Sundance Institute Offers Free Films to Locals

Screenings Offered in Park City and Salt Lake City, Sponsored by Zions Bank
Rock Documentary It Might Get Loud, from Academy Award Winner Davis Guggenheim, to Kick Off Series June 29 at Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre, June 30 at Park City’s City Park
Institute to Participate in 42nd Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival

Posted May 31, 2011

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Park City, UT– Sundance Institute today announced the films selected for the 2011 Sundance Institute Summer Film Series, presenting a mix of films selected from audience and critical favorites from Sundance Film Festivals.  Now in its 14th year, the free series will kick off on June 29 with a screening of the popular rock documentary, It Might Get Loud, and run through August 31 at Park City’s City Park and Salt Lake City’s Red Butte Garden.

With a strong history of serving as a cultural catalyst by bringing films and artists to the area, the nonprofit Sundance Institute is once again joining forces with other local organizations to create memorable film events while strengthening community engagement and expanding its audience base.  Audiences experience work from both emerging and established narrative and documentary filmmakers who have screened their films at the Sundance Film Festival, and participated in the Institute’s artist-development programs such as the Directors Lab, the Documentary Editing and Storytelling Lab and the Film Composers Lab.  The Summer Film Series is  free of charge and provides locals a chance to experience year round the storytelling through film that is supported by the Sundance Institute. www.sundance.org/utah

Sundance Institute gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Principal Sponsor Zions Bank, and Community Supporters Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks, Salt Lake County Economic Development Department, Summit County Recreation, Arts and Parks, Park City Municipal, Promontory Foundation, Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake Film Society and Kimball Art Center.
Screenings for the free Film Series are:

It Might Get Loud, directed by Davis Guggenheim (Sundance Film Festival 2009)


Over the course of one day, three generations of electric guitar phenomena come together, crank up their amps, and let it roll. Davis Guggenheim’s rocking documentary—featuring Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White—illuminates the path each artist travelled to forge their sound.

  • Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 9 p.m., Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City
  • Thursday, June 30, 2011, 9 p.m., City Park, Park City

The Music Never Stopped, directed by Jim Kohlberg (Sundance Film Festival 2011)


Twenty years after their teenage son Gabriel ran away from home, Henry and Helen find him in the hospital with a benign brain tumor and a damaged memory. With the help of a music therapist and Gabriel’s favorite music (The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, and Buffalo Springfield), Henry and his son work through painful memories and a family begins to heal.

  • Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 9 p.m., Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
  • Thursday, July 21, 2011, 9 p.m., City Park, Park City, UT

Exit Through the Gift Shop, A Banksy Film (Sundance Film Festival 2010)


Los Angeles-based filmmaker Terry Guetta set out to record the secretive world of street art in all its thrilling detail for more then 8 years. He traveled with the pack of the worlds most infamous vandals capturing footage. But after meeting the British stencil artist known only as "Banksy," things took a bizarre turn. Banksy turns the tables on the only man who has ever filmed him, creating a remarkable documentary that is part personal journey and part an expose of the art world with its mind altering mix of hot air and hype.

  • Saturday, August 6, 2011, 9 p.m., City Park, Park City, UT – Sundance Institute is pleased to be a part of the 42nd Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival.

Troubadours, directed by Morgan Neville (Sundance Film Festival 2011)


Framed by the illustrious careers of James Taylor and Carole King, Troubadors delves into the explosive singer-songwriter movement in Los Angeles during the early 1970s. Morgan Neville creates a riveting chronicle of the time featuring icons Elton John, Steve Martin, and Bonnie Raitt.

  • Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 9 p.m., Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, directed by Michael Rapaport (Sundance Film Festival 2011)


One of the most innovative and influential hip-hop bands of all time, A Tribe Called Quest has kept a generation hungry for more of its groundbreaking music since the group’s much publicized breakup. Michael Rapaport documents the behind-the-scenes drama of A Tribe Called Quest, and explores what’s next for the pioneers of alternative rap.

  • Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 9 p.m., Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre

About Sundance Institute
Sundance Institute is a global nonprofit organization founded by Robert Redford in 1981. Through its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, composers and playwrights, the Institute seeks to discover and support independent film and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work. The Institute promotes independent storytelling to inform, inspire, and unite diverse populations around the globe. Since 2001, the Sundance Institute Economy has brought in excess of one-half a billion dollars in economic activity to the state of Utah through its annual Sundance Film Festival. The Festival is the state’s largest annual international event which bolsters tourism and attracts world-wide media attention.

Sundance Institute has nurtured such projects as Born into Brothels, Trouble the Water, Son of Babylon, Amreeka, An Inconvenient Truth, Spring Awakening, I Am My Own Wife, Light in the Piazza and Angels in America.

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Kristina Parker
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