SUNDANCE FROM A NEW YORK STATE OF MIND
Over at Huffington Post, Stewart Nusbaumer previews the upcoming Sundance Film Festival from the point of view of its New York visitors. Thelma Adams, Meira Blaustein, Karina Longworth, Mike Maggiore and I all pick some upcoming pre-favorites from the Sundance selection. Here’s me on Josh and Benny Safdie’s Daddy Long Legs, which, it was announced today at indieWIRE, will be available on VOD right after the festival via Rainbow Media’s Sundance Selects (run by IFC).
“One New York film I’m especially keen on is Josh and Benny Safdie’s Daddy Long Legs, which stars Frownland director Ronald Bronstein as a hopeless, hapless, but entirely loving divorced father who, despite money woes and girlfriend issues, retains a childlike enthusiasm for life in New York City. The film is both hilariously and painfully set during the annual summertime two weeks he has custody of his two young sons. The Safdies, who are part of a filmmaking collective called Red Bucket Films, are the real deal, and all of their films are joyfully loose-limbed in their capturing of the people, places and energies of this town.”