Saturday, January 29, 2022

Sunblogging: End of Sundance

The Day After

Today on the local radio station, the DJ said, “Be sure to spend time outside today as it is beautiful, sunny, and 25°. Yes, it is sunny but I’m still wearing three layers and a down jacket.  Since there is no film until tonight, it gave me the opportunity to do some shopping.  Park City is home to the largest outlet mall in Utah.

Sundance, to show appreciation to the residents of Park City, screens two award winning films free for locals.  This gave me the opportunity to catch one more film (my twenty-fifth), Wasteland, winner of the audience award for world documentary. Vic Muniz creates art from everyday objects which he then photographs.  He is purportedly the most famous and profitable artist from Brazil.  Among his creations is a serious of portraits of Caribbean children made from sugar.  The film focused on his desire to do some social good.  He goes to the largest landfill in the world, which happens to be in Brazil, and works with recyclable pickers (also called garbage pickers) to create a series of  portraits, the profits of which go back to help the workers.  At its premiere screening, this film received a standing ovation. At this encore screening, the film grabbed the audience’s attention and never let it go.

And so, Sundance twentyten has ended~~~

Vickie Kelber is familiar to many as an ex-City councillor as well as one who has served in many volunteer positions including work with Christmas Island Style, the Marco Island Film Festival, Citizens for a Safer Marco, the Marco Island Historical Society, and the Collier County Environmental Services Turtle Monitoring Program. Before establishing permanent residence in Marco Island with her husband George in 1999, for 25 years she was School Psychologist and Director of Special Services for the New Jersey Department of Education.

Vickie currently enjoys travel, photography, and as you can see, is an avid fan of films.

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