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IndieWire Partners with Chase and Canon For Sundance Filmmaker Panels

Canon and Chase are hosting a series of intimate discussions with filmmakers during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

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The stars of Sundance are joining IndieWire for a series of intimate discussions during the next few days in Park City. IndieWire partnered with Chase Sapphire to host conversations at Chase Sapphire on Main, located at 573 Main Street, and with Canon to host panel discussions at the Canon Creative Studio at 592 Main Street.

IndieWire in Conversation at Chase Sapphire on Main will feature “The Little Hours” filmmaker Jeff Baena, “Ingrid Goes West” filmmaker Matt Spicer, “Mudbound” filmmaker Dee Rees, “Golden Exits” filmmaker Alex Ross Perry and “Marjorie Prime” filmmaker Michael Almereyda. Members of the casts of each film will also be in attendance.

Filmmakers participating in the panels at Canon’s Creative Studio include Academy Award-nominees Matt Heineman and Rory Kennedy. Heineman’s “City of Ghosts” is playing in Sundance’s U.S. Documentary Competition section, while Kennedy’s “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton” is playing in the Documentary Premieres section.

For a full schedule of events for Canon and Chase’s activities at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, see below. Canon’s panels will also be streamed through Facebook Live via IndieWire’s page.

Chase Sapphire on Main:

Friday, January 20

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. MST

Film: “The Little Hours”

Moderator: Dana Harris, IndieWire Editor-in- Chief

Director/Screenwriter: Jeff Baena

Principal Cast: Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, Aubrey Plaza, Molly Shannon

Saturday, January 21

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. MST

Film: “Ingrid Goes West”

Moderator: Anne Thompson, IndieWire Editor-at-Large

Director/Screenwriter: Matt Spicer

Principal Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, Wyatt Russell, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Billy

Magnussen, Pom Klementieff

Sunday, January 22

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. MST

Film: “Mudbound”

Moderator: Dana Harris, IndieWire Editor-in- Chief

Director/Screenwriter: Dee Rees

Principal Cast: Carey Mulligan, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan, Jason Mitchell, Garrett Hedlund,

Jonathan Banks

Monday, January 23

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. MST

Film: “Golden Exits”

Moderator: Dana Harris, IndieWire Editor-in- Chief

Directors/Screenwriters: Alex Ross Perry

Principal Cast: Emily Browning, Mary-Louise Parker, Jason Schwartzman, Chloe

Sevigny, Analeigh Tipton

Tuesday, January 24

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. MST

Film: “Marjorie Prime”

Moderator: Eric Kohn, IndieWire Deputy Editor and Chief Film Critic

Director/Screenwriter: Michael Almereyda

Producer: Uri Singer

Principal Cast: Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Lois Smith, Tim Robbins


Canon Creative Studio:

Saturday, January 21

Panel: Rory Kennedy on “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton” – 1:30 PM
Director Rory Kennedy has made it her life’s passion to bring untold tales and unsung heroes to light through filmmaking. In this intimate, one-on-one conversation, the fabled documentarian discusses her process behind the lens and how the EOS C300 Mark II helps her capture the truth on film.
– Rory Kennedy (Director, “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton”)
– Chris O’Falt (Moderator, IndieWire)

Panel: Filmmaking in 4K  – 3:30 PM
Filmmakers discuss embracing new technology and tools to tell their stories, focusing on 4K and its role in the future of filmmaking.
– Ben Bloodwell (DP, “Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On”)
– Bryan Donnell (DP, “Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On”)
– Alan Jacobsen (DP, “Strong Island”)
– Chris O’Falt (Moderator, IndieWire)

Sunday, January 22

Panel: Jim Frohna on “I Love Dick” – 1:30 PM
Cinematographer Jim Frohna (“Transparent”) chats about his creative vision for Amazon Studios’ intimate new series “I Love Dick,” shot in 4K on the EOS C300 Mark II.
– Jim Frohna (DP, “I Love Dick”)
– Chris O’Falt (Moderator, IndieWire)

Panel: Matthew Heineman on “City of Ghosts” – 3:30 PM
The award-winning filmmaker behind Oscar-nominated Cartel Land returns to Park City to discuss his latest documentary City of Ghosts, shot on the front lines on the EOS C300 Mark II.
– Matthew Heineman (Dir./DP, “City of Ghosts”)
– Chris O’Falt (Moderator, IndieWire)

Monday, January 23

Panel: Girl Talk Live: Women in Cinematography – 1:30 PM
Kate Erbland’s weekly Girl Talk series, which examines women in film, comes to life in this conversation about cinematography from a female perspective.
– Catherine Goldschmidt (DP, “Abstract: The Art of Design” and “White Riot: London”)
– Nadia Hallgren (DP, “Motherland”)
– Quyen Tran (DP, “Deidra & Laney Rob a Train” and “The Little Hours”)
– Kate Erbland (Moderator, IndieWire)

Panel: The New EOS C700: A Q&A with the The Calling Filmmakers – 3:30 PM
Location: CineTransformer, 500 Main St.
Join Canon for a look at their newest cinema camera and a special screening of “The Calling,” the first film shot on the EOS C700. Director Tyler Stableford and cinematographer Russell Carpenter, ASC explore the versatility of the C700’s low light capabilities and vast dynamic range, creating a stunning portrait of life in Colorado’s high country. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, moderated by Canon’s Senior Film and TV Advisor Tim Smith.
– Tyler Stableford (Director)
– Billy Hobson (Colorist)
– Paul Hawxhurst (2nd AC)
– Tim Smith (Moderator, Sr. Film & Television Advisor, Canon)

Tuesday, January 24

Panel: Collaborations: Cinematography and Editing of “Icarus” – 1:30 PM
From production to post, there are few relationships more synergetic than that between the cinematographer and editor. Cinematographer Jake Swantko and editor Jon Bertain discuss the collaborative dance between DP and editor and their work on festival documentary Icarus.
– Jake Swantko (DP, “Icarus”)
– Jon Bertain (Editor,”Icarus”)
– Chris O’Falt (Moderator, IndieWire)

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