With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story, pre-empted its showing at Slamdance (the alternative Park City film festival) by being picked up by EPIX. The documentary covers Lee’s life, from growing up during the Depression to becoming one the icon that he is today.
So I have arrived home from Park City, Utah. We saw some great movies (Robot & Frank, That’s What She Said and Monsieur Lazhare) and one bad one (V/H/S). I guess 3 out of 4 isn’t too bad, right?
As previously noted, not every film one sees at Sundance is a winner. However, Monsieur Lazhar turned out to be the best movie I have seen in recent memory. Now nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, I cannot think of any film at this year’s film festival more deserving.
Our second Sundance film pick was That’s What She Said. Its description made it sound like a funny chick flick, but, boy, were we in for a surprise!
We chose Robot and Frank, one of my must-sees for our first feature length movie at Sundance. If this film is any indication, we are definitely off to a great start.
After breakfast today, which was free and delicious, we headed into Park City. I really had no idea what to expect. However, everyone we met was beyond friendly and helpful. The festival is very casual and laid back.
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