January is coming and that can only mean one thing. The Sundance Film Festival. The quiet, mountain town of Park City, UT will be ravaged by the ostentatious LA crowd. Women will parade down Main Street, teetering along in 4 inch heel boots made from baby wombats. Effeteness and hope will mix with steaming piles of pretentiousness. Utah natives will make the trek from the slow valley below for a chance to witness the circus. A smattering will actually go for the films. Breakthroughs and broken dreams, handshake deals and PR tricks: the indie oil that keeps the gears of Hollywood turning. Yes, Sundance is an opportunity for opportunists.
At least that's how I'm looking at it this year. Brady and I have enjoyed attending various Sundance screenings in the past and will certainly attend as many as we can afford this time, too. But in addition to this, I will be displaying 14 photographs at the Alpine Internet Cafe on Main Street during the festival. The cafe rents out its space as the PR headquarters for Sundance during the ten day spectacle/event. It's the place to go to pick up your little goody bags and other swag. The cafe will also be displaying lots of local artwork, which will be for sale. I'm excited for the opportunity. If you go, check it out. If you don't go, tell other people who might be going to check it out. If you know someone from LA that is going, tell them to check it out and buy all my photos. The Alpine Internet Cafe is located at 738 Main Street. They're friendly and totally not pretentious.
The 2008 Sundance Film Festival will run January 17 - 27.