January 2020

Sundance 2020: The Ultimate Party Guide

Heading to Park City? From intimate dinners and cocktail parties to late night bashes (that end just in time to head to brunch), there’s plenty to keep this year’s film festival attendees out of the cold between screenings.

Here is Variety’s ultimate party guide for Sundance 2020 including Chase Sapphire on Main: 

Friday, Jan. 23

“Summertime” Premiere Party
Lyft Lounge, 8-11 p.m.

“Bad Hair” Premiere Party
Writer-director Justin Simien
Chase Sapphire on Main, 11 p.m. – 2 a.m.

TAO Park City & Chase Sound Check Concert
Mark Ronson performs at the private event for Chase cardholders. TAO’s three-night pop-up will feature DJ sets by Brody Jenner & Devin Lucien, Vice and DJ NVM with cocktails from Casamigos
The Yard, 10:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 24

A Conversation with Quibi’s Founder Jeffrey Katzenberg
Chase Sapphire on Main, 9:30-10:15 a.m.

The Jewish Film Institute’s Light Lunch and Not-So-Light Conversation
“Some Kind of Heaven” director Lance Oppenheim
Kimball Arts Center, 12-2 p.m.

Sundance TV’s Women on the Front Lines: Changing the Game Panel
Ekwa Msangi, Haifaa al-Mansour, Monica Levinson, Hanelle Culpepper and Jackie Cruz. IFC Films’ Arianna Bocco will moderate the panel, presented by AMC Networks, New York Women in Film & Television, Women in Film Los Angeles and ReFrame
Sundance TV HQ, 1-2 p.m

#MeToo Voter: Centering Survivors’ Political Power
Ai-jen Poo, Tarana Burke, Fatima Goss Graves and Mónica Ramírez in conversation with Rosanna Arquette
The Latinx House, 1-2 p.m.

MACRO “Leaving the Door Open Behind You” Panel
Lena Waithe, Sundial Brand’s CEO Cara Sabin
MACRO Lodge, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

HBO’s Après Ski Happy Hour
Shangela Laquifa Wadley
306 Main St, 2-4 p.m.

“The Fight” Premiere Party
Executive producers Kerry Washington and Pilar Savone; ACLU lawyers Lee Gelernt, Chase Stangio, Dale Ho and Brigitte Amirie; directors Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman and Eli Despres
MACRO Lodge, 3-4:30 p.m.

Sundance TV’s Growing the Story Panel
Sundance TV HQ, 3-4 p.m.

HBO & TBS’s Unfolding Narratives Panel
Suzy Nakamura, Alexander Hodge, Geraldine Viswanathan, Karan Soni, Minji Chan, moderated by Kimmy Yam.
306 Main St, 4-6 p.m. 

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January 2020

Sundance 2020: All the hottest parties, pop-ups and events to know about

Sundance 2020 is almost upon us!

The high-profile film festival is set to take place in Park City, Utah, over the next two weekends and, while the festival will be bringing forth some hotly-anticipated movie premieres, there will also once again be plenty of other events and parties worth talking about.

In addition to Taylor Swift premiering her talked-about Netflix documentary Miss Americana and Hillary Clinton’s Hulu docuseries Hillary being shown to audiences for the first time, festival goers will also be gunning for spots on the lists at hot-spots like TAO Park City and Lateral at WarnerMedia Lodge and lining up for cast parties at Chase Sapphire on Main and Acura Festival Village.

Keep reading for a full rundown of events, pop-ups, parties and more to be aware of going into the 2020 Sundance Film Festival:

Chase Sapphire on Main: Chase Sapphire once again returns to Sundance, serving up some unbeatable programming for Chase cardholders and festival attendees, including several star-studded panel discussions with the LA Times with talent like Stanley Tucci, Mila Kunis and Camila Mendes, cast parties for films like “Bad Hair,” “The Nest” and “Ironbark,” a chef demo by the winner of “Top Chef” season 14, Brooke Williamson, and a special Chase Sound Check event with DJ Mark Ronson.

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November 2019

A Little Theron, a Little Atwood — but Glamour’s Awards Were All About Jane

Charlize Theron, Jane Fonda, Tory Burch and Megan Rapinoe were among those honored at Monday night’s ceremony.

Glamour may have ceased its regular glossy print edition at the beginning of the year, but that didn’t stop the Condé Nast brand from doing what so many magazines have to do these days: hold a celebrity-filled awards ceremony. And given the times, it was a just a show rather than a dinner.

Nevertheless, it was still a glitzy production and the lack of food didn’t put off either Hollywood or New York celebrities, adorned in their finest gowns and gems, from descending on the Lincoln Center in Manhattan Tuesday night for the magazine’s 29th Annual Women of the Year Awards.

In fact, so flashy was the event that “The Handmaid’s Tale” author Margaret Atwood, who was receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award, felt the need to wear false eyelashes for the first time in her 79 years. “It’s encouraging for someone over 70 to still be considered glamorous,” she said.

