Nigel Barker reveals the 'long shot' first feature film he's working on

Nigel Barker has worn many hats throughout his storied career, and he's looking to expand his career as a filmmaker in the near future as he works on his "long shot" first feature film.

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When I caught up with the famed fashion photographer and former "America's Next Top Model" judge at Chase Sapphire on Main during the first weekend of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, he told me that he's working on a film about David Mixner, a lesser-known gay rights political activist.

For more on Mixner, as well as Barker's thoughts on Sundance, working with Chase and more, read our conversation below.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Nigel Barker attends NBCUniversal's 74th Annual Golden Globes After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Loreen Sarkis/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Nigel Barker (L) and Cristen Barker attend BKLYN Rocks presented by City Point, Kids Foot Locker, and Haddad Brands at City Point on November 9, 2016 in Brooklyn City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for City Point)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: Nikki Pope visits Nigel Barker's Gentleman's Code on Radio Andy at SiriusXM Studio on October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 20: TV personality Nigel Barker attends the 2016 USO Gala on October 20, 2016 at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Nigel Barker (L) and host Jerry Seinfeld attend the New York Fatherhood Lunch to benefit GOOD+ Foundation on October 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for GOOD+)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Cristen Barker and Nigel Barker attend the 2016 Foundation Good+ New York Fatherhood luncheon at The Palm Tribeca on October 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: (L-R) Michael Strahan, Cristen Barker and Nigel Barker attends the New York Fatherhood Lunch to benefit GOOD+ Foundation on October 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for GOOD+)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Nigel Barker poses backstage at the Vivienne Tam fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Nigel Barker attends the Vivienne Tam SS2017 Runway Show at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Nigel Barker attends Lexus Lounge At MADE New York - Day 5 at Milk Studios on September 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Lexus)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jake Millar and Nigel Barker attend the Nicole Miller Spring 2017 Fashion Show at Skylight Clarkson Square on September 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Photographer Nigel Barker attends the Desigual Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Desigual)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 19: Nigel Barker visits at SiriusXM Studio on July 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Fashion designer Pamella Roland and photographer Nigel Barker attend Macy's Presents Fashion's front row during 2016 New York Fashion Week at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on September 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
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Check out my full conversation with Nigel Barker below:

Talk to me about how you got involved with Chase and what you're collaborating on at Sundance.

I first got involved with Chase pretty much when they first launched the [Chase Sapphire Reserve] card. I've been a Chase customer since I came to the United States, and I've been here for 19 years. I travel a lot; I'm a photographer; I'm on the road pretty much 7 months of the year. They figured that this card is particularly great for travel, and people that travel a lot and enjoy the perks of travel.

So, that was my initial involvement with them -- with the launch of the card -- and now, of course, they are having an activation at Sundance, which was great for me in particular. My first film that I got involved with, we actually showed at Sundance many years ago. I've also been back many times as a movie lover and photographer and as a filmmaker. We've been talking to a lot of people and interviewing the casts and crews of the great films that Chase Sapphire on Main actually hosts, and they have after-parties here.

And the energy at Sundance is so unique.

It's absolutely contagious. It's a very special time. There's something about this location -- it's such a small town, and the weather is extreme. The films are independent, so there's this sort of maverick feeling among the filmmakers themselves. People that come here aren't here for the action movies; they're here for the storytelling. And that's very exciting. I think that everyone takes themselves seriously here, but they also have serious fun. You can hit the slopes, you can eat well, you can party well, you can watch great movies. And it's all in a compact area.

Something that's truly in the air this year is that the festival is full of socially-conscious, politically-inclined films. And that's something you've done before, too.

Absolutely. Now, more so than ever, the films picked for Sundance have been deep and sometimes heavy, but important and poignant. I was actually speaking to a director last night from "Yellow Birds," a war film that's somewhat controversial, and he's a French director who was talking about how important it is to create films that provoke people to think about what's happening in the world. Especially at a time right now, where the United States is especially split -- or divided, rather -- and people are marching in the streets. I think that film needs to resonate with what's happening in the world and make people realize that they need to get up and be heard and not just sit back. The films picked for Sundance this year reflect that.

Are you working on any films yourself now?

I am actually working on a film that's a long shot, in a way, for me -- I would love to do my first feature-film. I've been working with an incredible man named David Mixner, who has an incredible story. He's a gay-rights activist from the political side of things, which you rarely hear about. He had a very prolific career in politics, and he's an author, as well. He's written multiple books about his experience.

