Pop-Up Magazine


Institute History

  • 2019 Sundance Film Festival


In an era that has continued to reimagine and refresh storytelling forms, Pop-Up Magazine emerged initially as a rethinking of the journalism form. It introduced the idea of placing a wide range of stories—news, history, culture, art—into a live setting, one in which an audience consumes them as a shared experience. The result is a touring "live magazine" show, created for a stage, a screen, and a live audience. Its contributors—including filmmakers, best-selling authors, popular radio and podcast voices, and artists—perform vivid multimedia stories accompanied by illustration, animation, film, photography, and an original live score.

This special edition features stories and performances from Chris Colin, Stephanie Foo, Vann R. Newkirk II, Veena Rao, Albert Samaha, Juliana Schatz Preston, Leanne Shapton, John Jeremiah Sullivan, and Phillip Whitely.

Presented by Emerson Collective

Screening Details

As you use our Online Archives, please understand that the information presented from Festivals, Labs, and other activities is taken directly from official publications from each year. While this information is limited and doesn't necessarily represent the full list of participants (e.g. actors and crew), it is the list given to us by the main film/play/project contact at the time, based on the space restrictions of our publications. Each entry in the Online Archives is meant as a historical record of a particular film, play, or project at the time of its involvement with Sundance Institute. For this reason, we can only amend an entry if a name is misspelled, or if the entry does not correctly reflect the original publication. If you have questions or comments, please email [email protected]