Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sundance Film Festival

Today marks the start of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Now an established part of the independent cinema calendar, there have been doubts about the festival's ability to turn up a box office winner in the past. An article from Variety, January 12-18, 1998, reminds us that
"all of the films picked up during the 1997 festival were commercial disappointments",
and that the only two commercial successes to come out of that year's festival--In the Company of Men and Kiss Me Guido--were picked up after the festival had ended.

By 2009, however, things had certainly turned around. According to an American Cinematographer article in April, last year's festival turned up such critical and audience favorites as Sin Nombre, directed by Adriano Goldman; An Education, directed by Lone Scherfig; and Push (now Precious): Based on the Novel by Sapphire, directed by Lee Daniels.

Articles come from Omnifile Full Text, Mega Edition and photos from Cinema Image Gallery.

1 comment:

Henryjones said...

What an amazing experience it was to attend the Sundance Film Festival this year! I'm so glad I got to see some of the best independent films from around the world.