Celebrate Sundance Institute Benefit (Los Angeles)

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Celebrate Sundance Institute Benefit (Los Angeles)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 | 7:00 pm
West Hollywood, CA

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Sundance Institute will host our third annual Celebrate Sundance Institute Los Angeles Benefit, celebrating artistry and visionary leadership in independent film. We will come together to raise funds for the non-profit Institute and its year-round artist-support programs for the development and presentation of independent film and theatre around the world.

This year, Sundance Institute President and Founder Robert Redford will present the Vanguard Leadership Award in Memoriam to beloved journalist and film critic Roger Ebert, in recognition of his lifetime advocacy of independent cinema. Kerry Washington will present Ryan Coogler with the Vanguard Award, Presented by Tiffany & Co. Ryan is a director and alum of the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program. His first feature film, Fruitvale Station, was selected for Sundance Institute's Feature Film Program Screenwriters Lab and went on to win both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Fruitvale Station will screen in the "Un Certain Regard" category at Cannes in May 2013 and will be released by The Weinstein Company in July 2013.

The evening will also feature Sundance Institute-supported artists at each table, where they will discuss their creative journeys and the invaluable role the Institute has played in bringing their stories to life. The benefit is chaired by Institute Trustee Lyn Lear and her husband, Norman, and Institute Trustee Cindy Horn, and her husband, Alan.

This event is generously hosted by Sundance Institute Board of Trustees and supported by Tiffany & Co.

 For more information, email Elizabeth O’Malley.