Sundance FIlm Festival

Author and screenwriter Sherman Alexie and director Chris Eyre aired last Thursday night for a free screening of their film "Smoke Signals" which was a hit at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.

This week, they talked to KPCW's Leslie Thatcher how they came to create a movie that is now considered an independent Native American classic. Rick Brough has more.

It's officially time for Utah residents to start planning for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. As of Tuesday, registration is open for locals-only Passes and Packages. Rick Brough has more. 

Park City's renewed contract with the Sundance Film festival is taking on a number of different issues, according to Festival co-manager Sarah Pearce. Rick Brough has more.

  While Park City and the Sundance Institute have reached an agreement to extend their festival contract through 2026, a major part of that deal is the resolution of an issue that's been lingering for several years. That's the agreement for Sundance to move off the Martin Luther King holiday when there's a conflict on the calendar. Rick Brough has more. 

The Park City Council today is expected to unanimously approve an extension to the Sundance Film Festival contract through the year 2026. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

  The Sundance Film Festival and Park City Municipal are one step closer to a long term deal, with each party agreeing to the most significant aspect of the contract - moving the Film Festival off of the Martin Luther King weekend. Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

The final film is Sundance's summer series, a free showing Friday is a favorite from last winter's Film Festival, chosen by audience members. Rick Brough has more.

  The Park City council will consider a number of revisions to the proposed contract with the Sundance Film Festival including a new financial package being offered in exchange for getting the film festival moved off Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more. 

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