Sundance FIlm Festival

For the 17th year, Sundance is bringing some of its best and most popular films back for a warmer time of year, in its free Outdoor Summer Screening Series. The films will be shown at City Park locally, and at Red Butte Gardens in Salt Lake. Rick Brough has more.

The Sundance Film Festival ventures into science fiction this year, with the film, "The Signal." Rick Brough has more. 

Salt Lake Tribune Film Critic, Impact Partners Film Services, Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart and Drunktown's Finest.

KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher is joined by KPCW Film Reviewer (and City Attorney) Mark Harrington for the last day of The Sundance Reel.

Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart - Park City Screenings

  • 1/24/2014 6:00 pm. Egyptian Theatre, Park City



The Sundance Reel - January 23, 2014

Jan 23, 2014

This May Be The Last Time, Cesear's Last Fast, Infinitely Polar Bear and Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter.

Leslie Thatcher and Barbara Bretz take on Day 7 of Sundance with four more films.

This May Be The Last Time – Park City Screenings

  • 1/24/2014 9:00 pm. Temple Theatre, Park City



 Cesar’s Last Fast – Park City Screenings

More than any other film received by the Sundance film programmers is the short film, Dozens are culled from the thousands submitted every year to program the shorts program. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Shorts program on YouTube:

KPCW's News Director starts Day 8 of our Sundance Film Festival with co-host Barb Bretz.

  • Sterlin Harjo, Director. This May Be The Last Time. Documentary Premiere.
  • Richard Ray Perez, Director. Cesar's Last Fast. US Document Competition.
  • Maya Forbes, Director. Infinitely Polar Bear. Dramatic Competition.
  • David and Nathan Zellner, Directors. Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter. US Dramatic Competition.

Leslie Thatcher and co-host Linda Jager explore three new documentaries in this year's Sundance Film Festival.



  Watchers of the Sky

  • 1/23/2014 10:00 pm. Redstone Cinema 2, Park City
  • 1/25/2014 8:30 am. Prospector Square Theatre, Park City



  Under the Electric Sky

  • 1/22/2014 11:30 am. Library Center Theatre, Park City
  • 1/23/2014 1:00 pm. Holiday Village Cinema 4, Park City



Close-up: Ivory Tower

Jan 21, 2014

American universities are at a crisis point, with student loan debt ballooning, and many people wondering if it's really necessary to go to college. Rick Brough has more about the Sundance documentary Ivory Tower.

  Leslie Thatcher and guest host Linda Jager start the show off with an announcement from Sundance Institute before sliding into another hour of great interviews with filmmakers.

Close-up: 'To Be Takei'

Jan 21, 2014

George Takei became famous for his role on Star Trek, but since then, he's taken on a number of other roles. The SUndance documentary To Be Takei examines them all. Rick Brough gives this film its Closeup.