PARK CITY 2000 BUZZ: Fashion, Food and Film (and music)
by Peter Byck
Enjoyed "The Tao of Steve" and it's warm-up short, "Burnout," Gavin Barby's brilliant Tom Waits-like dream vision of a truck stop that sports a gravely-voiced piano player. Jenniphr Goodman's "The Tao of Steve" is a hilarious look at an over weight lothario (Dex), sharply played by Donal Logue, who has figured out exactly how to get laid without ever having to be vulnerable. His theory is called The Tao of Steve, as in cool man Steve McQueen. When Dex meets girl-drummer Syd (Greer Goodman), he falls in love and all his mind games unravel, leaving his macho stylings in the dust.
Had dinner with "Written By" scribe Rob Feld at a favorite hide out from the fest, Baja Cantina at Resort Center. Feld was the cat who turned green at the "American Psycho" screening earlier this week. I'm happy to announce he's fully recovered from a simple case of severe dehydration.
Indiewire party @ Lakota: Upon arrival, it was obvious that many more people wanted to get in than ever would. The indiewire folks kept the door policy strict and the result was a full house but not an insanely packed event - thank Jesus (more on that later). DJ Philter greeted the early-comers with some mellow, easy-feeling grooves, excellent for digestion
and conversation without screams. Some chick offered that she really liked his smooth moves more than a dancing groove.
Next Wave consultant Tara Veneruso was stylishly clad in a black, shimmering, sleestack-style black blouse and shiny yellow and brown striped slacks. "I got them in Austin. I think they were used. But it's hard to tell in Austin what's used and not used."
Press ticket benefactor Kathy McCurdy was wearing her Sundance trademark scarf from Liberty of London. It's red velvet with appliqu