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(Photo courtesy of Mass Distraction Media / Sundance Institute) Sly Stone performs in 1969 at the Harlem Culture Festival, the subject of Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson's documentary "Summer Of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)." Sundance Institute, as part of its summer For the Locals series, will host free screenings of the movie on July 14, 2021, at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, and July 16, 2020, at Salt Lake City's Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre.

Sundance Institute is bringing back free summer screenings for Utah audiences

By Sean P. Means | June 2, 2021, 1:54 p.m.

(Matt Sayles  |  AP file photo) A giant replica of an Oscar statuette outside the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The 93rd Academy Awards will happen Sunday, April 25, from the Dolby Theatre and Union Station in Los Angeles — thus allowing a socially distanced group of nominees and presenters on Hollywood's biggest night, in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many Oscar contenders ‘opened’ on screens at home. Here are the films The Salt Lake Tribune predicts will win.

By Sean P. Means | April 23, 2021, 12:42 a.m.

(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Sundance Institute CEO Keri Putnam in 2017.

Sundance Institute CEO Keri Putnam is stepping down after 11 years

By Sean P. Means | March 25, 2021, 6:30 p.m.

(Joe Rushmore  |  courtesy A24) Writer-director Lee Isaac Chung on the set of his movie "Minari," talking to actors Steven Yeun, left, and Will Patton. "Minari" has been nominated for six Academy Awards, including two for Chung himself, for directing and original screenplay.

‘Minari’ writer-director Lee Isaac Chung, a University of Utah alumnus, earns two Oscar nominations

By Sean P. Means | March 15, 2021, 11:33 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Slamdance Film Festival) Tender Huang plays a receptionist in a "suicide hotel," in the drama "Taipei Suicide Story," which won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for narrative features at the 2021 Slamdance Film Festival. Huang also won the festival's Acting Award.

Taiwanese drama wins top honors at the virtual Slamdance Film Festival

By Sean P. Means | February 26, 2021, 12:00 a.m.

(David Bornfriend  |  A24) Steven Yeun, foreground, plays the patriarch of a Korean-American family starting a farm in Arkansas, in writer-director Lee Isaac Chung's drama "Minari." The Utah Film Critics Association named "Minari" the best movie of 2020.

Utah film critics pick immigrant drama ‘Minari,’ directed by a University of Utah alumnus, as 2020’s best movie

By Sean P. Means | February 22, 2021, 7:27 p.m.

(Taylor Jewell  |  Invision / Associated Press photo) Director Lee Isaac Chung, left, and actor Steven Yeun pose for a portrait to promote the film "Minari" at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Park City, Utah.

University of Utah alum Lee Isaac Chung tells his family story in ‘Minari,’ a Sundance winner and Oscar contender

By Sean P. Means | February 10, 2021, 8:40 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo) A banner for the Sundance Film Festival on Main Street in Park City on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.

Sundance Film Festival’s online screenings drew a wider audience than its traditional showcase

By Sean P. Means | February 8, 2021, 10:16 p.m.

(Adolpho Veloso  |  courtesy of Sundance Institute) Clifton Collins Jr. (center, in the purple silks) stars as an aging jockey in "Jockey," by Clint Bentley. It's an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Here are The Tribune’s unofficial picks for the best of Sundance

By Sean P. Means | February 3, 2021, 2:23 p.m.

(Sean Havey  |  courtesy of Sundance Institute) Denilson Garibo graduates with his 2020 class at Oakland High School, in a ceremony held remotely because of COVID-19, in a scene from "Homeroom," by Peter Nicks. It's an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Sundance documentaries show the worlds American high schoolers live in

By Sean P. Means | February 1, 2021, 8:15 p.m.

(Screengrab image) Sundance Film Festival director Tabitha Jackson, top left, and Sundance Institute executive director Keri Putnam, top right, talk to reporters in a Zoom news conference Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, to kick off the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Gina Duncan, bottom, producing director at the institute, served as moderator.

The 2021 Sundance Film Festival may have the event’s biggest audience ever, organizers say

By Sean P. Means | January 29, 2021, 4:09 a.m.

(Fide Ruiz-Healy  |  Courtesy of Sundance Institute) Samuel Sylvester appears in "The Touch of the Master’s Hand" by Gregory Barnes, an official selection of the Shorts Program at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Filmmaker gets to Sundance with a dark comedy inspired by his Latter-day Saint mission

By Sean P. Means | January 28, 2021, 3:33 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)  The Sundance Film Festival kicks into high gear along Main street in Park City on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, with fans hoping to snap a selfie with a celebrity, autograph seekers, paparazzi, locals and lots of people in black.

