Sundance, Sundance, Sundance… We’ve been attending for years and yet always something new happens to us. This year was something of a snowpocalypse, which made our ski-fiend host happy but made getting around Park City a little difficult. Big shout-out to all the wonderful people who gave us a ride so we didn’t have to walk in a blizzard!
Sundance 2016: the year of middle-of-the-road movies and fantastic adventures outside the theatre. This year’s number one highlight wasn’t a movie, but it was still dramatic: a long-awaited tour of the new High West Distillery followed by a full and complete tasting of all of their whiskey. Doesn’t get much better than that!
Sundance 2015 was extra special because after years of prodding, Elisse and Scott came to the festival for the first couple of days, overlapping slightly with Christopher’s attendance mid-week. The three of them had all heard about each other but never actually met, so it was nice to get to have time together before the wedding. Continue Reading…
Our 13 movies at Sundance 2013 were overall pretty solid – a lot of “indie comedy” with a few historical settings thrown in. Kristan made Max and Christopher sit through We Are What We Are with the promise that dinner was on her if they hated it. About 2 hours later we were covertly checking out Sam Rockwell and having a feast at High West. (No regrets.) Surprise favorite: Austenland!
Kristan’s first Sundance Film Festival started with a kaboom. The whole world is going to end but it’s ok, we’ll find another earth and in the future, we’ll learn that the art of getting by is really all in the details. (But if you don’t have a submarine, you might end up a pariah. Just saying.)
This will all make perfect sense later. Unless you’re talking about the nine muses. Then it will never make sense, ever, and you should go back to blowing things up.
Max and Christopher decided this year that it was high time they checked out the Sundance Film Festival. With Stan living in Park City, it was a pretty easy trip to arrange – no super over-priced hotel to book! Most of what they saw was ok, but the highlights were Tucker and Dale vs Evil, Nowhere Boy and The Kids Are All Right. Bonus cultural moment: finding the Banksy murals hidden downtown!