake City

August 9 Eccles Stage, Sundance Resort

"Finding Forrester" (2000), directed by Gus Van Sant, Rated PG-13

August 11 City Park, Park City

August 14 Gallivan Center, Salt Lake City

August 16 Eccles Stage, Sundance Resort

"Strictly Ballroom" (1992), directed by Baz Luhrmann, Rated – PG

August 18 City Park, Park City

August 21 Gallivan Center, Salt Lake City

August 23 Eccles Stage, Sundance Resort