Archive for: Sundance 2011

Midnight Movie Masterpieces – Part 1

Midnight Movie Masterpieces – Part 1

I’m not usually a fan of “Midnight Movies”—horror, camp, sci-fi, B-movies, etc.—but three nights in a row I’ve loved Sundance’s 12am screenings at the Egyptian Theater.

Sundance Lesson #2: Sometimes, the Party Will Be Cool

Sundance Lesson #2: Sometimes, the Party Will Be Cool

My reflections on Sundance hotel room cable movie watching, my friend Todd Rohal’s hilarious film The Catechism Cataclysm and whether or not the party will, in fact, be cool.

The Longstreet Quadruple

The Longstreet Quadruple

Robert Longstreet is the first actor ever to have four movies at the Sundance Film Festival in the same year. As of today, I have collected them all.

Day 5 Recap: Remakes, mysterious tiles and lesbian aliens

Day 5 Recap: Remakes, mysterious tiles and lesbian aliens

Some news to start: 1. Remake rights to documentaries are selling today. The rights to make a fiction feature based on Bengali Detective (which I saw yesterday and liked) sold to Fox Searchlight and HBO bought the rights to Knuckle and plan to turn it into a TV show. In both cases I think they […]

Sundance Favorites

Sundance Favorites

Banksy, Martha Marcy May Marlene, and getting to see an edit of my new feature.

Day 4 Recap: In which Dan talks about money, alcohol, dancing and pot. Oh, and movies.

Day 4 Recap: In which Dan talks about money, alcohol, dancing and pot. Oh, and movies.

Wanna know what made me cry and what made me dance at Sundance? Plus exciting news for Rooftop Alum Sean Durkin.

Lindsay Drinks Things

Lindsay Drinks Things

Lindsay Pulsipher, star of my Sundance film The Oregonian (and recently seen on True Blood), gets thirsty.

John Salley Takes Pity on Me and Laughs at My Joke

John Salley Takes Pity on Me and Laughs at My Joke

Got interviewed by John Salley, said he had a new line of vegan foods out. I suggested he change his name to John Salad. He laughed out of kindness.

Park City Best and Worst

Park City Best and Worst

The Green Hornet vs. How to Die in Oregon

Dear Isabella Rossellini:

Dear Isabella Rossellini:

You were at the director’s brunch; I was at the director’s brunch. Our eyes met. You smiled. Then I waved, which admittedly might have been a little misleading.

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