Organizing Committee Member Chelsea Handler will lead the ‘Women’s March On Main’ that will take place on the doorstep of the Sundance Film Festival on Main Street in Park City, Utah — Handler will also serve as a host of the post-march rally.
The Women’s March on Main is one of over 200 sister marches being planned in all 50 states and in 20 countries around the world. One of which is the much discussed Women’s March on Washington taking place on the day following the presidential inauguration. Organisers of the March on Main have confirmed that the event is not a demonstration against the incoming president.
In a statement Chelsea Handler commented on the march saying “Sundance has always been a platform for change: not only for filmmakers and filmmaking, but also for big ideas for the future, If there’s anything I learned in the last year, it’s that we need to be louder and stronger than ever about what we believe in, so I joined some incredible women from around the country to bring our voices together in the streets of Park City. The Women’s March on Main will be an opportunity for the creative community and those in Utah to stand beside those in D.C.”
On the ‘March on Main’ Facebook page the organisers have stated that they “open this march and event to everyone who respects human rights, civil liberties, and diversity. Despite its title, like the marches happening nationwide, this march is for women and men. We have an opportunity in the creative communities to spread hope, tolerance and inclusiveness in our art and with our voices. We relish the chance to join Park City, its organizations and citizens, and our larger nationwide community on this day.”
Chelsea Handler was also present at last years Sundance Film Festival to present her Netflix Documentary Series ‘Chelsea Does’. Just one of her productions along with her stand-up comedy specials for Netflix and her talk show for Netflix, combined with Handler’s bestselling books she has garnered millions of fans worldwide.
While the event will be taking place on third day of the Sundance Film Festival, the Sundance Institute has no involvement with the planned march. Many speakers have also been floated around but none have yet been announced by the organizing committee at this time. The organisers have stated that those will be announced with a list of sponsors in the coming weeks.
DETAILS FOR THE WOMEN’S MARCH ON MAIN STREET
WHEN: Saturday, January 21st 2017 at 9AM till 11AM
WHERE: Main Street, Park City, UT. Details including route and start location to be released on the event’s Facebook page.
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Editor-in-Chief of Tastic Film Magazine James Rush.