What You Missed at Sundance Film Festival

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A few of our favorite things, straight from the powder of Sundance.

  • That Zooey Deschanel stays true to her girly style and still wears skirts in the snow
  • The giant cow statue outside Java Cow on Main Street
  • Conversations that start with "So, what happened last night in the hot tub?"
  • The bus stop critic
  • The discovery of the terrific Elizabeth Olsen in Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • The cult theme (Martha Marcy May Marlene, The Sound of My Voice, Higher Ground)
  • The insurance theme (Cedar Rapids, The Convincer)
  • The so-not Bo Derek "Braid Bar" from Nine Zero One salon
  • The sight of exhausted skiers carting their skis and goggles around
  • The strings of colored lights that criss-cross down Main Street
  • Newcomer Felicity Jones
  • Toe warmers
  • Paul Rudd's sideburns
  • The disturbingly absurd but hilarious twists in The Details
  • Concession stands that sell more than popcorn … but concession stands that still sell popcorn
  • How divisive people are talking about Kevin Smith's Red State
  • Festival volunteers
  • The sheer bedlam that is Main Street on Saturday night of opening weekend
  • The calm and quiet of Main Street by Sunday night
  • Outdoor firepits
  • Ski jackets by Obermeyer
  • David Carr in the Page One doc
  • The excitement and enthusiasm inside Eccles Theater no matter what the flick is
  • Local Wasatch Beer with clever brews like Polygamy Porter and Evolution Ale
  • Celebrity schmoozing and trying to figure out what James Franco is up to
  • Morgan Spurlock's logo suit
  • the Hungry Miners breakfast skillet at The Eating Establishment
  • Midnight screenings at the Egyptian
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