He came out in the '70s in a very hard way where he was sort of forced out: The CIA and FBI and all kinds of people were following him and trying to trap him. He grew up during a time where you could be lobotomized for being gay. He was thrown out of his home by his family who didn't want him anymore. He then went into politics and worked with the black panthers, who had no idea he was gay. If they had known, they would've kicked him out, too, because they were maybe the most homophobic group at the time. His story is extraordinary, and he's an amazing man to this day. It's fantastic to be working on a story with someone who's actually living, too!

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PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Laura Dern attends the 'Wilson' Premiere on day 4 of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 22, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
I Love Dick co-stars Kathryn Hahn and Kevin Bacon stopped by the Tim Tam photo wall together to take a polaroid photo in support of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. (Lovekin/Variety/REX/Shutterstock)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 23: Actress Salma Hayek of 'Cast Change' attends The IMDb Studio featuring the Filmmaker Discovery Lounge, presented by Amazon Video Direct: Day Four during The 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Jennifer Beals and Chelsea Handler participate in the Women's March on Main Street Park City on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Mat Hayward/GC Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Actress Brittany Snow attends the Mosaic reception at the RAND Luxury Lounge during 2017 Sundance Film Festival at The St. Regis Deer Valley on January 22, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for Rand Luxury)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: (L-R) Dee Rees, Mary J. Blige and Carey Mulligan at the 'Mudbound' party in the Stella Artois Filmmaker Lounge during the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Stella Artois)
After organizing a successful women’s march in Park City and still proudly wearing her march pin, Chelsea Handler continued the celebration on to TAO Park City. (Al Powers/Powers Imagery)

Jon Hamm was stunned by Google Home during his stop by the Variety Studio at Sundance Presented by Orville Redenbacher’s.

Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Variety/REX/Shutterstock

Actress Michelle Monaghan celebrating Sundance at the SPG Amex Late-Night Event at the St. Regis Deer Valley. Michelle Monaghan also tried her hand at magic with celeb magician Justin Willman at SPG Amex Late-Night Event (Saturday, January 21, 2017)

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Nick Offerman stopped by the Tim Tam bar at The Variety Studio at Sundance.(Lovekin/Variety/REX/Shutterstock)
John Legend stopped by TAO Park City and enjoyed the new Magnum Don Julio 1942, while singing along to “No Problem” by fellow Chicagoan Chance the Rapper.  (Al Powers/Powers Imagery)
“Burning Sands” star Alfre Woodward was stunning in orange at the Wanderluxxe and SAG Indie hosted after party for the film’s premiere at the Sundance Film Festival where guests were treated to a performance by Common and Casamigos cocktails. (Michael Bezjian/Getty)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 23: Actress Connie Britton attends AT&T At The Lift during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for AT&T)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 20: Aubrey Plaza at the 'Ingrid Goes West' party in the Stella Artois Filmmaker Lounge during the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Stella Artois)
A few hours after the Broad City Season four preview premiered online, Abbi Jacobson warmed up at the Tim Tam bar. (Lovekin/Variety/REX/Shutterstock)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Actors Elizabeth Olsen (L) and Jeremy Renner attend the 'Wind River' premiere on day 3 of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)
After the Women’s March in Park City, Utah a fired-up Chelsea Hander stopped by the SPG Amex/LATHQ Lounge.
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Gretchen Rossi and Christina Milian attend EcoLuxe Lounge Ten Years at Sundance on January 22, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for EcoLuxe)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Actress Analeigh Tipton attends the Mosaic reception at the RAND Luxury Lounge during 2017 Sundance Film Festival at The St. Regis Deer Valley on January 22, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for Rand Luxury)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Actor Armie Hammer attends the 'Call Me By Your Name' Premiere on day 4 of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 22, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)
Jaime King was seen leaving her luxury Wanderluxxe house bundled up in a pink Prabal Gurung coat while promoting “Bitch” with Jason Ritter at the Sundance Film Festival. (Credit: James Bland)
Common took to the stage with a surprise performance for guests at TAO Park City where he performed hits such as “Go” and a remix to “Fade” as guests celebrated with Don Julio 1942. (Al Powers/Powers Imagery)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Valerie Urteaga poses for a photo in the Tone It Up Wellness Lounge during the Sundance Film Festiva on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images for Tone It Up)

Elijah Wood grabbed a coffee at the Tim Tam bar at The Variety Studio at Sundance, where he happily took a polaroid for the Tim Tam photo wall to support Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. (Lovekin/Variety/REX/Shutterstock)

