Thank you for attending the 2018 Sundance Summer Film Series! Check back this spring for the 2019 featured films and dates.
Your favorite free movie nights are back with the Sundance Institute Summer Film Series.
Join us for a mix of old classics, audience picks, and recent selections from the Sundance Film Festival.
Visit Sundance.org/utah for more information and join the Sundance Institute email list to receive updates.
Gates open at 7:30PM and movies begin at dusk. Please enter through the Amphitheatre gates.
All films are shown rain or shine, but will be cancelled in the case of dangerous lightning or high winds.
All screenings are free and open to the public - no ticket needed.
Only service animals are allowed in Red Butte Garden and Amphitheatre. Please leave pets and comfort animals at home.
Directed by Dave McCary, written by Kevin Costello and Kyle Mooney
1h 40 min, color, U.S.A., 2017, PG-13
Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story himself.
Cast: Kyle Mooney, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Matt Walsh, Michaela Watkins.
This screening will be preceded by a Q & A with screenwriters Kyle Mooney and Kevin Costello—plus a behind-the-scenes video from the Utah Film Commission.
Directed by Amanda Lipitz
1h 23 min, color, U.S.A., 2017, PG
The senior year of a girls high school step team in inner city Baltimore is documented, as they try to become the first in their families to attend college. The girls strive to make their dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest in their troubled city.
Directed by Don Argott
1h 41 min, color, U.S.A., 2018, Not Rated
Imagine Dragons’ Mormon frontman Dan Reynolds is taking on a new mission to explore how the church treats its LGBTQ members. With the rising suicide rate among teens in the state of Utah, his concern with the Mormon church’s policies sends him on an unexpected path for acceptance and change.
Presented in collaboration with the Utah Film Center. The screening will be preceded by a Q & A with director Don Argott and local suicide prevention and LGBTQ support organizations will be hosting information booths on site. Arrive early, as this is sure to be a popular screening!
Directed by Sophie Sartain and Roberta Grossman
1h 36 min, color, U.S.A., 2015, Not Rated
Gloria Allred overcame trauma and personal setbacks to become one of the nation’s most famous women’s rights attorneys. Now the feminist firebrand takes on two of the biggest adversaries of her career, Bill Cosby and Donald Trump, as sexual violence allegations grip the nation and keep her in the spotlight.
Show your support for women’s rights by wearing all red to the screening!
Directed by Damien Chazelle
Rated R - under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian
Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity. This Oscar-winning film started off as a short film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival taking home the Short Film Jury Award. Soon after it received Sundance Institute grant funding and support and the feature film premiered at the 2014 Festival, and now your Community Choice for the 2018 Summer Film Series.
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