Sundance Institute

On today's Local news Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County council member David Ure and gets his take on Tesoro's announcement that the pipeline is on permanent hold and the toughening up of the county's anti-idling ordinance. Sundance Managing Director Sarah Pearce and Park City Chamber Bureua director Bill Malone discuss the release of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival  Economic Impact findings which pumped more than $83 million into the Utah economy. Actors in this weekend's Youth Theater production of Alice in Wonderland talk about their roles and Mrs.

The monster storm in the northeast is throwing off travel plans not only on the east coast, but around the country and could impact a number of visitors who are here in town or coming into town for Sundance.   KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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

A long-time Sundance Institute staff member, Virginia Pearce, was named Utah's Film Commissioner this week. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Aug 19, 2014


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It's fresh updates on all kinds of summer fun on this edition of KPCW's Mountain Summer. Updates include exhibits at the Utah Museum of Natural History, the Park City Kimball Arts Festival, the Sundance Institute, the Summit County Fair and a visit from Chef Meryl van der Merwe.

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.

Film Forward is part of a Sundance Institute initiative that forwards the power of storytelling and promotes greater cultural understanding through film. Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

Leslie Thatcher

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.

Sundance Institute/Barbara Kinney

The Sundance Institute unveiled its line-up of non-competition Premieres for the 2014 Festival, including 11 documentaries and 17 dramatic premieres. Rick Brough has more.