KCRW to Curate
Evening Music Programming at
2014 Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 17-20
The station will program three nights of music at the Music Café, presented by Acura, in addition to three live broadcasts from the festival in Park City, Utah.
Los Angeles, CA & Park City, UT — LA public radio station KCRW will host three nights (January 17-19) of live musical performances presented by Acura, at the Music Café at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
KCRW will also broadcast live from the Acura studio space in Park City, Utah, January 18-20.
The collaboration between the Festival and the esteemed entertainment powerhouse began last year, with KCRW chosen as the first-ever radio station to join forces with the independent film festival in programming evening music performances.
Additionally, 2014 marks the second consecutive year KCRW has teamed up with Acura, a Presenting Sponsor and the Official Vehicle of the Festival, to bring Festival-goers an exclusive experience at the Music Café.
KCRW will bring its eclectic music programming to the Café for a series of showcases from 9:30pm to midnight that are free and open to the public (21 and Older), with talent to be announced in the New Year.
Music Director Jason Bentley and DJ Anne Litt, both celebrated music supervisors, will co-host live radio broadcasts directly from the Acura studio in the heart of downtown Park City, at the corner of Main Street and Heber Avenue.
Broadcasts will air on Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19, from noon to 3:00 p.m. PT, as well as a live broadcast of the station’s signature show Morning Becomes Eclectic on Monday, January 20, from 9:00 a.m. to noon PT.
The curator of KCRW’s film series First Take, Matt Holzman, will also be attending and covering the festival, as well as Kim Masters, host of The Business, and show producer Darby Maloney.
A full schedule of musical performances will be announced in early January 2014.
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Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014, the Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most groundbreaking films of the past three decades, including Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Little Miss Sunshine, An Education, Reservoir Dogs, The Cove, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, An Inconvenient Truth, Precious, and Napoleon Dynamite, and through its New Frontier initiative, has showcased the cinematic works of media artists including Isaac Julien, Doug Aitken, Pierre Huyghe, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Matthew Barney. The Festival is a program of the non-profit Sundance Institute®. 2014 Festival sponsors to date include: Presenting Sponsors – HP, Acura, Sundance Channel and Chase Sapphire Preferred®; Leadership Sponsors – Airbnb, DIRECTV, Entertainment Weekly, LensCrafters, Southwest Airlines, Sprint and YouTube; Sustaining Sponsors – Adobe, Canada Goose, Canon U.S.A., Inc., Brita® FilterForGood®, in partnership with Nalgene®, Hilton HHonors and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Ketel One Vodka, L’Oréal Paris, MorningStar Farms®, Omnicom, Quaker Oats Company, Stella Artois® and Time Warner Inc. Sundance Institute recognizes critical support from the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and the State of Utah as Festival Host State. The support of these organizations helps offset the Festival’s costs and sustain the Institute’s year-round programs for independent film and theatre artists. www.sundance.org/festival
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