Style Utah looks forward to joining The Blackhouse Foundation in their 11th year representing African American entries in the Sundance Film Festival.
This year, The Blackhouse Foundation has a super strong itinerary of panels, screenings, discussions, and events featuring African American thought leaders and visionaries.
With a total of 39 African American entries this year, 2018 notably marks the most African American entries into the annual festival.
The Monster Panel takes place on Saturday, January 20th from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm. When asked about Monster, SAG-AFTRA Executive Director David White comments, “We are thrilled to partner with The Blackhouse Foundation again. They do terrific work highlighting the importance of diversity and inclusion in independent film and supporting the risk-taking filmmakers who launch new perspectives and talent into our collective consciousness. As a longstanding advocate of independent filmmakers and diversity, SAG-AFTRA has found a perfect venue in The Blackhouse Foundation at this incredible festival.”
“I took pains to be a part of the panel supporting MONSTER because this film isn’t just about an imprisoned black teen on trial for a crime he didn’t commit . . . MONSTER is a film about my brothers, my cousins, and the younger version of me,” adds SAG-AFTRA Chair of the Diversity Advisory Committee Jason George. “It’s about how the world sees us, how we see ourselves and how none of those visions is black or white.”
There’s a lot more to come though! In order to keep up with all #Blackhouse18 events and announcements, download the official Blackhouse Festival App now on iOS and Android.
Official sponsors include AT&T Hello Lab, Facebook, and 21st Century Fox Global Inclusion. Supporting sponsors include NETFLIX and HBO. Creative sponsors include CAA, Planned Parenthood/Color of Change, SAG-AFTRA, The Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, Starz, UMC – The Urban Movie Channel, Eos and more.
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