i had a BLAST at the the 2008 sundance film festival in park city, utah last week. from the mountain scenery to the sheer energy of the festival i truly enjoyed my very first sundance experience, which fully surpassed any expectations i had as to what sundance would be like.
let me just say this: within two hours of landing in salt lake city i was in the same room with tom hanks.
shortly after entering the rose wagner performing arts centre – and seeing tom chatting up reporters – i heard from the director of sundance, the governor of utah, and film director sean mcginly, prior to the festival’s salt lake premier of the film – the great buck howard. tom hanks, one of the film’s producers, then introduced the cast + crew – including john malkovich, colin hanks, emily blunt, adam scott, tom arnold and others. it was fantastic.
and then, the movie!the great buck howard was a solid, stellar, quirky comedy. loved it.
afterwards we enjoyed mingling with the cast + crew at a private dessert reception (no cameras allowed, sorry! i was a guest for a change…) a phenomenal experience.
i did of course snag a few images in my non-paparazzi role as guest, not photog, for the evening…
the 2008 sundance tagline.
i observed the paparazzi for a change…(see tom hanks’ back, far left.)
utah governor jon m. huntsman + actor/producer tom hanks.
tom hanks addressed the audience with as much charm and wit as the beloved characters he often plays.
colin hanks + tom hanks played father + son on screen as well.
producer gary goetzman + actor john malkovich.
emily blunt, adam scott, and tom arnold.
the entire cast + crew – BRAVO!