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Sundance 2016: Day 12

Director of Programming James McNally is attending this year’s Sundance Film Festival from January 19th to 31st.

Festival Day 10

This will be a weird entry. I tossed and turned all night, feeling ever sicker. I had the scariest fever dreams, and when I “woke” at 10:30am, I realized I’d be too sick to work the Awards Ceremony and Party later in the day. I tried to compose an email to Kevin, Courtney (Assistant Manager of the Film Office) and Kir (Manager of the Film Office) but I must have dozed off while writing it. I next woke at 3:00pm and texted Kevin that I was really sick and to check his email. He texted back that he hadn’t received anything. Very surreal. But I was disappointed that I couldn’t be at the final party, both because I felt like I was letting the team down and because I was going to miss the last chance to party and say goodbye to my colleagues.

I spent the entire day in bed. Luckily I’d bought some Theraflu the night before and took some of that along with ibuprofen when I was lucid enough to get out of bed. There were some hours where I was in a weird sleep-waking state where I was terrified I might die, alone and forgotten in my little twin bed in some basement in Park City.

I was awake enough in the evening to try to watch the Awards Ceremony live stream, but technical problems quickly killed that plan, and so I was reduced to following along on Twitter.

A truly miserable day.