Sundance Film Festival

It’s January, which means it’s time for the 2015 edition of Park City’s famous Sundance Film Festival! Robert Redford’s annual film festival has premiered some of the most groundbreaking films since 1985, including Reservoir Dogs, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Little Miss Sunshine, and last year’s critically acclaimed Boyhood.

In addition to this year’s selection of full-length premiers starring some familiar names from Hollywood, the festival will also feature documentaries, short-length films, special events, and two panels that cover storytelling and cinema culture.

This year’s festival will be held from January 22 to February 1, and if you’re a movie buff who is staying at either The Miners Club or Park Plaza during this time, you can’t afford to miss it. Tickets and event packages are still available on the event’s website, where you can also apply for a waitlist ticket.

If you don’t have a reservation in Park City during the Sundance Film Festival, please be aware that availability may be hard to come by since this is a popular event.

Notable Premiers:

  • The End of the Tour

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segal, Joan Cusack, Ron Livingston

  • A Last Days in the Desert

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ciaran Hinds, Ayelet Zurer

  • Ten Thousand Saints

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Asa Butterfield, Emily Mortimer

  • Experimenter

Starring: Peter Sarsgaard, Winona Ryder, Jim Gaffigan

  • Digging for Fire

Starring: Jake Johnson, Rosemarie Dewitt, Orlando Bloom

Where to Stay:

This is The Miners Club in Park City, Utah, a gem in the middle of the snow-packed action mountains and short distance to downtown Park City.

A Winter in Miners Club

Park Plaza is a quaint three story resort, perfect for a family adventure, located in Prospector Square, Park City, Utah.

Park Plaza

About Park City:

Park City was once home to the world’s richest silver mines. During World War I and the Great Depression, silver was still in high demand; gradually, however, the industry began to suffer, and Park City’s tenacious community of miners quickly adapted to the times and proposed the construction of a major ski resort in their little industrial mountain town. The travel conglomerate Utahns Inc. jumped on board, and by 1970 Park City was drawing almost seven hundred thousand tourists per year. Today, that number has jumped to four million, and this cozy yet bustling resort town is known for its affluence, liveliness, and having the “Greatest Snow on Earth”.

Located thirty-two miles east of downtown Salt Lake City, Park City is almost completely surrounded by mountains. It served as the site for skiing events in the 2002 Winter Olympics, and is home to the United States Ski Team. Since 1981, Park City annually hosts the Sundance Film Festival, the largest and most prestigious independent film festival in the United States. In 2008, it was named among the top twenty most scenic towns in America by Forbes Travelers Magazine.

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