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CONNECT to screen ‘Kissed by God,’ story of surf champion’s struggles

July 23, 2018 — The surfing world was shocked in 2010 when three-time World Surf League champion Andy Irons was found dead in a hotel in Grapevine, Texas. A coroner initially reported Irons died of cardiac arrest. The official autopsy said Irons succumbed to an overdose of mixed drugs.

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Nonprofits teamup to seek Young filmmakers for Breaking Boundaries

February 27, 2018 — The Park City Summit Arts Council in partnership with U.S. Ski & Snowboard and the Park City Film Series has their eyes on young filmmakers. The three nonprofits have created Breaking Boundaries, the 2019 Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Champs Youth Film Contest that will

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Park City Film Series gets ‘Psycho Vertical’

February 20, 2018 — Park City is a town that thrives on adventure, especially when it comes to outdoor adventure. Keeping that in mind, the Park City Film Series will present a special screening of Jen Randall's "Psycho Vertical," Jen Randall's Banff Mountain Film Festival-winning documentary about British mountaineer

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Sundance Festival Favorite goes to ‘Science Fair’

February 3, 2018 — Sundance Institute announced "Science Fair" as the winner of the first-ever Festival Favorite Award, selected by audience votes from the 123 feature films screened at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, which took place in Park City, Salt Lake City and Sundance from Jan. 18-28. The

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Utah attorney general details Code of Conduct reports at Sundance

February 1, 2018 — The office of Attorney General Sean Reyes said it received 32 calls to a hotline set up during the Sundance Film Festival meant to gather information about sexual harassment or other sorts of cases. Most of the calls, though, to the code of conduct line

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Film Series will continue where the festivals end

February 1, 2018 — Right on the heels of the Sundance and Slamdance film festivals and just a few weeks before the 90th Academy Awards, the Park City Film Series returns to the Park City Library's Jim Santy Auditorium starting Friday, Feb. 2. Film Series Executive Director Katharine Wang

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Sundance film ‘Bisbee ‘17’ captures a century of raw emotions

January 30, 2018 — "We died in your hills, we died in your deserts, We died in your valleys and died on your plains. We died 'neath your trees and we died in your bushes, Both sides of the river, we died just the same." ~ Woody Guthrie Documentary

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Sundance short ‘Hedgehog’s Home’ spins a timeless fable

January 30, 2018 — Among the torrent of feature-length premieres and competition entries at the Sundance Film Festival each year, the shorts often get lost in the melee. And that is unfortunate — there are some gems hidden there. One of the standouts from this year's animation category is

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Sundance Film Festival anounces 2018 awards

January 29, 2018 — After 10 days and 123 feature films, the 2018 Sundance Film Festival's Awards Ceremony took place Saturday, Jan. 27, with host Jason Mantzoukas emceeing and jurors presenting 28 prizes for feature filmmaking in Park City. Honorees, named in total below, represent new achievements in global

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Local musicians can access annual acoustic hootenanny

January 27, 2018 — When Film Festival Week winds down, so does the Access Film Music Showcase. While not officially sponsored by the Sundance or Slamdance film festivals, the showcase, which is held at The Spur Bar and Grill, is intended to expose musicians and their music to film,

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‘This American Life’ host Ira Glass can tell tales on any medium

January 26, 2018 — When you hear the name Ira Glass, you probably immediately think of his popular public radio show, "This American Life." But, you might not think of the well-known radio host and producer as a movie producer. But a movie producer he is, and he premiered

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BMI’s roundtable finds the harmony in music and film

January 25, 2018 — Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) presented its 20th annualcComposer/director roundtable at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. The roundtable, "Music & Film: The Creative Process," took place on Sunday, January 21, at The Shop, 1167 Woodside Ave., and was moderated by Doreen Ringer-Ross, BMI's vice president of

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Crys Matthews thrilled to play ASCAP Music Cafe

January 25, 2018 — Crys Matthews, who will play Thursday and Friday, Jan. 25 and 26, at the ASCAP Music Café, became a singer and songwriter a little more than 10 years ago.

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‘Akicita: The Battle of Standing Rock’ takes audiences behind scenes of dramatic Standing Rock dispute

January 24, 2018 — Textbooks often overlook the uncertainty and chaos behind the movements that have irrevocably changed history. But the truth is: Revolutions are messy and unpredictable. The Sundance Film Festival documentary "Akicita: The Battle of Standing Rock" offers an unsparing view of the turmoil behind the scenes

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Filmmaker Gus Van Sant and composer Danny Elfman talk of their collaborations

January 24, 2018 — Filmmaker Gus Van Sant met musician and film score composer Danny Elfman a little more than 22 years ago through a mutual friend, Caroline Thompson, who was Elfman's girlfriend at the time. The meeting ignited a pairing that resulted in at least seven films —

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Slamdance honors the Russos with award

January 24, 2018 — Filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo have gone full circle with Slamdance.

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Sundance antagonist returns: parking problems widespread

January 23, 2018 — A regular Sundance Film Festival antagonist has returned to the streets of Park City. Parked cars quickly became problematic during the opening days of the festival, Park City Police Department logs showed, as a crush of vehicles arrived for Sundance. The problems were widespread as

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Women’s rights lawyer and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says #MeToo

January 23, 2018 — “Every woman of my vintage knows what sexual harassment is, although we didn’t have a name for it,” said Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburgduring a Sundance Film Festival panel Sunday.

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‘High & Mighty’ finds its strength in its script and cast

January 23, 2018 — Riddle me this: How would you describe a superhero whose powers only manifest when he's drunk or stoned? The answer: "High & Mighty." And that just happens to be the title of a new comedy series produced by Stage 13, Warner Bros. Digital Network's new

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Slamdance cofounder Mirvish connects with ‘Bernard and Huey’ on different levels

January 23, 2018 — Filmmaker Dan Mirvish, cofounder of Slamdance, has been making films more than half his life. Each of his films, however, has a running theme. "In all my films the subjects tend to be the same age I am," Mirvish said, laughing. Mirvish's new film, "Bernard

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