FS #146 (WBEZ): Sundance Review / Garth Jennings, Craig Brewer Interviews
Sunday, 28 January 2007 01:00

Jan. 28: Maybe the first Sundance is always the best. Take a glance at festival reports from Sundance veterans and you'd think that Park City had become indistinguishable from the crass commercialism of Hollywood. Adam and Sam spent six days at the festival, saw 20 films [most of them good, very good or great], sat down with the writer/directors of two of their favorite films, had a quick chat with Elvis Mitchell, and sat within shouting distance of Justin Timberlake at the world premiere of Craig Brewer's "Black Snake Moan." It was a very good, occasionally surreal week.

On this Chicago Public Radio edition of Filmspotting: the five [actually, six] best films that Adam and Sam saw at Sundance and two interviews -- one with "Black Snake Moan" director Craig Brewer and another with Garth Jennings and Nick Goldsmith, the directing/producing team behind Adam and Sam's favorite film of the festival, "Son of Rambow"). Plus, Massacre Theatre and the Top 5 Sundance Debuts... of all-time.

To hear more in-depth coverage of the films that Filmspotting saw during its week at Sundance, check out the three "daily dispatches" that posted Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of festival week (see below).

Music by Utah Carol from the album "Rodeo Queen."

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Filmspotting #146
:05-15:45 - Top 5 Sundance 2007 Films
Music: Utah Carol, "Kimberly Smiles"
17:40-20:19 - Oscar Disappointments
20:20-31:24 - Interview: Garth Jennings/Nick Goldsmith
Music: Utah Carol, "Twilight Time"
33:10-37:07 - New DVDs, Massacre Theatre (Winner: Mike Thomas)
37:08-46:56 - Interview: Craig Brewer
Music: Utah Carol, "The Northern Skies"
48:34-59:28 - Donations/Nicknames, Top 5 Sundance Debuts
59:29-1:01:02 - Close/Next Show/Outtake

- On Sundance Dispatch #2 earlier in the week we said that "The Pool" was Chris Smith's first fiction film. Actually, it is his second, but his first since his 1995 debut "American Job." We misinterpreted Sundance's notes. Thanks for the correction to listener Scott Jones.
- "Midnight Cowboy" was not only the first X-rated movie to win Best Picture, it is, of course, the only X-rated movie to win Best Picture.

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