A timeline of Sundance and Park City, as 2021 forces a temporary split after 40 years

By Sean P. Means | January 25, 2021, 2:21 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Actor Nicolas Cage is mobbed by fans as the 2018 Sundance Film Festival kicks off along Main Street in Park City on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018.

Could the Sundance Film Festival leave Park City?

By Sean P. Means | January 24, 2021, 4:25 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of MGM Media Licensing / Sundance Institute) Rita Moreno, seen here on the set of MGM's 1961 classic "West Side Story," is the subject of "Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It," by Mariem Pérez Riera. It's an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Here are 10 titles playing at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival likely to grab attention

By Sean P. Means | January 24, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Foot traffic in front of the Egyptian Theatre on Main Street in Park City on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.

Park City wonders what an online-only Sundance Film Festival will mean for its economy

By Sean P. Means | January 23, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Photos courtesy of Sundance Institute) Director Julie Dash, actor Cynthia Erivo and novelist Hanya Yanagihara will comprise the U.S. Dramatic competition jury at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Actresses Cynthia Erivo and Daniela Vega among the members of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival juries

By Sean P. Means | January 23, 2021, 12:44 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) A banner for the Sundance Film Festival on Main Street is photographed in Park City on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. The film festival will be held entirely online this year.

How to navigate the online-only 2021 Sundance Film Festival — from your couch

By Sean P. Means | January 22, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Jordan Strauss |  Associated Press file photo) Musician Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, seen here at the 2019 Academy Awards, is one of the people scheduled to appear in online panels and talks at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Thompson, best known as the leader of The Roots, is director of “Summer of Soul (… Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised),” which has been selected for the festival's U.S. Documentary competition.

Questlove, Robin Wright, Rita Moreno among the stars set to appear in Sundance Film Festival online talks

By Sean P. Means | January 15, 2021, 5:12 p.m.

(Glen Wilson  |  courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures) Daniel Kaluuya, top, plays Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton, while LaKeith Stanfield (in front of the podium) plays his friend-turned-informant, William O'Neal, in director Shaka King's political drama "Judas and the Black Messiah." The film has been added to the Premieres program of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Sundance festival adds ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ and an Egyptian soccer documentary

By Sean P. Means | January 12, 2021, 7:07 p.m.

(Courtesy of Sundance Institute) A boy reads with his pet, one of the many thing happening on July 25, 2020, captured for the documentary "Life in a Day 2020," directed by Kevin Macdonald. It's an official selection of the Special Screenings section at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival — one that will be available for free to Utah residents.

How to get tickets for 2021 Sundance Film Festival, which only will be online in Utah

By Sean P. Means | January 7, 2021, 7:22 p.m.

(Image courtesy of Disney/Pixar) Joe Gardner (voiced by Jamie Foxx) is a New York jazz musician who goes on an adventure to the soul realm, in Disney/Pixar's animated tale "Soul." It debuts on Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, on the Disney+ streaming service.

Marina Gomberg: Pixar’s ‘Soul’ changed how we view our lives. It might change you, too.

By Marina Gomberg | January 1, 2021, 3:57 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo)  The Sundance Film Festival kicks into high gear along Main street in Park City on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Festival organizers announced on Dec. 30, 2020, that hopes for any in-person events at the 2021 festival have been dashed.

2021 Sundance Film Festival cancels plans for in-person events in Park City

By Sean P. Means | December 31, 2020, 2:48 a.m.

(Clay Enos  |  courtesy of Warner Bros.) Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot, disarms a pair of thieves in an '80s shopping mall, in a scene from "Wonder Woman 1984." Five theaters along the Wasatch Front ranked in the top 10 nationally for ticket sales of the DC Comics-based superheroine action movie over Christmas weekend.

Utah theaters lead the nation in bringing in audiences for ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

By Sean P. Means | December 28, 2020, 8:57 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Mary Cybulski/Netflix)  Jesse Plemons, left, and Jessie Buckley in a scene from "I'm Thinking of Ending Things."

The top 10 movies of 2020: Big thoughts when we were stuck at home

By Sean P. Means | December 27, 2020, 6:03 p.m.