Sundance Star Sightings at the Autograph Collection Hotels

Autograph Collection Hotels, the Black List and Sundance Institute & Diversity Initiative host the 2nd Annual “Power Women’s Cocktail” on 1/20, along with co-hosts Aisha Tyler, Issa Rae, Tessa Thompson & Leslie Harris, who all addressed the crowd with personal anecdotes about the women who inspire them. The event, which took place at The Retreat inside Hotel Park City, celebrated the vital female voice in independent film. Jay Ellis came out to support Issa at the party.

Autograph Collection Hotels & the Black List Hosted cocktails to celebrate Maggie Gyllenhaal as Independent Film Advisor for the Brand’s Indie Film Project. Clad in a pink Vampire’s Wife dress and black fishnet socks from The Great Eros (which she gushed about), Maggie took the stage with Martha Wainwright to perform a song for the small crowd. “I need one more drink of tequila,” she said after admitting, “my brother and I sometimes try to figure out the harmonies that [Martha] and her brother [Rufus Wainwright] sing on some of her albums.” With sheet music in hand, the duo broke into a rendition of The Magnetic Fields’ “Papa Was a Rodeo.”

The sibling theme continued as Immy Waterhouse tagged along to the concert with older sister SUKI. In between bites of smoked salmon, the elder Waterhouse talked about how she scored two tickets to the Fonda documentary. “Unbelievable! I sobbed. I snotted all over my Burberry coat!” she said, noting that she preferred to look “like I’m trotting around London” instead of skiing.

Ashley Judd stopped by to catch the performance and gave Jake Gyllenhaal a big hug, who was supporting his sis along with their mom. A guest was overheard saying to Ashley Judd that she should run for office! Simon Helberg also stopped by.

Autograph Collection Hotels & The Black List also hosted a premiere party for “The Kindergarten Teacher” on 1/19, where Maggie cozied up to the film’s writer/director, Sarah Colangeloat The Retreat. The adorable Parker Saveak, Maggie’s co-star, struck a pose at the party.

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Sara Colangelo
Parker Sevak

Other sightings at Autograph Collection & The Black List’s The Retreat inside Hotel Park City included Rosa Salazar; Aubrey Plaza & Ellen Von Unwerth, who had breakfast together on Sunday, while Jane Fonda was spotted checking out of the hotel.

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