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By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

Picturing Sundance 14: Awards Night

Middle of the week, familiar faces aren’t recurring so often, Sundance theaters are mostly full, but not completely. But the traffic. The traffic never stops. Sundance 2014 was the first festival I’ve been to where what would once have been a workable schedule of screenings went to hell repeatedly because of traffic standstills all around Park City. The good thing about that is three or four films I would never have seen, but saw because they were the next option, half an hour forward, an hour forward, and they were good. I Pollyanna’ed that idea day and night long. Sundance: wherever you are, you’re where you were meant to be. And here are some people who stayed through to the sunshiny end, until Saturday’s awards ceremony. Screens are a theme, it seems. [For more from the night, including Nick Offerman’s manly full-length fur coat, click here.]

Icy

Last movie before the awards ceremony on a supershuttle across the city. You have been warned.

Screened

A picture of a picture of a backdrop that will be torn down in a few hours.

Offerman

Mr. Nick Offerman officiated with the help of his “Legal Property,” Megan Mullaly. They sang a forgettable ditty about how movies get to Sundance, called “Pussy and Weed.”

Sponsors

Guides wave placards to facilitate seating in the pre-show cocktail crush.

Beards

Beards. Beards examining beards. Many beards.

Macy

William Macy will remember this until the last of his memory card.

Anachro

Lovely decor all around the place. But what were these things for?

Producer Vanessa Gazy

Producer Vanessa Gazy accepts an award long with director Matthew Lessner for the short, Chapel Perilous.

Lessner

Second-time Sundance winner Matthew Lessner.

sundancing

Fouratt

Festival stalwart Jim Fouratt, seen without his Flip video camera.

Dance

Hawk, Bernstein

Longtime festival attendees Bob Hawk and John Bernstein.

Eaton

Sarah Eaton smiles.

Fraser

Nick Fraser, likely not talking about The Act of Killing.

Intrigue

Zellners

A pair of Zellners.

Maltin

Everyone loves Leonard Maltin.

Holmes

Chris Holmes continues a festival of smooth and dancefloor-filling Sundance DJ gigs.

Dana

Juror Dana Stevens.

Orwa

Producer-cinematographer Orwa Nyrabia, representing Return to Homs.

Chazelle

Damien Chazelle, winner of the Grand Jury Prize, dramatic, for between his two Whiplash protagonists, Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons.

Kohn

IndieWIRE’s indefatigable Eric Kohn.

Ending

Sunday afternoon…

After the awards were finished, volunteers swooped in to clear the room for a dance floor. This is efficiency. (Click through to YouTube for larger image.)

[For more from the night, click here.]

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~ László Krasznahorkai

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One of the great movies. Charles Bronson, great, Charles Bronson. Great movies. Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct, right? It’s not politically correct. But could you imagine with Trump? Somebody says, oh, all these big monsters aren’t around he’s easy pickings and then shoot.”
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