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Film Festival Guide

Adventure seekers: Park City activities outside Sundance

January 23, 2019 — When you've got a few hours to kill between screenings, why not take advantage of visiting a town that's considered a winter paradise by both Olympians and billionaires? In addition to housing two of the country's top ski resorts, Park City has other outdoor activities

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Director’s cut: programming director Kim Yutani previews this year’s buzziest dramas and hottest documentaries

January 23, 2019 — In her new role as director of programming, she talks about this year’s conversation-starting dramas, controversial documentaries, and Mountbatten, her aide-de-camp.

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Sundance survival guide: tips from the staff of The Park Record

January 23, 2019 — Here are strategies for surviving and thriving during the 11 days of Sundance from the staff of The Park Record.

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Ready, set, blastoff: the breakout performances of Sundance

January 23, 2019 — Sundance is famous for revealing directorial sensations, but it's also a place where many on-screen talents first catch the public eye. For these 23 household names, Sundance was the moment when the world sat up and took notice. Peter Gallagher, 1989 His role as a

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Documentary ‘Anote’s Ark’ immerses audience in climate crisis

January 22, 2018 — If President Anote Tong looks familiar, it is because he has spent the last five years tirelessly trying to draw the world's attention to his country's desperate plight. He has traveled to the Vatican to plead with the Pope Francis. He has addressed the United

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‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’ is at Sundance

January 20, 2018 — "Wain understands that to tell this story right you need to bypass accuracy and head straight for authenticity." ~ excerpt from the Sundance Film Festival 2018 Digital Program Guide It would be expected, of course, that a film dealing with culture-wide irreverence the likes of

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Ethan Gruska and Daniel Hart ready for their ASCAP Cafe return

January 20, 2018 — Singers and songwriters Ethan Gruska and Daniel Hart have each performed the ASCAP Music Café in the past, but in different incarnations. Gruska last performed at the showcase in 2015 with the band The Belle Brigade with his older sister Barbara. Hart has been to

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Sundance opens amid broad concerns about misconduct in the film industry

January 19, 2018 — The Sundance Film Festival stands behind the #metoo and #timesup movements. Sundance Institute founder Robert Redford, executive director Keri Putnam and John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, united their voices when they praised the conversations the social media hashtags have created in the

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Sundance 2018: A recap of the first day of the Sundance Film Festival

January 19, 2018 — Each year, people from all over the world descend on Park City for the Sundance Film Festival. Thousands come to see films, panels and to spend time in the community. Here’s a wrap up of the coverage your missed yesterday, Jan. 18, 2018 — the

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Check out these short films from 26 different countries

January 16, 2018 — SHORTS PROGRAM This year's short film lineup showcases productions from 26 countries, including: Canada, Iran, USA and beyond. NARRATIVE SHORTS The 99 Steps Left from the Square Abbas Kiarostami; The Director Audition Clean Blood Falling Flatbush Misdemeanors Goodbye, Brooklyn Hail Mary Country Iris Katalysis The

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Slamdance alumni return to present work just beyond first features

January 16, 2018 — Beyond program Slamdance Alumni return with highly anticipated presentations. All films in this highly selective program are made by emerging filmmakers working just beyond their first features. Back at the Staircase USA  //  Five distinctive people, each with a flimsy coping strategy, find themselves stuck

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Slamdance Feature Film Competition Lineup

January 16, 2018 — NARRATIVE COMPETITION FILMS Birds Without Feathers USA  //  Desperate for human interaction, six emotionally damaged individuals risk self respect, shedding their disillusionment in a last grasp for happiness. A cruel-world comedy populated by struggling Instagram stars, Russian cowboys, self-help gurus and more, their lives collide

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Slamdance Film Festival stays true to independent spirit

January 16, 2018 — "Born out of rejection, Slamdance's artist-led group continues to discover cutting-edge talent creating work outside of convention," said Slamdance co-founder and President, Peter Baxter. "Our 2018 competition lineup is daring, varied, and vivid — it represents the spirit of our time and leads us into

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ASCAP marks 20th anniversary of Music Cafe at Sundance

January 16, 2018 — This year, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, a leading advocate for performing rights and music creators, is celebrating its 20-year partnership with Sundance Film Festival with a vibrant roster of renowned and up-and-coming artists and songwriters. According to ASCAP Assistant Vice President

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Host your own ‘Couchfest’: Streaming films online

January 16, 2018 — Not everyone is lucky enough to score a film festival ticket. Even those who do can’t possibly take in all of the whirlwind events Sundance has to offer over its 10-day run in Park City.

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Film honors a heroic AIDS physician in Salt Lake City

January 16, 2018 — Jared Ruga knows how it feels to be an outsider in a predominantly conservative society. But he is humbled knowing the obstacles he faces are small compared to the life-and-death challenges encountered by Salt Lake City's gay community in the 1980s. Three years ago, Ruga,

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New Frontier continues to push boundaries

January 16, 2018 — As the intersection of art and technology grows more crowded, Sundance Institute showcases a curated collection of cutting-edge independent experimental media works by creators who are pushing the artistic development of the new mediums of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR) and

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It’s not all about the features: Check out these short films at Sundance

January 16, 2018 — Sundance SHORT FILMS Driven by innovation and experimentation, the Shorts Programs call out filmmaking's most original voices. U.S. NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS Agua Viva The Blazing World Blue Christmas Cheer Up Baby The Climb Don't Be a Hero Emergency End of the Line EVE GREAT CHOICE

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The Indie Episodic kicks off as a new category for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival

January 16, 2018 — INDIE EPISODIC New this year, the Indie Episodic program was created specifically for bold stories told in multiple installments, with an emphasis on independent perspectives and innovative storytelling. America To Me U.S.A.  // This limited series captures a yearlong look at one of Chicago's most

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Want to give your kids a taste of Sundance?

January 16, 2018 — SUNDANCE KIDS Especially for our youngest independent film fans, this section of the Festival is programmed in cooperation with Utah Film Center, host of Tumbleweeds Film Festival, Utah's premiere film festival for children and youth. Lu Over the Wall Japan  // Kai is a lonely

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