Good films, cool bands, of-the-minute fashion and beautiful people? Who can resist the glamorous sensory overload that is the Sundance Film Festival?
If you’re like us, you’re a local that, despite the draw(s), has a hard time making the trek to Park City from Jan. 18 til Jan. 28. It’s not that you shy away from traffic and crowded restaurants–it’s that you find it nearly impossible to get your fingers on Sundance tickets, and you’re not the type to head all the way up there to strut around in your best garb only to catch a glimpse of Kevin Spacey’s too-polished shoe just before he shuts the door to his limo.
Take heart, young film aficionado. There’s still a chance to don your sunglasses and that new fur-lined bomber hat. True, the deadline has already passed to get tickets (registration opportunities expired on Dec. 29) but we suggest that you opt for Best Of Fest instead: when Sundance thanks locals for their “support” with free tickets to see award-winning films.
Though you’re not as likely to see a celeb, you’re twice as likely to get a good seat without having to wait in line for hours to see a show that may or may not be totally lame.
Head on over to a Sundance box office on January 13 or 14 with a Utah drivers license and a proof-of-residency power bill to get tickets–they’ll give away two per person. Any remaining tickets will be distributed day-of-show at theater locations.
Best Of Fest show dates are January 29 and 30 with films starting at either 6 or 6:30 p.m. or 9 or 9:30 p.m. at various locations. Watch for updates here.
Box office locations:
Park City: 136 Heber Ave.
Salt Lake City: Trolley Square (main floor, east side), 552 S. 602 East
Sundance: North Fork, Provo Canyon
Ogden: 2415 Washigton Blvd.
See the list of 2007 films here.