PARK CITY, Jan. 16 - Here's what making news aroud Park City:
The hottest ticket at Sundance? Probably Friday's midnight showing of "Orgazmo,"
a highly anticipated film by the red-hot team behind Comedy Central's animated
"South Park." Directed by Colorado native Trey Parker and starring
Parker and partner Matt Stone, "Orgazmo" tells the outrageous
story of a Mormon missionary turned porn film superhero. "Orgasmo"
is generating the same type of buzz as "The Spirit of Christmas,"
the animated short featuring "South Park" characters that earned
accolades at last year's festival. And there's more to come. Parker and
Stone will zip back to L.A. following the screening to resume work on their
An early disappointment at this year's festival was the withdrawal of Brit
Nick Broomfield's documentary "Kurt and Courtney" from the World
Cinema category. Sundance released a statement Thursday saying it regret[ted]"
the film's exclusion due to "unresolved legal issues." Those "legal
issues" were evidently lawsuit threats by rocker Courtney Love, who
expressed displeasure with the film's treatment of her relationship with
late husband Kurt Cobain...
The Coen brothers are back at Sundance with their newest film, but this
winter's "The Big Lebowski" is not even a part of the festival's
selection. The team behind the ultra-successful "Fargo" apparently
turned down the opening night slot for their film and indastead will screen
it as a non-competition film much as David Lynch did with last year's "Lost