Sundance is over... as of yesterday. It's a little sad but what a great festival! I saw so many great films.. over 20!
All day I've been on a creative high and keep thinking about ways my life would be filmed if it were a movie haha. I definitely saw the power of storytelling and it inspired me to keep working on the screen play that I've had in the works.
Anywayyy, I will add two more film teasers of the movies I saw.
First, was an amazing and well-timed documentary about Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei. Through his art and twitter, Wei Wei has become a cultural icon and revolutionary force against the China's communist government.
I put a pin of Ai Wei Wei flipping off Tiananmen Square on my backpack. It somehow makes me feel powerful.
Second, is the film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty. Written, directed, animated, edited, and acted out by New York City artist Terence Nance. He was there at the film afterwards and I have to admit I kind of have a crush on him. What a talented dude!
The story is his heart felt account of love. I'd like to compare it to a BETTER, more artistic, more natural and indie version of 500 Days of Summer. The animations were fantastic, the music was great (all done by Terence), and it just felt real.