The Bravest, the Boldest
A moving story about a pair of Army casualty-notification officers trying to give some bad news to Sayeeda Porter in a Harlem housing project. Excellent performances all around in this well directed powerful story.
Chapel Perilous A trippy story about a weird salesman with a crazy presentation. And Snakes!
I’m a Mitzvah An American man must take his dead friend home from rural Mexico. But when his flight is canceled, he spends one last night partying with his dead friend. Sort of a “Weekend at Bernie’s” meets “Y Tu Mama Tambien”. Funny, sad and touching.
Mi nina mi vida A guy in Quebec with a giant pink bear rides all the rides in an amusement park. I’m bored…very bored. But it is a bit touching at the end.
More Than Two Hours An Iranian film about a girl, bleeding for more than two hours. She and her boyfriend attempt to get medical care, but the patriarchal moralistic society stands between life and death. It was a bit slow, but did have moving moments.
PleasureAt the Q&A the director said she was an anti-porn activist, but then why did she make an objectifying exploitive film about extreme porn with NC-17 frontal nudity scenes? Because sex sells? It was a film with the poor storyline of porn and none of the sex. Nuff said.
Tim and Susan Have Matching Handguns A very short documentary about… well, read the title.
A wild ride full of amazing visuals. Part “Fight Club”, part “Brazil” with a Wes Anderson feel. Based on the Dostoyevsky novella, Jesse Eisenberg plays Simon James, a depressed cog in a dystopian bureaucratic wheel run by an excellent Wallace Shawn. He awkwardly pursues co-worker Mia Wasikowska, another lonely neurotic looking for love. His trauma increases when a new co-worker, James Simon who looks just like him, starts impressing his bosses. The film sucks us into Simon’s claustrophobic world as it falls apart. The soundtrack is mostly 50’s Asian Lounge Music which adds to the bizarreness.
The film stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Noah Taylor, Cathy Moriarty and James Fox.
Check out a teaser from the film “Frank”
The Sundance 2014 Opening Night Party starts at 10PM.
There was some bizarre graphics lighting up The Egyptian Theater for Sundance 2014
Getting in a ski day before seeing films at Sundance 2014.
We have our Sundance 2014 tickets in hand. Lots of great films (we hope).
We are scheduled to see 20 films this week at The 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Hope we’re up for it
The SLC airport closed. There was some plane crash or something, but we just landed. Must be OK? Now to shuttle up to Park City.