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Harvey Weinstein, James Franco and More Join Indiewire Sundance Panels

Harvey Weinstein, James Franco and More Join Indiewire Sundance Panels

Our hardworking Indiewire staff will be highlighting their insightful commentary and iconic portraits at this year’s Sundance Film Festival through partnerships with Chase Sapphire and Canon USA, Inc. In two exclusive interview series, Indiewire will moderate conversations about some of this year’s most buzzed-about films, offering up “behind-the-scenes” access in an intimate setting.

“At this year’s festival, our goal was to deliver unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to talent and 2015’s accomplished slate of films for both the Sundance festival-goer and our audience at home,” said Indiewire Editor-in-Chief and General Manager Dana Harris. “Our incredible, value-added partnerships with Chase Sapphire and Canon will allow us to do just that.”

Open to all festival attendees, “Indiewire in Conversation at Chase Sapphire on Main” will feature intimate chats with the talent behind the best and brightest films at Sundance. Moderated by Harris, Chief Film Critic and Deputy Editor Eric Kohn and Managing Editor Nigel Smith, the event will run daily at 3pm from Friday, January 23 to Tuesday, January 27 at Chase Sapphire on Main (537 Main Street). The schedule is as follows:

Friday, 1/23 – Critically acclaimed producer and The Weinstein Company co-chairman Harvey Weinstein (moderator: Dana Harris).

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Saturday, 1/24 – Cast members James Franco and Zachary Quinto, director Justin Kelly, and Michael Glatze, whose powerful story inspired the film “I Am Michael” (moderator: Dana Harris)

Sunday, 1/25  “Last Days in the Desert” cast members Ewan Mcgregor and Tye Sheridan, and director Rodrigo García (moderator: Dana Harris)

Monday, 1/26 – “Brooklyn” cast members Emory Cohen, Saoirse Ronan, and director John Crowley (moderator: Nigel Smith)

Tuesday, 1/27  Cobie Smulders, Kevin Corrigan, Anthony Michael Hall, Brooklyn Decker, Constance Zimmer and director Andrew Bujalski for “Results” (moderator: Eric Kohn)

Indiewire will also moderate invitation-only panel discussions at the Canon Creative Studio (427 Main Street). From Saturday, January 24 to Monday, our Filmmaker Toolkit editor Paula Bernstein will hold discussions with Sundance filmmakers about their craft, approach and inspiration. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, 1/24 at 1pm
The Female Perspective: Women in Cinematography – Rachel Morrison (DP, “Dope,” “What Happened, Miss Simone?”), Laela Kilbourn (DP, “How to Dance in Ohio”) and Dagmar Weaver-Madsen (DP, “Unexpected”) gather for an illuminating conversation about their craft and women in the creative arts.

Saturday, 1/24 at 3pm 
The Overnight’s” John Guleserian on the Cinema EOS C500 – The acclaimed DP behind Sundance tour de forces “Like Crazy” and “Song One” discusses why he chose the Canon Cinema EOS C500 for his latest feature, “The Overnight.”  Tim Smith, Sr. Film and Television Advisor for Canon USA, will also participate.

Sunday, 1/25 at 1pm 
Cut the Comedy: The Capture and Edit of Misery Loves Comedy  Explore the making of the Sundance doc “Misery Loves Comedy” with DP Adam McDaid and Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor/Consulting Editor Rob Legato, who, along with Tim Smith of Canon and Mike Kanfer, Sr. Strategic Development Manager, Adobe, discuss the workflow of Canon’s Cinema EOS C300 with Adobe Premiere Pro CC. 

Sunday, 1/25 at 3pm 
Behind the Screams: Eli Roth on the Making of “Knock Knock” with EOS-1D C – Park City At Midnight was made for horror kings like Eli Roth, whose latest spine-tingler “Knock Knock” stars Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas. Roth and his team, including cinematographer Antonio Quercia, discuss shooting with the Cinema EOS-1D C and why this DSLR was a dream for capturing his nightmarish script.

Monday, 1/26 at 1pm
Get Real: Documentary Filmmaking with Cinema EOS – Non-fiction storytellers Crystal Moselle (Director/DP, “The Wolfpack”), Thaddeus Wadleigh (DP, “The Hunting Ground”) and Bradley Stonesifer, (DP, “Call Me Lucky”), along with Canon’s Tim Smith, tell the tales of their real-life films and talk about their tech tools of choice for documentary work.

Additionally, Indiewire photographer Daniel Bergeron will shoot exclusive celebrity portraits at the Indiewire Photo Studio at Chase Sapphire on Main from January 23-27, focusing on the luminaries behind the festival’s most talked-about films. The images will be published during and following Sundance.  

The Indiewire Sundance events will culminate on Monday, January 26 at 3pm with a special Canon-hosted screening of “Bending the Light” at the New Frontier Microcinema (573 Main Street). The Michael Apted-directed documentary, celebrating the craft of photography, will be followed by a Q&A between Bernstein and featured cinematographer Stephen Goldblatt, ASC, BSC, who’ll spotlight his creative process and the craft of cinematography.  

Finally, as part of the partnership, Indiewire will feature a Canon-presented series of interviews with Sundance cinematographers called “How I Shot That,” which will run on Indiewire throughout the festival.

READ MORE: The 2015 Indiewire Sundance Bible

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