(Sundance update: Kate Goes on an Adventure – Sundance Film Festival 2011)
It’s Sundance Film Festival time once again.
I should tell you right now that just typing that sentence made me giddy.
If you’re not familiar with the Sundance Film Festival, here’s the gist of how it works. Independent filmmakers make low budget, innovative, and often quirky movies, without the backing of big studios. They premier these flicks in the beautiful ski resort town of Park City, UT., (one of the all time coolest places I’ve ever been), in hopes of getting their films picked up by major studios. (Think…Precious, Napoleon Dynamite, Little Miss Sunshine, Reservoir Dogs, and Blair Witch Project, all recent Sundance movies).
That’s the “official” purpose of the film festival. The reality of it, though, is that it’s a place for filmmakers, film lovers, celebs, studio execs, trendy ski types, fans, the media and the paparazzi to meet up in one tiny little ski town for 11 days…to see and be seen.
Really, can it get any better than that?
So I am off to play paparazzi once again, hoping to snap some great celeb pics, to snag some last minute waitlist movie tickets, and to soak up some of Park City’s signature coolness.
In the meantime, take a look at my Sundance paparazzi moments from last year…