Posts in Film
Volunteer for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival

It’s that time of year again. Sundance Film Festival is recruiting for their 2020 Festival. Sundance Film Festival brings about 50,000 people to Park City, Salt Lake City and Sundance Resort each year, so it goes without saying, they need a lot of help! Sundance Film Festival would not run like a well-oiled machine without a legion of volunteers. 

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Film, FestivalsLeslie Chavez
America in Space Film // A Symphonic Celebration

America in Space: A Symphonic Space Celebration is a highly anticipated film to be played and musically accompanied by the Utah Symphony. The combination of space and music will be an unforgettable experience as it is unique to watch such an impactful film with live music. The film celebrates the 50th anniversary of NASA’s moon landing. During the film, astronauts are honored and interviewed as astronomers and other space explores are recognized for the lasting impact they made. Musical highlights include pieces from Holst’s The Planets, Sprach Zarathustra as well as music from many other films covering the topic of space. 

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Park City International Summer Film

Park City Film will once again be screening international film this summer to enjoy great stories from around the world, with your beloved family or friends. The summer film series is presented in partnership with the Park City Library as part of the School Break Film Series. The School Break Film Series provides students, who are on a Park City School District break, a secure and entertaining space to engage with international film produced by talented individuals across the globe.  

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Beautiful Boy // An Insight Into Mental Health & Addiction

As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, Park City Film will be presenting a free screening of Beautiful Boy on Thursday May 9th at 7pm at the Library Center Theater. The film is about the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years. Based on memoirs “Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction” by father David Sheff and “Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines” by son Nic Sheff, the film examines the son’s addiction to meth and the father’s response to his son’s struggles.

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FilmKylie Harris
Silver and Snow: The Park City Story

On Thursday, April, 24 at 5 pm, in the Jim Santy Auditorium, Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History invite the public to a free screening of Silver and Snow: The Park City Story. In conjunction with Park City Historical Society and Salt Lake Public Broadcasting TV station KUED, Larry Warren, former TV reporter expanded his resume by writing, producing and making this entertaining and informative documentary just in time to share with visitors at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. This will be it’s first public screening since then.

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FilmBarbara Bretz
Local Filmmaker Profile: Grant Carsten

Grant Carsten, a 21 year old student at University of Utah is following the passion for filmmaking he developed as a Park City high school student. Originally, he wanted to be an actor. In the fall of 2011, he took a script-writing class which sparked his desire to direct. In 2015, as a high school senior, Grant participated in the Miner Film Festival with a short film entitled Grade Camp and was recognized by the judges with The Sundance Passion for Filmmaking Award.

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Film, Youth FeatureBarbara Bretz
2019 FIS Snowboard, Freestyle, Freeski World Championships Breaking Boundaries Youth Film Contest Winners Announced

Jack Price was named the winner of the 2019 Breaking Boundaries Snowboard, Freestyle, and Freeski World Championships Youth Film Contest with his short film titled “Pushing the Boundaries.” The film contest was open to young filmmakers ages 21 and younger to tell their own stories about breaking boundaries.

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Local Artist & Filmmaker Nathan Florence Presents Work-in-Progress Film Art & Belief

Local artist Nathan Florence is breaking into the film scene by launching a work-in-progress film that he has been working on since 2010 called Art & Belief. The film will be shown as part of the new ‘Made in Utah’ program hosted by the Park City Film Series. Art & Belief will preview on September 6th at 7:00pm in the Jim Santy Auditorium at the Park City Library.

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Latino Arts Festival 2018

Immerse yourself in creative and cultural offerings at the third Latino Arts Festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 16th and 17th from 3-8pm. This year, the event will be held outside at the Park City Library Field (1255 Park Ave.).

Showcasing the talents of the local Latino community, this free, all-ages event celebrates creative expression through fine arts and crafts, folkloric dance, live music, performances, food, and a Sundance film.

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Park City Film Series to Host Women’s Panel in Conjunction with RBG Screening

The Park City Film Series will be showing RBG the weekend of June 8-10. RBG was a hit at Sundance, especially with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attending the festival. The film is an inspiring look at her life, covering her marriage, her health, her family and, of course, her astonishing legal career. To further discuss this legacy, we're hosting a panel after Sunday's screening moderated by KPCW's Leslie Thatcher, with women who have equally incredible stories. We wanted this panel to represent different points of Justice Ginsburg's career, so we have an ACLU attorney, a law school professor, and a Utah Supreme Court Justice.

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Park City Film Series Celebrates Earth Month

April 2018 is the 48th Anniversary of Earth Month®. The Earth Month Network recently published an article stating that “people from all age groups and backgrounds have one common thread to share: with all the advancements over the years many are still living in the dark as to our total environment; lacking simple awareness of issues and a direction to take. This is in part due to the increase in population density, industrialization, climate change, and apathy.”

Organizations and individuals around the world are spreading Earth Month knowledge and awareness through activism initiatives and educational opportunities. Our own Park City Film Series is screening two films this month to celebrate Earth Month and raise awareness about environmental sustainability.

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Book to Film Club // Connecting Books and Film for the Community

The Book to Film Club is the brainchild of Library Director, Daniel Compton and Kimball Junction Branch Manager Joe Frazier. It was started in February 2014. Compton and Frazier had been trying to host a book club for about a year, but it had been unsuccessful. Eventually, they pitched the idea of a a Book to Film Club, in which participants would first read the book on their own, then come together a the Summit County Library Kimball Junction Branch to watch the movie and discuss the story. The club has been a “great success” since, with 10-20 participants each month.

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Youth Filmmakers Invited to Break Boundaries for the 2019 Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Champs

Calling all youth filmmakers in Summit, Wasatch, and Salt Lake Counties! This is an opportunity that you will not want to miss.

The Park City Summit County Arts Council, the Park City Film Series and U.S. Ski & Snowboard have come together to present the Breaking Boundaries // 2019 Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Champs Youth Film Contest. The Call is targeted towards young filmmakers (21 and under) to tell stories about breaking boundaries, wherever that may apply in their lives.

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Film, Open CallsJocelyn Scudder
Local View: Female Talent at the Sundance Film Festival

I have been a resident of Park City for over 38 years. Shortly after moving here in 1979 from New York City, the Sundance Film Festival was formed. The festival had been a struggling venue called the Utah/US Film Festival when it was taken over by Sundance.

In the early years, it was a small showing highlighting the work of regional filmmakers creating independent low budget films. Easily accessed by the general public, one could purchase a ticket at the theater. As it grew into one of the most important festivals in the world, a number of women were at the helm.

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Film, FestivalsMary Whitesides