WASTING AWAY ON THE THIN ICE OF THE PARKING LOT OF THE MARRIOTT…

WASTING AWAY ON THE THIN ICE OF THE PARKING LOT OF THE MARRIOTT…

It’s been icey of late. Real warm during the day melts the snow, real cold at night freezes the melties into ice. S’dangerous.

Today is the final day of press screenings. The festival will have normal screenings tomorrow and Sunday, but the cozy, press and industry only bubble we’ve been living in will be popping today.

Started off today with a screening of “The Good Night,” which I enjoyed, though I find it sick that they would program a movie about a guy who wants to live in his dreams, and is constantly trying to sleep, at 8:30am. Not early by normal, working human standards, but since the last film I got out of (“The Ten”) ended at 12:15am, and then Zack and I rushed to SLC for 4 hours sleep before turning around to get back to PC for the early screenings, it was a bit of a chore to watch the film. Good film, hard context to view it within.

Speaking of “The Good Night,” it premiered last night for the public, and the screening had Gwyneth Paltrow (as her brother directed the film AND she starred in it), Danny DeVito and Steven Spielberg in attendance. From what I’ve been told, Kim from Cinematical got to meet Spielberg, and chat him up, making me extremely envious. “Raiders of the Lost Ark” is my favorite movie of all time, and as uncool or un-indie as it is to say it, the man is a hero of mine. Kudos to Kim, but it hurts that I did not get to meet or speak to him. Maybe one day…

Other news, during my interview schedule yesterday, I was able to catch some of the Music on Main concert and… it was unreal crowded. Mostly young kids (methinks this is THE outddor concert event of the year for the majority of the local area youth), great music. Shiny Toy Guns delivered, as I knew they would (I’ve been following them for a bit now in LA, they put on a good show) and I also saw a band I hadn’t heard of, West Indian Girl, and they were unbelievably good. Must track down their music when I get back to LA, looks like I’ve got a new band to follow. Sundance delivers at least one solid concert for me to enjoy annually. …Trail of Dead, “American Hardcore” party… love ‘em…

Majority of today will be spent writing reviews, and I may take Rookie over to Main to check out the Music Cafe, as things have relaxed. All our online journalist buddies are leaving today (or have already left), so it’s just us now.




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2 Comments on "WASTING AWAY ON THE THIN ICE OF THE PARKING LOT OF THE MARRIOTT…"

  1. Gigi on Sun, 28th Jan 2007 1:45 am 

    OMG…even LAYING eyes on Spielberg would be the SHIT. Did you lay eyes on him???????

    Found it ironic and funny about the “Good Night” film. It’s like when we had to screen black and white movies in the theater at 8-30am in our Film History classes. It was winter usually and the theater was dark and so warm….zzzzzzzzzzzz


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  2. fran on Thu, 1st Feb 2007 11:28 pm 

    hey mark – thanx for the props – appreciate it – we play at spaceland in late march


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