Sundance Institute Public Programming

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Step into the world of the Sundance Institute Artist Programs. From screenings and script readings to musical performances and discussions, we showcase work supported by Sundance Institute and give you an opportunity to meet the artists and discuss their work. These events are FREE and open to the public.


GOD HELP THE GIRL (click for trailer)

Directed by Stuart Murdoch
111 min., color, United Kingdom, 2014 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection, World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance, Film not rated

Free Outdoor Screening

Wednesday, August 20, 9 p.m., Red Butte Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT

This musical from Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian is about some messed-up boys and girls and the music they make.

COMMUNITY CHOICE Winner - SLC Punk! (click for trailer)

Directed by James Merendino
97 min., color, U.S.A., 1999 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection, Film rated R

Free Outdoor Screening

Wednesday, August 27, 9 p.m., Red Butte Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT

Anarchy in the land of Zion! A subversive comedy which tells the story of Stevo and his best friend, Heroin Bob, who are the only two dedicated punk rockers in God-fearing Salt Lake City, Utah, in the thoroughly Reaganized early 1980s.

Screenings From Earlier This Year...

TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM (click for trailer)

Directed by Morgan Neville
91 min., color, U.S.A., 2013 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection
2014 Academy Award winner, Film rated PG-13

Free Outdoor Screenings

Tuesday, July 8, 9:30 p.m., Red Butte Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT

Friday, August 1, 9 p.m., City Park, Park City, UT
*Presented in collaboration with the Kimball Arts Festival and Park City Institute

Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we’ve had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead — until now.

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS (click for trailer)

Directed by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement
86 min., color, New Zealand/United States, 2014 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection, Film not rated

Free Outdoor Screening

Tuesday, July 15, 9 p.m., Red Butte Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT
Presented in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Sundance Institute’s Native and Indigenous Program

This mockumentary follows the struggles of a group of New Zealand-based vampires to understand modern society and adapt to the ever-changing world around them.

PING PONG SUMMER (click for trailer)

Directed by Michael Tully
92 min., color, U.S.A., 2014 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection, Film not rated

Free Outdoor Screening

Friday, July 25, 9 p.m., City Park, Park City, UT
Presented in collaboration with Park City Recreation
*Play ping pong in the Park – starting at 7 P.M. '80s attire encouraged!

1985. Ocean City, Maryland. Summer vacation. Rap music. Parachute pants. Ping pong. First crushes. Best friends. Mean bullies. Weird mentors. That awkward, momentous time in your life when you're treated like an alien by everyone around you, even though you know deep down you're as funky fresh as it gets.

THE BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL (click for trailer)

Directed by Chapman Way and Maclain Way
73 min., color, U.S.A., 2014 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection

Free Outdoor Screening

Wednesday, August 13, 9 p.m., Red Butte Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT

Hollywood veteran Bing Russell creates the only independent baseball team in the country – alarming the baseball establishment and sparking the meteoric rise of the 1970s Portland Mavericks.

BIG NIGHT (click for trailer)

Directed by Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci
107 min., color, U.S.A., 1996 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection, Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award

Free Outdoor Screening

Friday, August 15, 9 p.m., City Park, Park City, UT
*Film presented in classic 35 mm.

A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business.

Sundance Institute gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Community Supporters:

 

Red Butte Garden , Salt Lake City Arts Council

If you are interested in partnering with Sundance Institute to put on a community event, please fill out the application here and email it to UtahCommunity@Sundance.org.