Quentin Tarantino  recieves the Sundance Institute’s Vanguard Leadership Award

The opening events for Sundance NEXT FEST  kicked off with special recognition to  Quentin Tarantino as they presenting him with Sundance Institute’s Vanguard Leadership Award, honoring his distinguished career in filmmaking and advocacy of independent voices. The evening started with a special 25th-anniversary screening of Reservoir Dogs on 35mm print. The events were attended by Reservoir Dogs cast members Michael MadsenTim Roth and Kirk BaltzReservoir Dogs producers Richard N. Gladstein, Monte Hellman, and Ronna B. Wallace.


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The Vanguard Awards presented by Acura celebrate the innovation, originality, and independent spirit that the Feature Film Program, under the leadership of Michelle Satter, has fostered in artists over its 30-year history. The annual awards honor two filmmakers: one artist who is a leader in the independent film community, and one emerging artist who embodies visionary storytelling and engages audiences in fresh and exciting ways.