Next week film makers, celebrities and movie lovers will head to Park City, Utah en masse for Sundance 2013. The Bay Area will be front and center at this year's festival with a number of Bay Area film makers and stories being showcased. Take a peak below for a preview of locals heading to the festival this year.
'Kink,' an honest look at the inner workings of Kink.com, will be a midnight feature at the festival. The film is Executive Produced by James Franco and will show the nine-to-five lives of those that head into work every day to Kink.com. I will be chatting with Peter Acworth, founder and CEO of Kink.com, while at the festival. If you have any questions for him feel free to leave them in the comments below or drop me an email.
The Miller twins will showcase their version of the American Old West in 'Sweetwater,' an entry in the Premieres category of Sundance. 'Sweetwater' tells that tale of newlyweds Miguel and Sarah as they struggle to harvest their small patch of land. In the midst of their struggle a landowner makes a play for their property. This is, after all, is the old west so there will be a showdown and lots of gun fights. Logan and Noah hail from Marin County and typically cowrite, coproduce and codirect their films.
'Big Sur' will also be featured in the Premieres category of the festival this year. This film will follow the life of Jack Kerouac's as he struggles with the success of 'On the Road' and finds solace in a small cabin in the woods of Big Sur. Solitude is too much for Kerouac and he eventually finds his way to San Francisco.
Bay Area film maker Ryan Coogler will bring the story of Oscar Grant to the big screen with 'Fruitvale.' The 22-year old father was shot and killed by a BART Police Officer on New Year's 2009. The film, Coogler's directorial debut, stars Octavia Spencer, Chad Michael Murray and Michael B. Jordan. I will be chatting with Ryan Coogler while at the festival. If you have any questions for him feel free to leave them in the comments below or drop me an email.
Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s ‘Lovelace’ is one of the most anticipated films of this years’ festival. We all know the about Deep Throat, this film shows the human side of Linda Lovelace.
We lost an innovative legend last year with the passing of Steve Jobs. This year’s closing film, ‘jOBS’ will chronicle his life and accomplishments.
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