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Sundance Film Festival 2015: All the Details on the Stars, Parties, and Nightlife

Kristen Stewart
Find out where all the celebrities will be spending their off-hours in Park City, Utah during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

Watching movies at the Sundance Film Festival is just part of the fun. Here’s where celebs from Nicole Kidman to Chris Pine will be spending their off-hours in Park City, Utah starting Jan. 22.

The Hot Parties

The Village at the Lift will once again host several celeb-packed lounges and pop-up parties. Stars can visit the McDonald’s McCafe Lounge, Stella Artois Lounge, the WireImage/Getty Studio, and the IMDB & Amazon Instant Video Studio with drinks provided by Dark Horse Wine. Last year’s attendees included Kate Hudson and Selena Gomez.

Related: PHOTOS: Sundance 2014 parties

Nicholas Hoult
Nicholas Hoult

Acura is the official sponsor of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and The Acura Studio will be hosting exclusive dinners and cocktail receptions to celebrate hot ticket film premieres. Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie are just a few of the celebrities expected to attend. During the day, the Acura Studio is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and guests can enjoy complimentary Intelligentsia coffee and Stella Artois while listening to L.A. public radio station KCRW’s live festival coverage. That’s not all, Acura is bringing in a fleet of over 100 Acura MDX’s to serve as special Sundance Uber’s for celebrities and festival-goers on the move! 

TAO night club will be featuring cocktails by Absolut’s new luxury vodka Elyx. TAO is located at the Village of the Lift and open January 23 through January 25 starting at 11 PM. Celebrities such as Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult attended these exclusive dance parties during last year’s festival.

Want to walk along the Pacific Crest Trail with Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern? In an exciting new exhibition at this years festival, Fox Searchlight and the Fox Innovation Lab are presenting a virtual reality experience drawing from the film Wild. Viewers enter a fully immersive media environment to join an intimate moment on the Pacific Crest Trail between Academy Award nominee Reese Witherspoon, as Cheryl Strayed, and Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, as her mother Bobbi. The installation is open to the public January 23 to January 31 and is located at 573 Main st. (2nd & 3rd floors). 

The One Group will be hosting their After-Dark Dance Party with DJ NVM on Jan. 23 at Rock & Reilly’s! Past celeb attendees include Kate Bosworth, Elijah Wood, and Emma Roberts

Nightclub 1OAK Los Angeles will be taking over the Rockwell for a three day pop-up starting Jan. 23, and are teaming up with Tinder for a VIP event that night.

Greater Miami CVB and DELEÓN® Tequila are hosting the “It’s so Miami” Dinner Series in celebration of Miami Beach’s 100th Birthday. Guests anticipated to attend include Mindy Kaling, Taylor Schilling, and more.

Canadian clothing brand, Moose on the Loose, is hosting a celebrity Beaver riding contest! Celebrities will ride a mechanical Beaver and $10,000 will be donated on the celebrity winner’s behalf to the charity of their choice. Stars including Naya Rivera and Norman Reedus have shown their support for Moose Knuckles and their initiatives year-round.

Nikki Beach, frequent pop-up retaurant and lounge at Cannes and Toronto Film Festival, returns to Main Street where they have hosted celebrations for Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts, Alicia Keys and James Franco. During the day the space will be home to industry meetings and lunches, later turning into one of the hot nightlife draws in Park City.

Related: PHOTOS: Sundance 2013

Zoe Kravitz will be taking the stage with her band Lolawolf at the Skullcandy event on Jan. 23 at The Downstairs. DJ Mom Jeans (Danny Masterson) and indie band Dorothy will also be performing throughout the night.

Zoe Kravitz
Zoe Kravitz

On opening night of the festival Jan. 22, John Legend will pay tribute to the late R&B songstress Nina Simone with a special performance at the world premiere of the Netflix movie What Happened, Miss Simone?

Dream Hotels has partnered with Nylon to host a star-studded Après Ski invite-only party that will feature live art by Brooklyn Street Artist, AV ONE and a VIP lounge presented by bumble app.

The KIA Supper Suite by STK will host a series of cast dinners and parties throughout the festival. Celebrities such as Taylor Schilling and Taylor Kitsch are slated to attend these fancy feasts.

Sabra Hummus will be hosting private celebrations honoring filmmakers and celebrities such as Orlando Bloom and Ethan Hawke at Cisero’s restaurant.

The Tinder Arts & Cinema Centre will host cocktail receptions for stars such as Jennifer Connelly and Regina Hall.

The Grey Goose Blue Door lounge is back to host some of the festival’s most exclusive film cocktail parties and receptions for A-list celebrities such as Nicole Kidman and Michael Fassbender.

Related: PHOTOS: Sundance 2012

iHeartRadio is taking over various off-site concert venues as a part of the global launch of the new online distribution channel FUNN networks. The lineup includes performances by Imagine Dragons, Lil Kim, and Tony Bennett.

