Over his 45-year career, Roger Ebert created a robust platform with which to advocate for the films that he loved.
Sundance Institute and the UCLA Film & Television Archive joined forces in 1997 to create the Sundance Institute Collection at UCLA.
1986 Sundance Film Festival: Behind the Headlines
Highlights from the Festival included spotlights on Orson Welles and Ron Mann, an Australian independent cinema showcase, and panels on marketing documentaries, screenwriting, financing, and distribution. Notable films included Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters, Bill Sherwood’s Parting Glances, Lee Shapiro’s Nicaragua Was Our Home, and Ray Lawrence’s Bliss. Smooth Talk, directed by Joyce Chopra and starring Laura Dern and Treat Williams, won the Dramatic Grand Jury Prize
86 films were screened at two theatres in Park City. There were 13 people on staff.More Festival Highlights