Posts in Film
20th Annual Summer Sundance Film Community Screenings

Park City summers bring more hours of daylight and plenty of reasons to be outdoors, so you might be reluctant to sit inside a dark theatre to watch a film. But what if you could combine great film with the outdoors? Sundance Institute’s Summer Film Series is a chance to do just that. This summer marks the 20th consecutive year of free outdoor film screenings curated and presented by Sundance Institute.

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FilmDana Craig
Peter Pan in Park City

If someone asked you where to go to experience world-class theatre, you might suggest London’s West End, Broadway, or even San Francisco or Chicago. But what if you could stay in your own community and, for a fraction of the price, always be assured of the best seat in the house? With National Theatre Live that’s exactly what you can do! Katharine Wang, Executive Director for the Park City Film Series since 2012, says that National Theatre Live is a way of capturing award-winning theatrical productions from the West End of London and making them accessible to a global community. In partnership with the Park City Library, the Park City Film Series has made a yearly commitment to bringing several National Theatre Live productions to town, and in June it’s the family favorite Peter Pan.

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Local Artist Profile: Frank E. Johnson

In Park City, you never know who you will meet riding up a chair lift, hitting a golf ball, or walking the dog. Olympians, celebrities, and filmmakers might cross your path on any given day without you even knowing it. Cameraman and Director Frank Johnson is one of those types.

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FilmBarbara Bretz
Sundance 2017 Wrapped

Sundance 2017 was one for the record books. As it often does in the mountains in January, the snow dumped. And then it dumped more -- making our winter wonderland magical but quite a trick to get around. Luckily, our Park City snow removal team stepped up to the challenge to clear the three feet that fell. The independently organized Women's March on Main drew thousands of locals and visitors who walked, chanted, and stood in unity to speak collective truth to power. Power outages and a cyberattack on the Sundance website created additional challenges, but the inspired films, music, VR, panel discussions, networking, and storytelling went on in the true independent spirit of the Festival.

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FilmHadley Dynak