Sundance Film Festival Event: Our Stories To Tell

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“We are excited to kick off 2020 by bringing Our Stories To Tell to the Sundance Film Festival. The creativity and powerful discussions this space has inspired since its inception in 2017 is truly impactful and we look forward to continuing to champion the diversity of our culture and community in all aspects of our programming both on and off screen.” said Jackie Gagne, Vice President, Multicultural Marketing at HBO.

Programming highlights during Sundance include: an exclusive dinner honoring Black Women in Hollywood with participating talent Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Robin Thede, and Lena Waithe; a dinner and conversation with the stars of Insecure to discuss the upcoming fourth season, and much more.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24

2PM – 4PM / Après Ski – Human By Orientation, HBO’s platform that celebrates all orientations and gender identities, will be hosting an après ski happy hour. Offering Sundance attendees a decidedly queer mountain-top experience, all are welcome to ease into the weekend. EXPECTED TALENT: Shangela Laquifa Wadley (We’re Here, HBO)

4PM – 6PM / Unfolding Narratives (HBO & TBS) – In partnership with Asian Pacific Filmmakers Experience, we will host an intimate discussion with talent from HBO and TBS sharing their perspectives on visibility and diversity in front of and behind the scenes within the entertainment industry. EXPECTED TALENT: Suzy Nakamura (Avenue 5, HBO), Alexander Hodge (Insecure, HBO), Geraldine Viswanathan, Karan Soni (Miracle Workers: Dark Ages, TBS), Minji Chang (Asian Pacific Filmmakers Experience), Kimmy Yam (moderator)

9PM – 11PM / ¡Pa’ lante! Empowering the NextGen of Storytellers – An exclusive conversation and reception celebrating the current leaders in Latinx storytelling, the new generation of voices and what comes next in partnership with Remezcla. EXPECTED TALENT: Sara Rodriguez (SVP of HBO Documentary Films), Brian Lazarte (Filmmaker, ​McMillion$, HBO), James Lee Hernandez (​Filmmaker, McMillion$, HBO), ​Manuel Betancourt (Remezcla, Moderator)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25

9AM – 11AM / The Grind – Drop in, grab a cup of coffee and mingle.

12:30PM – 2:30PM / Convos & Cocktails with TNT’s Snowpiercer – Join us for a candid chat and mixer with TNT’s Snowpiercer cast moderated by April Reign. EXPECTED TALENT: Graeme Manson (Showrunner), Daveed Diggs, Lena Hall

10PM – 2AM / The Let Out – When the screenings end, The Let Out begins. Come toast to another year on Main Street.

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