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Under 21 scene: Star-lit screenings

Lindsay Price, Park Record Intern

If you’re tired of spending money at a movie theater to sit in an itchy chair, consider lounging on a blanket in the park to watch an artsy film with good friends or family for free.

Every month this summer, the Sundance Institute Film Series welcomes locals to enjoy the crisp night air and watch various independent films. The film series offers screenings of acclaimed Sundance films and question and answer sessions with the filmmakers after the movie.

In support of the Kimball Arts Festival, the Series presented a screening of "Mary and Max" at the City Park. In August, "The Motorcycle Diaries" will be featured at the Red Butte Garden Amphitheater in Salt Lake City.

"It is so relaxing to lay in the grass and watch a movie," says Parktie Alexa

Tritt, "I love being able to sprawl out on a big blanket and enjoy the night sky."

All Sundance screenings are free and open to the public. Whether you’re snuggling up with a date, sprawled out with good friends or discussing the material with the filmmakers; the Sundance Film Series is a great setting to unwind under the stars.

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For more information, go to http://www.sundance.org/utah.

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