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Canyons Events

All listings are subject to availability and subject to change.
8/16/2013 - 8/16/2013

Chasing Ice is our second film in the 2013 Canyons Resort Summer Film Series, programmed by Sundance Institute

In support of the film's message, Canyons has designated this movie as a Zero Waste Event.  Join us for an evening of sustainability hosted by Canyons Echo Team.  There will be special parking in the Sundial lot for those that arrive in a carpool with 4+ people and a bike valet in the Resort Village for those that pedal in.  Since this is a picnic style event, we encourage you to bring your basket full of recyclable items or things you plan to reuse.  Canyons food & beverage will provide food for purchase that's also sustainable and recyclable. 


On Friday, August 9th and Friday, August 16th, these free screenings are open to the public and offer a great way to see the depth of support Sundance Institute gives its artists.  With a strong history of serving as a cultural catalyst, the nonprofit Sundance Institute is once again presenting free outdoor screenings of Sundance Film Festival favorites. Also, don't forget to check our Events page for further films as we once again host the 2013 Sundance Institute Summer Series.

  • All screenings are free and will take place under the stars in the Resort Village at sunset, approximately between 8:30pm – 9:00pm.
  • Please be aware that some films may contain adult content. Parents are strongly urged to find out more about R-rated films in determining their suitability for children.
  • Please be aware that there may be some noise in the Village. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Picnics, blankets and chairs are welcome.
  • The Umbrella Bar will be open during the screenings.
  • Parking is available in the Sundial Lodge parking lot.
  • For the safety and enjoyment our guests, dogs are not allowed on the grass in the Resort Village during the film.  Dogs are allowed on the paved areas of the Resort Village, but must be kept on a leash at all times.
  • Take pictures and share them with us! Use #sundancelocals and @canyonsresort when you upload your photos on Instagram and they'll be added to our photo gallery.

2013 Canyons Resort Summer Film Series, programmed by Sundance Institute:

Information on Chasing Ice:

Directed by Jeff Orlowski, PG-13, 75 minutes,  2012 Sundance Film Festival Excellence in Cinematography Award: US Documentary. In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk.

Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.
As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Balog finds himself at the end of his tether. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, he comes face to face with his own mortality. It takes years for Balog to see the fruits of his labor. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet.

Sundance institute is a global nonprofit organization founded by Robert Redford in 1981. Through its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, composers and playwrights, the Institute seeks to discover and support independent film and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work. The Institute promotes independent storytelling to inform, inspire, and unite diverse populations around the globe. For more information, please visit www.sundance.org/utah.