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Sundance 2018: Day 9

Director of Programming James McNally is attending this year’s Sundance Film Festival from January 16th to 28th.

Festival Day 7

Up at 6:00am this morning to cover our last premiere, for Wild Wild Country at the Egyptian Theatre on Main Street. It’s a six-part documentary series that runs nearly 7 hours, so I wonder what the turnout will be early in the morning. It looks fascinating, though, so I’m glad to hear that it will be showing in March on Netflix.

Then I split my time between The Ray and the Park Avenue for the second screenings of three of our Indie Episodic programmes. I was able to sit through Indie Episodic Program 2 (This Close and The Mortified Guide) and Indie Episodic Program 3 (Mr. Inbetween and High and Mighty) and they were all knockouts. Some really good stuff being made in this format, and can’t wait to see more, if possible. Living in Canada makes all non-theatrical stuff a bit uncertain, but hoping I’ll be able to see all of these great projects soon.

Today was Volunteer Appreciation Day and tonight there was a party at the ASCAP Music Cafe venue on Main Street. It was nice to reunite with friends from our initial shuttle ride to Park City, and to eat some mac ‘n cheese and risotto as well as to imbibe some free beers. Five beers in two hours, though, and I was ready for bed. The rest of the gang were going on to see a midnight film at the Egyptian, but I came home since I have another 6:00am wake up call tomorrow. I’ll be at HQ from 8:00am until 1:00pm and will finally be able to make some plans to see more films tomorrow.

Things are winding down and that’s a bit sad, but now I really want to focus on seeing films and hanging out with some of the people I’ve met here. Hopefully I can do both!