2020 Sundance Film Festival

On this Segment of Mountain Money Alison Kuhlow ,executive director of the Historic Park City Alliance raps about the 2020 Sundance film festival's impact on the main street businesses.

KPCW's Fabulous Film Panel wraps up the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and this years Academy Awards.   Rick Brough is joined by KPCW Program Director John Burdick, reporter Emily Means, and Friday Film Reviewers Barbara Bretz and Libby Wadman.

Among the crowds of visitors, celebrities and volunteers, Sundance attendees may have noticed a curious character present during the festival. A snowman came to the festival with a message about climate change.

Wearing a foam snowman suit, complete with a black top hat and a fuzzy, red scarf, Steve Firkins spent every day of the Sundance Film Festival out on the street in downtown Park City. With a briefcase in hand and a sign that said “stop global warming” on one side and “save yourselves” on the other, Firkins hailed from Minnesota to pitch a movie.

photo looking up Park City's Main Street. businesses on either side with cars moving down a two lane road

Sundance Film Festival concluded over the weekend. The annual showcase of films throughout Park City is traditionally a boon to the local economy. Businesses on Park City’s Main Street are announcing the 2020 festival did not have as large of economic impact as hoped for.

A big bonfire in the middle of a parking lot
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Some 200 festival goers and Park City community members envisioned the future—and kept warm—around a bonfire at the Sundance Film Festival Thursday. The event celebrated a culture of storytelling.

In the final segment of The Sundance Reel 2020, Director Catherine Gund discusses her documentary, AGGIE

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For the past five years, Sundance and Nuzzles & Co have partnered to bring a little puppy love to the 10 days of hectic film promotion happening in Park City. It’s a mash of people, films, stars, traffic, slush and queuing and it can drain staff and exhaust the most ardent film buff who volunteers for the event.

In this segment of The Sundance Reel, Director Eugene Ashe discusses his film Sylvie’s Love.

In this segment of The Sundance Reel, Directors Bill Ross and Turner Ross, talk about their film Bloody Nose Empty Pockets.

In this segment of The Sundance Reel, Director Arthur Jones and Producer Giorgio Angelini talk about the origin of Pepe the Frog and their film Feels Good Man.

Shalini Kantayya, Director of Coded Bias, a film about the problems with artificial  intelligence and algorithms, talks to Leslie Thatcher and Barbara Bretz on The Sundance Reel

In this segment of The Sundance Reel, Director Tara Ellis and actor Jayne Eastwood discuss their Indy Episodic series Hey Lady!

In this segment of The Sundance Reel, Director Kim Snyder, talks about her film Us KIDS.

Leading off The Sundance Reel on Wednesday, hosts Leslie Thatcher and Katy Wang talk to Director Michael Angelo Covino and Screenwriter Kyle Marvin about The Climb.

In this segment of The Sundance Reel Director Kirsten Johnson talks to Leslie Thatcher and Linda Jager, about her documentary, Dick Johnson is Dead.