Spy Hop Productions’ 15th annual PitchNic premieres slated for Nov. 2

A dozen Utah teen filmmakers working on four short films for Spy Hop Productions’ 15th annual PitchNic program experienced many of the same barriers and problems professionals in the movie industry confront continuously in their projects. A group producing the program’s first murder mystery not only had to tell its story without representing violence on … Read more

Utah Film Center to screen 11/8/16, impressive time capsule of a day in American politics

Shortly before the 2008 presidential election that put the first American black president into office, Jeff Deutchman used social networks to ask amateur and professional independent filmmakers to document experiences of voters and campaign volunteers on the day of national voting. “It was an experiment in crowd-sourcing footage and material for a documentary film about … Read more

Photo Gallery: 2017 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah

The 2017 version of “America’s Toughest Stage Race,” recently concluded in a wild finish in downtown Salt Lake. The Tour of Utah is a seven day professional bike race held in August of each year, and travels throughout Utah. Viewers from around the world tune in to watch some of the world’s best cyclists race … Read more

World premiere dance concert, performances by veteran fringe artists close Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival

As the third annual Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival wrapped up this past weekend, there was ample evidence showing how the event is developing the enduring presence and value that will lead to more choices of original, ambitious entertainment. Last week, The Utah Review highlighted four shows and this week’s sampling of four performances from … Read more

Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival finds some true gems in its 3rd year

In its third year, the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival continues to develop solidly with excellent potential. As a creative incubator, it remains true to the ideals of that first independent festival 70 years ago in Edinburgh, where four criteria are essential: no prior professional performing arts experience required, no juried selection, no pretentiousness or … Read more

2017 Taste of the Wasatch menu

With over 50 restaurants represented at this year’s Taste of the Wasatch, there will be much to be devoured in the name of fighting hunger in Utah. Chart your gastronomic path for Sunday’s grand tasting as the culinary event of the summer gets set to begin this Sunday, August 6 at 11 a.m. for VIP … Read more

At Outdoor Retailer show, Allied Feather and Down emerges as full-spectrum ambassador for integrity of nature, environmental conservation

There is a slumbering subterranean fire in nature which never goes out, and which no cold can chill. […] This subterranean fire has its altar in each man’s breast, for in the coldest day, and on the bleakest hill, the traveler cherishes a warmer fire within the folds of his cloak than is kindled on … Read more

Tips to make the most of Taste of the Wasatch

Fifty plus high-end restaurants from Salt Lake, Park City and around the state will join together for this annual event to help end hunger in Utah on Sunday, August 6. Bringing some of the best dishes they have to offer, be prepared to eat and drink for hours as you move from restaurant to restaurant, … Read more

What’s New at the 2017 Taste of the Wasatch event?

The 2017 iteration of Taste of the Wasatch, one of Salt Lake’s premiere charitable events to fight hunger, returns to Solitude Mountain Resort on Sunday, August 6 with a host of fresh and fun offerings in store. “What sets Taste of the Wasatch apart from other food events in the state is the level of food, … Read more

14th annual Utah Film Center’s Damn These Heels LGBTQ Film Festival highlights artistic progress, mainstream acceptance

There is no doubt, especially in the last half dozen years, that the artistic ideals of LGBTQ cinema not only successfully promulgate new perspectives in the mainstream but also highlight incisive takes that push the film traditions of character, director, auteur and audience well beyond conventional binary-based boundaries. Today’s stories emphasize themes of inclusion, openness … Read more