Tucked away high in the Rocky Mountains lays Park City, Utah. A picturesque town that’s home to not only some of the best skiing in the country, but the largest independent film festival, the Sundance Film Festival. Walking down historic Main Street past the Egyptian Theatre, with snowcapped mountains as the backdrop, you start to feel as though you’re on a film set- one reason why this town has been home to countless film and television shoots.
One can enjoy Park City year round for it’s fresh air and rich outdoor lifestyle, but we came for the movies. From Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s hit of the festival “Don Jon’s Addiction” to Focus Forward Film’s inspirational short documentaries, there were amazing films everywhere we turned. Luckily, we’ve sat through them all for you, and after sifted through our notes here is a list of our five favorites to look out for:
- “Upstream Color” – directed by Shane Carruth
- “Don Jon’s Addiction”- directed by Joseph Gordon Levitt
- “Before Midnight” – directed by Richard Linklater
- “Austenland” – directed by Jerusha Hess
- “Interior. Leather Bar.” – directed by Travis Mathews, James Franco
After a week spent riding the ski lifts, brushing shoulders with celebrities and film buffs, and watching some memorable independent cinema, Sundance is on our short list of places to revisit year after year.