2015 Sundance Film Festival

KPCW heralds the return of the Sundance Film Festival to Park City in 2015 with new interviews, stories and social media posts.

Sundance stories from throughout the year appear on this page as well, and we'll have a fresh version of our brochure of tips and TP, Where the Bathrooms Ar​e. (See last year's brochure here.)

2015 Sundance Film Festival

  • Thursday, January 22 - Sunday, February 1, 2015
  • Townie Tuesday - Tuesday, January 27, 2015
  • Best of Fest - Monday, February 2, 2015

KPCW's coverage will include:

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The Sundance Reel, featuring KPCW News Director paired with local co-hosts.

Thursday & Friday, January 22 &23, then Monday -Friday, January 26-30 from 9 to 10 AM.

The Sundance Reel meets with directors, producers, screenwriters and festival organizers to give an in-depth perspective on films during this year's festival.


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Sundance on the Weekend, featuring Rick Brough and local co-hosts.

Saturday, January 24 and Sundance, January 25 from 8 to 10 AM.

The fun continues with pop culture savant Rick Brough and his movie-savvy co-hosts. Quirky films, returning directors and reviving careers find their way on this show.

Press Agents:

To request an interview on one of KPCW's shows, contact producer Beth Fratkin.



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2015 Sundance Film Festival

The Park City Council voted Thursday night to approve a new venue for the Sundance Film Festival, in a commercial space near Park Avenue.

The council approved a venue for 950 Iron Horse Drive—the vacant commercial space next to Rite Aid.

The space was for many years a Blockbuster Video.

Now, according to Sundance Institute Managing Director Betsy Wallace, it will be used as a merchandising store in the months leading up to the festival.

You will fall in love with awkward and totally endearing Kayla Day…. as she navigates the last week of her eighth grade year. Here' s Barb Bretz with your Friday Film Review.

27 year old writer/director Bo Burnham did stand-up comedy for 10 years before debuting at Sundance 2018 with his first film EIGHTH GRADE. At age 16, Burnham videotaped himself performing two comedic songs and posted them on Youtube to share with family. They got reposted to a site called Break.com and became an overnight sensation.

Sundance Institute’s Economic Report says the 2018 Sundance Film Festival generated $191 Million in economic impact. Sundance Institute’s managing director and CFO, Betsy Wallace, reports that attendance was also up this year.

Sundance Institute has kicked off their 21st annual Free Summer Film Screening with several screenings coming to Summit County. 

The Sundance Institute is screening 11 films this summer throughout the state of Utah. 3 more films will be screened in Summit County. The series opened on Saturday June 16 as part of the Latino Arts Festival. Sundance screened the film Dolores

Sundance Institute’s new Assistant Director of Utah Community Programs LaraLee Ownby says they’ll continue to provide activities that match the theme of the film shown.

The Sundance Institute has scheduled 11 films for its free summer series. While most of the films will be shown in Park City and Salt Lake's Red Butte Gardens, the schedule also ranges from Kamas to St. George. Rick Brough has more:

Tom Heffron and Destiny Gross share their recollections of the early days at the Sundance Film Festival, when it first came to Park City. They tell of many adventures, including their experiences of procuring festival tickets before the computer age changed everything.


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a starring role in this year's Sundance.  She is the subject of "RBG," a documentary in the film festival.  NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg has known Ginsburg for decades.  She's in the documentary, and interviewed Ginsburg in front of a full house Sunday before the movie's premiere.   KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has the story: 


With domestic terrorism on the rise and people coming from around the world for the Sundance Film Festival, the Park City Police Department invited Utah public safety officials to provide community awareness training for Parkites.  Melissa Allison has the story:

Get Ready For Sundance And Get On A Bus

Jan 15, 2018

Sundance is considered one of the busiest times of the year in Park City.  The traffic slows and snarls and sometimes locks up entirely.  For this reason, Park City Municipal is begging people to leave their cars at home and use the free public transit system.  Carolyn Murray has this: