Sundance Recap: Photos and stories from opening weekend
Published: January 23, 2012 10:10AM
Updated: January 23, 2012 12:26PM
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Kim Raff |The Salt Lake Tribune Actress Elizabeth Olsen poses on the red carpet before the premiere of "Liberal Arts" at the Eccles Center during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on January 22, 2012.

The first few days of the Sundance Film Festival are typically the most eventful. If the snow - or crowds - kept you away from Park City or even venues in Salt Lake and Ogden, here’s a recap to catch you up on what you may have missed.

Film Buzz:

“Robot and Frank” - Finding the emotional connection of a robot

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/53342983-80/robot-frank-festival-sundance.html.csp

“Ethel” - Documentary illuminates a reticent subject

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sundance/53348173-177/ethel-kennedy-bobby-family.html.csp

“Something about Nothing: The Art of Rap” - Rapper and actor Ice-T chats about his documentary

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogssundanceblog/53352815-50/think-music-rap-artists.html.csp

Celebrity spotting:

Actor, comedian Tracy Morgan hospitalized after collapsing at Sundance - http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sundance/53355472-177/morgan-actor-comedian-reports.html.csp

Annual celebrity charity hockey match brings out a diverse group, including Alan Thicke, Cuba Gooding Jr and Treat Williams - http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sundance/53351830-177/hockey-kids-robitaille-celebrity.html.csp

Bono’s daughter is nice to the media. Even the dumb reporter.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogssundanceblog/53350935-50/penn-sean-aging-character.html.csp

Video: Celebrity enthusiasts tell how they find the stars at Sundance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAQkJ2YFf2c

Red carpet photo galleries:

A Kennedy reunion at the “Ethel” premiere - http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sundance/53342732-177/ethel-premiere-sundance-kennedy.html.csp

“Nobody Walks” with Rhys Wakefield, Olivia Thrilby, Rosemarie DeWitt

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sundance/53341435-177/nobody-walks-awakens-carpet.html.csp

“Liberal Arts” with Josh Radnor, Richard Jenkins, Elizabeth Olsen and Allison Janey

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sundance/53341783-177/arts-elizabeth-liberal-radnor.html.csp

“Celeste and Jesse Forever” with Andy Samberg, Emma Roberts, Rashida Jones

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sundance/53336027-177/param-value-celeste-forever.html.csp

Weather, mayhem & more:

Ever wonder what the Park City police log looks like during Sundance?

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogssundanceblog/53352914-50/main-case-shift-street.html.csp

Snow wreaks havoc on the opening Saturday of Sundance (and launches a viral video)

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home2/53346133-183/saturday-utah-wind-lake.html.csp

Director nearly misses his own premiere

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogssundanceblog/53351189-50/didn-festival-film-nothing.html.csp

Video: Snowy morning at Sundance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQfY_GP1oQk&feature=relmfu