2016 Night Before Next Benefit, LA

Affair: 2016 Night Before Next Benefit

When: Thursday, August 11, 2016

Hot Spot: Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

Deets: Celebrate the risk-taking artists whose stories shape and reflect our world. Join us for cocktails on the stage at the historic Theatre at Ace Hotel, followed by dinner and the presentation of this year's Vanguard Award, recognizing a groundbreaking new independent filmmaker, to Nate Parker. Close the night with an outdoor party with interactive games, a dessert reception, and a live musical performance by DJ Jace One and White Sea, the solo project of M83’s Morgan Kibby.

Join us for a night of film, music, and celebration and help raise funds to support our year-round artist programs at Sundance Institute.

This year’s Vanguard Award will honor Nate Parker, whose recent work The Birth of a Nationwon the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize in U.S. Dramatic Competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Sundance alumni Michael B. Jordan will be this year's presenter to Nate Parker for the Vanguard Award. Jordan starred in Ryan Coogler's film Fruitvale Station, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

The evening will feature a musical performance by White Sea, the solo project of M83’s Morgan Kibby, LA-based recording artist, composer, and director who was recently chosen for the 2016 Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound.

The party will kick off with a DJ set by DJ Jace One. Jace has created a buzz in the music industry with his energetic, originally produced tracks and remixes.

Who You May Spot: Nate Parker, Michael B. Jordan, White Sea, DJ Jace One

Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets and packages are available for purchase.

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