2018 Sundance Film Festival

The Park City Film Series has had the concession contract with the Sundance festival for the past 22 years, bringing in food from local businesses and amassing an army of volunteers to cover the long hours of operation.  It’s an important fund-raising event for the organization.   Carolyn Murray has this:

On the heels of another successful happening, Trevor Groth, director of programming for the Sundance Film Festival, announced he's leaving the organization after a 25-year stint.  Rick Brough has more:

During the award ceremony for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, held Saturday night at the Basin Recreation Fieldhouse, dozens of people took to the podium to accept their honors.  Winners shared moments that were heartfelt, funny or just ecstatic, as Rick Brough reports:

The major award winners for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival included a dramatic piece about so-called conversion therapy and a documentary about a man fighting child slavery.  Rick Brough has more:

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a starring role in this year's Sundance.  She is the subject of "RBG," a documentary in the film festival.  NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg has known Ginsburg for decades.  She's in the documentary, and interviewed Ginsburg in front of a full house Sunday before the movie's premiere.   KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has the story: 

Respect Rally Showcases Celebrity Activists

Jan 21, 2018
Blake Peterson

The Respect Rally held in City Park on Saturday drew about a thousand participants.  The message from celebrities rang with calls to action and an urgency to get involved in grass roots activism. Carolyn Murray has this:

Sundance Reel - January 21, 2018

Jan 21, 2018
Monika Guendner

Rick Brough and co-host Stacy Dymalski talk with directors, writers and actors from a variety of film styles.

Sundance Reel - January 20, 2018

Jan 20, 2018

KPCW's Rick Brough continues The Sundance Reel on the weekends with guest co-host David D'Arcy. This two-hour special continues interviews with returning and first-time directors, producers and film industry insiders.

Sexual Midconduct Hotline Open Through Sundance

Jan 19, 2018

This year the Sundance Institute has partnered with the Utah Attorney General’s office and the Park City Police Department to provide a 24-hour sexual abuse hot line during the festival. They want to send a message that sexual misconduct won’t be tolerated at Sundance.   Carolyn Murray has this story:

This year the Sundance Film Festival arrives amidst significant social and political turnover.  A controversial president has completed one year in office and the #MeToo movement is making waves.  Rick Brough discussed all that with John Cooper, festival director:

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