These three words can sum up this weekend. Tired, sleep deprived, and inspired. Despite the predicted record snowstorm, Carrie and I still decided to make the drive to Park City, UT for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Everything that was predicted, was delivered, and then some. The snow came in huge wet flakes that covered the bustling town of Park City. Along with the excitement of extra 50,000 people in town for the festival, the snow made sure that our car got stuck at least 4 times. The films also lived up to the ongoing hype of Sundance. We had the opportunity to see the premieres for two films including Bones Brigade, which I have been looking forward to seeing ever since it was announced as in production. This was skateboard and filmmaker legend, Stacy Peralta’s newest film. I actually fell into the opportunity to ask Stacy a question about passion and filmmaking during a morning Q&A session. That’s a whole other entry though. The other film we saw was Declaration of War. The weather was so bad that the director couldn’t even make it in for her own premiere.
Of all of the celebrities wandering about, I found my highlight of the weekend. I had to opportunity to talk face to face with Glen Friedman. If you don’t know who Glen is, a quick Google search should do the trick. Basically, he is one of the most influential photographers of the last 30 years. His roots are in the early skateboard and music scene of Southern California. I’ve been looking at his photos in magazines since I was little and to get the opportunity to meet him was incredible. Once again, that is a complete other entry for another day. Rather than talking all day about the festival, I’ve decided to just show you some pictures.
This Tuesday I’ll be headed to Cheyenne, WY to interview Governor Matt Mead for Energy! O Energy! Check back for details on what he says about energy in Wyoming.