PopMuse is up at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City Utah. This would be my 8th consecutive year here at Sundance. There are moments, like during the pre-screening montages where they show films from past Sundances, that I feel really proud to have been present for all those premieres. Then there are moments when I worry I've been stuck in arrrested developement (or maybe that's just because everywhere you turn George Michael and Maebe are standing next to you).
Speaking of Michael Cera, I did see his real life girlfriend's film "Paper Heart". It's a really sweet movie about Love, trying to find it, finding it, having documentary cameras ruin it and then learning that real life is better than filmed life. It's such a small movie, but it's really important in a world where we are all so traceable, public, on camera, on facebook, on reality TV. Kinda loved it actually.
Also saw this brilliant doc called "Big River Man" about an old drunk Slavic Endurance Swimmer, who swims through the amazon (just for kicks). Needless to say he goes nuts, gets incredibly sick, has Jesus complex , and has an adorable (not pictured here) son/manager named Borat (for real) who narrates. It's a true story. For his interview we made him strip down to Speedo and get in a Jacuzzi with a bottle of win, as we do. (Pic to the left.)
Then I saw "Big Fan" a film directed and written by the screenwriter of "The Wrestler" (which I hated). But "Big Fan" is Patton Oswalt playing a (pathetic) fanatical Giants Fan. Basically, you know the guys cheering in the crowd of The Wrestler? He made a movie about their depressing lives. I love a psycho fan, lord knows I've dated enough Mariah-Lambs, so I liked it, but no love there.
I know all you PopMuse Readers really want to hear is celebrity gossip, so I'll try and have that for you later in the week...