Sundance Film Festival

The 2021 Sundance Film Festival will look a bit different. They will offer an online platform featuring virtual premieres, events, artist talks and cutting-edge XR exhibitions. 

From January 28 through February 3, discover and celebrate the bold, creative visions and exciting new talent that people will be talking about all year.

Get more details and set up your new Festival account at festival.sundance.org. Tickets go on sale Thursday, Jan. 7.


Sundance Diaries: Composer Amanda Jones

Composer Amanda Jones has been busy since I interviewed her one year ago at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival for a KRCL piece on music in film. In the past 365 days, she has worked on two episodes for HBO Max's "Adventure Time" series; composed for a Free Form project called "Love in the Time of Corona" (as well as another Free Form project called "Good Travel," which airs in February); began working on docs for CNN and National Geographic and became the first African-American female to be nominated for an Emmy in the Primetime Score category for her work on Apple TV+'s "Home."

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Sundance Diaries: Supporting Local Film Orgs

By now you know: Sundance, like most everything else, has gone virtual. While there are many great things about this new experience, there are certainly things we will miss, such as watching the films in some of our local theaters. During our Sundance Kick-Off Party, the KRCL Sundance team talked with Utah Film Center's executive director, Patrick Hubley, and Salt Lake Film Society's director of public relations, marketing and communications, Barb Guy, about what their organizations will be sponsoring at this year's Sundance. Check out what they've got going on and mark your calendar so you can still show some love to our local film organizations from the comfort of your own home.  

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Summer of Soul (…Or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

"I know everything in music history and there is no way this happened. It started with disbelief." Questlove when asked where the documentary started.

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Sundance Quick Picks with RadioACTive's Lara Jones

I'm stocking up on the Red Vines and root beer for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, which is entirely virtual. Here are just five of the films I'm looking forward to. Descriptions adapted from the Sundance Film Festival website and downloadable Program Guide.

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