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Keanu Reeves and Carrie Preston at the 'To the Bone' party in the Stella Artois Filmmaker Lounge during the Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Stella Artois)
Aldris Hodge enjoying VIP Bottle Service with the new Don Julio 1942 Magnum at TAO Park City on January 21. (Al Powers/Powers Imagery)
Jack Black stopped by The Variety Studio at Sundance to promote the new film, The Polka King. (Lovekin/Variety/REX/Shutterstock)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Director Anthony Hemingway and executive producer John Legend attend The IMDb Studio featuring the Filmmaker Discovery Lounge, presented by Amazon Video Direct: Day Two during The 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Kaycee Stroh attends EcoLuxe Lounge Ten Years at Sundance on January 22, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for EcoLuxe)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Actor Jason Ritter attends EcoLuxe Lounge Ten Years at Sundance on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for EcoLuxe)
Jenny Slate entered The Variety Studio at Sundance and was delighted to see the Tim Tam bar, as she had just returned from a trip to Australia. (Lovekin/Variety/REX/Shutterstock)
Judy Greer, looking adorable in a brown, rimmed hat and a maroon jacket, stopped by the Tim Tam bar at The Variety Studio at Sundance to warm up with a cup of coffee. Before heading up to her interview, Judy quickly caught up with pal and Wilson castmate Laura Dern. (Lovekin/Variety/REX/Shutterstock)
Becca Tilley heads to TAO Park City where she enjoys Don Julio 1942 Magnum bottle service on January 21. (Al Powers/Powers Imagery)
Common took to the stage with a surprise performance for guests at TAO Park City where he performed hits such as “Go” and a remix to “Fade” as guests celebrated with Don Julio 1942. (Al Powers/Powers Imagery)
Diego Boneta parties at TAO Park City and enjoys Don Julio 1942 Magnum bottle service on January 21. (Al Powers/Powers Imagery)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 23: Actor Jon Hamm of 'Marjorie Prime' attends The IMDb Studio featuring the Filmmaker Discovery Lounge, presented by Amazon Video Direct: Day Four during The 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: (L-R) Brett Gelman, Judy Greer, Janicza Bravo and Shiri Appleby at the 'Lemon' party in the Stella Artois Filmmaker Lounge during the Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Stella Artois)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 23: Actor Logan Lerman attends AT&T At The Lift during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for AT&T)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: TV personality Kendra Wilkinson from the series 'Kendra on Top' poses for a portrait in the WireImage Portrait Studio presented by DIRECTV during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 23: Kimberly Steward (L) and Kerry Washington attend the 2017 Women at Sundance Brunch, co-hosted by Refinery29, DOVE Chocolate and the Sundance Institute at The Shop on January 23, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Refinery29)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 23: Kerry Washington speaks onstage during the 2017 Women at Sundance Brunch, co-hosted by Refinery29, DOVE Chocolate and the Sundance Institute at The Shop on January 23, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Refinery29)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 23: (L-R) Filmmaker Janicza Bravo, actors Shiri Appleby, Jon Daly, Judy Greer, Brett Gelman and Nia Long from the film 'Lemon' pose for a portrait in the WireImage Portrait Studio presented by DIRECTV during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 23: Actresses Michelle Monaghan (L) and Elle Fanning (R) of 'Sidney Hall' attend The IMDb Studio featuring the Filmmaker Discovery Lounge, presented by Amazon Video Direct: Day Four during The 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)
Jaime King stopped by the Tim Tam bar at The Variety Studio at Sundance. (Lovekin/Variety/REX/Shutterstock)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 23: Actors Amy Landecker, Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, and director Miguel Areta of 'Cast Change' attend The IMDb Studio featuring the Filmmaker Discovery Lounge, presented by Amazon Video Direct: Day Four during The 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 23: Actress Alfre Woodard attends AT&T At The Lift during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for AT&T)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Actresses Elizabeth Olsen and Aubrey Plaza from the film 'Ingrid Goes West' poses in the Getty Images Portrait Studio presented by DIRECTV during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Maarten de Boer/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Actor Danny Glover attends the HBO Documentary Films Party at Sundance 2017 on January 22, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Jacki Weaver attends the 'The Polka King' Premiere on day 4 of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 22, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Jenny Slate and Jack Black attend the 'The Polka King' Premiere on day 4 of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 22, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Nia Long at the 'Lemon' party in the Stella Artois Filmmaker Lounge during the Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Stella Artois)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Actress Lily Collins attends the 'To The Bone' Premiere on day 4 of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 22, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Actor Jack Black poses with the press at the 'The Polka King' Premiere on day 4 of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 22, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Trevor Drinkwater and Geena Davis speak to a crowd at the Bentonville Film Festival Hosted Cocktails and Conversation event at Rock & Reilly's on January 22, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for for Bentonville Film Festival )
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Actors Woody Harrelson (L) and Laura Dern attend the after party for Sundance Premiere of FOX Searchlights' 'Wilson' on January 22, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for Fox Searchlight Pictures)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Actor Rob Morgan and actress/singer Mary J. Blige attend AT&T At The Lift during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for AT&T)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Roxanne Shante (R) attends the 'Roxanne, Roxanne' party at the Acura Studio during Sundance Film Festival 2017 on January 22, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Acura)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Lily Collins at the 'To the Bone' party in the Stella Artois Filmmaker Lounge during the Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Stella Artois)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Chloe Sevigny attends the 'Golden Exits' Premiere on day 4 of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival at Library Center Theater on January 22, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)

