Well, we’re not quite crying silent tears full of pride in a world made of steel, made of stone…yet. But we are up to our neck prepping IFC News for the Sundance â€” Matt Singer‘s going to be posting about interviews and junkets and the general publicity machine, we have another writer, Michael Scasserra, who’ll be covering films, our GM Evan Shapiro will be audio blogging, and Eddie Schmidt, the producer of Kirby Dick‘s new doc, "This Film Is Not Yet Rated," will be blogging about their experiences premiering the film.
Tom Hall at Back Row Manifesto shares his list of the films he’s looking forward to Sun- and Slamdance.
indieWIRE‘s already well into their awesomely, ridiculously thorough coverage of the festival â€” they’re publishing two interviews with in-competition filmmakers a day, every day through the end of the festival.
Just like last year, Anthony Kaufman emerges to twitch in the bright, cheery light of Sundance commercialism, all the while posing the musical question: "My God, is this what we’ve come to as a culture?" (But where to go from there? The only thing that rhymes with "culture" is "vulture." (Seriously, don’t expect us to make sense today, we’re delirious.))
And over at the New York Times, David Halbfinger talks to production designer-turned-helmer Chris Gorak about his directorial debut, "Right at Your Door," which will be premiering at Sundance and which, in an incredibly ambitious move for a low-budget indie, depicts the way a terrorist attack sends the city of L.A. into chaos.
+ Sundance 2006 premieres: Sneaks (Movie City Indie)
+ Previewing Park City (Back Row Manifesto)
+ Park City (indieWIRE)
+ What’s Wrong With Sundance, Part II (Anthony Kaufman’s blog)
+ In a Filmmaker’s Debut, the Day of the Virus Bombs (NY Times)