- Written by Rick Schmidt
- Published on 17 February 2012
Welcome to the Sundance Film Festival 2012 Report
Sundance 2012 was as busy as ever including the all important film deals. There may have been a slight let-up in the downtown party scene, but I may not have been the best judge of that as I opted to stay in on Friday and Saturday night of the opening weekend. That was due in part to the relentless Saturday snow which became slush on the ground. I wore my favorite shoes, they are not waterproof. That Saturday snow also led to an enormous traffic jam. At about 6 pm on that day it seemed like there was one theater bus, with about 500 people on it and it was not going anywhere. Things lightened up as the weather calmed and the week wore on. But opening weekend is always the crazy part of the festival, the crowds continually subside throughout the week heading towards the closing weekend. Secrets festival photographer Ray Keller and I departed on Thursday after seeing 18 movies (and skiing 3 days). Three of those 'movies' were shorts collections so I am reporting of 15 films, in a two-parts.