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Creative Capital at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival

January 15, 2009



_Films, videos and installations by 13 Creative Capital artists debut in Park City_ PARK CITY, UT (January 15, 2009) – Thirteen artists previously supported by Creative Capital will participate in the 2009 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. This news comes on the heels of the foundation’s announcement of its 2009 emerging fields, innovative literature and performing arts grants. More than $2.5 million in grants and services has been committed to 61 artists across the nation, encompassing 41 projects. Creative Capital provides multi-year support to artists across disciplines for innovative projects. A complete list of Creative Capital artists and projects is available online at creative-capital.org. Film/video artists Natalia Almada, Brent Green, Sam Green, Braden King, Naomi Uman, Jake Mahaffy, Sharon Lockhart, Leighton Pierce and David Russo and emerging fields artists The Yes Men premiere new work across various sections of the festival, including the US Documentary Competition, where Almada presents her Creative Capital project, El General. Two filmmakers whose Creative Capital projects won awards at the 2008 festival serve as jurors this year. Carl Deal (Trouble the Water, co-directed by Tia Lessin) is a juror for the US Documentary Competition, and Alex Rivera (Sleep Dealer) is a juror for the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize. Spike Lee has recorded Passing Strange, the Broadway musical by Stew supported by the Muti-Arts Production (MAP) Fund—administered by Creative Capital—and will premiere his onscreen account of the performance in the Spectrum: Documentary Spotlight section. Creative Capital president Ruby Lerner will participate in two special events during the festival: as moderator of Creating New Media Technology in the Service of Storytelling, a panel with John Underkoffler, Lynette Wallworth, John Michael Boling, Jonathan Harris and Sep Kanvar; and representing Creative Capital at Meet the Funders and Commissioning Editors, hosted by the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program as part of Sundance Industry Meetings (SIM). Of Creative Capital’s presence at the festival, Lerner said “Year after year, I look forward to Sundance, where the diverse practices of our filmmakers and media artists are recognized among the most challenging and exciting in the world, and in increasing numbers.” Times and Locations of Sundance Screenings and Events Creating New Media Technology in the Service of Stoytelling Moderated by Ruby Lerner, with John Underkoffler, Lynette Wallworth, John Michael Boling, Jonathan Harris and Sep Kanvar Friday, January 16, noon – the New Frontier on Main Meet the Funders and Commissioning Editors (Sundance Industry Meetings) Hosted by the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program Tuesday, January 20, 11:45am to 12:30pm – Sundance House El General by Natalia Almada (US Documentary Competition) Sunday, January 18, noon – Temple Theatre Monday, January 19, 9:00am ¬– Egyptian Theatre Tuesday, January 20, 6:00pm – Sundance Resort Screening Room Wedesnday, January 21, 6:45pm – Broadway Centre Cinemas V Thursday, January 22, 6:00pm – Temple Theatre Friday, January 23, 12:15pm – Holiday Village Cinema IV Lunchfilm 2: Film Before Food programmed by Mike Plante Including shorts by Brent Green, Sam Green – Braden King, Naomi Uman and Jake Mahaffy Monday, January 19, 6:15pm – New Frontier on Main Tuesday, January 20, noon – New Frontier on Main Friday, January 23, 6:15pm – New Frontier on Main Utopia, Part 3: The World's Largest Shopping Mall by Sam Green (US Short Films) Friday, January 16, 8:30am – Library Center Theatre Saturday, January 17, 9:00am – Egyptian Theatre Monday, January 19, 11:30am – Holiday Village Cinema III Wednesday, January 21, 6:00pm – Egyptian Theatre Saturday, January 24, 12:45pm – Broadway Centre Cinemas V Saturday, January 24, 11:30pm – Holiday Village Cinema III Lunch Break, by Sharon Lockhart (Frontier) Friday, January 16, 2:30pm – Prospector Square Theatre Saturday, January 17, 4:30pm – Broadway Centre Cinemas IV Wednesday, January 21, 9:15pm – Holiday Village Cinema IV Saturday, January 24, 3:00pm – Egyptian Theatre Agency of Time (Part 1b) by Leighton Pierce (2008) (New Frontier on Main Artist) On view throughout the festival – New Frontier on Main The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle by David Russo (Spectrum) Monday, January 19, 5:30pm – Library Center Theatre Tuesday, January 20, 11:30pm – Holiday Village Cinema III Saturday, January 24, 9:00pm – Temple Theatre The Yes Men Fix The World by The Yes Men (Spectrum: Documentary Spotlight) Sunday, January 18, 2:30pm – Library Center Theatre Monday, January 19, 6:30pm – Redstone Cinemas Wednesday, January 21, 8:30pm – Library Center Theatre Thursday, January 22, 6:00pm – Tower Theatre Friday, January 23, 11:15am – Racquet Club Passing Strange by Spike Lee (Spectrum: Documentary Spotlight) Friday, January 16, 2:30pm – Library Center Theatre Saturday, January 17, noon – Sundance Resort Screening Room Sunday, January 18, 3:00pm – Broadway Centre Cinemas VI Tuesday, January 20, 11:59pm – Holiday Village Cinema IV Saturday, January 24, 5:15pm – Library Center Theatre Supporting artists nationally since 1999 Ten years ago, Creative Capital reinvented arts philanthropy, constructing a new paradigm to fulfill the specific needs of the country's most innovative artists. Today, it is the premier national artist support organization, committed to the principle that time and advisory services are as crucial to artistic success as funding. Over the lives of its funded projects, Creative Capital provides artists with a flexible program of multi-faceted support and partners with them to determine how targeted funds and services can best work in concert to progress towards the grantees' own goals. Since its founding in 1999, the organization has committed more than $14 million in financial support and services to 324 projects representing 411 artists. Sustaining support for Creative Capital is currently provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The TOBY Fund, The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, The Ford Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and more than 100 other foundations and individuals. ###

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