About the Trip
Almost every year, a small group of students from Eckerd College takes a trip to the Sundance Film Festival to learn the ins and outs of American independent film.
The trip is part of the Eckerd College Winter Term course “Beyond Hollywood? American Independent Film and the Sundance Film Festival.” We spend two weeks in sunny Florida, covering the history of independent film from the 1970s to today — roughly from Easy Riders to sex, lies and videotape to Napoleon Dynamite (which debuted at Sundance during the second year of the trip, in January 2004).
Then we hit the road for Park City, Utah and the 10-day festival. We watch films, hang out, talk to filmmakers, watch more films…. In the past students have written up reviews of the films they saw and handed them to me, occasionally posting updates of the experience on the web. This year we will all be reporters, clueing you in about the latest information and gossip (in NEWS), our exciting encounters with cool people and adventures in Park City (in FUN), and, of course, about which films to watch for and which to avoid (in REVIEWS).
(Questions? Contact Nathan Andersen)