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Sundance Video Blog #2: Crystal Fairy Is The Michael Cera Doing Drugs In Chile Movie, And It's Great
Crystal Fairy-- real name unknown-- is first seen jumping into the middle of a dance circle, a big mess of frizzy brown hair and too many bangles, moving way too slowly for the music that's playing. She's the kind of girl who's constantly offering to massage your aura, or insisting that everyone do a meditation before dinner
I'm completely convinced I've managed to overlook the one film anybody will be talking about 10 days from now. This is how it feels at the start of every Sundance, which remains such a unique festival because of its continued commitment to choosing movies that nobody sees coming
I've made it to Utah and I don't yet have the flu, which I count as two major victories even before the Sundance Film Festival kicks off. The first screenings don't begin until tonight, when films like Gael Garcia Bernal's Who Is Dayani Cristal? and Michael Cera's Chilean experiment Crystal Fairy hold their premieres
The Sundance Film Festival is primarily known for giving young, unknown filmmakers a chance to have their work be seen, but itís not just film school students who are making movies outside of the studio system. There are many directors and actors who like to work without the restrictions of a major company and focus on their craft instead of just making blockbusters.
Every year the Park City, Utah event kicks things off, and this January will be no different. Earlier this week the titles set to face off in both the narrative and documentary competitions were announced, but today we have even more films for you - namely the Spotlight and Midnight lineups
Winter is just beginning for most of us, but certain groups of movie fans already have their minds in the snow, with the first portion of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival lineup announced today. As always, these are titles that nobody outside the filmmakers and the festival have seen, and you might not have even heard of-- but with directors like Lynn Shelton and Shane Carruth involved