The Sundance Film Festival has become a yearly pilgrimage since my first visit in 2016. This year marked my sixth in-person festival (Sundance went on-line in 2021 and 2022 due to COVID). I’m a seasonal person that has spent most of my life in (nearly) season-free locales, Mississippi, and California. So, the opportunity to spend almost a week in January enduring Utah’s freezing temperatures and snow has been a welcome break from both the paradisiacal Southern California weather and the unpredictable, yet always humid, climate of Mississippi.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://spectrummagazine.org/arts-essays/2023/sundance-film-festival-2023