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.
A new friend
I had to travel all the way to Park City, Utah to meet my neighbor in Northampton, Mass, Bob Cilman, the musical director of the local Young @ Heart chorus featured in the acclaimed documentary of the same name – and the first film I saw at Sundance this year.
A Pink Sweatshirt
A Sundance '08 women's pink sweatshirt that my 12 and 14 year old sons are already fighting over (see photo of Lucas – in the sweatshirt – with his arm around Dana – not in sweatshirt – posing with John Hodgman (from the Daily Show and Apple commercials – he plays PC) and Eamon Wick (fellow band mate) – after their band Who Shot Hollywood's gig opening up for him last night in Hadley, Mass.
The fact that, while I maybe the ONLY person I know who liked What Just Happened? – c'mon everyone, it was a blast! – I'm super glad I wasn't the only one who loved Frozen River – looks like the Dramatic Jury agreed with me on that one.
All the non-Sundance-related work I took with me – untouched, undone.
A Head Cold
The Sundance head cold – alas!