by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
February 5th, 2008
For some people, it takes a few days to acclimate to the cold and the altitude of Park City. For me, it takes a few days to acclimate to “normal” life after Sundance and Slamdance. I wake up panicked that I’ve slept through some 8:30am screening. I walk down a busy street confused as to why I haven’t run into half a dozen film-world friends. I take a few seconds to think about something other than cinema and feel like I’m slacking off.

But we’ve been back from the Park City fests for a week now, and I think I’m starting to “recover” from all the amazing movies, fantastic friends, and dreamy days in dark theaters. It’s exhausting, but it’s a blast. I kept a little diary this year of everything I did out there, which was pretty crazy. I won’t bore you with the details, but in 8 days I saw 27 features and a bunch of short films, had conversations with 140 different people, and spent half a day snowboarding (left). What a trip.

To read about as many of the films as Dan and I could stay awake at night to write about, scroll down through the January archives. We really loved the slate out there this year, as we found a ton of films that were right up Rooftop’s alley–straightforward films that focused more on telling great personal stories instead of fancy filmmaking frills. I hope our reviews are entertaining and interesting, and provide some insight into these films and the people behind them. And if you agree, or don’t, leave us a comment and let us know what you think.

Look out for our SXSW coverage in March!


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