Attenberg. Photo courtesy Despina Spyrou.
PARK CITY, UTAH, January 27, 2011—The scenery flying over the mountains coming west is magical, but so is the atmosphere of arriving at Park City, after making the 45-minute drive from Salt Lake City. Anticipation for the Sundance Film Festival has been in my bones for over a month now, and when I pick up the all-important press pass, the hunt begins. I grab my gear and set out on the snow-covered roads among a crowd of "townies," film aficionados, corporate executives, and other film journalists. It was nice to see the sun shining on all of us as the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, which began last Thursday; this is my first report on films on saw during the opening weekend.MORE »