Sundance FIlm Festival

Tom Heffron and Destiny Gross share their recollections of the early days at the Sundance Film Festival, when it first came to Park City. They tell of many adventures, including their experiences of procuring festival tickets before the computer age changed everything.

With domestic terrorism on the rise and people coming from around the world for the Sundance Film Festival, the Park City Police Department invited Utah public safety officials to provide community awareness training for Parkites.  Melissa Allison has the story:

The Morning Mix - January 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018

Today's Morning Mix is jam-packed with music, musicians, and music programmers. Jordan Matthew Young,2016 winner of the Utah Music Awards Best Album and Best Rock Band is in studio with Cory from the Green River Blues Band. Anders Osborne talks about playing two solo acoustic shows at The State Room. Jarom Rowland, senior manager of the film music program at Sundance Film Festival, will be announcing the ASCAP Music Cafe schedule. In addition to these interviews we update you on all the music and events happening in and around town this weekend. 


David Shankbone

Following a flurry of accusations against film industry mogul Harvey Weinstein, the Sundance Institute has issued a statement denouncing Weinstein for sexual assault, harassment, and other inappropriate conduct over the past decades. A couple of the allegations involve incidents at the Sundance Film Festival. Rick Brough has more.

to Obituary for Irene Cho in San Francisco Chronicle

A memorial will be held at the Kimball Art Center in early October for Irene Cho -- an independent film producer and an activist in the Park City film scene -- who died last month. Rick Brough has more.

Utah State Office of tourism Photo: Paul Morrison Photography

Utah’s Office of Tourism and Film has 3.4 million dollars to allocate to local marketing efforts around the state.   Summit and Wasatch counties will receive some of these cooperative marketing funds. Carolyn Murray has more:

The Sundance Institute is proposing a new movie theater venue in Park City for the 2018 Film Festival. The old Sports Authority space in the Holiday Village Center would become a 500-seat theater. The plan is going to City Council for their reaction at tomorrow's meeting. Rick Brough has more.

Leslie Thatcher

Park City Mayor Jack Thomas and City Council announced today the city will purchase just over 5 acres in the Bonanza Park area for $19.5 million.  The site will be home to the Park City Arts and Culture District that will include new homes for the Kimball Art Center and Sundance Institute. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Sundance Institute

After 17 years with Sundance Institute, wearing many hats from volunteer music cafe manager to Managing Director, Sarah Pearce will be resigning next month. 

According to a note from Sundance Institute director Keri Putnam, Sarah Pearce’s last day will be March 10th.  She has agreed to stay on as a consultant for the next several months as her position is replaced. Pearce says she’s leaving to pursue other interests.

Kimball Art Center

A new exhibit at the Kimball Art Center celebrates the independent spirit of Sundance.  Thirty-three artists represent the thirty-three years of the film festival.   And a popular writer, director and producer helped put the show together. KPCW's Renai Bodley explains: