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Drunktown’s Finest | Director Sydney Freeland

Drunktown's Finest

Attention, our audience’s and our own — it’s a valued commodity these days. We struggle to command our audience’s attention, for them to discover our work and then, once they’ve discovered it, to actually focus on it. Meanwhile, we struggle to focus our own attention, to fight our society’s weapons of mass distraction so we can not just see our work to completion but fully discover the meanings within it. What role does attention play in your work? Can you discuss an instance where you thought about some aspect of attention when it came to your film?

For me, attention is a byproduct of good storytelling. If I am able to maintain an audience’s attention then I’ve succeeded at what I set out to do — tell a good story.

[PREMIERE SCREENING: January 18 at 3:00 pm – Yarrow Hotel Theatre, Park City]

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