This South Florida girl rubbed her eyes (after 3 hours of sleep…groan) to big white flakes falling. After a cup or three (ok, so I drank the entire pot) of Park City’s local Caffe Ibis Organic coffee it was time to layer. The effort to keep warm while looking good is definitely a challenge. The Michelin
Man Woman has arrived at Sundance!
My first inclination that today was going to be tough was the lack of people (**ahem**- celebs) lingering around in front of the fireplace in the lobby at the Waldorf Astoria Park City. Apparently the roads were a little tough to maneuver so cabs, rental cars, etc. were steering clear making it a bit more difficult to catch a ride. Thankfully the Waldorf Astoria has a wonderful car service and I need to applaud them here for getting us out of more than one time crunch this week. It was a quick shuttle over to Main Street and a trudge into the wind up the hill for the FIRST screening of the day…
Declaration of War – This French film (which opened Cannes) is one that moms are going to be choking up over. A love story (his name is Romeo, hers is Juliette – yes REALLY), that takes us through the joys of relationship and parenthood only to be halted in their tracks when they learn that their baby has a brain tumor. I have to say that Donzelli made a film that had me laughing, brought me to tears, and left me with the feeling that the French really do have a deep understanding of cinema. It may need a slight bit more editing for American audiences, but otherwise it’s a winner.
Lay the Favorite – Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Vince Vaughn, Laura Prepon and Rebecca Hall…..this was the one we were waiting for….and it’s the ONLY film that I would have walked out on if I weren’t sitting in the center front row of the mezzanine and would have to say “excuse me” to the 20 or so people that I’d be disturbing. The premise is fun, but this clunker looked like it still needs a TON of editing, and more shooting. UGH…
The gondolas were going up & down the mountains furiously, and so were many of the celebs. Unfortunately, I was trudging through snow rather than shushing down the trails…so there was little to see. The streets of Park City were relatively quiet, as the wind whipped through making it difficult to maneuver.
Of course we still had our share of A-Listers at the theaters.
Once again Emily Blunt was in line at the screening of Declaration of War…BEHIND US (WOW). Later on in the day we had the opportunity to see and listen to Bruce Willis, Stephen Frears (director), Laura Prepon and Rebecca Hall at their premiere (so sad that Vince Vaughn wasn’t there).
Unfortunately because of the nasty weather, we chose to spend the evening relaxing before the fire in our suite, so there were no parties, no lounges, just wonderful relaxation.
Thank you to the Hilton HHonors program and the Waldorf Astoria who made it possible for us to be here. All opinions are our own.