So, if last year’s experience taught me that it’s OK not to ski during Sundance, this year I proved that the Sundance Film Festival + skiing = Awesome. Anyone familiar with Common Core math knows it’s true. After all, if you’re mixing in bluebird days with screenings of thought-provoking and inspiring films (I saw Life, Animated, Eddie
In my life as an avid skier and a journalist, my worlds collide in funny ways. The Sundance Film Festival—which brings a huge contingent of my professional community to my front door—is a great example of this. Last year, for instance, an interview with a favorite actor proved to me that not skiing can be a win.
Sundance Film Festival 2014 was my third in a row so I knew there to expect surprises. Obviously the films are the draw, but the experience at Sundance is always different, too. Three new and/or innovative things in particular caught my attention. In technology, the new E-Wait List was the buzz on the street. People
True story: I’m “Facebook friends” with over 1,800 people. At least a dozen of those are people with whom I rode the school bus to Rutland Town Elementary School with from 1978-1986 in Rutland, Vermont. As the small world turns, I run into one of these pals, Julie, on a weekly basis at our favorite
Since moving to Park City, I suddenly find that I am extremely popular with my out-of-town friends. This could be due to my outgoing personality or wonderful hospitality but it’s doubtful. The real reason for the sudden surge in attention is my location—Park City, my home, is the host city of the Sundance Film Festival.
I’ve been Sundancing like crazy, doing interviews, making myself generally nutso with work. And there’s nothing wrong with that. I got to attend a Toasting the Filmmakers event at the St. Regis Deer Valley, during which I caught up with Shannon Bahrke, the much-decorated Olympic and World Cup freestyle skier, who is now the official
There are a number of reasons that I love the Sundance Film Festival. First, there are the films—I saw a couple of documentaries that knocked my socks off this year: Rebirth and Hot Coffee. But in many ways, the festival holds personal appeal. I get to spend time with colleagues with whom my contact is