2012 Sundance Award Winners

From my virtual trip to the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, the award winners -
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Searching for Sugar Man — SPOILER ALERT: He’s ALIVE!

1970s Mexican-American singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez (who looks like an older version of Edward James Olmos crossed with Lou Diamond Philips) released two records on the Sussex Record Label: — Cold Fact in 1970, and Coming from Reality in 1971. Two weeks before Christmas one year, the record label released him and he had to find work outside music — in construction — while still living in Detroit. He never looked back. Continue reading

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The Imposter – Truth is stranger than fiction

In 1994, a 13-year-old boy disappears in Texas. Three and a half years later, police find him in Spain. What happened to him? Where has he been all this time? Is it really him??? What?? Continue reading

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Safety Not Guaranteed…

After being disappointed at Sundance 2012 with the John Krasinski film, Nobody Walks, I was happily surprised with the Mark Duplass film, Safety Not Guaranteed. Continue reading

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Snow, snow, snow!

Arrived safely today and there is snow everywhere — and it is still coming down!

Spent our first day as we always do: picked up our tickets at Gateway, went shopping at the Film Festival store, grabbed some groceries at Fresh Market and settled in at the condo to watch some Law & Order before the film frenzy begins tomorrow.

Condo is really nice – really too much room for just the two of us. It’s a 2 Bdm / 2 Ba and James has almost killed himself walking down from the bedroom in the loft. Sigh.

We don’t have any tickets for tomorrow’s films, but we’re going to try to Waitlist two or three films. I’ll let you know how things go!

Oh, by the way…at Gateway, I saw Nolan Gould of Modern Family!

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Sundance 2012 – Here we come…

Packing, packing, packing…

A week ago I would have packed entirely different clothes, but as of two days ago, Continue reading

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X on What’s good at the SFIFF: Online information

Some of the good things at the San Francisco International Film Festival is the information they provide online. Continue reading

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X on the best of SFIFF54 so far

The San Francisco International Film Festival closes tomorrow and I’ve seen seven films. Continue reading

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X on What’s bad at the SFIFF: Crowd Control

Crowd Control and other areas for improvement at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Continue reading

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Reviewer X at the San Francisco International Film Festival

Your less than humble film critic will be attending the San Francisco International Film Festival which opened earlier this week. Continue reading

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