Union Square finds Savoca going back to her formative indie roots with a digital twist. Wanting just to shoot something while waiting to film larger projects, she decided not to ask permission to make a movie, but just to do it instead.
People think Sundance is about the films, and they are sort of right, but mostly wrong. Sundance is about the experience of being with people who are recognized for telling their own stories and who are celebrated for the things they are most passionate about.
As for me, I ended my festival experience with the perfect coda. Catching a beer and the amazing end of the Giants/49ers game at Cisero's lounge on Main St., I had the quintessential Sundance encounter.
Things are going as well as expected for what is my first trip to the Sundance Film Festival. Which is to say, it's going very poorly. Ahead, here are some tips on how to have a terrible time during your first day at Sundance.
It's midnight and I'm doing my laundry with just enough time to pack a battered carry-on and catch an REM cycle before jetting out of Los Angeles on a crack-of-dawn flight to Park City. 12 hours ago --scratch that, six hours ago -- I had no idea whether or not I'd go to Sundance this year.
In addition to being THE place to see amazing movies, Sundance is a door gauntlet. You need to be on a list to go anywhere. This is going to take some savvy negotiating so I've been perfecting my reasons for entry all week.