The Sundance Film Festival will begin a week later starting in 2015 to avoid overlapping with the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend if a new contract is approved. The fest would kick off on January 22nd and run though February 1st. The date change is part of a proposed deal between Sundance Institute and Park City to keep the festival in the Utah ski town through 2026, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. City documents show the festival has coincided with the holiday four years out of 10, costing the city an estimated $4.2 million in ski revenue over the three-day weekend, the newspaper reports. The change will not affect the 2014 festival, which will run January 16-26. The City Council will discuss the new contract Thursday.
Original Article by THE DEADLINE TEAM | Wednesday September 4, 2013