One of the best things so far about being at Sundance is getting a chance to meet and speak with people you admire. I had the chance to listen to a legendary photographer hold court and say the following: “It is nearly impossible to take a bad photo of Jennifer Connolly. It is also nearly impossible to take a good photo of Jennifer Aniston.” Ouch. I was really excited to see Steven Soderbergh spill taco meat on his jacket at the same party. It made me feel better about my own shortcomings.
Also, apparently Mariah Carey is actually good in her new movie. Like, good enough to make up for Glitter. I don’t know how that is possible, even with technology.
On the “it’s a small world” front, I found out last night that one of the other producers in our shorts program, Beau Genot, is a WOW alumnus. He produced Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s movie Sparks, which I have now seen four times because it would be rude to just show up for our film. He also told me some interesting things about the office. All of them good, I swear. Neither Sparks nor our film won any awards at the shorts ceremony last night. However, the grand prize went to Short Term 12, one of the best films I’ve ever seen of any length. If we weren’t going to win, I’m glad they did, because then I didn’t have to storm out in a huff.
This is a photo of our posse with Nancy Schreiber, who photographed one of my all-time favorite shows, The Comeback. We agreed that the show never should have been cancelled.