Morgan Spurlock is probably known best for his now-famous fast food exposé, Super Size Me, which won the Directing Award for the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. He’s returned to Sundance multiple times since then, both as a producer and a director for projects that include Where in the World is Osama bin Laden, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, and Web Junkie. Spurlock was back in Park City last week for the 2017 festival, but rather than promoting a film, he was here to open the exhibition, Thirty-Three: Celebrating 33 Years of the Independent Spirit & Sundance Film Festival, at the Kimball Art Center.
Robin Marrouche, Kimball Art Center executive director, had seen another exhibit Spurlock curated called New Blood while on a trip to Los Angeles and decided to approach him about creating an exhibit for the Kimball. “Opening Thirty-Three during the festival seemed to be the perfect way to triangulate with Sundance,” Marrouche says. “They are one of Kimball’s most important partners and given that Morgan’s relationship with them, it was a great fit.” Thirty-Three: Celebrating 33 Years of the Independent Spirit & Sundance Film Festival will remain on display at the Kimball Art Center through February 12. Admission is free and open to the public.
(Special thanks to Katie Eldridge, Panic Button Media, for recording this video.)