Sundance Institute Summer Film Series: Little Miss Sunshine

When:
08/21/2013 @ 7:00 pm
Where:
Red Butte Amphitheatre
300 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City
UT 84108
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Sundance Institute4356583456E-mailEvent website
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Sundance Institute Summer Film Series: Little Miss Sunshine @ Red Butte Amphitheatre

Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
2006 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection, 2007 Academy Award Winner

Meet the Hoover family: Olive, a seven-year-old, slightly pudgy, aspiring beauty queen; her father, Richard, a struggling motivational speaker who can’t help but push; and her mom, Sheryl, who has to bring her Proust scholar/brother, Frank, home after his failed suicide attempt. Frank has to stay with Sheryl’s Nietzsche-worshiping son, Dwayne, who has taken a vow of silence until he is old enough to be a fighter pilot. Then there’s Grandpa, recently kicked out of his nursing home for snorting heroin.
When they are all forced to hop into the old VW bus to take Olive to the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant, this is either a portrait of the most dysfunctional family you’ve ever seen or the absolutely hilarious tragicomic journey of a family whose lives are in for a change.

This film screening is presented free to the public.

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