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iPOP at the Sundance Film Festival, Volume 1

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire January 16, 2004 at 2:0AM

iPOP at the Sundance Film Festival, Volume 1
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iPOP at the Sundance Film Festival, Volume 1

by Brian Brooks/indieWIRE

The Sundance Film Festival did not get officially underway until last night, but Sundance staffers, including the festival's director Geoff Gilmore were already working hard at the festival headquarters at the Marriott in Park City. Also moving into festival mode were filmmakers making their early arrival including the director of "CSA: The Confederate States of America" director Kevin Willmott as well as Peruvian director Alberto (Chicho) Durant, in town for "Con Game," which will have its world premiere in the World Cinema section. Up the street, Slamdance is also setting up shop at the Treasure Mountain Inn. Fest co-founders Paul Rachman and Peter Baxter are set to welcome in their 10th anniversary event.




Sundance Festival director Geoff Gilmore was all smiles working away at the HQ, once again at the Marriott this year. The 2004 Sundance Film Festival opened last night with "Riding Giants" by Stacy Peralta in Park City. Sundance will also host a Salt Lake City opening Friday night screening "Edge of America" by Chris Eyre.


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Right off the plane, up the hill, and on to the interviews and photo shoots... "CSA: Confederate States of America" director Kevin Willmott (right) and cinematographer Matthew Jacobson in Park City getting the show movin.' Willmott's film recently received a big boost after Spike Lee signed on as executive producer.


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Newmarket Films chief Bob Berney spent early Thursday morning at local radio station KPCW for an interview (and later a shot for us).


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"Con Game" director Alberto (Chicho) Durant (right) is ready to get his credentials after arriving from Peru in support of his film which is having its world premiere here. Also pictured is his wife Elizabeth Kreimer (left) and Sundance programmmer Caroline Libresco.


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The Sundance sales office opened for business (lots of biz we expect) including Sean Mewshaw (left), office head Joy Newhouse, Nancy Rosa, Liz Graves and John Gordon.


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17-year Sundance vet and film consultant Bob Hawk from ICI begins the schmoozing process at Sundance.


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Slamdance co-founders Paul Rachtman and Peter Baxter were hanging out mid-week while setting up for their 10th anniversary event which kicks off Friday...


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