There's nothing like a Sundance. It's cold, you're wet, you're about to fight a fellow film junky in the crowded Starbucks for a seat. The person next to you in the jam-packed cafe gets up and immediately two giggling fellow patrons slam down in the seat next to you and ask you "Do you know who that just WAS!?!" I didn't. I also didn't attend in person this year - as most of us probably didn't. I am jealous of the select few who did. But I got to experience something far greater this year - watching films with BOTH my parents in the warm glow of the television. I have been to the festival in person with my mother and one sister before, and my father and mother have been, but I had never experienced the festival with my parents at the same time. Nothing screams Sundance like watching an uncomfortable sex scene with both your parents.
This year, as all years, did not disappoint. I laughed, I cried, I yelled "No!" at the screen during one particularly frightening film screening.
Anyways, I figured I'd start writing here - Sundance 2022 - where I will reprint my thoughts on a handful of films from this year and also some new thoughts on some films that I didn't previously post about - yikes, that sentence. Oh well. These are just some thoughts. I look forward to sharing them with you.