NEW YORK, January 25 , 2011 – The New York Times will bring its celebrated TimesTalks series to the Sundance Film Festival on Wednesday, January 26, 3 – 4:30 p.m. (M.S.T.) when a panel of filmmakers will discuss their journey to this year's f estival and the role the nonprofit Sundance Institute plays in today's film world. Panelists include Vera Farmiga, making her directorial debut with the compelling new film “Higher Ground”; Greg Kinnear, starring in two buzz-worthy 2011 films, “The Convincer” and “Salvation Boulevard”; and Ray Liotta, also with two Sundance premieres, “The Details” and “ Son of No One .” Moderated by Melena Ryzik, New York Times culture reporter and lead writer of The Carpetbagger, The Times's award season blog .
This TimesTalks event will take place at the Egyptian Theatre located at 333 Main Street Park City, UT. Tickets, which are $15 each, are available online at www.sundance.org/festival/tickets until 36 hours before show time. After that, tickets may be available for purchase at the Festival's Main Box Office locations two hours prior to the event, subject to availability.
The event will also be streamed live on the web at 3 p.m. M.S.T. (5 p.m. E.S.T.). The live Webstream, which is free to view, will be available on http://www.sundance.org/videos/live and www.timestalks.com.
“In the past year we have expanded our popular TimesTalks series to locations around the country,” said Yasmin Namini, senior vice president, marketing and circulation, and general manager, reader applications, The New York Times Media Group. “The Sundance Film Festival is a perfect venue for …”
Since 1998, the TimesTalks conversation series has brought members of The Times's prize-winning editing, reporting and writing staff together with celebrated talents and thinkers in thought-provoking and entertaining discussions before live audiences. The topics cover a wide variety of interests reflective of The Times's in-depth coverage, including politics, world affairs, books, movies, television, art, fashion and sports.
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About Sundance Film Festival
Supported by the nonprofit Sundance Institute, the Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most ground-breaking films of the past two decades, including “ sex, lies, and videotape ,” “ Maria Full of Grace,” “The Cove,” “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” “An Inconvenient Truth, Precious,” “Trouble the Water” and “Napoleon Dynamite” and, through its New Frontier initiative, has brought the cinematic works of media artists including Isaac Julian, Doug Aitken, Pierre Huyghe, Jennifer Steinkamp and Matthew Barney. www.sundance.org/festival.
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