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This Month in Movies: July 2017

Catch flicks from Park City Film Series and free outdoor screenings from Sundance Institute's Summer Film Series.

By Michaela Wagner July 6, 2017

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Still from Napoleon Dynamite

Summer night concerts aren't the only times to grab a blanket and picnic basket and head to the park. Join the Sundance Summer Film Series for outdoor screenings in July and August, go back in time with Throwback Thursday from Park City Film Series, and celebrate diversity with Damn These Heels LGBTQ film.

2017 Sundance Summer Film Series

Every summer, Sundance Institute hosts the Sundance Summer Film Series so the Utah community can enjoy films from past Sundance Film Festivals. Screenings begin at dusk (approx. 9 p.m.) and will take place Park City's City Park, the Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City, and a few other Utah locations. 

July 7 - Riding Giants @ City Park

Catch the thrills of big wave chasing with this epic surf documentary. Join the city for a pre-film beach party (starting at 7:30) and enjoy music, games, and tarp surfing. 

July 13 - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid @ DeJoria Center

Step back into the wild west with Paul Newman and Robert Redford who star as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in this classic film of adventure and the outlaw life. 

July 17 - Shaun the Sheep Movie @ Ogden Amphitheatre

Mischievous sheep head off on a whirl-wind adventure to rescue their Farmer from the big city in this animated film. 

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Still from Chasing Coral (2017), directed by Jeff Orlowski

July 21 - Chasing Coral @ City Park

From the creators of Chasing Ice comes another environmentally minded documentary features. Following filmmakers as they explore the coral bleaching phenomenon devastating reefs around the world. Come at 7:30 p.m. to hear from city council members about the sustainability initiatives in Park City.

July 26 - Sing Street @ Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre

In the '80s a boy from Dublin escapes his family and hard times to start a band and win the heart of a beautiful and mysterious girl. 

Aug. 4 - Walking Out @ City Park

An estranged father and son go out to hunt big game in Montana. They have trouble connecting until a brutal encounter in the wilderness. This film is presented as part of the Kimball Arts Festival After Dark, come for lawn games and activities (7:30 p.m.) before the screening. 

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Still from Caddyshack (1980), directed by Harold Ramis

Park City Film Series "Throwback Thursday"

Rather than their normal weekend programming, Park City Film Series has a summer line-up of nostalgia planned with their "Throwback Thursday" screenings. Every Thursday evening, you'll have the chance to catch classic films at the Park City Library at 7 p.m. Best of all, admission is 100 percent free! 

July 6 - Beetlejuice

Adam and Barbara are a normal couple...who happen to be dead. When a family moves into their home and try to make money off of the deceased couple, Adam and Barbara enlist the services of a "bio-exorcist" called Beetlejuice to oust the family. 

July 13 - Some Kind of Wonderful

Watts, a high school girl and tomboy, realizes she has a crush on her male friend when he starts going out with a very popular, rich girl. 

July 20 - Caddyshack

Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield and Bill Murray star in the comedy about a the shenanigans at an exclusive golf club. 

July 27 - The Newsies

Set in 1899 when media magnates Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise the newspaper distribution price, the story follows several poor newsboys who decide to take a stand. Lead by Jack "Cowboy" Kelly (Christian Bale) the newsboys start a strike and challenge the powers that be. 

Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival

Head down to the valley from July 14-16 and check out Salt Lake City's 14th annual LGBTQ film festival, Damn These Heels. They'll be showcasing more than 20 feature films celebrating the diversity of of the community and sharing LGBTQ history, culture, struggles, and victories through film. Single movie tickets are available for $10 and multi-film passes starting at $60.



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Sundance Summer Film Series: Riding Giants

Free City Park

Closely chronicling the sometimes life-and-death drama that big-wave riding entails, Riding Giants is a mesmerizing visual thrill ride. But the most appealin...


Sundance Summer Film Series: Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid

Free DeJoria Center at High Star Ranch

This classic film stars Robert Redford and Paul Newman as the real-life bank-robbing duo. Follow Butch and Sundance as their adventures take them from Colora...


Sundance Summer Film Series: Shaun the Sheep Movie

Free Ogden Amphitheater

When Shaun’s mischief inadvertently leads to the Farmer being taken away from the farm, Shaun, Bitzer, and the flock have to go to the big city to rescue him...


Sundance Summer Film Series: Chasing Coral

Free City Park

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at un unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers, and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure t...


Sundance Summer Film Series: Walking Out

Free City Park

A teenager journeys to Montana to hunt big game with his estranged father. The two struggle to connect, until a brutal encounter in the heart of the wilderne...


"Some Kind of Wonderful" Film Screening

Free Park City Library

A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in schoo...


"Caddyshack" Film Screening

Free Park City Library

Comical goings on at an exclusive golf club. All the members are wealthy and eccentric, and all the staff are poor and slightly less eccentric. The main char...


"Newsies" Film Screening

Free Park City Library

July, 1899: When Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise the distribution price one-tenth of a cent per paper, ten cents per hundred, the newsboys,...