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Anna Diop, Sterling K. Brown and More Black Hollywood Stars to Attend MACRO Lodge at Sundance | News

As this year’s Sundance Film Festival will be entirely virtual, that spoils one of the main attractions of the trip – seeing all your favorite black and beautiful stars in person.

MACRO’s 5th Annual (Virtual) Lodge The headline event is thankfully still taking place, albeit online, from January 21-23, 2022, and can be viewed by Sundance Film Festival-goers and the general public at www.MACROLodge.com.

A cherished showcase of black inclusivity and positivity, the iconic lodge will feature appearances from Regina Hall, Sterling K. Brown, Rosie Perez, Anna Diop, Sinqua Walls, Anna Diop, Coodie & Chike, Nikyatu Jusu, Channing Dungey, Tonya Lewis Lee, and much more.

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The lodge’s programming, which promotes continued diversity and inclusion in Hollywood, will feature activities done in partnership with change color, netflix, Warner Bros Television., Lions Gate; and social justice organizations The Fund for Cultural Change and The BIG us.

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Add to the mixture that SheaMoisture returns to be the premier sponsor of the 5th Annual MACRO Lodge and it’s an unmissable opportunity for any true blue movie buff who wants to raise the voice of Black and POC creators.

Check out the partial list of events you can attend below.

La Guerra Civil: A Conversation with Director/Producer Eva Longoria Bastón. Moderated by Rosie Perez. Brought to you by DAZN.

Detailed archival footage and enthusiastic interviews are featured in La Guerra Civil with Oscar De La Hoya, the charismatic East LA golden boy and Mexican-born boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez to illuminate a story that transcends language, heritage and interests. Director Eva Longoria Baston talk to Rosie Perez about her early days as a director of high-energy DAZN original documentaries that delve into the cultural significance of one of the greatest sporting moments of the 1990s.

A conversation with Channing Dungey, Chairman, Warner Bros. Television Group. Moderated by Charles D. King, Founder and CEO, MACRO. Presented by Warner Bros Television.

Chairman of the Warner Bros. Television Group. Channing Dungey, one of the entertainment industry’s leading brokers and decision makers, sits down for an intimate fireside chat with MACRO’s Charles D. King to discuss his journey in the business, the changing media landscape and his vision for the future of entertainment.

Women of the Movement: Conversation with creator, showrunner and executive producer Marissa Jo Cerar and stars Cedric Joe, Tonya Pinkins, Glynn Turman and Ray Fisher. Moderated by Charisma C. Deberry, Social Media Director, ESSENCE. Presented by ABC.

Cast and creator, showrunner and EP, Marissa Jo Cerar will appear at the lodge to discuss Women of the Movement, the series that tells the story of Grandma Till-Mobley, who in 1955 risked his life to obtain justice after his son emmet [Till] is brutally murdered in the Jim Crow South. Unwilling to let Emmett’s murder fade from the headlines, Grandma chooses to take her pain to the world, emerging as an activist for justice. All six episodes of the ABC series are now available to stream on Hulu.

Pass the Mic: Centering Communities of Color in Climate Storytelling. Moderated by Favianna Rodriguez, President, The Center for Cultural Power.

Audiences will observe an exploratory conversation about how the tools of film and storytelling can help us center communities of color and find courage in the face of climate chaos.

This powerful discussion will feature filmmakers and film voices from the 2022 Sundance Film Festival Until the end as well as grassroots leaders and cultural strategists at the forefront of cultural and social movements for climate justice.

Panelists include Layel Camargo, climate storytelling project; filmmakers Rachel Lears and Sabrian Schmidt Gordon; and Varshini Prakash, Executive Director of Sunrise Movement.