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Laura Seitz, Deseret News
The 2018 Sundance Film Festival runs from Thursday, Jan. 18 through Sunday, Jan. 28.

SALT LAKE CITY — This year's Sundance Film Festival documentary selections run from intimate portraits of Robin Williams, Jane Fonda and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to close examinations of the less famous but still fascinating lives of refugees, activists and many others. Here is a list of 21 documentaries coming to Utah from Jan. 18-21.

For a full list of documentaries and feature films, go to sundance.org.

"A Polar Year"

Danish native Anders takes a teaching job in rural Greenland, but soon finds that his Euro-centric perspective puts him at odds with the locals. In French with English subtitles.

When and where: Jan. 21, 2:30 p.m., Egyptian Theatre, Park City; Jan. 22, 7 p.m., Redstone 2, Park City; Jan. 25, 1 p.m., Holiday 4, Park City; Jan. 26, 6 p.m., Tower Theatre, Salt Lake City; Jan. 27, 12:15 p.m., Holiday 2, Park City

"Believer"

Coming off the heels of his 2017 LoveLoud Festival in Orem, Imagine Dragons' frontman and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Dan Reynolds charts his exploration of LGBTQ church members.

When and where: Jan. 20, 8:45 p.m., MARC, Park City; Jan. 21, 6 p.m., Sundance Resort, Provo; Jan. 22, 6:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Salt Lake City; Jan. 23, 10 p.m., Redstone 2, Park City; Jan. 27, 9 p.m., Temple Theatre, Park City

Tom Smart, Deseret News
The 2018 Sundance Film Festival runs from Thursday, Jan. 18 through Sunday, Jan. 28.

"Chef Flynn"

With a passion for cooking and plenty of raw talent, 10-year-old Flynn enlists his friends as line cooks and sets up a supper club in his parents' living room. Watch his rise to fame in this portrait of a young boy with an unusual gift.

When and where: Jan. 23, 11:30 a.m., Prospector, Park City; Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m., Rose Wagner, Salt Lake City; Jan. 25, 3:30 p.m., Ray, Park City

"The Cleaners"

"The Cleaners" takes viewers into what they call a "shadow industry of digital cleaning," digging into who is controlling what internet users see and what they don't. In English and Tagalog with English subtitles.

When and where: Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m., Egyptian Theater, Park City; Jan. 20, 12:30 p.m., Redstone 1, Park City; Jan. 20, 9 p.m., Tower Theatre, Salt Lake City; Jan. 24, 2:30 p.m., Prospector, Park City; Jan. 27, 1 p.m., Holiday 4, Park City

"The Game Changers"

Ultimate Fighter champion and elite special forces trainer James Wilks sets out to find the true facts about nutrition.

When and where: Jan. 19, 3:30 p.m., Ray, Park City; Jan. 20, noon, Sundance Resort, Provo; Jan. 21, 9 a.m., Temple Theatre, Park City; Jan. 22, 9:15 p.m., SLC Library, Salt Lake City; Jan. 27, 6 p.m., Park Ave., Park City

"Generation Wealth"

"Queen of Versailles" director Lauren Greenfield takes viewers back into the world of extreme wealth, showing the high human price of having too much money.

When and where: Jan. 18, 8:30 p.m., MARC, Park City; Jan. 20, 3 p.m., Temple Theatre, Park City; Jan. 21, 6 p.m., Broadway 6, Salt Lake City; Jan. 25, 8:30 a.m., Prospector, Park City; Jan. 27, 6 p.m., Sundance Resort, Provo

"Genesis 2.0"

Laura Seitz, Deseret News
The 2018 Sundance Film Festival runs from Thursday, Jan. 18 through Sunday, Jan. 28.

In the far-flung New Siberian Islands, a group of hunters discover a very old and surprisingly well-preserved mammoth carcass, leading scientists to delve even deeper into the world of genetics.

