Images of Park City Utah

November 5, 2015
Meagan, Steve, Alicia, Alpine

The annual celebration of independent film, documentaries and world cinema kicks off in Park City, Utah.

This year's festival includes 123 feature films, more than a third of which are by first-time filmmakers. Among the celebrated documentarians premiering their latest works are Werner Herzog and D.A. Pennebaker, while Spike Lee will unveil his documentary about Michael Jackson.

Pictured: Movie posters displayed on Main Street of Park City, Utah, are seen on the opening day of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016.

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Sundance Institute President Robert Redford, who helped found the Sundance Film Festival, is pictured at a press conference on opening day at the Egyptian Theatre, January 21, 2016 in Park City, Utah.

When asked to respond to criticism facing the motion picture academy about the lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations, Redford replied, "That's something that I think we're generally pretty proud of, is how we show diversity in the festival, because we think it's important, because we think it's tied to the fundamental word of independent.

"It's an automatic thing. If you're independent-minded, you're going to do things differently than the common form."

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Actors Rosanna Arquette and Michael Shannon attend the premiere of "Frank & Lola" during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 27, 2016 in Park City, Utah.

Actress Imogen Poots attends the "Frank & Lola" premiere during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 27, 2016 in Park City, Utah.

Actor Adam Bakri attends the premiere of "Ali and Nino" during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 27, 2016 in Park City, Utah.

Actor Hugh Jackman attends the Community/Townie Tuesday at Library Center Theater on January 26, 2016 in Park City, Utah.

Actress Elisabeth Moss attends the premiere of "The Free World" during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 26, 2016 in Park City, Utah.

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Actress Natasha Lyonne attends the premiere of "The Intervention" during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 26, 2016 in Park City, Utah.

Director Anne Fontaine attends the premiere of "Agnus Dei" during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 26, 2016 in Park City, Utah.

Actress Francesca Eastwood attends the premiere of "Outlaws and Angels" in Park City, Utah, January 25, 2016.

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Actors Chad Michael Murray and Sarah Roemer attend the premiere of "Outlaws and Angels" in Park City, Utah, January 25, 2016.

From left: Pablo Cruz, Maya Rudolph, Danny Glover, Jose Maria Yazpik, and Diego Luna attend the premiere of "Mr. Pig" during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 26, 2016 in Park City, Utah.

Actress Jena Malone attends the premiere of "Lovesong" at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, January 25, 2016.

Actor-director Nate Parker attends the premiere of "The Birth of a Nation" during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 25, 2016 in Park City, Utah.

Actress Aunjanue Ellis attends the premiere of "The Birth of a Nation" during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 25, 2016 in Park City, Utah.

Actors Jennifer Ehle and Greg Kinnear attends the premiere of "Little Men" during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 25, 2016 in Park City, Utah.

Actress Lamis Ammar attends the premiere of "Sand Storm" during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Egyptian Theatre on January 25, 2016 in Park City, Utah.

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Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is pictured during the "Social Cinema: New Frontier" 10th Anniversary Dinner during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at New Frontier on January 25, 2016 in Park City, Utah.

Actor Ben Schwartz ("The Intervention") is pictured during a cocktail reception For "The Films and Film Makers of Sundance" at the St. Regis, during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, on January 25, 2016 in Park City, Utah.

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Actress Kristen Stewart attends the premiere of "Certain Women" during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 24, 2016 in Park City, Utah.

Director Kevin Smith attends the premiere of "Yoga Hosers" during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Library Center Theater on January 24, 2016 in Park City, Utah.

Actors Harley Quinn Smith (left) and Lily-Rose Depp attend the premiere of Kevin Smith's "Yoga Hosers" during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Library Center Theater on January 24, 2016 in Park City, Utah.

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John Krasinski, director of "The Hollars, " attends the Cinema Cafe during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Filmmaker Lodge on January 24, 2016 in Park City, Utah.

Actor-writer-director Lena Dunham attends the Lena Dunham and Planned Parenthood Host Sex, Politics & Film Cocktail Reception at The Spur on January 24, 2016 in Park City, Utah.

Actress Dylan Gelula attends the premiere of "First Girl I Loved" during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Prospector Square on January 24, 2016 in Park City, Utah.

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