The Walking Dead star, Logan Miller, posed in his cowboy boots and hat in front of the Tim Tam photo wall in support of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles at The Variety Studio at Sundance. (Lovekin/Variety/REX/Shutterstock)

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Gigi Curtis and Barbara Kopple speak on stage at the 21st Outfest Queer Bruch At Sundance Presented By DIRECTV NOW at Grub Steak on January 22, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Outfest)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Actress Chante Adams attends the 'Roxanne, Roxanne' party at the Acura Studio during Sundance Film Festival 2017 on January 22, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Acura)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Actors Kevin Bacon (L) and Kathryn Hahn from the series 'I Love Dick' pose for a portrait in the WireImage Portrait Studio presented by DIRECTV during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Recording artists John Legend (L) and Andra Day attend WGN America's 'Underground' Season Two Party, hosted by John Legend, at 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for WGN AMERICA)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Jurnee Smollett-Bell attends WGN America's 'Underground' Season Two Party, hosted by John Legend, at 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for WGN AMERICA)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Actress Laura Prepon attends the 'The Hero' premiere on day 3 of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival at Library Center Theater on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Actor Nick Offerman attends the 2017 Sundance Film Festival premiere of Hero, hosted at PepsiCos Creators League Studio on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for PEPSICO Creators League Studios )
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Carey Mulligan at the 'Mudbound' party in the Stella Artois Filmmaker Lounge during the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Stella Artois)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Dee Rees and Mary J. Blige at the 'Mudbound' party in the Stella Artois Filmmaker Lounge during the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Stella Artois)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Actor Peter Dinklage speaks on stage during the Celebration of Music In Film on day 3 of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival at Festival Base Camp on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Actress Aisha Tyler attends the Sundance Power Women's event at the Autograph Collection's The Retreat on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Musician Hunter Hayes performs on stage during the Celebration of Music In Film on day 3 of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival at Festival Base Camp on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: (L-R) Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen attends the Creators League Studio At 2017 Sundance Film Festival - Day 3 on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for PEPSICO Creators League Studios)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Jill Bauer, Rashida Jones, and Ronna Gradus attend the Docuseries Showcase on day 3 of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival at Egyptian Theatre on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 20: O'Shea Jackson Jr. (R) and Matt Spicer at the 'Ingrid Goes West' party in the Stella Artois Filmmaker Lounge during the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Stella Artois)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Actor Garrett Hedlund attends the 'Mudbound' Premiere on day 3 of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Actor Matt Bomer attends the 'Walking Out' premiere on day 3 of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival at Library Center Theater on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Actor Rob Morgan attends the 'Mudbound' Premiere on day 3 of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Recording artist Roxanne Shante is seen during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/GC Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Actress, Elena Kampouris attends the 'Before I Fall' premiere during day 3 of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Actor, Kian Lawley attends the 'Before I Fall' premiere on day 3 of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 20: Zoe Kazan and the cast of 'The Big Sick' participate in a live Q&A hosted by Stella Artois and Deadline.com in the Stella Artois Filmmaker Lounge at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Stella Artois)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Charlize Theron participates in the Women's March on Main Street Park City on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Mat Hayward/GC Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 20: Actress Holly Hunter attends the 'The Big Sick' premiere during day 2 of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 20, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 20: Actress Riley Keough attends the 'The Discovery' premiere during day 2 of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 20, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 20: Billy Magnussen at the 'Ingrid Goes West' party in the Stella Artois Filmmaker Lounge during the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Stella Artois)
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