October is a special month for the Park City Film Series.
In addition to regular weekend screenings, the month is chock-full of special screenings that were made possible by partnerships with the Park City Library, Park City, Sundance Film Festival, Slamdance Film Festival and Matchstick Productions.
The first film of the month is Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange,” will on Oct. 4. That free screening along with the free the Oct. 7 screening of Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Outsiders,” will celebrate Banned Book Week. (See accompanying story titled “Free screenings will raise awareness for Banned Book Week”).
The first weekend screening will be Scott Gaffney’s “Drop Everything” on Oct. 6-8. The screening is made possible by a partnership with Matchstick Productions, out of Crested Butte, Colorado.
“This is our annual ski film, and we have screened their films for years,” said Katharine Wang, Park City Film Series executive director.
The past couple of years, Matchstick Production’s films have been a little more serious and have had themes such as climate change.
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“This year, the film ‘Drop Everything’ goes back to being light hearted and fun,” Wang said. “You see athletes jumping off these insane cliffs and there is a lot of action.
“This is great because with ski films, you want to get excited about winter and watch skiers doing cool stuff. It reminds us why we live in the mountains.”
Friday’s screening will be the film’s Utah premiere.
“We’ll have some of the film’s athletes here, and we’ll be giving away some prizes,” Wang said “People can enter an opportunity drawing to win a helicopter skiing trip to British Columbia.”
Cole Sport is a sponsor for the screening.
“Saturday and Sunday will also feature some free giveaways from Cole Sport,” Wang said.
Tickets for “Drop Everything” are $15, and no passes will be accepted.
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