PARK CITY, Utah--This is the most snow we've seen here since covering the Sunda nce Film Festival in recent years but as usual, the Filipino residents' friendl iness keeps us warm. The Pinoys we meet, from Edgar David and the rest of the staff at China Panda R estaurant on Park Avenue (the generous Asian food servings are always welcome, in contrast to the Western finger food being served at most parties), Albertson s (where everybody, including the stars, shops for groceries) to the buses, are eager to smile, help or talk. There's nothing like a friendly kababayan's face to brighten the gray winter landscape and ward off the chilly weather. These hospitable Pinoys insta ntly make us smile too and temporarily forget the insanity of our screening and interview schedule and the daily trudge through the snow that's piling up fast er than you can exclaim, "Salamat sa mga Pinoys sa Park City, Utah!"
Recently in Sundance Category
PARK CITY, Utah--Robert Redford welcomed the opening night crowd of Sundance 20 08 last night (Thursday) with an extemporaneous speech. The theme of change was on the mind of Sundance Institute's founder, who took o ver this festival in the late 1980s. He told the crowd before Colin Farrell's d ark comedy, "In Bruges," began: "Artists are really agents of change. They are the first responders. They document change as it is occurring in the world arou nd us." Editor's note: Photo by Ruben V. Nepales