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

January 23, 2019

Every January, the staff of The Park Record prepares for the film festival with equal parts excitement and trepidation. The paper’s foot soldiers spend hours navigating the crowds, searching out celebrities, and guarding their secret...

‘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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Host your own ‘Couchfest’: Streaming films online

January 16, 2018

Screenshots of Sundance-related offerings on Amazon (top) and Netflix (below). (Courtesy of Nan Chalat Noaker) Not everyone is lucky enough to score a film festival ticket. Even those who do can’t possibly take in all...

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...