Day 2: Sundance Film Festival

3:28 AM

Park City has the MOST unreal views (photo taken by me). 


Fuck you app. 
Sitting at the bus stop, waiting to catch my ride into town. I'm trying to orient myself to the new Sundance app, but it's trickier than I thought it would be. The first time I came here in 2013, if you didn't have a ticket, you could get a number from a volunteer 2 hours before the screening, and depending on what number you got, you may or may not be able to get into the screening. The same principle applies here, only what you do now is click the wait list button *exactly* two hours beforehand. One second too slow, and you're probably going to miss out. I don't like the idea of people sitting in their cozy homes, clicking on a button for a film miles and miles away. You have to earn your Sundance ticket, goddammit. The app is too impersonal for my liking. To stand in the freezing cold for an hour and half with only an inkling of hope that you might get to see the film shows an epic determination and love of film that has been rendered slightly sterile by the app. God I sound ancient. Seeing Partisan at 2:30pm. Hoping Vincent Cassel will be there. 


He was there. 

I can now say with complete confidence that Vincent Cassel's face boasts a holy ratio of piercing blue eyes to perfect scruff. Vive la France. 


Waiting to see 99 Homes. My wait list number is 239. This is not promising. 


Managed to get into 99 Homes. Michael Shannon was fantastic as per usual, but Andrew Garfield is grossly miscast. The subject matter is intense - the 2008 financial crisis, but it's treated in a kind of tacky, try-hard Scorsese sort of way. No more buses are running so I'm sitting in the lobby of the Yarrow Hotel, acting like I belong here, and deserve their wifi. Getting a cab back to the house. 

Movies seen today: 2
Coffees today: 3 and half (I spilt half of my coffee on the hotel carpet. Good thing it's dark green. The steaming though, couldn't be helped.)

Movies seen so far: 3
Coffees drunk so far: 7.5

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