Live at Montage Deer Valley Performance Series for Sundance 2020

An exclusive series of evening events with WhistlePig Rye Whiskey

As roughly 50,000 festival-goers pass through the charmed ski town of Park City, Utah for Sundance, cultural events crop up along Main Street, neighboring towns and in the mountains, too. Once again, the exquisite Montage Deer Valley will host programming to accompany the premieres and parties downtown. Set during the evening, the Live at Montage music series features surprise performers in an intimate environment. It’s an …

Ten Virtual Reality Highlights from Sundance 2020’s New Frontier Program

Technology meets storytelling in these mind-bending creative projects

Each year, the Sundance Film Festival‘s New Frontier exhibitions, installations and screenings diverge from the rest of the acclaimed event in that they debut technological achievements as important as storytelling advancements. In its commitment to virtual and augmented reality works, New Frontier’s become home to so much more—AI, mixed reality (MR), facial-recognition, biotech, to name some of the groundbreaking crossover. The 2020 roster in particular, with …

Jeron Braxton’s “Octane” Animated Short at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

Competition and consumerism amidst the sensation of psilocybin-saturated chaos

Animator Jeron Braxton‘s work acts as a necessary reminder of the value in short filmmaking. The 24-year-old artist returned to the Sundance Film Festival this year with Octane, a psychedelic aesthetic ride coursing on an undercurrent of societal brutality. The selection follows up his Sundance 2018 Best Animated Short win for Glucose. Braxton owns the short film category, but his visual voice is noted in the music world as well—by way …