MACRO Lodge At Sundance 2023: Events Featuring Ryan Coogler, Teyana Taylor, Algee Smith, Julia Louis Dreyfus And More
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MACRO Lodge At Sundance 2023: Events Featuring Ryan Coogler, Teyana Taylor, Algee Smith, Julia Louis Dreyfus And More

The hottest ticket in Sundance is back again for another year.

The 2023 MACRO Lodge at Sundance, presented by Chase Sapphire and hosted by MACRO founder & CEO Charles D. King and his wife and MACRO’s Chief Brand Officer, Stacey Walker King, will have events from January 20 to 23.

The slate includes screenings, events and parties that champion inclusion and people of color at the heart of the festival.

The events will highlight films and series such as Harlem, Young. Wild Free., A Thousand and One and more.

Guests who will appear include Algee Smith, Ryan Coogler, Logan Browning, Meagan Good, Misty Copeland, Pinky Cole, Santa Lathan, Sierra Capri, Teyana Taylor, Julia Louis Dreyfus, A.V Rockwell, Boots Riley, Nneka Onuorah, Thembi Banks, Peter Nicks, Tracy Oliver and more.

Programming includes the signature parter, Midnight MACRO. Events include partners like SheaMoisture, Amazon Studios, Audible, Focus Features and more.

Chase Sapphire is the presenting sponsor and SheaMoisture is a premiere sponsor.

Check out a listing of the slate, which is event-only, below:

Friday, January 20, 2023

11am – 3:00pm

MACRO Open House

Guests will eat – drink – vibe with MACRO’s Stacey Walker King, Charles D. King and The MACRO team and stop by The Refresh Lounge powered by Shea Moisture.

11am – 3:30pm

Slutty Vegan Pop Up. 

Guests will indulge in vegan burgers and delicious bites by the cult favorite while they hang with owner Pinky Cole and Team MACRO.

10pm

Midnight MACRO Party

MACRO’s annual late night bash hosted by MACRO’s Stacey Walker King and Charles D. King.

Saturday, January 21, 2023

11am – 4pm

Slutty Vegan Pop Up.

Guests will indulge in vegan burgers and delicious bites by the cult favorite while they hang with owner Pinky Cole and Team MACRO.

12pm – 2pm 

Harlem: Season 2.  Screening and Q&A with Creator Tracy Oliver and Cast Meagan Good, Jerrie Johnson & Shoniqua Shandai.  Moderated by Brande Victorian, Senior Entertainment Editor, ESSENCE.  Sponsored by Prime Video.

Attendees gather for an early access screening of the first episode of season two of the hit comedy series.  The show’s sophomore season will pick up after last year’s finale.  After blowing up her career and disrupting her love life, Camille has to figure out how to put the pieces back together; Tye considers her future; Quinn goes on a journey of self-discovery; and Angie’s career takes a promising turn.

2:30pm – 3:30pm

The Richness of Us: In Conversation with Logan Browning.  Moderated by Cara Sabin, CEO, Sundial Brands & General Manager, Beauty & Wellbeing NA, Unilever. Sponsored by SheaMoisture.

A dynamic dialogue with the director/actress about pivoting and taking bold moves in your career. 

3:30pm – 5:30pm

SheaMoisture Makers & Creators Happy Hour.

An annual celebration of filmmakers at Sundance. The upcoming Next Black Millionaire project and forthcoming docuseries of the same name will be introduced. 

5pm – 7pm

#ChangeHollywood Presents: A Toast to the Future of Storytelling.  Sponsored by Color Of Change.

Members of the nation’s largest online racial justice organization and other industry change makers gather for small bites by Slutty Vegan and cocktails for a celebration of diversity in media.  Plus, a sneak peek of what’s to come in 2023 for the organization’s initiative dedicated to eradicating racism in the film and television industry, with words from President Rashad Robinson.

8:30pm – 10:30pm 

The Variety Cover Party. Celebrating Julia Louis Dreyfus.

An annual celebration feting the cover of the magazine’s Sundance issue. 

10pm – 2am

Multicultural House Party

MACRO will unite with Blackhouse, IllumiNative, LatinxHouse, MPAC, Sunrise Collective and 1947 in a celebration of community and solidarity at an offsite location.

Sunday, January 22, 2023

10am – 11:30am

young.wild.free.  A Fireside Chat with Writer/Director Thembi Banks, Cast Algee Smith, Sanaa Lathan and Sierra Capri.  Moderated by Valerie Complex, Associate Editor/Film Writer, Deadline.  

The cast and filmmakers will discuss this film’s relentless story of adolescence and independence where high school senior Brandon is drowning in responsibilities when his world is turned upside down after being robbed at gunpoint by the girl of his dreams. 

12pm – 1:30pm

The Power of Representation: Storytelling to Spark Joy with Daniel Dae Kim, Nneka Onuorah and Boots Riley.  Moderated by Latasha Gillespie, Global Head of DEIA, Amazon Studios.  Sponsored by Prime Video. 

A conversation with creators on using authenticity to empower and inspire.

1:30pm – 2:15pm

SheaMoisture Presents A Conversation with Misty Copeland. Moderated by Stacey Walker King, Chief Brand Officer, MACRO.

The acclaimed ballerina and cultural treasure and her producing partner, Leyla Fayyaz, launch Life In Motion Productions and discuss their new venture in producing and storytelling. They will also offer a sneak peek from the production company’s upcoming film.

4pm – 6:30pm

In the Cut with Ghetto Gastro.  A Pop Up Dining Experience.  Sponsored by Audible. 

Co-founders Jon Gray, Pierre Serrao and Lester Walker will stop by the lodge to curate an immersive event celebrating iconic dishes that have shaped the Bronx, and preview their upcoming eight-episode Audible Original podcast, In the Cut with Ghetto Gastro. Premiering on February 2, the show takes a gastronomical deep dive into the dishes and cultures of the New York foodscape exploring iconic dishes and featuring conversations with tastemakers, cultural experts and neighborhood icons.

10pm

young.wild.free. The Afterparty.

The cast and filmmakers celebrate the Sundance premiere of the MACRO Film Studios, Confluential Films and No Label Productions film.

Monday, January 23, 2023

12pm – 1pm

A Thousand And One.  A Conversation with Writer & Director A.V. Rockwell, Teyana Taylor and William Catlett.  Moderated by Producer Lena Waithe.  Sponsored by Focus Features.

In this Focus Features film, convinced that it is one last, necessary crime on the path to redemption, the unapologetic and free-spirited Ines kidnaps six-year-old Terry from the foster care system. Holding onto their secret and each other, mother and son set out to reclaim their home, their identity, and stability in a rapidly changing New York City. The writer/director, lead actors and producer stop by the lodge to discuss the film ahead of its 2023 debut in theaters.

3:30pm-4:00pm

Stephen Curry: Underrated.  A Conversation with Director Peter Nicks and Producers Ryan Coogler and Erick Peyton.  Moderated by Sheila Matthews, Culture Host/Writer, ESPN’S Andscape.  Presented by Apple and A24.

The documentary follows the unlikely story of how the NBA superstar has become one of the most influential and dynamic players in the history of basketball. The director and producers speak about the film ahead of its world premiere at Sundance. 

7:30pm – 9:30pm

Mutt. The Premiere Party. Sponsored by AT&T Presents: Untold Stories and GLAAD.

The cast and filmmakers celebrate the Sundance premiere of writer/director Vuk Lungulov-Klotz’s debut feature film.

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