When and where: Jan. 20, 8:45 p.m., Park Ave., Park City; Jan. 21, 3 p.m., Redstone 7, Park City; Jan. 24, 3 p.m., Broadway 6, Salt Lake City; Jan. 25, 9 a.m., Park Ave., Park City; Jan. 26, 12:15 p.m., Holiday 2, Park City

"Half the Picture"

In the wake of the #Metoo movement and the exposure of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, this documentary features successful women directors telling their own stories of working their way up in Hollywood's culture of sexism.

When and where: Jan. 23, 5:30 p.m., Prospector, Park City; Jan. 24, 9:45 p.m., Broadway 3, Salt Lake City; Jan. 25, 9:30 a.m., Ray, Park City

"Jane Fonda in Five Acts"

This personal portrait shines a light on the life and work of controversial actress, activist, fitness guru — and for some, traitor — Jane Fonda.

When and where: Jan. 20, 2:15 p.m., MARC, Park City; Jan. 21, 9 a.m., Ray, Park City; Jan. 22, 6 p.m., SLC Library, Salt Lake City; Jan. 26, 9:30 p.m., Redstone 1, Park City; Jan. 27, 6:45 p.m., Broadway 3, Salt Lake City

"Kailash"

Indian children's rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Kailash Satyarthi and his documentary crew takes viewers inside India's factories and the world of child slave labor as they pose as buyers in an attempt to rescue imprisoned children.

When and where: Jan. 18, 5:30 p.m., MARC, Park City; Jan. 19, 9 a.m., Park City Library, Park City; Jan. 19, 9 p.m., Sundance Resort, Provo; Jan. 20, 12:30 p.m., Rose Wagner, Salt Lake City; Jan. 24, noon, Temple Theatre, Park City; Jan. 25, 9:30 p.m., Redstone 1, Park City

11. "King In The Wilderness"

Peter Kramer, KRAPE
In this June 7, 2009 file photo, Jane Fonda arrives at the 63rd Annual Tony Awards in New York. Fonda is the subject of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival "Jane Fonda in Five Acts."

Focusing on the final year of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., this documentary shows the Civil Rights' leader's firm conviction in the power of nonviolent activism.

When and where: Jan. 22, 5:30 p.m., MARC, Park City; Jan. 23, 6 p.m., Temple Theatre, Park City; Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m., Redstone 1, Park City; Jan. 28, 3:30 p.m., Rose Wagner, Salt Lake City

"Of Fathers and Sons"

Filmmaker Talal Derki's documentary offers a very rare look into the daily life of a radical Islamist family, highlighting two brothers and their experience of growing up in an Islamic caliphate.

When and where: Jan. 19, 6 p.m., Broadway 6, Salt Lake City; Jan. 21, noon, Sundance Resort, Provo; Jan. 22, 11 a.m., Egyptian, Park City; Jan. 24, 8:30 a.m., Prospector, Pak City; Jan. 26, 10 p.m., Redstone 2, Park City; Jan. 27, 11:45 a.m., Egyptian, Park City

"Our New President"

This satirical look at the Russian media tells the story of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign through Russian propaganda. In Russian and English.

When and where: Jan. 18, 6:30 p.m., Egyptian Theatre, Park City; Jan. 19, 9 a.m., Temple Theatre, Park City; Jan. 19, 6 p.m., Sundance Resort, Provo; Jan. 20, 11:59 p.m., Broadway 6, Salt Lake City; Jan. 25, 9 p.m., Ray, Park City; Jan. 26, 3 p.m., Temple Theatre, Park City

"Quiet Heroes"

Local documentarian Jenny Mackenzie turns her camera on AIDS patients within the conservative culture of Salt Lake City.

