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on Jan 17, 2009

Wake up, edit a few pieces for our standalone festival page, and then head to the registration office where I get my badge in about one minute’s time. Walk over to a press screening where I enter just as the movie is starting and get a seat. Later, meet some friends and snag a table for six on Main Street for dinner. Another press screening — this time I stroll in during the opening credits and easily score a good seat.

Am I at Sundance?

Yes, it is quieter this year. It feels like a lot less people are here. I haven’t made it to a big screening at the Eccles yet, but most people I talk to are also getting into theaters, parties and finding parking spaces. It all feels quite nice, even if it’s also a bit disconcerting. Also nice tonight was a reception the IFP and Filmmaker hosted for the Sundance Arthouse Convergence conference (pictured above). Attendees included Ted Hope, Peter Broderick, Jason Kliot and Joana Vicente, Pete Sollett, Eva Vives, Tony Liano, Slava Rubin, Frazer Bradshaw, Todd Rohal, Tze Chun, Mynette Louie, Sophia Lin, Silvestre Rasuk and quite a few others.

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