First Sunday is almost over

I’ve gone from the emotional doc about Benazir Bhutto, (BHUTTO) to the wildly goofy and insightful CYRUS by MFF alums the Duplass Brothers, to Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams in the ponderous BLUE VALENTINE (if you want to see Williams hit the ball out of the park, rent WENDY AND LUCY) and back again with Joan Jett and Cherie Currie (THE RUNAWAYS).   It seems fit that I’m going to end the day with the premiere of a psychosexual film noir, THE KILLER INSIDE ME, by the great  Michael Winterbottom, from a Jim Thompson novel and starring Casey Affleck.

Exciting news away from here, but very much in the mountain air- Barry Levinson is getting a lifetime achievement award from the Writers Guild, and the Producers Guild has picked THE HURT LOCKER (MFF 2009, Closing Night) for best picture.   -Jed

Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart who play Cherie Currie and Joan Jett respectively in THE RUNAWAYS, hosting Q&A.  The real Joan Jett and Cherie Currie are hiding near the screen.

MFF Director, Jed Dietz, will be at the Sundance Film Festival from January 23-30.  Keep checking back for Jed’s daily updates and reports straight from Park City, Utah!


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