Every January, regardless of the snowfall and happenings in the media, Park City becomes a crowded, glittering, teeming mass of the entertainment industry. Robert Redford, the king of independent film, started a little festival some years ago which has now grown into a major part of Utah’s annual calendar. This is the Sundance Film Festival, and it’s a big deal.
It’s now so big that Park City itself is not able to accommodate it all on its own. Sundance now has scheduled shows in Salt Lake City and at the Sundance Mountain Resort. Films run from the 18th through the 28th and feature everything from children’s submissions to those with A-list names. This year, film cast members and directors include (deep breath): Ethan Hawke, Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker, Usher, Peter Dinklage, Elle Fanning, Kristen Stewart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Chloe Grace Moretz, Laura Dern, Carey Mulligan, Michael Cera, Idris Elba, Joel McHale, Jake Gyllenhaal, Claire Daines, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Parsons, Octavia Spencer, Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike, Keira Knightley, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Robert Pattinson, Daisy Ridley, Tom Felton, Paul Rudd, Mark Strong, Sienna Miller, Colin Firth, and many more.
There are other presentations, too, including sit-down discussions and musical performances. The schedule is packed! Come on up with us and mingle with the stars.