UTAH: Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012
January 19, 2012
John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival and Jeff Frank, Artist Director, Drexel Theatre at the 2012 Art House Convergence in Midway, Utah
I'm attending the Sundance Film Festival sponsored "Art House Convergence" this week in Midway, Utah. The 5th Annual conference is the being held at the Zermatt Resort which is named after Zermatt, Switzerland and located at the base 13,000 foot high Wasatch mountain range. This year's conference is the largest yet, with 287 in attendance representing art film theatres, film societies, museums and specialized distributors from all over the U.S. and Canada. I was lucky enough to spend some time with Sundance Festival director John Cooper and heard first-hand about some of the events planned for this year's Festival. Cooper recieved a special award at this year's Convergence for his part in intiating the annual event and continuing the festivals support.
Wednesday will be another full-day of panel discussions, brainstorming meetings and special speakers.