This is even more Sundance at home than I expected: my flight from New York was cancelled yesterday, and although the Sundance staff tried hard, there was no way to book another that would have gotten me to Park CIty in time to moderate today's panel on “The Power of Story.” (And I thought it was a joke when someone told me Delta stands for “Don’t Ever Leave the Airport.”) But we can all catch the live-stream.
The festival has put together a terrific group of artists who’ll talk about the process of filmmaking and collaboration.
The cast includes: directors Jason Reitman, whose films get better and better, from Thank You for Smoking to Juno to Up in the Air, and Kimberly Peirce, who has made the fiercely honest Boys Don't Cry and Stop-Loss; Thomas Newman, who composed the scores for Wall-E, American Beauty and many other films; Jill Bilcock, who edited Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet. Newman and Bilcock both worked on The Road to Perdition.
Here's a link to the Sundance live stream; the panel is scheduled to begin at 5:00 ET (3:00 in Park City). I can’t wait to hear what they say.