Magazine article Sunset

Park City Star (and Film) Watching

Magazine article Sunset

Park City Star (and Film) Watching

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* Flipping frantically through the Sundance Film Festival's ticket catalog, I realized I was chasing a dream: Could I really figure out which "indie" film would be the next blockbuster? Picking a hit is part of the fun and mystique of the country's most glamorous independent film festival, which takes place January 20-30, mainly in Park City. Since 1989's sex, lies, and videotape caught Hollywood's attention, several Sundance premieres have hit it big, from The Brothers McMullen to last year's-dark horse, The Blair Witch Project.

Fortunately, snaring a festival ticket is easier than choosing a winner, thanks to a lineup of about 120 feature films and eight film-showing venues in Park City, plus two in Salt Lake City and one in Ogden. Festival ticket packages are available in November, and individual ducats ($8--$10) go on sale January 11 at Trolley Square in Salt Lake City and the Marriott at Summit Watch in Park City. …

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