Sundancing As Fast As We Can
Unfair Park don't take no holiday breaks -- instead, we go on a working winter holiday to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Which means that beginning tomorrow through next Friday, Unfair Park won't be all-local, all-the-time -- just, well, most of the time, as we add to this home-cooked stew a few outta-town film reviews, scene grabs and chitchats with filmmakers and actors (Well, hello, Colin Farrell) using audio, video and ... I think you call them "words"? Don't look at me -- it was the Big Bosses' idea, swear. I was scheduled to go camping with Jack E. Jett this weekend. We begin tomorrow with an introductory festival how-do from Scott Foundas, the film editor of our sistah papah in Los Angeles.
No TV Junkie or Primer this year, but, of course, we will do our best to find Texas items of interest -- like, say, Order of Myths, the second film from Austin-based doc-maker Margaret Brown, whose debut was the Townes Van Zandt heartbreaker Be Here to Love Me. Also from Austin: the Zellner Brothers, whose all-around-Texas-cast comedy Goliath will also make its bow at Sundance. And Fort Worth filmmaker David Lowery will have his five-minute short, A Catalog of Expectations, screening at Slamdance. And Chris Holt will be in Utah next week, playing with Johnny Lloyd Rollins & The All Nighters on the ASCAP Music Cafe stage. And ... uh ... former Dallas Observer staff writer Claiborne Smith is penning essays for the Sundance catalog. Man, can I stretch a dollar bill. --Robert Wilonsky