The Atlantic at the Sundance Film Festival

The Atlantic at the Sundance Film Festival

Art illuminates truth, disrupts consensus, and sparks imagination—like great journalism.

As an official media sponsor of the 2022 virtual Sundance Film Festival, The Atlantic will host a series of talks featuring its journalists in conversation with filmmakers, actors, and industry experts. Enjoy insightful discussions about culture, equity, identity, the future of storytelling, and more.

Our programming will include:

Film Talk: Free Chol Soo Lee

The Atlantic’s Shirley Li discussed the upcoming film Free Chol Soo Lee with Julie Ha and Eugene Yi (co-directors and co-producers) and Sebastian Yoon (activist and film narrator). The project examines the rollercoaster life story of Chol Soo Lee, a Korean immigrant wrongfully convicted of murder who inspired a movement to free him.

Filmmakers Talk: A Conversation with Eva Longoria Bastón, Chloe Okuno and Krystin Ver Linden

The Atlantic’s Shirley Li interviewed the first-time film directors Eva Longoria Bastón (La Guerra Civil), Chloe Okuno (Watcher), and Krystin Ver Linden (Alice) to discuss their highly anticipated films premiering at this year’s festival. They’ll also explore ongoing efforts to increase opportunities for women in the film industry.

Women in Film: A Conversation with Regina Hall

The Atlantic’s Hannah Giorgis sat down with the actress Regina Hall to discuss her storied career in Hollywood and her latest dramatic thriller premiering at Sundance, Master.

Film Talk: 892

The Atlantic’s David Sims discussed the upcoming film 892 with Abi Damaris Corbin (director and screenwriter), and Kwame Kwei-Armah (screenwriter). The film, based on the real life of Brian Brown-Easley, a military veteran, explores the mental and emotional health of veterans returning to civilian life.

Film Talk: Call Jane

The Atlantic’s Shirley Li interviewed the filmmakers and cast from the upcoming film Call Jane. The project, set in the late 1960s, examines the fight for women’s rights. Join the director Phyllis Nagy, the producer Robbie Brenner, and the actors Elizabeth Banks, Grace Edwards, Wunmi Mosaku, and Sigourney Weaver for this timely conversation.

Cinema Cafe: Dakota Johnson & Keke Palmer with Hannah Giorgis

Dakota Johnson and Keke Palmer joined The Atlantic’s Hannah Georgis to discuss their films, Alice, about a woman in the antebellum South who escapes slavery only to learn it’s 1973, and Cha Cha Real Smooth, about a bar mitzvah party host who befriends a young mother and daughter.

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Virtual Event

January 20–30, 2022

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