Well I seem to have reached the end of Sundance 09. Even as someone who has a veracious appetite for films, I must admit, this feels like a good place to stop. After watching so many it will be good to give my brain time to process some of the artistic works which have been flashing before my eyes these past ten days.
It has been a fantastic ten days though. I’ve been so impressed by how many of the movies I thoroughly enjoyed. With only two films leaving me disappointed (Let’s Make Money, and Peter and Vandy), everything else managed to bring something interesting to the table at the very least.
But Sundance can never be boxed up and put out into a DVD collection because it is much more than just the movies that happen to be showing there. Everywhere I turned it seemed people who simply loved movies surrounded me. Some of these people get bored with cookie cutter Hollywood films, others just want to see something unique. Some were part of the industry, others desperately fought just to get their film made and shown here in Park City. It makes for a group of people who are fun to converse with while waiting in the freezing cold while you’re doled out a waitlist number for that flick you just have to see. (more…)