1998 Sundance Film Festival Diaries
A Mission to Utah #2 (January 15)
PARK CITY, January 15 - In Cannes, they say all the business is done on
the hotel terrace. But in Sundance, the biz goes down on the way down -
the slopes, that is.
That would only make sense. Why else would they hold a film festival in
this icebox of a hamlet? Sundance is located in a city so bitterly cold
that USA TODAY has granted Park City its very own special color on the weather
And these Hollywood bigwigs love to ski. Heck, even Redford boasts his own
ski resort. So it's no surprise that festival schedulers attempt to program
most film screenings later in the afternoon ensuring the snowhounds some
ample slope time.
In fact, I've been told that if one seeks to uncover the real story behind
the Sundance Film Festival, he must first rent a pair of skis.
However, I'm having a few second thoughts about skiing. Trees seem to be
popping up out of nowhere these days. And I'm no hurry to complete this
latest celebrity death triangle.
Maybe I'll change my mind.
Then again, maybe I'll purchase a helmet.
Hey, Sonny would've wanted it that way.
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