Tuesday, January 8, 2008


Seeing as pretty much no one I know gives a damn about sports, the two big events of the year (other than national holidays) tend to be the Sundance Film Festival and the Academy Awards. It's kind of a bummer that they occur in such close proximity, but it makes the beginning of the year less grey.

This year, we thought that Sundance was going to be a relative loss, because none of us (Matt, Blake, or I) appropriately registered for tickets. But, Blake saved the day! He registered as a "local" and went and got us all of the tickets our little hearts could desire.

I generally limit my Sundance intake to two movies. Matt and Blake, though, have no such limitation and plan on seeing a movie almost every day of the ten day festival. The movies I'm going to are "The Visitor" and "Ballast."

My first Sundance experience was Sundance 2005, and I've been a regular ever since. We saw "MirrorMask" by Neil Gaiman at Sundance 2005. We were too chicken to go up and actually meet Neil Gaiman and David McKean, but they were there.

I have to say, though, that, so far, Sundance 2006 was my favorite. Matt and I went to the premiere of the movie "Wordplay," and I got to meet Will Shortz. Here's a picture of me getting his autograph:

Here's another picture from Sundance 2006 of Paul Giamatti and some other, less famous, people who were involved with the movie "The Hawk is Dying."

And the close up:

During Sundance 2007, I saw "The Good Life" and "Joshua." Since Dave Matthews did a song for the Joshua credits, I was hoping I would get to meet him. I was disappointed.

I'll keep you posted on this year's flicks.

1 comment:

blakecgriffin said...

You make me sound like a hero!

And you spell gray like a Limey.