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Some Park City visitors saying 'What's Sundance?'

PARK CITY — Sundance may rule Park CIty this week, but it's wintertime and Park City is still, well, Park City. Hotel and restaurant workers say they regularly encounter guests who haven't the slightest idea they've come to... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2011

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Hollywood's newest Olsen makes Sundance debut

The younger sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen is breaking into showbiz with two buzzed-about films at the Sundance Film Festival. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2011

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Panel: 'Family' films not friendly to women

PARK CITY — The only people who need to care about Jennifer Siebel Newsom's Sundance documentary, "Miss Representation," are women and the men who care about wives, mothers, daughters,... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2011

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About Utah: Common Sense wants to point out good media

PARK CITY— Your first Thought when you see Jim Steyer at the Sundance Film Festival is: What's a guy like him doing in a place like this? Read more »

Jan. 23, 2011

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Sundance economic impact $62.7 million says Gov. Herbert at Salt Lake City Gala

As happy as the director and cast of "The Music Never Stopped," and the Grateful Dead were to be at Friday's Salt Lake City Gala and Screening, nobody seemed happier than Utah Gov. Gary Herbert. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2011

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Sundance film panel: Make movies to tell truth, improve humanity

When they are not watching films, participants in the 2011 Sundance Film Festival are talking about them. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2011

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About Utah: Utah Valley resident Sterling Van Wagenen was there before Redford

Sterling Van Wagenen plans to catch a Sundance movie or two this week, have dinner with friends in the film business, and try to outfox the Park City parking hassle along with everybody else. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2011

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Hollywood 'circus' settles in for Sundance Film Festival

Lex Luthor is in town but don't worry — if he tries anything, the new Mr. Spock and Obi Wan Kenobi are here, too. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2011

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Before Sundance: Actors come to Utah

As star gazers get set this week to stalk their favorite actors at the Sundance Film Festival, photo historian Ron Fox sifted through the Deseret News archives to find some evidence of stars who... Read more »

Jan. 16, 2011

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Locals get their fair share Sundance Film Festival fare; ticket sales up over last year, officials report

SALT LAKE CITY — Locals took their turns picking among the Sundance Film Festival's 2011 offerings Sunday, taking their place in line at time slots reserved in November and December. At... Read more »

Jan. 9, 2011

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Families, Sundance Film Festival are compatible

SALT LAKE CITY — Jill Whitmore's family loves movies, so on a Tuesday afternoon during school break she hunkered down with four little girls — her two and their friends — and... Read more »

Dec. 31, 2010

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Elmo dishes on Sundance, games, celebs

Elmo is tickled by his time away from Sesame Street. Read more »

Dec. 28, 2010

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Compelling stories unfolded in documentaries, genre enjoyed resurgence

A lot of folks go the movies to escape the pressing issues of the day, to forget they even exist, not to explore their implications. Yet films have always profited from their connection to real events. "The Social Network," ''The... Read more »

Dec. 21, 2010

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Robert Redford goes indie film route with Abraham Lincoln 'Conspirator' tale

Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival has hooked up scores of eager young directors with theatrical distributors. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2010

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Utah Film Commission launches 8th Annual "Spot On" Commercial Contest

SALT LAKE CITY — So you think you could buff up the PR of the good, ol' Beehive State? Read more »

Aug. 25, 2010

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Sundance draws more people, less money in 2010

PARK CITY — The Sundance Film Festival drew more people this year than the 2009 event, but it poured less money into the state's economy, due in large part to more cautious spending by... Read more »

June 10, 2010

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'Best Worst Movie' may be boon to budding filmmaker

It's funny the turns life takes. The thing that nearly killed Michael Paul Stephenson's movie career just might turn out to be the thing that jump-starts it 20 years later. Read more »

May 28, 2010

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Sundance Institute names Keri Putnam executive director

LOS ANGELES — Keri Putnam, the former president of production for the now-defunct Miramax Films studio and a former HBO films executive, will serve as the executive director of the Sundance... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2010

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Film gems stand out at Sundance Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival

Since it started as the Utah and then the U.S. Film Festival nearly 30 years ago, I've been attending what eventually became the now world-famous Sundance Film, held annually in picturesque but... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2010

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Amelia Nielson-Stowell: Sundance film developed in Utah

It's in one of the last scenes of "Memories of Overdevelopment" when protagonist Sergio Garcet declares: "I've reached a point in my life where the best thing I can do for humanity is to be far... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2010

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About Utah: Sundance a free-for-all for creativity, place for praise

Ten days, nine "screenings," five snowstorms, two bottles of eye drops and one parking ticket later, Sundance Twentyten is history, for me anyway. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2010

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Sundance Film Festival: Utah band stands above the rest of street performers

It's not uncommon to see buskers lining the streets at Sundance. It is, however, rare to find a local band with as much talent as Bramble playing in the cold Park City air. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2010

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Sundance hands out festival awards

A missing-persons tale and a Bolivian class war drama were the big winners at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2010

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Last-minute visitors fill gap in Sundance ticket sales

PARK CITY — Locals and short-term visitors have filled the gap in Sundance tickets and lodging sales this year, putting the independent film festival on track to once again add millions to... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2010

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