A star-studded protest of Donald Trump’s inauguration will walk right through the Sundance Film Festival’s busy opening weekend in Park City, Utah.
A mix of actors and filmmakers, industry types and locals will march down the resort town’s Main Street on Saturday, January 21, an individual with knowledge of the plan told TheWrap.
The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. MT, and will culminate in a celebrity-hosted rally that coincides with the planned Women’s March in Washington, D.C. that same day, the insider added.
The march is not organized through or affiliated with Sundance. The first host is expected to be announced on Thursday.
“This is a solution for a lot of the talent who couldn’t be in D.C., and was also something being planned by the community in Park City,” the individual added.
Luminaries attending the festival with projects to screen and promote include Salma Hayek, Jennifer Aniston, Geena Davis, Rory Kennedy, Sarah Paulson, Melissa Leo, Alfre Woodard, Elizabeth Olsen, Rooney Mara and more.
The event is considered a “sister march” to the potentially historic Women’s March on Washington, D.C. the insider added, which will take place the day after as Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States.
The D.C. march has over 100,000 committed to attend so far, and other large American cities are planning sister marches of their own, including New York and Los Angeles.
“We, in the creative and Park City communities, stand in solidarity with the rest of our country in demonstrating our respect for freedom, human rights, our safety and health, and in recognizing that the diversity of our country is our greatest strength,” an official Facebook page for the event reads.
Titled the “Women’s March on Main Street,” the event has roughly 1,000 RSVPS which are likely to explode after famous participants are announced. Sundance officials estimate nearly 30,000 people attend the festival each year.
“We open this march and event to everyone who respects human rights, civil liberties, and diversity. Despite its title, like the marches happening nationwide, this march is for women AND men,” the listing concluded.
Issues with zoning and starting points for the march have yet to be resolved. The event will also have several charitable components allowing participants to donate to left-leaning causes, which will be announced at a later date.
The 2017 Sundance Film Festival runs Jan. 19 – 29.