On the Mountain for Sundance Film Festival U.S.A.

On the Mountain for Sundance Film Festival U.S.A.

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You've probably heard that on Thursday, January 28, the Festival will dispatch eight filmmakers and their films to cities across the country to expand the celebration of indie film that has taken place for years in Park City. Well, we too, in Park City will be celebrating this expansion of the Festival, and by extension the importance of creating a dialogue around the arts in this country.

If you are going to be in Park City on Thursday, here's your guide to joining the festivities:

--Cinema Cafe "On Art and Culture" at 10:30 a.m. at the Filmmaker Lodge. FREE and open to the public as space permits. Join James Kass (Youth Speaks), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (hitRECord), Tamra Davis (Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child), and Danny Perez (Oddsac).

--Art in America, a special panel at 11:30 a.m. at the Prospector Square Theatre. Stop by a box office today to get tickets to this discussion about how we should rethink the national conversation of arts and culture. Join Moises Kaufman, Bob Lynch (Americans for the Arts), Anne Radice (Institute of Museum and Library Services) and moderator Rachel Goslins (President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities).

--The Many Faces of Anna Deavere Smith, a special event at 3:00 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre. Stop by a box office today to get a ticket for this special event with Anna Deavere Smith, artist-in-residence at the Center for American Progress, whose unique process combines journalistic interviews with the art of interpreting those words through performance. Anna will be in conversation with NPR's Michele Norris. Read the Insider's interview with Anna here.

--The Shock Doctrine, screening and post-screening dialogue starts at 6:15 p.m. at the Eccles Theatre. Based on the best-selling book by Naomi Klein, Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross's The Shock Doctrine seeks to explain the rise of disaster capitalism: the exploitation of moments of crisis in vulnerable countries by governments and big business. The screening will be followed by an onstage dialogue with Robert Redford, Naomi Klein, and Michael Winterbottom to explore further the ideas presented in the film.

And for audiences not on the mountain, if you can't make The Shock Doctrine post-screening conversation Democracy Now! will post a video after the special event.






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