We asked filmmakers to share five things about Sundance - whether it be things to know before coming to the festival, their five favorite memories or the top 5 trends at this year's events. Find out what they had to say.
Bad memories of trudging 20 minutes through 10-degree temperatures to go back and forth from my condo up Empire Avenue.
The opening sequence of Ballast... screaming seagulls, a silent title, a big, lonely black man in a ramshackle house who steps outside to shoot himself.
Not a single piece of swag, not even a pen.
The notion that Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Sugar) are awesome writer-directors who remain committed to film, storytelling and humanity over career or cash. (And as a corollary, that David Poland should never review movies, because he has no idea what he's talking about.)
The idea that family is more important than work, especially when said work is underpaid and underappreciated.