Steve volunteered doing IT for the Fest again this year which means that he worked full-time for two straight weeks making sure the venues had wifi, printers were working, and technology glitches never got in the way of thousands of people enjoying independent cinema. Plus he got a cool jacket out of the deal and got to wear his credentials on his belt like a cool kid (I've been informed that only tools wear creds around their necks. There are a lot of tools in Park City.
Hot tip from the Morningstars: Always avoid films with the words "sexual awakening" in their description. Always.
We looked fabulous waiting in line. And we were first in line.
We were given super fabulous Kid's Fest "credentials" that made us feel like a million bucks.
We wore sunglasses inside.
- Is it harder to draw a movie or do the clay?
- Which came first for Shaun, A Close Shave or the Shuan the Sheep Movie? (this was Ben's question and Peter Lord said that he was stumped but if he had to guess he'd say the A Close Shave came first because Shaun looks more mature in the movie)
- How do they look so big in the movie when they're really so small?
After that we ate some pizza and went home for naps. You can't sustain this level of fabulousness without fuel and rest.
We got to see Ewen McGregor in person at the premier of Last Days in the Desert where he plays... wait for it... both Jesus and Satan. It was actually a surprisingly good movie - very artsy, lots of walking around in the desert.
And our Sundance experience culminated with A Walk in the Woods, Robert Redford's first Sundance movie ever, believe it or not. Based on the Bill Bryson book, Mr. Redford and Nick Nolte made quite the old guy odd couple as they attempted to survive the Appalachian Trail. Very fun. Not Shuan-the-Sheep-fun, but a pleasant way to pass two hours nonetheless.
Steve was a total hero and fixed a million IT issues, basically keeping the festival going single-handed (this is my assumption, he's to modest to confirm the truth but I'm sure that's about how it went down).
Steve saw James Franco multiple times.
I saw the stars of 2 of our 3 movies. Admittedly one set was inanimate.
And we looked fabulous.