Sundance Institute Kicks Off Free Summer Film Screenings in Park City

The Sundance Institute doesn’t leave Utah when the film festival ends. For the 21st year, festival favorites will hit screens with 11 free screenings across Utah this summer, and Park City is receiving top billing with three incredible films.The complimentary community shows are a great opportunity for locals to see acclaimed Sundance films outside of the festival’s tumult while offering summer visitors a little taste of what they’re missing out on each January.

The local lineup starts off with a showing of Dolores on Saturday, June 16 at the Park City Library. The film chronicles the journey of Dolores Huerta, a pioneering figure who fought for gender, racial and class equality in the the 1950’s when co-founding the country’s first farmworkers’ union. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m.

Sundance Institute Free Summer Screenings
Courtesy of Sundance Institute

Things move outside for the remainder of the summer with two evening shows at City Park. The first is a Friday, July 6 screening of the Academy Award-Winning Man on Wire. The documentary follows Philippe Petit’s rebellious artistry as he walked on a wire suspended between New York City’s Twin Towers in 1974.

The final outdoor film in Park City is for the animal lovers out there. Red Dog: True Blue tells the story of an 11-year-old’s unique connection with a dog he meets at his grandfather’s remote Australian cattle station. Attendees are encouraged to bring the own pets to the Saturday, Aug. 4 screening.

Visit the Sundance Institute’s Website for a full listing of Free Summer Film Screenings around Utah.


Tony Gill
Tony Gill
Tony Gill is the outdoor and Park City editor for Salt Lake Magazine and previously toiled as editor-in-chief of Telemark Skier Magazine. Most of his time ignoring emails is spent aboard an under-geared single-speed on the trails above his home.

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