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Chanel Miller Reads Powerful Poem About Sexual Assault Survivors at Glamour Women of the Year Awards

“I don’t give a damn.”

After being honored at the 2016 Glamour Women of the Year Awards as the anonymous sexual assault survivor Emily Doe, Chanel Miller took the stage at the 2019 awards on November 11 to read a powerful poem in support of survivors everywhere.

Miller revealed her name in September 2019, after being known to the world as the anonymous survivor in the Stanford sexual assault case for many years. With her book Know My Name, Miller not only came forward with her name but also her story, which she said was her way of showing the world she’s “so much more” than the painful details of her assault. At the 2019 Glamour Women of the Year Awards, Miller continued to show the world exactly how powerful she is, reading a poem she wrote called “I Don’t Give a Damn.”

“I don’t give a damn/ What you were wearing/ I don’t give a damn how much you drank/ I don’t give a damn/ If you danced with him earlier in the evening/ If you texted him first/ Or were the one to go back to his place,” Miller said, according to Glamour. “People may continue to come up with reasons ‘why it happened’/ But the truth is, I don’t give a damn.”

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See the Best-Dressed Celebrities from the 2019 ‘Glamour’ Women of the Year Awards

Glamour held its annual Women of the Year awards in New York City on Monday evening to honor a variety of extraordinary women fighting for positive change. The ceremony itself served up plenty of inspiration, considering the lineup was stacked with trailblazing female heroes, including climate activist Greta Thunberg, director Ava DuVernay and the women of Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) who fight for immigrants’ rights.

In addition to being a powerful display of womanhood, the event also served as a forum for inspiration on the fashion front. Celebrity guests arrived in a number of vibrant looks — from a hot pink tulle confection to a voluminous neon yellow gown. Aja Naomi King, Halima Aden, Ali Krieger and Tamron Hall were a few notable attendees who showed up in highlighter hues.

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Once an unnamed sexual assault victim, Chanel Miller accepts Woman of the Year award — this time, herself

When she was recognized as one of Glamour’s Women of the Year in 2016, Chanel Miller watched from the audience as someone else accepted the award for her.

The victim-impact statement she wrote to the man convicted of sexually assaulting her — former Stanford University student Brock Turner — had been published by BuzzFeed and read millions of times, including on the floor of Congress. Yet she was known only by a pseudonym: Emily Doe.

A trio of actresses read Miller’s words before a Stanford professor read a statement on her behalf. All the while, Glamour reported, she sat silently in the back — her presence at the ceremony unknown to even the magazine putting it on.

On Monday, Miller was again recognized as a Glamour Woman of the Year. This time, she took the stage to accept the honor herself. Dressed in a yellow gown, she smiled while reciting a poem she had written.

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Tears of Triumph and Cheers for Change at the 2019 Glamour Women of the Year Awards

If you didn’t cry at the 2019 Glamour Women of the Year Awards, “you are dead inside,” according to Rebel award honoree Charlize Theron. Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City was quite alive last night as there wasn’t a single dry eye in the audience. From chanting for child protection with the empowering women of the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) to sharing wildly relatable moments of laughter with host Busy Philipps, the 29th annual WOTY awards proved just how far women have come and are willing to go to make change, no matter how uncomfortable it might be.

“Our theme this year is ‘Go Big,’ and every woman that we honored has really been going big, making bold choices, and pushing the envelope,” said Glamour editor in chief Samantha Barry. “Whether it’s fighting for equal pay like Megan Rapinoe or fighting for our climate like Greta Thunberg, all of the honorees are creating a ripple effect of change for women in the generations to come.”

Of course, the black-tie affair kicked off with celebratory cocktails and Champagne before guests, honorees, and their families settled in for the main program with welcoming words from Condé Nast CEO Roger Lynch and Glamour’s chief business officer Susan Plagemann.

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November 2019

Charlize Theron’s Speech at Glamour’s 2019 Women of the Year Awards Is Required Reading

“We’re all in this together. All of us. There’s nothing we can’t do. And I’m here to back you guys.”

Charlize Theron gave an incredible speech when she accepted her Glamour 2019 Woman of the Year Award on Monday night—and it should be required reading.

The actor, who’s set to appear in the upcoming movie Bombshell, took the stage at New York’s Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on Monday, November 11.

She was introduced by her Bombshell costar Kate McKinnon, who told the audience about the first time she was captivated by Theron—her Oscar-winning performance in Monster—and what it was like to share the stage with her on Saturday Night Live.

“For some reason I was asked to introduce Charlize Theron at this Glamour event, which is sort of like a bridge troll being asked to introduce a queen, but trolls love snacks and green rooms, so here I am,” McKinnon joked. “What can be said about Charlize Theron, a person whose Helen of Troy-esque, ship-launching face is absolutely the least remarkable thing about her? A person whose real-life badass-ness makes her character from Mad Max: Fury Road look lazy and selfish? A person so grand that when you meet her, it only feels right to get on the floor—but who is so nice and normal that you end up just kind of doing a little curtsey?”

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