By Melissa Houghton
KEY PREMIERES: Brittany Runs A Marathon, Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men, Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins, Honeyland, Jawline, Bedlam.
WHAT’S THE BUZZ, STILL? Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, Velvet Buzzsaw, Honey Boy, Hail Satan?
PERSONAL NOTES: Day Five Rewind Link courtesy of Sundance.
Day Five Recap – I attended a very thought-provoking New York Times Op-docs panel “Traveling While Black”. This discussion centres around a virtual reality film, that immerses viewers in the situation African Americans face to travel freely around the U.S. Whether overt or convert, racism has to end.
I will be attending the year-end fest at Black House tonight – I must rest now.
Until tomorrow, M.
Childhood memories of sitting with hushed audiences in dark theatres – before, during and sometimes after a shocking conclusion, shaped Melissa’s love of movies. Her passion for film spans many genres and go-to’s are Indies, Sci-fi and Costume dramas. An image of Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Ladyexplains her life-long love of hats. Melissa works in marketing by day. She feels the arts saved her life and is a devoted year-round and festival volunteer for several arts and cultural organizations. She’s been a Toronto International Film Festival volunteer since 2003. Melissa recently fulfilled a wish to join the Sundance Film Festival volunteer roster and has a desire to meet Robert Redford. Melissa will be returning to Sundance for her fifth straight year in 2019. During this Sundance working-vacation, Melissa volunteers on the Artist Relations Box Office team as Box Office Associate. Melissa’s desert island picks are Alien, The Godfather, The Witches of Eastwick, Little Miss Sunshine and My Fair Lady. Melissa’s focus will be independent films. By the way, she has not met Robert Redford, yet.