About a week ago I went to the Sundance Film Festival for the first time ever. Yes I, Scott Hayden, the self-proclaimed Film Critic (I'm probably a self-proclaimed critic about everything actually!), have lived in Utah 3 winters and have yet to attend this fine festival. This being said, I found it prudent to attend this year. My previously mentioned roommate, Justin, found a way to score tickets the first day they were available. Having limited funds I decided to only get tickets for the one I wanted to see the most, Be Kind Rewind. It was directed by Michel Gondry who has directed previous movies Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep. Eternal Sunshine ranks up there with my favorite movies and the Science of Sleep is also really good. I highly recommend both movies to those who haven't seen them and are into movies that aren't you normal cinematic experience.
Moving along....the night of the movie we decided to drive up early to Park City (where the movie was playing) and have dinner. We had reservations at a sweet Israeli restaurant that I very much enjoyed. After dinner we headed over to an art gallery where Patti Smith had an invitation only art show. Justin's buddy, June(sp?), received an invitation earlier while watching a showing of a documentary on her. It was definitely an interesting experience. The art/photography was cool, not super impressive, at least by my standards, but cool nonetheless. The interesting part was watching the yuppies converse. Oh wow, I don't know what it is about rich people and wine, but for some reason when the two come together a sudden sense of pretense is apparent. It was honestly making me sick. Don't get me wrong, I am hope I am one day rich and successful and have other rich and successful friends, but these people take it to a level I can't handle. Not to mention the fact that they all think they know everything about everything. Luckily we didn't spend too much time there. Off to the theater!
The movie was spectacular! I seriously loved it. I won't go into what its about because its easy enough to google the trailer. Suffice it to say, it is definitely worth seeing when it comes out in a month.