Cinema Cafe Presented by Chase Sapphire Day 2

Every day at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, January 21–Saturday, January 28

Cinema Café Presented by Chase SapphireSM

Strange things are afoot at Cinema Café. Each morning at 10:00 a.m. in the Filmmaker Lodge, Cinema Café invigorates the culture of conversation. With all your favorite stimulants on hand—coffee, treats, and delectable dialogue—our daily series of informal chats rounds up the usual suspects. Sometimes the most fascinating discussion is the one you didn’t expect. So bring your questions and an open mind. How does the song go? “Start your day at Cinema Café.”

Saturday, January 21
9:30 a.m.
Stacy Peralta (BONES BRIGADE) and Ice-T (SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP) with Glen E. Friedman

Sunday, January 22
TimesTalks at Cinema Café (Live stream at
Spike Lee (Red Hook Summer) and Dee Rees (Pariah) with David Carr (The New York Times)

Monday, January 23
Christopher J. Dodd (chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America), John Fithian (president and CEO of the National Association of Theatre Owners), and Christine Vachon (producer and cofounder of Killer Films) with David Carr (The New York Times)

Tuesday, January 24
Mads Brügger (THE AMBASSADOR), Rick Alverson (The Comedy), and Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie) with Mike Plante (Sundance Film Festival short-film programmer)

Wednesday, January 25
TimesTalks at Cinema Café (Live stream at
Julie Delpy (2 Days in New York) and Parker Posey (Price Check) with Melena Ryzik (The New York Times)

Thursday, January 26
Katie Aselton (Black Rock), Ava DuVernay (Middle of Nowhere), Sarah Koskoff (Hello I Must Be Going), Ry Russo-Young (Nobody Walks), and Gina Rodriguez (Filly Brown) with writer Sharon Swart

Friday, January 27
Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty), Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild) and Marialy Rivas (Young & Wild) with John Nein

Saturday, January 28
Re’anan Alexandrowicz (The Law in These Parts), Yung Chang (China Heavyweight,) and Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles) with Caroline Libresco (Sundance Film Festival senior programmer)


Stacy Peralta
Glen E. Friedman
Ice T
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