I can't believe just hours ago I was in snowy Utah, typing away about my thoughts on the films in this year's Sundance Film Festival. Now I'm back in not-so-cold San Francisco, savoring my memories from the trip. Some final notes:
- After a flurry of acquisitions on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, things have been quiet on the buyers' front. My guess is that the movies next to sell fairly well will be The Last Word, The Deal, Sunshine Cleaning, What Just Happened?, Phoebe in Wonderland, and August. Though Hamlet 2 sold big to Focus Features, there seems to be no real Little Miss Sunshine this year, no darling of Sundance.
- I do have a few regrets from my time in Park City. I wish I'd seen some of the films I didn't get to, like The Wackness, Choke, Sunshine Cleaning, and Smart People. I regret that I didn't join Molly in EW's photo booth and watch all the celebs get those beautiful shots taken. Last, and certainly not least, it's too bad I didn't get to those mountains and learn how to snowboard. Sigh. Next year!
- Care to see some photos from my trip? Click here for a slideshow of some of my Park City findings.
Now I'll get to work on those reviews! Stay tuned for my take on what worked and what didn't at this year's Sundance Festival. Until next year — farewell, Park City!