As we know, the Sundance experience is more than just about watching the latest indie films. Many travel to Park City each year for the annual fest to partake in all the festivities on Main Street.
Many of the annual partners have taken their events online again this year. Following are some highlights.
Shabbat Lounge is presenting a robust lineup of online events including Saturday night’s Post-Shabbat, Havdallah Concert with special Sundance guests Craig Emanuel (Paul Hastings LLP), Adam Neuhaus (ESPN Films/30for30/ESPN+), Lior Geller (Roads), Sasha Levinson (Sylvie of the Sunshine State), Slamdance partner filmmaker, Lydia Dean Pilcher, Jury Member for the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize. (A Call To Spy, Radium Girls), and Sara Bernstein (Imagine Documentaries; Downfall: The Case Against Boeing, Lucy and Desi).
On January 23rd at 11 am PT, Shabbat Lounge will launch its Rishon Series about the power of film to preserve memory, with special guest director Bianca Stigter (Three Minutes: A Lengthening), in advance of the film’s premiere the following day.
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The Latinx House, an official Sundance Institute partner, has returned to the 2022 festival with a full calendar of virtual programming. Co-founded by social entrepreneur and activist Mónica Ramírez, filmmaker and activist Alex Martínez Kondracke, and producer and entrepreneur Olga Segura, The Latinx House is a nonprofit initiative that aims to change the image of the Latinx community in the United States by elevating and amplifying the voices, as well as the content created by Latinx artists, entertainers, policy experts, and grassroots organizers.
Panels include ‘A Conversation with Dos Estaciones’ – Director and screenwriter Juan Pablo González of 2022 World Cinema Dramatic Competition selection Dos Estaciones joined Olga Segura of The Latinx House for a celebration of the film. Centered around a once-majestic tequila factory in Mexico’s Jalisco Highlands, the film tells the story of a Latina working tirelessly to keep her family legacy and community afloat. Link to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X2TeCY6OjY
‘With Love & The Power of Representation’ – The power behind characters telling authentic and relatable stories can’t be overstated. Members of the Latinx Community need to be able to see themselves reflected on the screens they watch – and throughout the industry, there are showrunners, creators, and artists ensuring this happens. With Love’s creator Gloria Calderón Kellett and actor Emeraude Toubia joined The Latinx House’s Olga Segura to discuss the importance of Latinx storytelling through their new hit series on Prime Video. With Love is available now on Prime Video. Link: WITH LOVE & The Power of Representation – YouTube
The ‘Centering Survivors’ Stories’ session explores the stories and advocacy of survivors, providing a platform to recognize the brave and powerful testimonies featured in 2022 U.S. Documentary Competition selection We Need To Talk About Cosby. Voice for change and motivational speaker Stacey Pinkerton and co-Executive Producer Geraldine L. Porras join co-founder of The Latinx House Mónica Ramírez for this critical discussion with a special introduction by National Women’s Law Center’s Fatima Goss Graves. Link: Centering Survivors’ Stories – YouTube Additional information here: https://www.thelatinxhouse.org/
Also back for the 24th year is Sundance ASCAP Music Café, promoting the discovery of new voices and celebrating film’s marriage of sight and sound. Visit the Festival Village for four days of unforgettable music, plus conversations with the composers powering this year’s Sundance selections. Register for a free account at festival.sundance.org/create-account
The 2022 schedule includes Shungudzo, Brandy Clark, John Doe (X), Evan + Zane (Evan Rachel Wood & Zane Carey) (my fav so far!!!), Hayley Sales and Jordan Hawkins, Saul Williams & Anisia Uzeyman Neptune Frost, Este Haim & Christopher Stracey Cha Real Smooth, Sharon Farber & Nina MenkesBrainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power and Isabella “The Machine” Summers & Phyllis Nagy Call Jane.
And in case you missed it today, the Fifth Annual Indie Entertainment Showcase, presented by Kultura PR International and Cloud 21 PR, featured award-winning filmmakers/producers Ali M. Aksu, Bobbie Dyer, Anna Fishbeyn, Wendy Morgan, and Angelo Reyes, with moderator Rehna Azim, Awards Editor Movie Marker Magazine.
Watch the replay here: