Dear Wide World,
Greetings from Park City, UT! The temperature’s currently 37 degrees Fahrenheit, the snow’s been falling fairly steadily, and the plows that clear that snow out are parkedâ€¦ yep, right outside the door of my condominium. Hello 6:00 a.m.! Ready to rock and roll?
The cinematic world is closing in on this little town even as I speak. Today’s a light day for me, as my screenings don’t begin until tomorrow morning. I’ve got an arm and a leg’s worth of screenings/events to cover this week, and I kinda can’t wait to dive into the pool and start swimming. Sure, the water’s cold at first, but once you’re in, you’re fine.
I’ll mostly be covering screenings at the Slamdance Film Festival, hosted at the Treasure Mountain Inn. When I’m not in the Slammer, I’ll be all over town at meetings, parties, post-events, and if thereâ€™s time, down the street at a Sundance screening or two. I’ll be bringing you highlights, buzz from around town, and a daily chronicle of my never-ending adventures.
It should be a packed week with tons to do on little sleep, but I’m not too worried. Upon arrival, the Smack team and I hit the grocery store and bought more caffeine than a group of people should legally be allowed to have. I have a feelingÂ I’ll be fine.
Ah, the town calls. Time to pick up my badge and tickets, and get the lay of the land.