Collection Screenings

Each year as part of our "From the Collection" series, Sundance Film Festival screens several films recently added to the archive.

The 2014 Sundance Film Festival hosted the 20th Anniversary screening of Hoop Dreams attended by filmmaker Steve James, Frederick Marx, and Peter Gilbert, as well as one of the film’s subjects, Arthur Agee, making his first trip to Sundance.

El Mariachi Q&A at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival

Robert Rodriguez’s El Mariachi screened at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in honor of its 20th anniversary.

El Mariachi Q&A at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival
El Mariachi - Robert Rodriguez and Carlos Gallardo (Photo by Brandon Joseph Baker)

Richard's Linklater's Slacker celebrated its 20th anniversary during the 2011 Festival.

Film Preservation
Slacker - Scott Marcus, Teresa Taylor, Stella Weir

Although the primary focus of the archive is to preserve prints that might otherwise disappear, the Collection also makes them accessible to new audiences, showing them as they were intended to be seen: on the big screen.

Film Preservation
Wim Wenders at the Paris, Texas screening at the 2006 Festival

Conceived as a living archive, we hope that these works will continue to engage cinema lovers for generations to come.

The series has included El Norte, Killer of Sheep, The Connection, sex, lies and videotape, The Naked Kiss, Repo Man, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, Harlan County USA, Edward II, The Living End, Blood Simple, The Times of Harvey Milk, Chameleon Street, Stranger Than Paradise, River's Edge, X: The Unheard Music, Mala Noche, Metropolitan, Poison, Wattstax, Brother From Another Planet, Shadows, and Paris, Texas.

Film Preservation
Steven Soderbergh and the cast of sex, lies, and videotape at the 2009 Festival