Town events January 19, 2024



The Sundance Film Festival is back in town, celebrating its 40th anniversary. Hard to believe that this year marks four decades of the massively influential festival! Things kick off on January 18th, followed by ten days of outstanding films, music, panel discussions, and more.
THIS YEAR’S BUZZThe 2024 Sundance film lineup is outstanding. Here are a few films that have received a lot of early buzz.
Love Me  |  Directed by Sam & Andy Zuchero
Starring Kristen Stewart and Steven Yeun
, this film follows the story of a buoy and a satellite that meet online and fall in love long after humanity’s extinction.
Hit Man | Directed by Richard Linklater. Starring Glen Powell and Adria Arjona, this feature is based on the real-life story of a mild-mannered professor with a side job posing as an undercover hitman for the New Orleans police. Things get even more complicated when he falls for a woman who is attempting to escape an abusive boyfriend.

The Outrun | Directed by Nora Fingscheidt. Starring Saoirse Ronan, this adaptation of Amy Liptrot’s memoir follows a troubled alcoholic who returns to her windswept hometown in the Scottish Isles to heal.

Presence | Directed by Steven SoderberghStarring Lucy Liu, Julia Fox, and Chris Sullivan. Acclaimed director Steve Soderbergh takes a turn in the haunted house genre, with this horrific tale about a family terrorized by an unseen entity.

A Real Pain | Directed by Jesse Eisenberg. Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kieran Culkin, this dramatic comedy follows the story of two mismatched cousins who embark on a journey to Poland to learn more about their grandmother following her death.

Didi | Directed by Sean Wang. Starring Izaac Wang, Joan Chen, Shirley Chen, and Chang Li Hua. This directorial debut by Sean Wang about a preteen Taiwanese-American boy is being described as “a moving love letter to immigrant parents and a playful examination of our uncertain paths to adulthood”.

Between The Temples  | Directed by Nathan Silver. Starring Jason Schwartzman and Carol Kane, this irreverent comedy follows a cantor who is in the midst of a crisis of faith, further complicated when his former grade school music teacher returns as his adult bat mitzvah student.

Will & Harper  | Directed by Josh Greenbaum. This documentary features Will Ferrell as he discovers that his best friend of over three decades is coming out as a trans woman. The film follows the two on a cross-country road trip full of sweet, heartfelt, and comedic moments.

BEYOND THE BIG SCREENDiscover other ways to immerse yourself in the Sundance spirit, from dynamic panels and music events to exclusive parties and at-home film experiences.

How to Watch Online  

9 Big Films You Can Watch Online
by Decider

Sundance Events, Panels & Parties
by the Hollywood Reporter

FESTIVAL GUIDESCheck out the Park City Community Guidefor Sundance, which provides information about:

  • Accessibility
  • Alternate Modes of Transportation
  • Street Restrictions
  • Parking (Free, Permit, and Paid)

Access the full Festival lineup with the Sundance Printable Program.


Richardson Flat Park-and-Ride offers free parking with free transit every 20 minutes to and from Old Town, from 5:30 am-2:05 am, January 18-27. The last bus to Richardson Flat leaves the Old Town Transit Center at 2:05 am.

Deer Valley Resort will allow the use of Parking Lots 5 and 6 outside of resort hours (5pm-1am daily) during the Festival, January 18-28.

Park City Mountain Village will allow the use of their parking lots outside resort hours (5pm-1am daily) during the Festival. Free Park City Transit connects the resort to the Old Town Transit Center, from where you can walk or transfer buses.

Although several restaurants might be closed for exclusive gatherings, most others will continue their regular operating hours to accommodate both residents and tourists. For a comprehensive guide to dining options, visit the Park City Restaurant Association for the latest details on operating hours during the festival.

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