Posts Tagged ‘2011’

Dear Park City

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

I am here to apologize and thank you all at the same time. In many ways I wish we met in different conditions or better yet had more days together. Like a great friend you introduced me to great food, people and places to shop. Yet I want to thank you for allowing me to have the days I did have with you, and for providing me with another town that feels like home. I will miss you but you will have provided with the backdrop for some of my greatest memories.

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Meet and Greet

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Usually when one goes to films at Sundance, the director and sometimes the crew introduce themselves before the film starts. They give details about themselves or little tidbits about the movie to come. Normally, I find the meet and greet really pointless. Yet when I went to Indigenous Shorts I was struck by a small cluster of members for Rocket Boy as they introduced themselves. These people lived and breathed the definition of indie film. They shared TV dinners on set and only had one microphone for the entire short. This crew is one to watch out for because they are determined. So let me play the crew’s introduction for you!

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Not Just About Movies

Friday, January 28th, 2011
Corbin and Eric making music

Corbin and Eric making music

It is easy to see why people come to Sundance for three specific reasons. The first is just plain movie going. You can see these people, arriving in Park City, searching to get tickets and waiting in line. The second is to see the celebrities and be seen with the new directors who might just be the next big thing. Lastly, there are the party goers who just want to rock the crazy scenes that pop up because of Sundance. I appear to be one of the few people who fit into a fourth group: people who just want to be a local for a week (I call us the semi-locals). Okay we want to see the films too, but we see something special beyond the celebrities, crowds and parties. We see real people.

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