About the Film
Emily (Aubrey Plaza) is saddled with student debt and locked out of the job market due to a minor criminal record. Desperate for income, she takes a shady gig as a “dummy shopper,” buying goods with stolen credit cards supplied by a handsome and charismatic middleman named Youcef (Theo Rossi). Faced with a series of dead-end job interviews, Emily soon finds herself seduced by the quick cash and illicit thrills of black-market capitalism, and increasingly interested in her mentor Youcef. Together, they hatch a plan to bring their business to the next level in Los Angeles.
John Patton Ford earned an MFA from the American Film Institute. His thesis film, “Patrol,” premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, which led to an accidental career penning scripts for Disney, Universal, and Sony. His script Rothchild topped the Hollywood Black List in 2014.
Join us for this free community screening presented by Sundance Institute, in collaboration with Park City Film at the Twilight Drive-in at Utah Olympic Park. “Emily the Criminal” premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. The event is free to attend, but registration is highly recommended. Be the first to enjoy the screening before it premieres to a worldwide audience! Please register here. Advance ticket registration closes at 4:45pm on Friday – tickets will be available at the box office starting at 7pm.
Sundance Institute curates bold and creative films that can be provocative and are not suitable for all audiences. Please read the film description to ensure it is appropriate for all viewers in your party.
Park City Film is partnering with Utah Olympic Park and Dragonfli Media to present the Twilight Drive-In at the Utah Olympic Park, a drive-in movie series to bring the community together for fun, socially-distant evenings celebrating film. Join us for a fun night out watching films under the stars!
– Reservations are per car per film.
– Cars will be assigned specific spots based on height at the entrance gate, with larger/taller cars in the back.
– A limited number of walk-up spots will be available – please bring your own chairs and blankets as none will be provided.
– Please arrive at least 30min before the film starts to ensure that we can load all the cars in before showtime.
Fresh popcorn, candy and drinks will be available for purchase.
In order to insure the safety and well-being of our community. the following rules must be followed. Non-compliance will result in immediate expulsion from the event.
Vehicles spots have been spaced to allow for social distancing between cars and groups. Attendees are requested to stay within their designated space. Please adhere to the rules we know: maintain a distance of 6 feet from others not in your immediate friend/family group, use a face mask in group settings and when you are visiting the concessions stand or restrooms, wash hands using soap and/or use hand sanitizer. Above all else, we ask that you use common sense and respect the well-being of those around you.
Dogs are not allowed at this event.
Please do not come if you are sick, or experiencing any COVID symptoms. We will ask individuals to leave if they are unable or unwilling to abide by the rules. Additional questions? Check out our Twilight Drive-in FAQ page.
The Utah Olympic Park lot will open 30 min before the scheduled start time for the film.