When and where: Jan. 21, 6:30 p.m., Rose Wagner, Salt Lake City; Jan. 23, noon, Egyptian, Theater, Park City; Jan. 26, 7 p.m., Holiday 4, Park City

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at the annual Utah State Bar convention in Sun Valley, Idaho, Friday, July 28, 2017. Ginsburg's life and work will be featured in the documentary "RGB" at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

"RBG"

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — often referred to these days as the “Notorious RBG” — is an unlikely pop culture icon, but this documentary shows how Ginsburg's legal work throughout her career changed the working world for American women.

When and where: Jan. 21, 5:30 p.m., MARC, Park City; Jan. 22, 11:30 a.m., Prospector, Park City; Jan. 25, 6 p.m., Tower Theatre, Salt Lake City; Jan. 27, 8:45 p.m., Park Ave., Park City

16. "Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind"

Following his tragic death in 2014, fans of actor and comedian Robin Williams were left wondering what went wrong. This personal film attempts to shed light on the life and mind of one of Hollywood's most respected comedians.

When and where: Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m., MARC, Park City; Jan. 20, 8:45 a.m., Park City Library, Park City; Jan. 21, 12:30 p.m., Rose Wagner, Salt Lake City; Jan. 27, 9 p.m., Redstone 7, Park City

"The Oslo Diaries"

Discover a secret meeting between a group of Israelis and Palestinians who met in Oslo over 20 years ago in an attempt to repair relationships between their people.

When and where: Jan. 21, 6 p.m., Park Ave., Park City; Jan. 22, 12:30 p.m., Redstone 1, Park City; Jan. 25, 3 p.m., Park City Library, Park City; Jan. 26, 9:45 p.m., Broadway 3, Salt Lake City; Jan. 27, 2:30 p.m., Holiday 1, Park City

"This is Home"

Charting four Syrian refugee families as they arrive in Baltimore, this documentary follows their ups and downs as they navigate a new country.

When and where: Jan. 20, 5:30 p.m., Egyptian Theater, Park City; Jan. 21, 4 p.m., Redstone 2, Park City; Jan. 22, 6:45 p.m., Broadway 3, Salt Lake City; Jan. 25, noon, Park Ave., Park City; Jan. 26, 8:30 a.m., Prospector, Park City

ASSOCIATED PRESS, Associated Press
This Aug. 14, 2009 file photo shows actor Robin Williams in Los Angeles. Williams is the subject of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival documentary "Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind."

"Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist"

This in-depth portrait of fashion icon Dame Vivienne Westwood shows her battle to preserve her legacy in the ever shifting world of fashion.

When and where: Jan. 20, 11:30 a.m., MARC, Park City: Jan. 21, noon, Redstone 7, Park City; Jan. 22, 3:45 p.m., Broadway 3, Salt Lake City; Jan. 24, 3 p.m., Temple Theatre, Park City; Jan. 25, 10 a.m., Holiday 4, Park City

"A Woman Captured"

Following a European woman enslaved by her family — one of over 45 million domestic slaves worldwide — this documentary shows her fight to become a free woman. In Hungarian with English subtitles.

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When and where: Jan. 19, 9 p.m., Broadway 6, Salt Lake City; Jan. 22, 6 p.m., Park Ave., Park City; Jan. 24, 9 a.m., Temple Theatre, Park City; Jan. 26, 6:15 p.m., Holiday 2, Park City; Jan. 27, 11:30 a.m., Holiday 1, Park City

"Won't You Be My Neighbor?"

Beloved TV figure Fred Rogers taught children to be kind and accept each other as friends and neighbors, and this documentary examines what his lasting impact has been on those who grew up watching "Mr. Roger's Neighborhood."

When and where: Jan. 19, 2:30 p.m., MARC, Park City; Jan. 19, 7 p.m., Rose Wagner, Salt Lake City; Jan. 20, noon, Temple Theatre, Park City; Jan. 26, 12:30 p.m., Ray, Park City; Jan. 27, 6 p.m., SLC Library, Salt Lake City

GENE J. PUSKAR, Associated Press
Shown here in 2001, Fred Rogers is the subject of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor."