Sundance Next Fest Opening Night

Mingle Media TV and our Red Carpet Report host, Jack Conway, were at the opening night of Sundance Institute’s 2017 Sundance NEXT FEST, a four-day summer festival with music, movies and mischief, held at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles honoring Quintin Tarantino and a special 25th anniversary screening of Reservoir Dogs.

Watch our video interviews below with talent / creators from Reservoir Dogs and other films attending this historic event.

Honored: Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino was honored with the Institute’s Vanguard Leadership Award

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Sundance NEXT FEST brings the summer’s boldest indie movies and music to the heart of LA. Straight from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, these movies make their LA debuts. 

Sundance NEXT FEST continues through Sunday with summer’s boldest indie movies and music. For more information, visit

About Opening Night and Reservoir Dogs Screening Event

Attendees included Reservoir Dogs cast members Michael Madsen, Tim Roth and Kirk Baltz; Reservoir Dogs producers Richard N. Gladstein, Monte Hellman, and Ronna B. Wallace; Sundance executives Keri Putnam (Executive Director of Sundance Institute), Michelle Satter (Founding Director, Sundance Institute Feature Film Program), John Cooper (Director of the Sundance Film Festival), and Trevor Groth (Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival), plus Walton Goggins, Fred Raskin, Robert Forster, Zoë Bell, Peter Bogdanovich, and more. Additionally, Sundance NEXT FEST filmmakers and participants Justin Chon (Gook), Michelle Morgan (L.A. Times), Dan Sickles (Dina), and Linda Yvette Chavez were in attendance.