A Brief History of the Sundance Film Festival Presented by our Park City Lodge

Posted on: August 22, 2012

1099457 ciak A Brief History of the Sundance Film Festival Presented by our Park City Lodge

The Sundance Film Festival is held in Park City each January and attended by thousands of celebrities, critics and fans. It has established itself as a world class event and as the largest independent cinema festival in the United States, it often results in a media extravaganza. This is a great time to visit our town and Park City Peaks has hosted many visitors, who return annually for our great hospitality and excellent accommodation. If you’d like to learn about the interesting history of Sundance Film Festival, read below for more information.

Our Park City Lodge Shares Some Information about the History of the Sundance Film Festival

Actor Robert Redford worked with a group of friends in 1978 to set up a festival to attract more film makers to Utah, to celebrate local and national film and to create an environment for the discovery of new movies. The first festival was a small affair, but featured classic films including Deliverance, A Streetcar Named Desire and Mean Streets. Redford helped the festival to achieve large attention and Hollywood contributed a lot of resources into making the annual event a success. As a local homeowner, Redford also owns a restaurant called Zoom, located on Main Street in Park City and a nearby ski field. Famous independent filmmakers including Kevin Smith, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh and Jim Jarmusch all received their big breaks at the Sundance Film Festival. Movies such as Saw, Super Troopers, The Blair Witch Project, Reservoir Dogs, Little Miss Sunshine, El Mariachi, Moon, Clerks, Thank You for Smoking, and Napoleon Dynamite were also premiered at the event and moved on to great success.

Visit the Sundance Institute website if you would like to learn more.

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