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Friday, July 31, 2009

Summer Sundance

Posted By on July 31, 2009, 10:53 AM

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As the SLC Film Center launches its five-week "Made in Utah" free outdoor movie series at Pioneer Park, it's fitting that the opener is a movie that practically gave Utah it's film identity. ---

George Roy Hill's 1969 western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid turned the genre on its head with its unique pacing and charming anti-heroes (Paul Newman and Robert Redford). It also made glorious use of Southern Utah landscapes, covered the life of a Utah native (Beaver-born Butch Cassidy), and was the start of a love affair between Redford and this state that eventually would lead to an internationally-celebrated film festival named after his character.

Enjoy the film in conjunction with the park's Downtown Craft Market. Then you can go online to vote for which of four options will fill the final free movie slot on Aug. 28.

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Scott Renshaw

Scott Renshaw has been a City Weekly staff member since 1999, including assuming the role of primary film critic in 2001 and Arts & Entertainment Editor in 2003. Scott has covered the Sundance Film Festival for 25 years, and provided coverage of local arts including theater, pop-culture conventions, comedy, literature,... more

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