Where else would you see Tobey Maguire waiting patiently — just another dude in a line — to be let into a movie, slyly joking, “What, my name isn’t good enough?” Where else would you see Adrian Grenier pop into a swag store — snowboard in hand, helmet on head — and ask, “You guys got anything to nosh on?” Where else could you see James Franco in a blond wig, singing his lungs out up on stage, just because?
Nowhere else but Sundance. It’s a surreal place, a temporary movie Mecca set against the snow-capped Rocky Mountains. And that's why we don't want to leave. Luckily, our departure date is off in the distance and we’ve got another killer day of interviews and screenings lined up.
For sit-down chats, we’ll welcome Kate Bosworth and Demi Moore (“Another Happy Day”), Greg Kinnear and Jim Gaffigan (“Salvation Boulevard”), Emma Roberts and Elizabeth Reaser (“Homework”), Tobey Maguire and Ray Liotta (“The Details”), and Vera Farmiga (“Higher Ground”). Plus we’ll be sitting down to talk to the cast of “Red State,” which has been the talk of Sundance for days and which people are still buzzing about after director Kevin Smith pulled an about-face at last night’s premiere, ditching plans to auction the film’s rights and instead announcing his intention to release the movie himself.
What absurd, hilarious, only-in-Sundance situations will we find ourselves in today? There’s only one way to find out. It’s time to step away from the computer and step out onto Main Street. Sundance Day #5? Let’s do this thing!