As the anticipation for the Sundance Film Festival fills the air, the Kimball Art Center is giving locals a taste of what's in store as they host Academy Award and Emmy Award Winning Producer Geralyn Dreyfous in an evening of Art Talk, a monthly series used for education and discussion of fine arts.

This month's topic is a fitting one: The Art of Producing Films in Utah.

Dreyfous has produced eight films in previous years at Sundance, including Academy Award Winners Born Into Brothels and The Cove and Emmy nominated The Day My God Died. She has five films set to premier at this year's festival, including Invisible War, In Football We Trust, Ready To Fly, Sugar Babies and Wait For Me. Dreyfous is also the founder of the Utah Film Center and a charter member of the Utah Coalition for Film and Media. In 2007, she the co-founded of the Impact Partners Film Fund, which integrates financiers and filmmakers in a partnership to produce films that both entertain and promote social change.

In this kick-off event she will discuss films and clips from past projects.

"This is a great way to meet an Emmy award winning producer who is a local talent and talk to her about what will be coming up," says Irene Cho, Communications Director of the Kimball Art Center.

The event will take place on Thursday, Jan. 5 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Kimball Art Center, 638 Park Ave, Park City. It is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

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