Victory Ranch provides the backdrop for a new documentary that explores the impact of the Sundance Film Festival and, in particular, the festival’s Acura Audience Award. Entitled “Critical Acclaim,” the documentary is a collaboration between the Sundance Institute and Slate and features footage of Victory Ranch’s backcountry, our free-flowing stretch of the Upper Provo River, our landmark red barn, the Freestone Lodge and the River Cabins, where interviews for the film were shot.
Among the filmmakers interviewed in “Critical Acclaim” include Oscar-winning director and one of this year’s jury members Roger Ross Williams, who offers insight into what makes the Audience Award so essential. Three of the year’s major winners are also interviewed — Jimmy Chin, who won the Documentary Audience Award; Marc Silver, who took home the Special Jury Prize for Social Impact: Documentary; and Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker who were nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.
Sundance is Park City’s largest annual affair and the premier showcase for dramatic, documentary and short films. Read more about our involvement with Sundance this year here.
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