Sundance in 60 Seconds: Real-Life Sexual Catcalls; Weather Buzz; Hospitalized Vet; Twitter Talk

Sundance in 60 Seconds: Real-Life Sexual Catcalls; Weather Buzz; Hospitalized Vet; Twitter Talk

Jan 22, 2012


Movie Sparks Anger: Even before the post-screening Q&A for Craig Zobel’s charged drama Compliance began, one attendee complained loudly that the movie made “violence against women entertaining.” During the Q&A itself, actress Dreama Walker, who appears partially nude in the film, was subjected to catcalls of a sexual nature from audience members. (The Hollywood Reporter)

The Weather Outside: Screenings continued all day on Saturday, even though long-time attendee Drew McWeeny reported: “I think it's official... this is the heaviest I've ever seen it snow at Sundance.” Later in the day, another attendee named Teeney Hood wryly observed: “I understand why people just give up and let themselves die in the snow,” while writer Mike Ryan tweeted: “The snow at Sundance is so bad and my hotel is so far away, if someone offered me a dead Taun Taun to sleep in, I'd accept.” (Twitter)

Indie Vet Hospitalized: A respected, longtime member of the independent film community, Bingham Ray, in town early for the fest, suffered two strokes on Thursday and remains hospitalized in a Provo hospital. Ray has worked in a variety of capacities over the years; he currently serves as executive director of the San Francisco Film Society. (Thompson on Hollywood)

Twitter Talk: In which we present a grab bag of observations from critics, friends, and random informed strangers.

“INDIE GAME: THE MOVIE is beautifully shot & full of drama. No higher aspirations than a riveting inside look. Mission accomplished.” (Brian Kelley)

“Rick Alverson's THE COMEDY is a hilariously incisive dismantling of hipster culture, white privilege, and mumblecore. Awesome.” (Hammer to Nail)

“I love how the Park City NPR affiliate unironically gives a lost-and-found property report every morning.” (Shawn Levy)

“LAY THE FAVORITE knows so little about gambling that it completely contradicts its own math logic during the final bet.” (Erik Childress)

Check out all of our Sundance coverage; we especially recommend the early, funny ones.

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