POV series producer Yance Ford has been attending screenings and panels all week at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. She checks in on another busy day in Park City.
After watching the inauguration from the Sundance Filmmakers Lodge yesterday, I thought I was off to see We Live in Public. Unfortunately, it turns out that I had actually bought tickets for the screening in Salt Lake City! All of the Park City screenings have been sold out, and while I’m excited for the filmmakers, I am sorely disappointed. Oh well. At least I know I have tickets to Art & Copy in Park City, thanks to Josh Braun at Submarine.
There is a panel at the Filmmaker Lodge titled “Truth or Consequences” that I’m looking forward to as well. Moderated by theorist and professor B. Ruby Rich, the panel will examine the risks and rewards of speaking truth to power in this modern age. I’ll blog more about the panel later.
At 6 p.m., I’m off to the Documentary Spotlight, where several short films, including Eva Weber‘s new film, Steel Homes, will be featured (another one of Eva’s short films, City of Cranes, is streaming in its entirety on the POV website). And to stretch my last day as far as I can, I’ll be at the 9:15 p.m. screening of Lunch Break. Lunch Break is a part of Sundance’s New Frontier strand here, curated by Sundance Senior Programmer Shari Frilot, which showcases film and multimedia work that you won’t see anywhere else.
For now, away I go! I’ll blog (and twitter) more later about my final day here at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.