Sundance Diary Part Three: Bing Bars and Jesus Pizza
Okay, gentlemen, here's the scenario. You're standing in a room, and you're surrounded by Alison Brie, Emily Blunt, Teresa Palmer, Christina Hendricks, and Lizzy Kaplan, and it is absolutely imperative that you remain cool. Could you?
These are the moments where you realize that you should never, ever complain about this job.
The place was the Bing Bar, where many of the publicity teams who are here this year have arranged for interviews to take place, and over the weekend, we were there to shoot chats for both "Wish You Were Here" and "Your Sister's Sister" at the same time, which is when the above scenario unfolded. In addition to the assortment of some of the lovely ladies above, there were any number of familiar faces milling about. Joel Edgerton and Martin Starr and Ice-T and his wife Coco and Mark Duplass, and everyone was catching up and talking about what they were in town to support, an open bar lubricating the day's conversations thoroughly and continuously.
That sort of moment is obviously not the Sundance experience that everyone has, although it's next to impossible to be here for more than 24 hours without stumbling over someone who you recognize. We decided to combine both Saturday and Sunday into one video report, where you'll see Tim League, the owner and founder of the Alamo Drafthouse, who I've run into repeatedly at screenings over the past few days.
We've got more of these coming for you, but for now, enjoy a little bit more of the experience of this year's Sundance Film Festival, which is actually winding down for me at this point. Hard to believe I'm out of here tomorrow night.
Then again, it's worth leaving early because I've got a really insane "Film Nerd 2.0" event planned for this weekend. You really won't believe your eyes.