Sundance FIlm Festival

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.

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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:  

The Sundance Institute has unveiled its line-up of 66 films set for competition at the 2017 Sundance Festival. The films are set for the Dramatic and Documentary programs and the festival's Next section. Festival organizers also said a number of environmental films will be part of the New Climate program, inaugurated this year. Rick Brough has more.

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The 2016 Sundance Film Festival brought money, jobs and tax revenues to Utah according to a new study by University of Utah economists. Leslie Thatcher has more.

The full report can be found here.

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Park City, which has long been host to the Sundance Film Festival during the winter, is now looking forward to a warm-weather movie gathering that aims to be an annual event. The Park City International Film Festival will take place this August 10-13 at the Eccles Center. Rick Brough has more.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Development Director Pat Putt and Personnel Director Brian Bellamy; Colin Deford, who is running for Summit County Council; Kyle Oram who talks about solar panel installation; and Rick Rea, Artistic Director of Ziegfeld Theatre Company about Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

The Sundance Film Festival says it has worked out the bugs of its new ticketing system and says passes and ticket packages will go back on sale on Thursday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Sundance Film Festival officials met with their ticketing company after a miserable failure for patrons to purchase ticket packages and festival passes to Sundance 2016. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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