An Artist At The Table Celebration



Thank you for celebrating with us at our annual opening night event of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

We hope you enjoyed a wonderful evening of coming together to see old friends, to meet new ones, and to experience our year-round work through the perspective of those who are directly impacted by the support of patrons like you.

At this unforgettable evening we enjoyed:

  • The world premier of former Vice President Al Gore’s documentary An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power to a packed house at the Eccles Theatre.
  • A reception at the Dejoria center with a multi-course dinner prepared by preeminent chefs, including Richard Blais, in partnership with the James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour.
  • A keynote address by alum and Emmy Award winner Jeff Orlowski, who debuted his latest environmental project, Chasing Coral, at the Festival this year.
  • Remarks from a Redford family member, Amy Redford, who spoke about how the Institute came to be and how it remains a safe space for artists to test their creative boundaries.
  • A surprise appearance by the Lethal Ladies, who are featured in this year’s Festival film STEP.
  • A closing performance by special musical guest Kenny Loggins who had the crowd dancing to his soundtrack hits.

We hope you will join us for next year’s festivities! Until then, relive the evening’s highlights in our photo gallery.

Recognition & Seating Options

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Presenting Sponsor

Media Partner

Dining Partner

Director's Table Sponsors
Intermountain Healthcare
Jim and Susan Swartz

Patron Table Sponsors
Brandt Andersen
Blumhouse Productions
Kenneth Cole and Maria Cuomo Cole
Madison Wells Media
Pat Mitchell and Scott Seydel
Park City Mountain
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah
Wavelength Productions
The Williams Company
Jacki and Greg Zehner

Artist Underwriters
Peggy Bergmann
Kathleen Hagen
Rick and Melinda Reed

Official Provider
DeJoria Center

In-Kind Supporter
Cactus & Tropicals
Nicholas & Co.

About Your Contribution

The Sundance Film Festival is one of the many programs offered by the nonprofit Sundance Institute. Your ticket purchase to the Sundance Film Festival’s An Artist at the Table event includes a contribution to Sundance Institute and directly supports independent artists around the world throughout the year.

Working to advance the impact of artists and their work in society, the Institute discovers, supports, and inspires independent film and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and introduces new audiences to their work. Through all of its activities, the Institute fosters originality, authenticity, and diversity in storytelling.

Beyond the Sundance Film Festival, Sundance Institute's programs include the Feature Film Program, Documentary Film Program, Film Music Program, Theatre Program, Native American and Indigenous Program, New Frontier, Creative Producing Program, Episodic Storytelling Initiative, Catalyst Initiative, Diversity Initiative, #ArtistServices, and the Women In Film Initiative, in addition to free community programs and a variety of opportunities for high school and university students.

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