My Highlights of 2020 Sundance Film Festival

My favorite parts of the Sundance Film Festival were:

  • The food and atmosphere at the Sapphire Chase Lounge on Main Street
  • The film Minari
  • The film Truffle Hunters
  • The Sundance TV Lounge
  • The Q&A’s with directors and film casts
  • The appreciative festival patrons
  • Getting to see Robert Redford, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Will Ferrell, Lee Isaac Chung (director of Minari)
  • The cinematography of The Mountains are a Dream that Call to Me
  • The esprit de corps of my fellow volunteers
  • Getting to bump into relatives around town
  • The panels on Downhill and Charm City Kings
  • The luck of the draw of the eWaitingList
  • The ease of getting around town

 

 

Weekend Coffee Share

wordswag_15073188796611453091488Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

I’d tell you that I’m recovering from volunteering and attending the busy Sundance Film Festival. I was assigned to usher at the Eccles Theater, which is the largest venue. I got to see the Premiere where Robert Redford spoke and producers and featured cast members of the film Crip Camp spoke. I saw many films and exciting panels about new movies like Downhill starring Julia Louis Dreyfess and Will Ferrell.

My favorite films were Minari and The Truffle Hunters, which were more inspiring and heart-warming than a lot of the fare on offer here. I saw Minari 2 times all the way through and the ending two more times all because sometimes a shift starts at the end of a film.

I’ll post reviews soon.

I have enjoyed Park City with its charming Main Street, the snowy mountains. People seem nice and helpful. Their free busses make it easy to get around.

Today I’ve toured the public library and am impressed with all they offer. You can check out a telescope, ukuleles, a podcast recording kit, sleds, snowshoes, projectors, a Go Pro, photo light kits, a Cricut machine, a horseshoe set, a fog machine, a guitar, a bocce ball set, a DVD drive, and more. It’s an example of the Library of Things movement, where libraries share items that people want to use occasionally and don’t want to own.