How to Sundance All Year Long
At home or in a theatre, access to great film continues.
Whether you hid from the festival that takes over SLC and Park City for 10 days, or you’re heartbroken from not seeing that last film you’d waited in line for, rest easy: Now that the hubbub of the crowds is gone, there are plenty of ways to keep Sundancing on and on, all year long.
1. Sundance Institute
• Watch past Sundance films. Rent, own or stream certain films through GoWatchIt from SFF’s past until 2014. Sundance.org/social-events/now-playing
• Summer Film Series 2017. Free screenings, July through August at the Rose Wagner, Red Butte Gardens & at City Park, PC. For updates go to Sundance.org/festivals/utah-community
• 5th Annual Sundance NEXT FEST. Beginning of August, Downtown Los Angeles. Last year six films premiered, each paired with a special musical performance that embodied a shared artistic sensibility or a conversation with filmmakers and the luminaries that inspired them. Sundance.org/festivals/next-fest
2. Sundance Now
(formerly known as DocClub)
• This monthly subscription service allows you to stream Sundance Now originals, new releases and hard-to-find classics. New documentaries, films and TV series added weekly. Includes special curated collections such as “Best of Sundance,” “Ira Glass Favorites,” “Artists at Work” and more. One month free trial. Annual membership: $5/month, or monthly membership: $7/month. SundanceNow.com.
3. Utah Film Center
Nonprofit organization founded by Geralyn Dreyfous.
• Free screenings with post-film Q&As throughout SLC, Moab, Ogden, Orem, Price and West Jordan monthly. Check schedule monthly in CATALYST or UtahFilmCenter.org.
• 14th Annual Damn These Heels Film Festival Mid-July, 2017. A forum in which LGBT issues, ideas, hopes, dreams and art are explored, Free monthly screenings year-round.
• Tumbleweeds Film Festival Sept. 22-24. The only festival of its kind in the Intermountain West for kids. Free monthly screenings year-round.
4. Salt Lake Film Society
Nonprofit organization founded by Paul and Kris Liacopoulos.
• The Tower Theatre. Showtimes at SaltLakeFilmSociety.org. Tower Archive Collection: Possibly the rarest and most extensive collection of rental titles available in Utah and neighboring states.
Broadway Centre Cinemas. Shows an average of three Sundance films/ month. Prepare for the Oscars (Feb. 26) at Broadway: Feb. 10, the Oscar-nominated shorts will show four times throughout the day. Also showing Oscar-nominated films: Elle, Moonlight, Jackie, La La Land, Manchester By the Sea (Sundance 2016) daily.
• National Theatre Live. Filmed performances by the National Theatre Company in London. Noon on select Saturdays, $20 ($15 members, $10 U of U students). Upcoming shows:
Amadeus 2/25; Saint Joan 3/11; Hedda Gabler 4/8; Twelfth Night 4/15