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Sundance Film Festival – Day 1 Report

By Chris Gore | January 25, 2019

Film Threat is locked and loaded in Park City, Utah for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Traveling by car and plane getting there wasn’t easy, but we’re there nonetheless.

If you’re at Sundance this year, please feel free to accost Chris or the writing staff with praise and admiration. Look for the Film Threat press badge.

Two films screened last night and we have the early reviews. Matthew Passantino has the review of After The Wedding directed by Bart Freundlich and starring Michelle Williams and Julianne Moore. Matthew gave this remake a 7/10 (Film Threat Review), but it would have been 7.5 if they let him into the after-party.

From left to right, actress Julianne Moore, director Bart Freundlich, actress Michelle Williams, and actor Billy Crudup seen at the Chase Sapphire hosted “After the Wedding” after party at Chase Sapphire on Main at Sundance Film Festival 2019 on Thursday January 24, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for Chase Sapphire/AP Images)

Anthony Ray Bench and Norman Gidney took on Memory: The Origins of Alien. The film about the film Alien got a 6 out of 10 from Norman (Film Threat Review), while it will delight the passive Alien fan, it doesn’t dive deep enough into the original origins from Dan O’Bannon and H.R. Giger.

Meanwhile, Chris is touring Main Street for the next podcast and the Film Threat writers (Anthony Ray Bench, Bradley Gibson, Dante James, Matthew Passantino, and Norman Gidney) are braving the bitter mountain snow, so you don’t have it.

For live updates of Sundance, follow Film Threat on Twitter and Instagram and use the hashtag #FilmThreatSundance for all the juicy drama.  Lastly, listen to our Sundance Preview on the Film Threat Podcast and bemoan our first world problems.

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