The world famous Sundance Film Festival in Park City Utah is highlighting a special screening of the life of Nina Simone. For eleven days from 22 January until 1 February 2015 one of the biggest independent film making festivals in the USA will be showing some of the best examples of the genre’s work.
Founded in the eighties by legendary actor Robert Redford the festival is named after his character the Sundance Kid from the movie Burch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid where he starred alongside Paul Newman. A special highlight of this year’s festival is the world premiere of ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’ a documentary film about the great singer’s life. Away from the big screen, panel discussions with luminaries such as Robert Redford and George Lucas are on the schedule, as well as film related music events from artistes such as Christina Perri
Park City facts:
Park City, in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains is North America’s most accessible four season mountain recreation destination, located just 35 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport. Home to three world class ski resorts – Canyons Resort, Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resort – Park City has over 100 lodging properties including large multi-family private homes, bed and breakfast inns, condominiums, and full-service hotels. Among this variety of properties is the highest concentration of ski-in/ski-out luxury lodging in North America, and over 100 restaurants including Robert Redford’s ‘Zoom’, on Park City’s historic Main Street.
For more details go to: http://www.sundance.org/festivals/sundance-film-festival