The Sundance Institute’s summer film series is coming back to deliver free movies outdoors in Salt Lake City and Park City — and bring films to three more Utah cities.
“We’re very proud to be a part of Utah,” Betsy Wallace, Sundance’s managing director and chief financial officer, said in a statement. “Showcasing these films, many of which were created right here, while surrounded by the natural beauty of our state, is a highlight of our year-round programming.”
The series features five movies at Salt Lake City’s Red Butte Garden Amphitheater and three at Park City locations. New to the lineup are single screenings in Ogden, Kamas and St. George.
The screenings often feature Q&As and other activities tied to the films being shown. Outdoor screenings start at dusk, around 9 p.m., with activities starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, and seating is first come, first served.
Here are the screenings:
Saturday, June 16, Park City Library Center • An indoor screening of “Dolores,” a documentary profiling Dolores Huerta, lifelong labor activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers. Presented in connection with the Latino Arts Festival. Screening starts at 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 28, Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City • “Brigsby Bear,” a 2017 comedy filmed in Utah and starring Kyle Mooney (“Saturday Night Live”) as a man thrown into an unfamiliar world who finds comfort in his favorite children’s TV show. Mooney and his writing partner, Kevin Costello, will give an in-person Q&A before the screening.
Friday, July 6, Park City’s City Park • “Man on Wire,” the Oscar-winning documentary about tightrope walker Philippe Petit’s daring 1974 high-wire act between the towers of the World Trade Center. Park City Recreation will provide outdoor activities before the show.
Wednesday, July 11, Red Butte • “Step,” a documentary that follows the girls of an inner-city Baltimore high school as they compete on their step team.
Wednesday, July 18, Red Butte • “Believer,” a documentary that follows Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds as he wrestles to reconcile his Mormon faith with his support for LGBTQ teens. Director Don Argott will take part in an in-person Q&A before the show, and information booths for suicide prevention and LGBTQ support groups will be on site. (The screening precedes the Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival, July 20-22, and the Reynolds-organized Loveloud Festival on July 28.)
Monday, July 23, Ogden Amphitheater • “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” the classic 1969 Western starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford as the legendary outlaws. Gates open at 6 p.m.; film starts at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 4, City Park • “Red Dog: True Blue,” an Australian children’s adventure, about an 11-year-old city kid (Levi Miller) sent to his grandfather’s cattle station, where he befriends a one-of-a-kind puppy. Presented in connection with the Kimball Park City Arts Festival. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring their pets.
Thursday, Aug. 9, DeJoria Center, Kamas • “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” the 2015 comedy-drama about two friends, Greg (Thomas Mann) and Earl (RJ Cyler), who befriend Rachel (Olivia Cooke), who is in treatment for leukemia. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., a concert by Dusty Boxcars is at 6:30 p.m., and the movie starts at dusk.
Wednesday, Aug. 22, Red Butte • “Seeing Allred,” a documentary profile of celebrity lawyer and women’s rights champion Gloria Allred, as she represents clients who accuse Bill Cosby and Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. Moviegoers are urged to wear red to show support for women’s rights.
Friday, Aug. 24, Dolores Doré Eccles Fine Arts Center, St. George • An indoor screening of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”, a documentary that explores the work and impact of children’s TV host Fred Rogers. Doors open at 6 p.m., screening starts at 7 p.m., followed by an in-person Q&A with producer Nicholas Ma.
Wednesday, Aug. 29, Red Butte • The sixth annual Utah Community Choice Film, with voters online choosing from five options: Wes Anderson’s heist-movie debut “Bottle Rocket,” the rock musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” the aspiring-rapper drama “Patti Cake$,” the jazz-band drama “Whiplash” and the puritanical horror thriller “The Witch.”