Park City Event Is A Social & Networking Scene
It’s also about the social events and parties!
PubClub.com posts the best of the events that are open to the public for Sundance 2020, which is Thursday, Jan. 23-Sunday Feb. 2 in Park City, Utah.
Acura Festival Village
For the 10th year, Acura is returning to Sundance Film Festival, as Presenting Sponsor to host the Acura Festival Village where festival goers will be able to partake in a variety of activations, including an interactive photo booth, take a seat in the Acura NSX supercar, and enjoy hot beverages, phone charging stations, Stella Artois beer and High West Distillery spirits in the Acura Lounge. Throughout the week, Acura will be hosting a mix of exclusive parties, panels and premieres.
Friday, January 24–Saturday, February 1, Noon–6:00 pm
Empowering Every Voice in Film and the World Panel
When: January 24, 3-4 p.m.
Where: Kimball Art Center; 1401 Kearns Blvd, Park City, UT 84060
About: Now is the time to empower and inspire everyone to share their story. It’s only when we experience new perspectives through the lens of someone else’s experience that true change happens. But we know that everyone’s story is not being told. When the lens is skewed, it offers a tilted view of society and unrepresented groups cannot envision themselves as the creative voices driving the most watched stories. And that is a problem for the industry and the world. Join this lively discussion with stand-out filmmakers on how to bring your own unique voice to life.
The Art of Editing Reception
When: January 28, 1-3 p.m.
Where: The Shop; 1167 Woodside Ave, Park City, UT 84060
About: Adobe and Sundance celebrate the amazing work of the editing community and dedication to their craft at the annual Sundance Film Festival Art of Editing Reception, sponsored by Adobe. Open by invitation only.
Sundance Ignite Private Screening, Presented by Adobe
When: January 29, 8:30-10 p.m.
Where: Holiday Village Cinemas; 1776 Park Ave, Park City, UT 84060
About: Adobe is again partnering with Sundance Ignite, a program that identifies and supports new voices and talent from the next generation of filmmakers (ages 18-25). Adobe will present a private screening Some Kind of Heaven, from this year’s NEXT category and directed by Ignite Fellow Lance Oppenheim. Open by invitation only.
Latinix House Parties, Brunches & Panels
The Latinx House, an initiative founded byMónica Ramirez, Olga Segura and Alex Kondracke Martinez, has a weekend of events from January 24-26, including parties, brunches, and panels. In addition to celebrating filmmakers and creators in the Latinx community, discussions will take place focused on the impact of immigration policy, gender equity, economic justice and civic engagement, and the importance of telling our stories through a diverse and represented lens.
A sampling of events include a kick-off party alongside Netflix on Friday evening to celebrate Latinx talent with filmmakers and creators; The Latinx House will also serve as the official after party for “Siempre, Luis” on Saturday evening; and there will be various panels taking place at The Latinx House throughout the weekend, including a conversation with America Ferrera and a panel with TIME’S UP featuring Eva Longoria.
Schedule Link: thelatinxhouse.org/sundance-schedule
Sundance Music Events & Concerts
For the 22nd year, the ASCAP Music Cafe features free music shows throughout Sundance. It is open to all Sundance credential holders. The location is the Rich Haines Gallery, 751 Main St. Below is the complete performance schedule:
Music Café Performance Schedule
2:00 Jobi Riccio
2:45 Fox Wilde
3:30 Steven Dayvid McKeller of Civil Twilight
4:15 ZZ Ward
5:00 Derek Smalls formerly of the band formerly known as Spinal Tap
2:00 Fox Wilde
2:45 Derek Smalls formerly of the band formerly known as Spinal Tap
3:45 Steven Dayvid McKeller of Civil Twilight
4:30 ZZ Ward
PubClub.com Additional Recommendations
PubClub also recommends walking up and down Main Street in Park City and seeing what other films you can see and parties you can attend. Going into one of the films or bars can be a good way to learn about social events and public parties as you meet and mingle with people.
And who knows, maybe you’ll even get invited to a private event.
One of the top trends at Sundance this year, by the way, are “powerful documentaries.”
The Sundance Film Festival website is: sundance.org.