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(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)      Tabitha Jackson MC's the Sundance bonfire community gathering on Swede Alley, in Park City, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020.

Tabitha Jackson stepping down as Sundance Film Festival’s director

By Sean P. Means | June 7, 2022, 8:12 p.m.

(Sundance Institute) Cooper Raiff, left, and Dakota Johnson, right, star in "Cha Cha Real Smooth," directed by Raiff. The comedy-drama will screen July 21, 2022, at Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre, as part of the Sundance Institute's Local Lens program.

Sundance Institute unveils its summer Local Lens screening schedule

By Palak Jayswal | June 1, 2022, 9:27 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. The Sundance Film Festival is planning on a hybrid festival — in person and online — for 2023.

Sundance Film Festival is planning in-person screenings in Utah for 2023

By Sean P. Means | May 3, 2022, 7:15 p.m.

(Jack Shurman  |  Sundance Institute) An image taken at a secret rehabilitation center for Islamic extremists, the subject of the documentary "Jihad Rehab," directed by Meg Smaker, an official selection of the U.S. Documentary competition at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

Sundance Institute leaders ‘deeply sorry’ for hurt caused by showing ‘Jihad Rehab’ film at festival

By Sean P. Means | February 19, 2022, 2:26 a.m.

(James Clark  |  Sundance Institute) Dakota Johnson, left, and Sonoya Mizuno play best friends in "Am I OK?," directed by Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne, an official selection of the Premieres section at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Johnson also starred in the romance "Cha Cha Real Smooth," which also premiered at the festival.

Double takes, good hair and volcanic romance: My favorite things from the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

By Sean P. Means | January 31, 2022, 1:08 a.m.

(Rina Yang  |  Sundance Institute) Anna Diop and Rose Decker appear in "Nanny," directed by Nikyatu Jusu, an official selection at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. The film was given the Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Dramatic competition.

Immigrant stories ‘Nanny’ and ‘The Exiles’ win top awards at 2022 Sundance Film Festival

By Sean P. Means | January 29, 2022, 12:44 a.m.

(Angela Martino  |  Sundance Institute) Kate Bosworth stars in "Bring on the Dancing Horses," directed by her husband, Michael Polish, an official selection of the Indie Episodic Pilot Showcase at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

Ogden special-effects house makes fake gunplay look real for movies and TV

By Sean P. Means | January 26, 2022, 4:05 p.m.

(Antti Savolainen  |  Sundance Institute) Elder Tyler Davis, a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is one of the subjects of a Finnish documentary, "The Mission," directed by Tania Anderson, an official selection of the World Cinema Documentary competition at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

Former Latter-day Saint missionaries react to seeing themselves in Sundance documentary

By Sean P. Means | January 25, 2022, 1:23 a.m.

(Sundance Institute) Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is the subject of director Daniel Roher's film "Navalny," premiering Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in the U.S. Documentary competition of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

Sundance Film Festival reveals a secret: A documentary about Putin critic Alexei Navalny, premiering Tuesday

By Sean P. Means | January 24, 2022, 9:10 p.m.

(Antti Savolainen via Sundance Institute) Sister McKenna Field, a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is one of the subjects of a Finnish documentary, "The Mission," directed by Tania Anderson, an official selection of the World Cinema Documentary competition at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

At Sundance, a film from Finland takes an inside look at Latter-day Saint missionaries

By Sean P. Means | January 24, 2022, 4:01 p.m.

(Sundance Institute) Sam Green appears in his VR work "32 Sounds," an official selection of the New Frontier section at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

‘This is the moment’: Sundance kicks off its second online-only festival

By Sean P. Means | January 21, 2022, 4:26 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) People visit historic Main Street in Park City on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, walking past the Egyptian Theatre — one of the major venues of the Sundance Film Festival. The theater will again sit dark during Sundance, after officials canceled the in-person portion of the festival because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ticket buyers complain about Sundance Film Festival’s no-refunds policy

By The Salt Lake Tribune | January 16, 2022, 7:41 p.m.

(Netflix) Kanye West is profiled in the documentary "jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy," directed by Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah, an official selection of the Premieres section at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

How to get the most out of ‘road-tested’ online Sundance Film Festival

By Sean P. Means | January 16, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Sundance Institute) Actor-turned-activist Evan Rachel Wood tells of her years of suffering from domestic abuse, in the documentary "Phoenix Rising," directed by Amy Berg. The film is an official selection in the Special Screenings program of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

Sundance Film Festival adds two movies, Hollywood tales of domestic abuse and income inequality

By Sean P. Means | January 12, 2022, 5:27 p.m.

(Sundance Institute) The 21 members of the seven juries for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Top row (from left): Chelsea Barnard, Marielle Heller and Payman Maadi (U.S. Dramatic competition jurors), Garrett Bradley, Joan Churchill and Peter Nicks (U.S. Documentary competition), and Andrew Haigh (World Cinema Dramatic competition). Middle row: Mohamed Hefzy and La Frances Hui (World Cinema Dramatic competition), Emilie Bujès, Patrick Gaspard and Dawn Porter (World Cinema Documentary competition), Joey Soloway (Next), Penelope Bartlett (Shorts Film competition). Bottom row: Keith Jerome Everson and Blackhorse Lowe (Shorts Film competition), and Dr. Heather Berlin, Lydia Dean Pilcher, Dr. Mandë Holford, Shawn Snyder and Tenoch Huerta (Alfred P. Sloan Prize jury).

Filmmakers, actors, curators and scientists chosen for 2022 Sundance Film Festival juries

By Sean P. Means | January 7, 2022, 5:18 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) People visit historic Main Street in Park City on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021. Sundance Film Festival on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, canceled planned in-person screenings for the January event amid a recent spike in COVID-19 cases.

Sundance Film Festival cancels in-person Utah screenings amid COVID-19 surge

By Sean P. Means | January 6, 2022, 4:57 p.m.

(Slamdance Film Festival) Australian "slab wave" surfer Kerby Brown is profiled in Bentley Dean's documentary "Facing Monsters," one of the 28 feature films chosen to screen at the 2022 Slamdance Film Festival — which is canceling its in-person events at Park City's Treasure Mountain Inn due to the fast-spreading omicron variant of the coronavirus and will now go entirely online.

Omicron variant prompts Slamdance Film Festival to go online-only

By Sean P. Means | December 28, 2021, 10:23 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. The 2022 Sundance Film Festival is set to return to Park City in January, after going online-only in 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A third dose of COVID-19 vaccine is now required to attend the festival in person.

New rule for Sundance Film Festival attendees: Get your booster shot

By Sean P. Means | December 23, 2021, 3:50 p.m.

(Kyle Kaplan  |  Sundance Institute) Keke Palmer stars as a woman who discovers her world is not what it seemed to be, in "Alice," directed by Krystin Ver Linden, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic competition at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

Here are the 82 movies that will screen at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

By Sean P. Means | December 10, 2021, 10:52 p.m.

(Sundance Institute) An image from The Spaceship, a virtual meeting space that will be part of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival's New Frontier program.

Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier will bridge physical and virtual worlds for 2022

By Sean P. Means | November 22, 2021, 8:20 p.m.