Take in a movie under the stars
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 Festival. Beginning 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 Festival is a seven-week screening series that will present seven films, including three comedies, which explore and illuminate artists and their creative environments. The 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 event is an excellent opportunity for local moviegoers to discover work from new directors and to rediscover 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."
The festival will run through Aug. 23, all 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 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 Web site 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.
Calendar of events:
"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
"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
For more information, call (801) 328-3456.
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