As the Sundance Film Festival celebrates its 30th year, the team who produces the festival and all of the other programs of the Sundance Institute say sticking to the original mission has brought success and opportunity to take risks. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.
KPCW's News Director Leslie Thatcher turns her attention to the Sundance Film Festival for the next week, with interviews of documentary and festure filmmakers. Joined by KPCW Producer Beth Fratkin for today's show.
As usual, Robert Redford opened the Sundance Film Festival with a Thursday press conference in Main Street's Egyptian Theater. But this year, the conversation also noted the snub Redford ogt from Oscar - not receiving a Best Actor nomination for the seas survival story All Is Lost.
Redford said he wasn't upset, but he said inaction by the film's distributor likely led to the film's weak Oscar showing. Rick Brough has more.
Alive Inside, Dinosaur 13, Marmato filmmakers as well as Rick Brough and Sundance's Trevor Groth and Jarom Rowland. This Green Earth hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson welcome the very first of the Sundance Film Festival filmmakers, reviewers, movers and shakers.
KPCW's This Green Earth heads to the airwaves again for the Sundance Film Festival with a live remote at Park City's Whole Foods Market. And as a lucky coincidence, it is also Whole Foods' 5% Day for KPCW. So stop by to check out the show, meet the hosts and shop for the benefit of local public radio!
Produced by Beth Fratkin. Special thanks to Roger Crawford and Whole Foods for help with the live remote.
In a downtown Salt Lake City office building rests the history of the Sundance Institute and all of its programs from summer theater productions to documentary lab program to the film festival. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher recently toured the archives, which aren't open to the public and has this report.