When I talk to people about going to The Sundance Film Festival, they always want me to paint a picture of what it is like. Often it is very hard to describe the experience, but I think I might have captured the feeling with this piece. If you can’t go to Sundance 2014; it is my hope my words will transport you there. So Set back and enjoy the ride. I hope you enjoy your trip!
The Sundance Experience
Monteque Pope-Le Beau
With clear beautiful blue skies above and snowcapped mountains touching the sky, there is a little hamlet which is both a paradise and a dream. Many make the pilgrimage to this wondrous place; where the past and the present coexist in harmony. There are those who have come for the snow, there are those who have come to get away from it all, and there are those who have come to be a part of something truly amazing and magical which is the Sundance film Festival; the place, Park City, Utah.
Among glistening white powder snow, old-fashioned streets and cheerful faces; the young and the old gather as if coming home to a large family. They greet each other happily with stories of the past year. This is something more than just the Sundance Film Festival this is the family of Sundance; with Robert Redford being the father. New members arrive every year to join the family.
Sundance has become an increasingly diverse global community of artists, filmmakers, storytellers and independent freethinkers. This is the alchemy that makes Sundance so special and unique. Which provides a platform and support where artists, storytellers and filmmakers can come together to create imaginative independent works of art.
No matter who you are, what you do, or where you come from Sundance represents a personal journey of discovery and forging a different path; a path of change. It celebrates the independent creative spirit which dwells within us all, but in this wondrous place; the creative spirit is nurtured and allowed to flourish and out of this flower comes an array of independent voices changing the way we think and see the world.
Welcome to the Sundance Experience