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Who's going to Sundance?

Are there any fellow members of DVDTALK who are likely going to the Sundance Film Festival?? Thanks.
Old 12-10-03, 03:44 PM
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I'd go, but I don't think I can afford the airfare.
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Groucho, I think that's the line of the day right there!

Come to think of it, round-trip airfare might be kind of steep for me too.
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I was gonna go if the film I edited got in. It didn't. Thanks for rubbing it in.



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I'm sorry. Maybe next year, Gil.......
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I'll go to next years if the film I'm working on gets in, but I doubt it will because, as I think South Park says, they only like films about gay cowboys eating pudding.
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Originally posted by necros
I'll go to next years if the film I'm working on gets in, but I doubt it will because, as I think South Park says, they only like films about gay cowboys eating pudding.
That was the problem with ours. The pudding didn't make the final cut.

No, seriously everyone says this but I actually think it's bullshit that ours didn't make it. It's really a unique film. Most of the bogus hyperbole that accompanies indie films actually applies here (and none of that has anything to do with my participation in it, so this isn't just me tootin' my own horn) but the director/producer is a total outsider and it was shot on video, which is the one really big strike against it. Who cares. There are tons of other venues out there.
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Well the movie we're working on is a poopy humor comedy about pizza delivery guys. Just doesn't seem like the kinda thing you'd see at Sundance. We're gonna start small with the more local film fests this summer, and if it gets a good buzz we'll try our luck at some of the bigger ones
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I'm saving up to go to Cannes. My goal is to find out what the festival co-ordinators believe to be the most disturbing film, and then I'll stand outside the theatre while it's playing and laugh hysterically at all the people who walk out early until they call the police. I also wouldn't mind finding an old folks home and screaming, "Meep." Repeatedly at all the old frenchmen. Until they call the police.

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How much is it to see films at Sundance? I've been wanting to go
for years.

How limited is the access to the really hyped films?

Cuz I don't wanna go and then get shutout of the stuff I really
want to see.

thanks for any info anyone can provide.
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Frank, I've been to several movies at the film festival, and to be quite honest, I couldn't tell you how much the tickets are. I know you have to buy tickets very early, and locals get first crack at the tickets.

All the tickets I've ever received were corporate sponsor freebies.
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Locals no longer get first crack at the tickets, which is one of the reasons Sundance lost a lot of cred with me.
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Originally posted by Gil Jawetz
That was the problem with ours. The pudding didn't make the final cut.

No, seriously everyone says this but I actually think it's bullshit that ours didn't make it. It's really a unique film. Most of the bogus hyperbole that accompanies indie films actually applies here (and none of that has anything to do with my participation in it, so this isn't just me tootin' my own horn) but the director/producer is a total outsider and it was shot on video, which is the one really big strike against it. Who cares. There are tons of other venues out there.

Just curious if your film made it to any other film festivals yet? And do you have a website? I'd love to take a look at a trailer or clips.

What was your role for the film? Were you talent or crew? Which digital format was it shot in?

Good luck to you as well!!
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Originally posted by Groucho
Locals no longer get first crack at the tickets, which is one of the reasons Sundance lost a lot of cred with me.
I think you're wrong here. If locals don't know how to check a website, then that's their problem. And the festival was never meant to cater to Park City/Salt Lake City people specifically, anyway. It was its own thing, and whoever came, came. And it took off.... It's not like Hollywood shoved the locals out.

And the tickets are ten bucks each.... They go on sale January 6th....

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