HBO’s ‘Bessie 81’ Tour

HBO’s ‘Bessie 81’ Tour


When tasked with creating and executing an intimate celebration in honor of HBO’s upcoming film, Bessie, Team Epiphany rose to the occasion with an invite-only dinner at the Sundance Film Festival.

Tastemakers, actors, and film executives all came together for #BessieSupper at Table One, where they were joined by dynamic filmmaker Dee Rees for an interactive cocktail hour adorned with 1920s-themed décor and handcrafted custom drinks.

Guests made their way to the dining room—in which every detail seemed to be reminiscent of the film’s scenes—for a four-course meal. Following an exclusive screening of a Bessie highlight reel, a candid “Inside the Actors Studio”-type conversation ensued.

Over 45 guests enjoyed the #BessieSupper activation, and left with a gift bag including a camera, an HBO-branded silver flask in a velvet pouch, and an iPod shuffle preloaded with three Bessie Smith songs. Guests celebrated the film and shared their experience to garner over 590,000 social media impressions.

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