The festival should be well under way as I write this blog entry. The Sundance Film Festival has a long, colorful, and proud history and this year, the tradition continues. This yearâ€™s festival runs from the 15th of January to the 25th, with a lot in store for participants.
One distinct attribute of this yearâ€™s Sundance Festival is that the films that are being shown are not specific to a single genre. According to Geoffrey Gilmore, the director of the festival, â€œThis year’s films are not narrowly defined. Instead we have a blurring of genres, a crossing of boundaries: geographic, generational, socio-economic and the like. The result is both an exhilarating and emotive Festival in which traditional mythologies are suspended, discoveries are made, and creative storytelling is embraced.”
He couldnâ€™t have put that in a more attractive way, could he? A wild mixture of stories and styles â€“ thatâ€™s what you can expect from a visit to the festival. If it is too late for you to head on over there, you can still keep yourself updated by visiting the official Sundance Festival web site, where you can read up on all things Sundance. They also have news articles and video clips, which will keep you up all night, making you feel as if you were there yourself.
In case you still donâ€™t get it â€“ Sundance is not for those who are only into mainstream movies. You will not find Dark Knight and the similar movies here but make no mistake, you will be in for excellent viewing experiences.