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Sundance 2005.2

Sundance 2005.2

Here at the Marriott, hanging with Jarod and Wendy on a Saturday morning. We helped out with the Austin Film Society party last night, at the wonderful Deer Valley home of Deborah Green (Austinite and AFS board member). It was a beautiful house, and a perfect party spot. The party was held in honor of the Austin folks with films in Park City, including Kyle Henry’s Room, two shorts by the Zellner brothers, Reel Paradise featuring recent Austin transplants the Piersons, and more.

Once the party wrapped, many head to see Inside Deep Throat. The SXSW crew decided to check out the Blender Sessions at Harry O’s. The crowd was intense, though many people filtered out once Oscar-nominated actress Juliette Lewis took the stage with her band, hyping an EP she’ll release in January (uh, January’s over in a week).

Jarod and Wendy ducked out early, but I stayed to catch headliners Kings of Leon. They were great (picture The Strokes-meets-CCR), and have a wonderful debut album, Youth and Young Manhood. But they too were promoting a new release, an album due in the States in the Spring. It was a rock ‘n’ roll end to a day that started with Rock School, a terrific doc Jarod and I caught in the morning. Newmarket is set to release that later this year, and I can’t wait for the film’s party, featuring Alice Cooper!

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