• Chicago film insiders hope this weekend’s Sundance satellite will forge pipeline to Park City

    WBEZ Chicago / by Graham Meyer / June 26, 2024

    Sundance. For most moviegoers, the word conjures the ski-town winter film festival, an annual champion of independent film founded by Robert Redford and named after one of his most famous onscreen characters.
    In addition to organizing the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, the Sundance Institute also functions as an incubator of independent films, providing expert guidance and funding for projects such as Reservoir Dogs and Requiem for a Dream.
    Both Sundance the presenter and Sundance the producer will be on display as a satellite event unspools in Chicago this weekend, the first time a U.S. city has hosted such a one-off. Sundance Institute x Chicago, as organizers are calling it, will screen movies and convene panels for a long weekend from Friday to Sunday, with the hope of connecting and growing the film scene in Chicago — and maybe galvanizing a project or two. Read More Here.




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