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PARK CITY DOCUMENTARY SCREENS AT SANTY AUDITORIUM
The documentary “Silver and Snow—The Park City Story” will have a rare public screening April 24 at 5 p.m. at Santy Auditorium in the Park City Library Building. The one hour documentary was produced by Park City resident Larry Warren just prior to the 2002 Winter Olympics and was made available to the Olympic media for their use during the Games.
The film was produced in partnership with the Park City Museum and KUED, Utah’s Public Television affiliate, and aired on KUED before and after the Olympics. It is screening April 24 as a part of the outreach efforts of the Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History which seeks to preserve deteriorating mine structures, and is being co-presented by the Park City Film Series as part of its’ Reel Community Series.
“The film was screened daily at the Egyptian Theater during the games, and aired on KUED at the time, but hasn’t really been publicly available since,” Warren said. “It has been available for sale at the Park City Museum, but has received little public exposure since the Olympics.”
The film features stories from Park City residents who lived through the decline of the mining era and the rise of the skiing culture. Most of those interviewed had Park City roots going back multiple generations and they related the stories of their ancestors as well, offering a first person glimpse into a very different era in Park City. Since the film’s production in 2002, most of those interviewed have passed away. The film provides a link to Park City’s past from those who lived it.
Copies of the DVD will be available for sale after the screening, with proceeds benefiting the Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History.