2010 coming to an end is a great time to take a look back.
I snapped nearly 7,000 digital photos this year. Here are just 10 for a quick look back. Tomorrow, I’ll have one more photo — from my favorite festival of the year — to mark the start of the new year.
January 21st: John Cooper and Robert Redford meet the press on the opening day of the Sundance Film Festival, a ritual of the event. Memorable for me was sitting with Roger and Chaz Ebert for the Q & A. After the session, Redford came over to our row, to greet Ebert stirring the press and creating an impromptu photo op for the critic.
January 30th: On awards night at the Sundance Film Festival I ran into Derek Cianfrance, director of one of my favorite movies of the year, “Blue Valentine.”
March 5th: At the Spirit Awards in Downtown LA, I happened across Lee Daniels and John Waters when the ran into each other before the show began.
March 13th: At SXSW in Austin, John Pierson conducts a post-screening Q & A with Michel Gondry. The next day, I moderated a discussion with the French filmmaker.
March 19th: Love the SXSW Music fest, a terrific way to cap a trip to Austin, TX. Here’s The XX performing at their showcase.
May 5th: In the Spring, I headed to the West Coast to serve on the jury at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Here are SFFS head Graham Leggat with fest head programmer Rachel Rosen.
May 21st: Apichatpong Weerasethakul, director of Palme d’Or winning film, “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives,” shortly after the film’s press conference in Cannes.
August 15th: In Provincetown over the summer, John Cameron Mitchell hosted a two night variety show. Margaret Cho sat for a song on on one night. Pictured here with Julian Koster, JCM sang “Midnight Radio” from “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.”
September 13th: At the Toronto International Film Festival, indieWIRE produced a daily chat series welcoming fest filmmakers and stars. Here’s Anne Thompson chatting with Danny Boyle about “127 Hours.”
October 9th: At the Hamptons International Film Festival, Ethan and Joel Coen join indieWIRE and the fest to salute producer Ben Barenholtz. A great night.