Next month is the 36th annual Sundance Film Festival. Here are some of my favorite movies and memories from some of my earlier trips:
- Getting to see the early release of a great movie before it is bought by a studio: Little Miss Sunshine, The Company Men, 300 Days of Summer, and Love and Friendship.
- Seeing Stars: Walked so close to Danny DeVito I could touch him; sat in the theater with Scott Hyde Pierce; and listened to Philip Seymour Hoffman talk about his movie.
- Watching Dreams Come True: Most of these films are the passion of the writer and/ or director and have been in the works for several years. One year after watching a fantastic film, during the Q&A the Director had to call her mom in the Middle East so she could participate in the opening night of the show. There was not a dry eye in the house.
- Learning something new: You aren’t always able to get a ticket to the next big movie and often you watch a movie about a subject you know nothing about. In 2010 I learned about the annual migration of 130 million Chinese city factory workers back to their homes to celebrate Chinese New Year.
- Taking time to eat at Sundance Resort, Wasatch Brew Pub and warming up with hot chocolate at Java Cow.
I wonder what I’ll get to see this year?
To learn more about traveling to Sundance check out other posts on Life Kinetic.