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Sundance Recap: Photos and stories from opening weekend

Published January 23, 2012 10:10 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

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