I know it’s not fair to judge a book by its cover but when I go to Sundance I judge films by the film stills in the press catalog. Obviously I’m also curious about the directors and actors old and new but at first glance, I judge by the stills and these are the films I am most excited about right now. I’m sure I am forgetting a few and there are always a couple that the buzz starts to build around as you zig zag through the press line with all the other film nutz (and I say that lovingly as I am one of them…) The one above is from a short (“Barbie Blues”) that chances are I may not see (the shorts program literally gets the short end of the stick even with me because there is just so much to see and only so many hours in a day) but these shorts and features look promising, yes, by the stills (ok and a few by their story lines and directors)… I covered the documentaries I am dying to see in another post so I won’t repeat them here. I also really want to see “Price Check” directed by Michael Walker but their stills are in a format I couldn’t convert and frankly I’m so tired and can’t see straight so just picture Eric Mabius (ditto for “My Brother The Devil” directed by Sally El Hosaini).
“Filly Brown” directed by Youssef Delara and Michael D. Olmos (this year’s “Pariah” style breakout)