Posted at 7:52 AM on January 21, 2008
by Julia Schrenkler
Minnesotan, entertainment lawyer and all-around film fan Dan Satorius is at Sundance (partly on business, partly for pleasure - but isn't that the way most of us think the film biz works?) and he's sending his updates home.
In the latest article, Day 2 of Sundance: Dinner talk of pseudo-indies, Dan talks about the festival's evolution between 1978 and 2008:
"In recent years the pseudo-indies have increasingly come to dominate the Sundance Film Festival. They are selected to be shown in the largest venues (usually Eccles). Their entourages draw the most attention. Main Street in Park City is lined with cattle gates to cordon off the unwashed and the paparazzi from the celebrities attending the after-parties for the pseudo-indies."