By twhalliii | THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall January 29, 2006 at 12:09AM
Yeah, that's right: #3
Somehow, my last post, totalling 1500+ words and full of life and vigor (ha!) was lost in the ether somewhere between the publishing interface and the very dodgy wi-fi connection here in our rented condo. We are living next door to some sort of video production team, and I assume that they are constantly uploading and downloading video on the free wi-fi connection, grinding everyone else to an absolute standstill and apparently costing me my last post. Fuckers. Well, in that post, I wrote about lots of films (The Science of Sleep --loved it, Flannel Pajamas-- liked it very much, The Aura-- likewise!) and waxed poetic about a number of topics and events. Too bad I didn't save a copy... you would have loved reading it. Really. Sigh...
Since then, I have been attending a non-stop parade of movies and events, having spontaneous meetings with friends and colleagues along the way, all of which has made Sundance a very rewarding experience for me this year. That said, there is still much to be done; three more films and a last hurrah with Park City tonight. The wind picked up today, snow falling steadily in horizontal waves into soft, damp piles on every available surface.
The last remaining unbranded space in Park City, UT (Back Porch, 5:15pm MST, Saturday January 28, 2006)
I am running out the door for three of the last four films of the festival (one more tomorrow) and I hope to have a more comprehensive wrap up by Monday morning. In the meantime, here is a chronological list of films I have seen at the festival; expect more complete thoughts in the coming days. Off to brave the snow and the films!
Wrestling With Angels
Wild Tigers I Have Known
The Science of Sleep
The Hawk Is Dying
God Grew Tired Of Us
This Film is Not Yet Rated
Who Killed The Electric Car?
Art School Confidential
The World According To Sesame Street
A Lion In The House
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