The Sundance Institute’s summer movie series is expanding beyond outdoor screenings at Salt Lake City’s Red Butte Garden and Park City’s City Park — taking free movie experiences to Ogden, Coalville and St. George.
The Robert Redford-founded arts nonprofit announced its slate of screenings, all showcasing films picked from past years’ offerings of the Sundance Film Festival.
Some of the screenings will feature appearances by the filmmakers or other special events. All screenings are free, and start at dusk (around 9 p.m.), unless otherwise noted.
Here’s the lineup:
“Get Out,” Wednesday, July 3, Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City • Writer-director Jordan Peele’s horror thriller and social satire about a black man (Daniel Kaluuya) visiting the family of his white girlfriend (Allison Williams).
“Abe,” Tuesday, July 9, Red Butte • This film centers on a 12-year-old Brooklyn boy (played by “Stranger Things’” Noah Schnapp) who tries to bridge the gap between his Israeli Jewish and Palestinian relations through cooking.
“Top End Wedding,” Friday, July 12, The Ray, Park City • An Australian comedy centering on Lauren (Miranda Tapsell, who co-wrote it) and Ned (Gwilym Lee, from “Bohemian Rhapsody”), who have 10 days until their wedding to find Lauren’s missing mom in remote northern Australia. (Indoor screening, starts at 7 p.m.)
“Eighth Grade,” Wednesday, July 17, Red Butte • Writer-director Bo Burnham’s insightful comedy that digs into the life of a socially awkward 13-year-old (Elsie Fisher) navigating her last days of middle school.
“The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind,” Friday, July 19, Ledges Event Center, Coalville • A true story of a 13-year-old Malawi boy (Maxwell Simba) who aims to build a wind turbine to save his village from famine. Written and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, who also plays the boy’s father. Summit County Power Works will sponsor a “Light Swap,” where people can trade in old light bulbs for energy-efficient LED bulbs.
“RBG,” Friday, July 26, City Park, Park City • An intimate documentary of U.S. Supreme Court justice and unlikely icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“Hearts Beat Loud,” Monday, July 29, Ogden Amphitheater, Ogden • A film about the connection forged through music between a father (Nick Offerman) and his college-bound daughter (Kiersey Clemons). A screening of the short “The Saint of Dry Creek” will precede the feature. (Starts at 7:30 p.m.)
“The Cockettes,” Wednesday, July 31, Red Butte • The 2002 documentary chronicling the notorious hippie troupe whose drag cabaret act delighted and shocked audiences in San Francisco in the 1960s and 1970s. Directors Bill Weber and David Weissman will appear in person for a Q&A before the screening.
“Life, Animated,” Friday, Aug. 2, City Park, Park City • A documentary that follows Owen Suskind, a young autistic man who lived in isolation until his family realized he could communicate using animated Disney movies. Shown in collaboration with the Kimball Arts Festival.
“Science Fair,” Friday, Aug. 9, Dolores Doré Eccles Fine Arts Center, St. George • A documentary that follows nine high-school students from around the world as they work to compete in an international science fair. Directors Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster will appear in person for a Q&A after the screening. Shown in collaboration with DOCUtah. (Indoor screening, starts at 7 p.m.)
Wednesday, Aug. 21, Red Butte • The seventh annual Utah Community Choice Film, decided by an online vote, at sundance.org/utah. This year’s contenders: The father-daughter drama “Leave No Trace”; the gay “conversion” drama “The Miseducation of Cameron Post”; and the dysfunctional family comedy “Little Miss Sunshine.”