Posts Tagged ‘The Woman’

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…)

Controversy at the midnight premiere of The Woman

Monday, January 24th, 2011
The Woman

The Woman

Last night Cassia and I attended the midnight premiere of a horror film entitled The Woman.  And Cassia and I both agreed after seeing the film that it was quite successful in being utterly horrifying.  It was fairly hard to watch at some points due to the preponderance of carnage, torture, and domestic abuse.  However, we also agreed that it was a compelling story, artfully crafted, raw, and realistic with impressive performances by all of the actors.  Unfortunately for the director, actors, crew, and the rest of the audience, there were one or two audience members who very adamantly disagreed with this opinion.  Not to be completely overshadowed by the protests and drama surrounding the premiere of Kevin Smith‘s Red State, Lucky McKee garnered a decent share of outrage and controversy (much to the shy, nervous director’s chagrin). (more…)