Unfair Park don't take no holiday breaks -- instead, we go on a working winter holiday to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Which means that beginning tomorrow through next Friday, Unfair Park won't be all-local, all-the-time -- just, well, most of the time, as we add to this home-cooked stew a few outta-town film reviews, scene grabs and chitchats with filmmakers and actors (Well, hello, Colin Farrell) using audio, video and ... I think you call them "words"? Don't look at me -- it was the Big Bosses' idea, swear. I was scheduled to go camping with Jack E. Jett this weekend. We begin tomorrow with an introductory festival how-do from Scott Foundas, the film editor of our sistah papah in Los Angeles.
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No TV Junkie or Primer this year, but, of course, we will do our best to find Texas items of interest -- like, say, Order of Myths, the second film from Austin-based doc-maker Margaret Brown, whose debut was the Townes Van Zandt heartbreaker Be Here to Love Me. Also from Austin: the Zellner Brothers, whose all-around-Texas-cast comedy Goliath will also make its bow at Sundance. And Fort Worth filmmaker David Lowery will have his five-minute short, A Catalog of Expectations, screening at Slamdance. And Chris Holt will be in Utah next week, playing with Johnny Lloyd Rollins & The All Nighters on the ASCAP Music Cafe stage. And ... uh ... former Dallas Observer staff writer Claiborne Smith is penning essays for the Sundance catalog. Man, can I stretch a dollar bill. --Robert Wilonsky