The Atlantic at the Sundance Film Festival

The Atlantic at the Sundance Film Festival

January 20–30, 2022 | Virtual Event


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. Additional programming details and release schedule will be announced later.

Our programming will include:

Film Talk: Free Chol Soo Lee

The Atlantic’s Shirley Li will discuss 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 will interview 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 sits 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 will discuss the upcoming film 892 with John Boyega (actor), 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 will interview 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.


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Event Details

January 20–30, 2022

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