Columbia College hosts Sundance events

CHICAGOANS HEADING FOR SUNDANCE will find a haven in Park City, Utah at the snazzy Jan. 23 cocktail party hosted on behalf of Columbia College by Denis Healy, Brenda Sexton and Julee White at the exclusive Stein Erickson Lodge in Deer Valley.

Columbia College hosts the Jan. 22-24 weekend of Sundance activities, starting with the Open House reception. On Saturday, luncheon is followed by a discussion about the school’s new Media Production Center with Bruce Sheridan, Film & Video chair, Doreen Bartoni, Dean of the School of Media Arts, Jon Katzman, executive director of the Semester in L.A. program and alum filmmakers of “Chicago Overcoat.”

An invitation-only reception Sunday is being held for the cast and crew of the festival film, “The Dry Land,” directed by Ryan Piers Williams and starring America Ferrera and featuring Melissa Leo and Jason Ritter. To attend the Sunday, Jan. 22 Open House, RSVP