SCENE The Park Record. Editor: Scott Iwasaki firstname.lastname@example.org 435.649.9014 ex.113 MUSICIANS GAIN ACCESS GLASS UNBREAKABLE IN TO HOOTENANNY, C-4 PANEL DISCUSSION, C-5 www.parkrecord.com C-1 SAT/SUN/MON/TUES, JANUARY 27-30, 2018 Slamdance 2018 ends with cheers and tears SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL Sundance Film Festival will run through Sunday, Jan. 28, at various venues in Park City, Salt Lake City and the Sundance Resort. For information, visit www.sundance.org/festivals. DANCE-A-THON Mrs. Asia Utah, in partnership with Kaladharaa Dance Academy, will host a dance-a-thon from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Peggy Bergman Ballet West Academy, 6554 Creekside Ln. The event is open all levels of dancers and proceeds will benefit Nuzzles & Co. and Second Chance, animal rescue nonprofits. The cost is $15, or $10 for students with a valid ID, and will include lunch, opportunity drawings and photos. For information, visit https://www. eventbrite.com/e/dance-a-thon-for-acause-tickets-40911917647. SWANER’S CRAFT SUNDAY A craft Sunday will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28, at the Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Park Ave. The family-friendly event will feature a nature-based theme. For information, visit www.swanerecocenter.org. SUNDANCE: BEST OF FEST SCREENINGS Sundance Film Festival Best of Fest screenings will be on Monday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Eccles Theatre, 1750 Kearns Blvd., in Park City, and the Sundance Screening Room at the Sundance Resort. Screenings will also be held at 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at the Rose Wagner, 138 W. Broadway in Salt Lake City. for information, visit http://www.sundance.org/festivals/ sundance-film-festival/get-tickets#. MEGAMIND PUBQUIZ MegaMind PubQuiz is held at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Flanagan’s on Main, 438 Main St., at 6 p.m. every Wednesday at the Park City Brewery, 2720 Rasmussen Road, Suite A1. The cost to play is $5 for a team of five. MegaMind also hosts a free apres ski Power Hour Trivia from 3:30-4:30 p.m. every Thursday at Legends Bar and Grill. For information, visit www. facebook.com/megaMIND.pubQUIZ. WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S EVENT The Utah Alzheimer’s Association will host a wine and cheese social from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Berkshire Hathaway, 2200 Park Ave., downstairs in the Saddleview Office Park , Buiding B. The public will learn about the Walk to End Alzheimer’s that will take place later this year. For information, visit www.alz.org/utah/ in_my_community_contact.asp. Karajah named recipient of the Russo Brothers Fellowship SCOTT IWASAKI The Park Record Slamdance Film Festival 2018 ended with a raucous chorus of cheers and tears when filmmaker Trevor Stevens, writer TANZI PROPST/PARK RECORD John “Faahz” Merchant, center, beatboxes while Rickerby Alexander, left, and Rhaechy Walker listen during the Slamdance’s Sparky Awards. The three accepted the Beyond Feature award for Gus Krieger’s “My Name Is Myeisha.” Bomani Story and actor Heston Horwin accepted the Sparky Award (Slamdance’s highest honor) for Best Narrative Feature for the film “Rock Steady Row.” The film, which was described as being “sharply directed” by Stevens, featured a “strong ingenuity not commonly seen at this budget and experience level,” according to jurors. “Rock Steady Row” is about a college freshman, who, after his bike gets stolen, lands in the middle of a fraternity turf war and the crosshairs of a corrupt dean. The three had a hard time getting to their acceptance speeches because the crew kept hugging each other. “Holy [crap],” Stevens said. “I want to say to all you guys is to keep making [stuff], and go out there and change the world. We have important things to say and important stories to tell.” Story took the more humorous approach. “I just want to say that this film was born out of tragedy — when I got my Please see Slamdance, C-2 Filmmakers find the truth working with youth Cinema Cafe panel examines race, class, wealth and teens SCOTT IWASAKI The Park Record Filmmakers Lauren Greenfield and Steve James, whose documentaries “Generation Wealth” and “America to Me” are part of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival lineup, shared their views of race, class and wealth during a Cinema Cafe panel discussion on Thursday at the Filmmaker Lodge. The panel was moderated by the festival’s senior programmer Carline Libresco, who said the filmmakers are “keen observers of America.” The way the two get to the roots of their stories is by interviewing the youth, said Greenfield, whose “Generation Wealth” opened the documentary premiere program. “One of the things I love ... is that they are much more honest and transparent of what they see Please see Race, C-3 TANZI PROPST/PARK RECORD Sundance Film Festival senior programmer Caroline Libresco, left, shares a laugh with filmmakers Lauren Greenfield and Steve James during a Cinema Café session at the Filmmaker Lodge on Thursday. Greenfield’s “Genartion Wealth” is a Documentary Premiere, while James’ “America to Me” wrapped up its screenings in the inaugural Indie Episodic category.