Sundance FIlm Festival

KPCW Film Reviewer Rick Brough anchors this quarter's Film Roundtable with co-hosts and film aficionados Mark Harrington, Linda Jager and Jill Orschel to talk early Oscar picks, Sundance Film Festival Previews and which films to avoid this holiday season.

Sundance Ticket Sales Now Open

Nov 10, 2014

Support for KPCW is provided by Sundance Institute, presenting the Sundance Film Festival January 22 through February 1 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah. Registration for locals’ individual ticket sales is now open, through December 15. For more information, visit

As we reported, former Sundance staffer Virginia Pearce has stepped up to a new role dealing with film in Utah. She has been appointed head of the Utah Film Commission. Rick Brough has more of her conversation with KPCW.

Calling all movie buffs: The 2015 Sundance Film Festival returns to Utah January 22 to February 1 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Don’t miss your chance to see the latest and greatest independent films from the top filmmakers from around the globe.

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.