Sundance Film Festival Day 2 Live From Park City
Read her day one update here.
12 A.M.- Pictured below is the director and cast of “The Beasts of the Southern Wild.” The film was developed at the Sundance Institute and Based on Lucy Alibars play. The emotional charged beautifully shot film is raw with emotion and features superb use of the extreme close up to tastefully capture the innocence of the child protagonist and the Louisiana spirit. It was shot for three months in Louisiana. Director Benh Zeitlin said the actors’ transform characters. A stunning performance by child actress Quvenzhane Wallis carried so much of the film’s emotional burden on her shoulders. Male lead Dwight Henry, delivers a strong performance as well. The film was finished two days ago. We were the first people to see it as Sundance volunteers.
7 A.M.- Made it through the snow to work and I'm back handing giftbags and tickets to members of the industry. It's great that the members have to pick up their tickets each day so I'm getting to know some familiar faces!
11 A.M.- Watching an interview with the executive producers and director of the film "Payback," based on Margaret Atwood's book of essays on systems of wealth, justice and reparation. Director Jennifer Baichwal explains how so much of our human relationships and primates' relationships are based on receptivity. We can't be selfish because we won't receive in return. Director Baichwal wants the exchanges to inform our lives from the beginning to the end and take it in. "With mega transactions done by super computers, we don't know to whom the receptivity is owed. Constant changing is the essence of how it works. We need to let go of the you owe me mentality in society," Baichwal said.
5 P.M.- Going to the premiere of "Celeste and Jesse" starring Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg.
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