Posts Tagged ‘Little Birds’

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: Little Birds

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

“Little Birds” tells the story of two childhood friends who runaway from home seeking adventure. All their lives Alison and Lily have lived near The Salton Sea, in my opinion one of the most depressing places I’ve ever seen. One day they meet a group of boys and in some way Lily feels that they could lead her to a better life. A couple days pass and Alison and Lily run away to Los Angeles leaving their families and lives behind; but once there they find that their fantasies of adventure were just that, fantasies.