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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Mary J. Blige, at the Eccles Theatre for the premiere of “Mudbound” at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Saturday, January 21, 2017. Sundance red carpet photos: Mary J. Blige, Carey Mulligan arrive for ‘Mudbound’
    “Mudbound,” an adaptation of Hillary Jordan’s novel, made its premiere Saturday, Jan. 21, at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City. Set in the ...
    Updated Jan 21 2017 10:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Lily Collins arrives at the 32nd annual Artios Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) The star family tree at Sundance
    There’s a host of stars with famous parents, even grandparents, in films at the Sundance Film Festival this year. Here’s a look: <strong>Lily Co...
    Updated Jan 21 2017 05:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Main Street in Park City, Utah prior to the start of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival Tuesday January 17, 2017. Cyberattack causes outages at Sundance Film Festival
    A cyberattack that targeted Utah’s Sundance Film Festival caused network outages and shut down box offices Saturday. Service at the Salt Lake City Mai...
    Updated Jan 21 2017 04:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • ‘Cheerful subversive’ Slamdance founder Dan Mirvish drops filmmaking advice in his new book
    Park City’s Slamdance Film Festival was birthed out of frustration in 1995 when a group of filmmakers, perturbed at being rejected from the Sundance F...
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