Invocation for the Sundance Film Festival Visitor

Thank you oh thank you Sundance Film Festival Visitor. Thank you for the millions of dollars you bring to our community each year. Thank you for screening films, so the rest of us can watch them on Netflix. Thank you for taking every hotel room, so we can ski fresh powder. Thank you for paying …

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The Problem With Ordinances Like Banning Helicopter Landings

Today the Summit County Council is likely going to put a temporary ban new helicopter landing sites in the Snyderville Basin. This comes after residents complained about commercial helicopter flights during Sundance. In recent weeks the Park Record has jumped in with articles like, It was Like a War Zone as Helicopters Buzzed the Basin. In …

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Park City Needs to Be Wary of Hubris Regarding Sundance

The Park Record’s Jay Hamburger wrote an article entitled, Sundance moves forward, but is it too big? The article cited a conversation between Robert Redford and Park City City Manager Diane Foster. Apparently Redford “wondered [to Foster] if the festival was getting too big.” It also cited comments from an Associated press story where Redford said he heard, “negative comments …

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Robert Redford Calls it Like He Sees It

I’m not much of a Sundance person. I usually see many of the films, but not until they’ve found their way onto HBO, Netflix, etc. Yet, I always watch the opening day interviews with Robert Redford. Why? Because he calls it like he sees it. He not only provides a view into the “State of …

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Human Trafficking at Sundance?

I’ll chalk this one up to something I never considered… According to KSL, the Utah Attorney General’s Office went undercover at parties and red carpet events at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. What were they looking for? Human Trafficking. The Attorney General’s office defines human trafficking as “a modern-day form of slavery involving the illegal …

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