By Melissa Houghton
KEY PREMIERES: Corporate Animals, Little Monsters
WHAT’S THE BUZZ? Luce, The Farewell, The Sound of Silence, Knock Down The House, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, Honey Boy, Hail Satan?
PERSONAL NOTES: Day Six Recap – Half-Fest A ended today. After some emotional see ya in 2020 hugs at HQ, I’m getting ready to see Love, Antosha at Temple. Tomorrow, I’ll get to experience the Traveling While Black VR installation at The Box. My next few days will be catching a few more films: Brittany Runs A Marathon, Hail Satan? and Corporate Animals. I’d also like to see whatever P&I films are available between Wednesday through Friday. The Black House party was such a blast that I’ve committed to attend three more invite-only parties before I leave. The festival moves fast and it’s hard to believe I have under three days left to enjoy my time in Park City.
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.