Posts Tagged ‘Homework’

Where to Go: Yellow Snow

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

For those of you caffeine addicts who, like me, love coffee but feel guilty giving those corporate bastards at Starbucks and Einstein’s your money, do not despair- I have found us a watering hole!  Just steps away from Prospector Square, Yellow Snow is coffee shop with offerings  as unique as it’s name.  From artisanal roasted coffees to dank sandwiches, Yellow Snow has a diverse menu set at affordable prices (especially for Park City). Mostly frequented by locals, Yellow Snow is rarely crowded, making it a great place to escape the bustle of Main St. Equipped with free wifi and ample seating room it is perfect for working/studying. Big blue velvet couches and yellow walls give this place a cozy vibe and even if you forget your headphones it’s not that bad because they play pretty decent music ( i.e. Ratatat, the Doors, and Peter Tosh). The service is fast and friendly and there is live music every weekend but the best thing about Yellow Snow is no doubt the homemade ice cream. It is made fresh every morning by the owner himself -Italian gelato style in exotic flavors like chai tea latte, blueberry muffin, and local Utah brewery’s very own Oatmeal Stout. Even in the dead of winter ice cream has never been so appealing.

My Festival Experience

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Main Street, Park City

Main Street, Park City

Being in Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival (and all of the stuff going on around it, like Slamdance) was definitely an exciting and memorable experience. It was amazing to see the US premieres (and in several cases the world premieres) of the newest indie films and not knowing if you just saw a movie that will be the next big thing or a movie that will never be seen again by anyone who didn’t see it here. I found myself genuinely hoping for all of the movies I saw to receive the highly sought after distribution deals, especially after the Q&A sessions with the directors, casts, and crews. They all put so much passion, heart, and effort into an endeavor that may be their big break, but could also come to nothing. I have even more respect now for the amount of work that goes into making a film and especially into making one that makes it to this level. I also feel like I have a slightly better grasp now on the ever-elusive term “independent film.” (more…)

Sundance Film Review: Homework

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Homework

Homework

Homework (directed by Gavin Wiesen) is the story of George Zinaroy’s (Freddie Highmore) senior year of high school in New York City.  George is an outcast, slacker, and fatalist who wholeheartedly believes in the quote, “We are born alone, we die alone, and everything in between is just an illusion.”  He ditches classes, smokes, never does his homework, and is constantly in and out of the principal’s office.  He becomes friends with the pretty, popular Sally Howe (Emma Roberts) after he saves her from getting caught smoking one day at school and subsequently gains entrance into the popular, rich-kid crowd.  The film follows the ups, downs, and twists of George’s life and his relationship with Sally as he struggles to figure out who he is and what he’s doing. (more…)