Music Will be a Dominant Force On Main Street During Sundance 2011 in Park City

Musical roots run deep during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Films about music, and venues providing music will add ambience to the festival. The Sidecar and Beyond The Music Label Series will offer a private hangout for musicians, "The Suite."
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Dec. 27, 2010 - PRLog -- The 2011 Sundance Film Festival will take place January 20-30 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The newly remodeled Sidecar, located at 333 Main will provide an inviting atmosphere for locals and festival attendees to enjoy music from unsigned and signed acts for 10 days during the festival.  For the first time, Beyond The Music Label Series and The SIdecar have collaborated to introduce "The Suite,"  a private hangout for bands and musicians to hang throughout the festival. Of course, the Sundance Film Festival is about film, and the 2011 festival has selected some high profile films about music to compete amongst the “chosen ones.”

Competition was stiff for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival submissions.  Of the 58 feature – length films announced for competition earlier this week, 4 of those films highlight music’s contribution to personal well-being, community and society. For the festival, 115 feature- length films were selected from 3,812 feature- length submissions.  There were 115 feature – length films chosen, with representation from 28 countries, 40 first-time filmmakers and 20 of these films are in competition.  

In the U.S. Dramatic Competition, 16 films were selected from 1,102 submissions.  All of the films in the U.S. Dramatic Competition will be world premieres.  There were 841 submissions for the U.S. Documentary Competition. Only 16 were selected and each one will be premiering for the first time as well.  Films about music in the U.S. Documentary Competition include: "Sing Your Song" (by Susanne Rostock), Troubadours (Director: Morgan Neville), and "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest" (Director: Michael Rapaport).  "Sing Your Song," documents the legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer, and unearths his significant contribution leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally. In "Troubadours", Neville, takes the audience on a musical journey tracing the lives and careers of James Taylor and Carole King who are pillars of the California singer/songwriter scene, which converged in and around LA's Troubadour Club in the late 1960s and early 1970s.  The world has been talking about the highly anticipated documentary, "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest" which zooms in on the story of the rise and influence of one of the most innovative and influential hip hop bands of all time, the collective known as A Tribe Called Quest.

Films pertaining to the topic of music are also present in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.  In the World Cinema Dramatic Competition, 14 films were chosen out of the 1,073 international narrative feature submissions.  Sundance’s global reach will enable Japanese director Naoki Sato's film "Abraxas" to grace the screens during Sundance.  "Abraxas" is about a depressed Zen monk with a heavy metal past who realizes that only music can revive his spirit.  Competition amongst films, appears to steadily rise every year during Sundance Film Festival. The enhanced popularity amongst both the film and music scene appears to be elevating as well.  The dynamic combination of film and music art forms guarantees that next year’s festival is not to be missed.  However, both festival and music credentials will be in high demand.

For more information about "The Suite," please send an email to:  Sponsorship opportunities are also available.  To inquire about sponsorship opportunities send an email to:

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Beyond The Music Label Series® is a next-generation, live,music brand alliance competition.The goal of the series is to align bands with brands, film, television, and non profit entities while preparing them to be successful in the "new music industry."
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