When the Sundance Film Festival’s competition slate drops — as it did on Wednesday — it’s always interesting to see the different things people get excited about. (And by people, The Cricket means the entertainment press.)
Here’s a sampling:
• The U.S. Dramatic competition films has female directors on eight of its 16 films, which is a record.
• The slate is already being sized up for the marketability of its films — with approving nods from the industry.
• Ooh, we get to see Harry Potter! Playing Allen Ginsberg!
• India will be well-represented at Sundance, with three films depicting facets of life in the world’s largest democracy.
• So will San Francisco, thanks to the Filmmaker360 program there.
• But, really, it all comes down to two things: Sex and comedy.
Now, imagine how much we’ll talk about once we actually see some of these movies.
|1.||Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn proud to be gay and Mormon|
|2.||Free entry this weekend in national parks|
|3.||Autopsies of 7 dead Utah babies done, reports still weeks away|
|4.||Partying daughter has mom concerned|
|5.||Title of new Hillary Clinton book: ‘Hard Choices’|
|6.||Utah Jazz GM says Corbin decision coming ‘in short order’|
|7.||Movie review: Depp can’t bring humanity to high-tech ‘Transcendence’|
|8.||Salt Lake Comic Con FanX: In ‘cosplay,’ everybody can be anybody|
|9.||Utah same-sex marriage opponents hope case not undone by technicality|
|10.||Paul Rolly: Taking Utah County’s wackiness to a new level|