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A follow-up to “An Inconvenient Truth” — one of the most impactful documentaries ever made about the environment — will open the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, bringing former Vice President Al Gore along with it. Sundance organizers announced Friday that …

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    Beth Dubber  |  Bleecker Street Media  Amanda Seyfried, Shirley MacLaine and AnnJewel Lee Dixon (from left) star in the comedy ’The Last Word,’ directed by Mark Pellington. The movie will debut in the Premieres section of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Sundance 2017 Trailer of the Day: ‘The Last Word’
    Today’s Trailer of the Day for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival is freshly released to the internet — for the comedy “The Last Word.” Shirley MacLaine ...
    Updated Dec 09 2016 09:48 am   |     |   Share
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    Halston Sage (left) and Zoey Deutch play best friends in director Ry Russo-Young’s drama ’Before I Fall,’ based on a young-adult novel. The movie debuts in the Premieres section of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy Sundance Institute Sundance 2017 Trailer of the Day: ‘Before I Fall’
    The 2017 Sundance Film Festival starts in exactly six weeks — and between now and then, this blog will highlight one of the movies playing at the fest...
    Updated Dec 09 2016 09:15 am   |     |   Share
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    Robert Redford, founder and president of the Sundance Institute speaks at the premiere of ’Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You’ during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP) Once again, Sundance and Inauguration Day will coincide
    At the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, the hustle and bustle of Park City came to a brief, happy halt on a Tuesday morning. Many people parked outside th...
    Updated Dec 07 2016 01:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Kristen Stewart, in Park City for the premiere of the film ’Certain Women’ during the Sundance Film Festival, at the Eccles Theatre, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. Stewart, best known for her starring role in the sparkly-vampire “Twilight” movies, will be back at Sundance 2017 with a short film she has made titled ’Come Swim.’ Kristen Stewart among the short-film directors at Sundance 2017
    The short film program at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival may get the attention usually reserved for the star-studded red carpets — thanks to an actor...
    Updated Dec 06 2016 06:23 pm   |     |   Share



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    |  courtesy Slamdance Film Festival  Stephen Elliott (at the table) stars, writes and directs ’After Adderall,’ a comedy about his experiences when he sold the rights to his memoir ’The Adderall Diaries’ to James Franco. The movie will play in the Special Screenings program of the 2017 Slamdance Film Festival. Slamdance fills out slate with Special Screenings, Beyond features, and shorts
    The slate for the 23rd Slamdance Film Festival has been fleshed out — with three Special Screenings picks, five features in the Beyond, and a wide arr...
    Updated Dec 08 2016 04:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • Halston Sage (left) and Zoey Deutch play best friends in director Ry Russo-Young’s drama ’Before I Fall,’ based on a young-adult novel. The movie debuts in the Premieres section of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy Sundance Institute Sundance announces slates for Premieres, Doc Premieres, Midnight, Spotlight, Kids and Special Events
    Here are the titles in the 2017 Sundance Film Festival’s Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Midnight, Spotlight, Sundance Kids and Special Events progr...
    Updated Dec 06 2016 02:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • A rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen, left) and a veteran tracker (Jeremy Renner) team up to solve a case in writer-director Taylor Sheridan’s crime drama ’Wind River.’ The movie, filmed in and around Park City, will debut in the Premieres section of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy Sundance Institute The stars will come out for Sundance films
    Big stars will populate Park City’s screens in January, when the 2017 Sundance Film Festival unspools a slate of 113 feature films. The roster of Prem...
    Updated Dec 06 2016 02:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • Joanna Kotze (left) and Amari Cheatom appear in the VR-meets-dance story ’Through You,’ by Saschka Unseld and Lily Baldwin. It’s one of the VR experiences in the New Frontier program of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Cameron Barton  |  courtesy Sundance Institute Explosion of VR means Sundance can be more choosy
    For more than a decade, the Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier program has been exploring the cutting edge of digital storytelling, from installati...
    Updated Dec 06 2016 02:57 pm   |     |   Share
  •  Yi Jie is an 11-year-old girl working in a massive Chinese recycling facility, and is profiled in Jiu-liang Wang’s documentary ’Plastic China.’ The movie has been chosen of the World Cinema Documentary competition of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, and will be part of the festival’s New Climate initiative. Jiu-liang Wang  |  courtesy Sundance Institute Here are the 66 titles picked for Sundance 2017 competition slates and Next
    Here are the 66 titles in the 2017 Sundance Film Festival’s competition slates and Next program. All titles from the United States, unless otherwise n...
    Updated Dec 06 2016 02:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • An architect (Thanet Warakulnukroh) is reunited with the elephant he grew up with as a child, in Kirsten Tan’s drama ’Pop Aye,’ a Thailand/Singapore production. The movie is in the World Cinema Dramatic competition of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, and is a Day One selection that will screen on opening night, Jan. 19. Chananun Chotrungroj  |  courtesy Sundance Institute Sundance competition films announced; push for the environment at next year's festival
    The organizers of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival won’t just be introducing the world to new movies and new voices. They aim to also start conversatio...
    Updated Dec 06 2016 02:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • Christian Sprenger  |  Courtesy of Sundance Institute Kyle Mooney stars as James, who discovers his favorite children’s TV show has stopped production, in the comedy ’Brigsby Bear,’ directed by Dave McCary. The movie, filmed in the Salt Lake City area, will screen in the U.S. Dramatic competition of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Utah-made ‘Brigsby Bear’ gets into Sundance
    Kyle Mooney was wearing a tuxedo when he got the word that “Brigsby Bear,” the movie he co-wrote and starred in — and spent the summer filming in Salt...
    Updated Dec 01 2016 02:07 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2015 file photo, a sign outside of the Main Street area welcomes people to the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The 2017 Sundance film festival runs from Jan. 19-29.(Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP) Sundance 2017 passes and packages on sale this week
    This is the week to buy passes and ticket packages for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, which runs Jan. 19-29 in Park City and at venues in Salt Lake ...
    Updated Oct 24 2016 09:24 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Director Larry Charles, Bob Dylan and Jessica Lange in Park City for the screening of ’Masked and Anonymous’ on  Jan. 22, 2003. Sean P. Means: When Bob Dylan brought a movie to Sundance
    It was a pleasant shock to hear the news last week that Bob Dylan, America’s troubadour, will receive this year’s Nobel Prize in literature. The anno...
    Updated Oct 24 2016 09:22 am   |     |   Share