Wonderful Pistachios will host the Nut Bar at The MTV Music Lodge and invite celebrities and VIPs to “Warm their Nuts” in snowy Park City.

Rand Luxury will host exclusive cocktail receptions for the cast and crew of films such as Z for Zachariah and The Mask You Live In at The Luxury Lounge in the St. Regis Deer Valley. Guests will enjoy fine wine from Beaulieu Vineyards and celebrate with a Cohiba Cigar sponsored by LG Electronics, USA.

The ChefDance Daytime event gives VIPs a spot to relax and play with activities like the “Faces of IndieFlix” photo station. Attendees can stay warm while enjoying Tim Horton’s coffee & espresso drinks, Castello cheese and cracker pairings, Pasta Chips dip station and more. The ChefDance Dinner Series is a five-night engagement, each night hosting a cocktail reception and 4-course gourmet meal cooked by guest celebrity chefs from Bravo’s Best New Restaurant. Guests can sample Freixenet sparkling wine and Castello cheese while enjoying signature cocktail pairings from Anchor Distilling during the cocktail reception and dinner.

Actress Brittany Snow is hosting an exclusive VIP Concert Celebration featuring a live performance by American Authors at the Lipton Sparkling Iced Tea lounge Friday, Jan. 23. The show starts at 7 p.m. but make sure to stick around for a live performance by a very special guest! 

Beauty Treatments and Gifting Lounges

Need to look great in a pinch? No problem! The popular beauty service Birchbox will be on-site at Rock & Reilly’s to offer complimentary makeup and hair touchups. Skincare services are also available for attendees looking to enjoy a beauty rejuvenation during the festival’s opening weekend.

Pure Barre, a popular strength-training work out, will host a pop-up this year providing a series of classes that begin on Jan. 23 through Jan. 26. The studio is located at Rock & Reilly’s and is right next to the Birchbox pop-up in case you need a quick touch-up after your workout!

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Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie

The Keratin Complex invites guests to get stylish for Sundance from Jan. 24 to Jan. 26. The Keratin Complex team of stylists will be providing dry styling including blowouts, touch-ups and a braid bar so your hair can look good whether you’re on the slopes or at a party!

Talent Resource’s daytime gifting suite will be providing celebrities with gifts from brands such as CAT Footwear, Botkier New York, Superdry, Moose Knuckles Canada, Vuarnet Sunglasses, Alex and Ani Jewelry, Otterbox, Yellowtail, Westrock Coffee, Mellow Mushroom, Jackson’s Potato Chips, and RumorFix.

Debbie Durkin’s EcoLuxe Lounge will serve festival-goers all day buffets from Cisero’s Ristorante, Modern Oats, Sartori Cheese, a coffee bar from Repurpose Compostables, gluten-free cocktails from Titos’s Vodka, Belgian beer and Cidre from Stella Artois, luxury vacations courtesy of Caribbean Living Magazine to Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun, makeup touch-ups by J. Andre, live music, and a gift bag filled with goodies from PAKEMS, BULA outerwear, HAI MP3 Flat Irons, Loree Rodkin, Barefoot Athletic Co., and more.

The Eddie Bauer Adventure House is a lounge where celebrities can try out the indoor rock-climbing wall, enjoy live DJ sets, and snap photos in the photo booth. The Adventure House is also holding a special event on Jan. 23 to celebrate the Eddie Bauer Limited Edition Ilaria Urbinati collection.

Rolling Stone will participate in The Merrell #TrailScape where film editor and critic Peter Travers will interview filmmakers and celebrities. Merrell also brings a new virtual reality experience to Park City through its interactive Oculus Rift project. This immersive journey transports guests from to a basecamp high in the mountains for a thrilling outdoor experience where adventurers scramble along rock ledges and navigate a wood suspension bridge between peaks.

Sarah Silverman
Sarah Silverman

The Indiegogo Lounge on Main Street will gift celebrities and filmmakers with the coolest gadgets available and coming soon from Indiegogo, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform including: Ghost Drone aerial filming drones, SkyBell video doorbells, Sprayable Energy, Pavlok wearables, ChargeAll portable charging stations, and much more. Celebrities who come to the lounge to do interviews with TheWrap and HuffPoLive housed in the space will leave with these hot new technologies. 

Kari Feinstein’s Sundance Style Lounge presented by Aruba will feature brands such as Eb5 skincare treatments, Coolway clothing, Netgear home security cameras, Innergie portable chargers, LunchBox wax and body care, Jelt Belt belt’s, GNU/Libetch designer snowboards, and The Third Piece hand knit winter accessories. Celebs will also walk away from this suite with a complimentary trip to Aruba! Joe Manganiello, Christina Hendricks and Emile Hirsch are just a few of the celebrities who stopped by this luxe lounge during last year’s festival.   

Celebrities and athletes will team up for the Find Your Grind Presents Learn to Ride. Think snowboarding with some of the world’s top ranked athletes. Past guests have included Chris Hemsworth and Kellan Lutz.

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