SUNDANCE INSTITUTE 2016 SUMMER FILM SERIES
Photo Credit: Fred Hayes
FREE outdoor community screenings in the Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre. Pack a blanket and a picnic, low-back chairs, and bring your friends to enjoy Sundance Film Festival favorites under the stars. It can get chilly at night, so come prepared.
Gates open at 7:30PM and movies begin at dusk. Please enter through the Amphitheatre gates. All films go on rain or shine (pending lightening).
All screenings are Free, no ticket needed.
Wednesday, July 6 - BROOKLYN
It's 1950's Ireland: Eilis must confront a terrible dilemma — a heartbreaking choice between two men and two countries, between duty and true love. Screened at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival; Academy Award Nominee. Rated PG-13
Wednesday, July 27- WHEN WE WERE KINGS
A chronicle of the Ali vs. Foreman heavyweight boxing match from 1974 that uses original footage of the “rumble in the jungle” when it took place in Kineshasa, Zaire. The film is on one level a lost documentary: never-before-seen images of the Fight of the Century between a then relatively unpopular, but fearsome, boxer named George Foreman and his nearly mythical antagonist, the incomparable Muhammad Ali. But its also a riveting story of the drama and significance of the beginning of a new age of black culture and identity.
Screened at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival; 1997 Academy Award. Rated PG
Wednesday, August 3 - KINKY BOOTS
With the sudden death of his father, Charlie Price takes up the reins of the family's Northampton shoe factory. But Charlie quickly discovers it is not business as usual, and without new shoe orders, bankruptcy is imminent. As if in a dream, enter Lola, fresh from London and larger than life: sexy, sassy, cabaret-singing man in a dress. These two unlikely friends become allies in a plan that will change the future of the factory and its workers, and the hearts and minds of anyone who crosses their path. Screened at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Rated PG-13
Tuesday, August 23 - WE ARE X
As glam rock's most flamboyant survivors, X Japan ignited a musical revolution in Japan during the late '80s with their melodic metal. Twenty years after their tragic dissolution, X Japan’s leader,Yoshiki, battles with physical and spiritual demons alongside prejudices of the West to bring their music to the world. Screened at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Film Not Rated
Wednesday, August 31 - Utah Community Choice Film - TBD
Sundance Institute wants YOU to select the last film of the Summer Series. Through August 12 vote for your favorite Midnight classic films: "The Blair Witch Project," "Tucker and Dale vs. Evil," "Under the Shadow," "What We Do in the Shadows"
Vote onsite at screenings or at: www.sundance.org/utah
The winning film will be announced in late August.
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These events are FREE and open to the public.