Look Again - Sundance Film Festival 2012

Sundance Eve... bags packed... films selected... flight to the blizzard awaiting Park City a mere 5 hours away.

It's hard to imagine this frantic flurry of last minute running around as the calm before the storm, but it is.

We are Chris & Jenn, a couple of film geeks who like to sundance whenever we can. Every year, Sundance draws a bunch of like-minded folks to the top of a mountain in the middle of winter to sit inside dark re-purposed rooms to watch a movie. Sometimes it's a blockbuster hit, other times it's fantastic but never to be seen again, and occasionally it's so esoteric or weird you sort of feel WTF — these films can run from amazing to awful to snoozers — but they always feel special.

This year we're hoping to provide reports from the festival on a fairly regular basis. The Sundance Institute has partnered with everyone's favorite social photo app Instagram and created a group #sundance to flood the internet with on-the-spot sharing of the experience. We hope to provide a little of that, too, with a second tag to show our stream of photos on the Daily Loaf.

Check back often, because once we are on the ground in Park City we will be providing reviews of some of the films we see, the aforementioned photo updates, as well as tips and tricks on how to sundance.

Scroll to read more Local Arts articles


Join Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.