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Sundance Film Festival 2009 — Top 10 Moments

January 25th, 2009 · No Comments

This is my fourth Sundance Film Festival, and Dan’s third. However, this is the first year we came for the entire 10 days of the festival. It was an incredible time. Our friends came for the long Martin Luther King Day weekend and my family came for the second half to celebrate my mom’s big birthday. It’s still my favorite vacation by far, where else can you find such a great combination of world-class skiing, independent film, top-notch restaurants, celebrity spotting, bar hopping, and just hanging out with friends/family in the hot tub after a long day?!

Below are my top 10 Sundance 2009 moments!

Kimberly

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Sundance Film Festival 2009

Kimberly and Dan’s Sundance Film Festival 2009 Top 10

1. Dan almost blinding Robin Williams with our flash, as he couldn’t figure out how to get the camera to take the picture in low light while Robin and I were hugging

2. Seeing Bobcat Goldthwait cry because he was so touched by the audience’s reaction to the premiere of his film, World’s Greatest Dad

3. Having a “moment” with Kevin Spacey (in an auditorium with 1200 other people) when I asked him a question at the premiere of his film Shrink and he responded to me with full eye-contact

4. Feeling Lee Daniels’ excitement at the “white people embracing” his film Precious (originally named Push) at the award screening for it winning the Grand Jury Prize of the festival

5. Watching Jimmy Page, The Edge, and Jack White jam in the documentary, It Might Get Loud

6. Meeting one of the lead prosecutors of the International Criminal Court at a screening of the documentary The Reckoning

7. Bringing Zookie into the Filmmaker Lodge, where industry folks network and talk shop. We were hoping he’d get “noticed” – but not this year.

8. Wearing our Festival Passes around town and feeling important, although we could never come up with a good answer for, “Who are you here with?” Next year, I’m saying, “I’m with a small film called Little White Monster

9. Being approached on Main Street by a legitimate lead actor who thought I was someone I clearly was not…and then being introduced to his film’s producer and chatting for a few minutes

10. Sharing the experience with 20 “Sundance Virgins” – our friends and family are hooked!

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