The Overnighters. Photo courtesy Jesse Moss.
PARK CITY, UTAH – The first few days of the Sundance Film Festival had the makings of one the better years I have attended and with only a few days left, right when I was hitting my stride, I got hit with a really nasty combination of altitude sickness, dehydration, exhaustion and hunger pains which derailed me for close to 24 hours. Cancelling plans and screenings are often difficult, especially when you only see some of the other festival programmers, journalists and distributors once a year at Sundance. But when your health is in question, taking some time off from screenings can do the mind and body some good. Surprisingly, the 2014 Sundance experience was, in fact, one of the best years I attended, even with being out sick for a day; there was always something that presented itself as either completely daring, original, mind-numbing or just plain entertaining.MORE »