Friday, January 19, 2007

Day 1: It's Cold

No, seriously. It's cold. I know, it's cold in about 75% of the country right now. And it's probably not exponentially colder than it has been in Park City Januarys passed. But there's a bite in the air that feels just a little more vicious.

A little of the sting was taken out of the early morning air by the press screening of the opening night film, Chicago 10. It took me a while to get in the rhythm of the thing -- a mix of archival footage and computer-animated re-enactments of the 1968 Democratic Convention riots in Chicago and the subsequent trial of Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, et. al. For one thing, Hank Azaria provides the re-enactment voice of Hoffman, and for a while it sounds like he's doing Moe Szyzlak via Boston. But it's a slick, entertaining production with a lot of energy.

Maybe some of that energy will rub off on the rest of the people here, who thus far appear to be slowed down by the temperatures. All it will take is one great discovery ... (Scott Renshaw)

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