Earlier in the year I had the esteemed pleasure of accompanying both editors of The Film Stage, Jordan Raup and Dan Mecca, to attend the Sundance Film Festival as a press representative of the online media outlet. I couldn't have been more excited to be there, having dreamed of one day being part of the festival as a filmmaker, and was definitely charmed by the fun dance in the sun. Over the eight or so days I was there, I got to meet some amazing people, including many filmmakers but mostly fellow journalists in the realm of what I like to call the cinema bloggerati, whose friendships I now cherish dearly. And oh yes, the films. I saw a total of 24 films (most of which were good) over the course of the fest, including the world premiere of Kevin's Smith controversial film Red State, which was not so good.
All in all, it was a fantastic experience and if everything works out it will become an annual tradition. You can check out my plethora of photos on Flickr and check out all my reviews of the following films: Silent House, I Saw the Devil, Martha Marcy May Marlene, The Guard, Shorts Program Vol. 1, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Red State, Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest, The Son of No One, Cedar Rapids, The Details, Senna, The Green Wave, Reagan, A Few Days of Respite and my favorite film of the fest Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey. And don't forget to stay up on my writing for The Film Stage, since I just found out I've been accredited as press for this year's Cannes film festival!