The 2023 Sundance Film Festival will, once again, look a bit different. In person screenings are back, as well as the online screening option honed over the past two virtual festivals.
From January 19 through 29, discover and celebrate the bold, creative visions and exciting new talent that people will be talking about all year.
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From the opening scenes, CODA seemed to have a storyline we’ve all seen before. A shy, misunderstood teenager from a financially strapped family making her way through life, forced to walk past the whispers and the snickering of students in the hallways of her small-town high school. She is on her way to choir class where she must face her fears, become more visible and expose her hidden talent if she is to follow her dreams. Meanwhile, maybe she’ll get noticed by the boy she has a crush on… At this point of the film, I'm a quarter of the way through my popcorn and thinking, okay I know where this is going. But no sooner does that thought crosses my mind when the film takes a few turns and leaves any notion of a typical teen-angst movie far behind.READ MORE
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."READ MORE
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.READ MORE