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LAist at Sundance: Run Like Hell

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Even on the best days, the Sundance Film Festival is an extremely hectic place to be. Screenings and events often overlap and are spread all over town, and even though the public transportation is good (and free!), it can still be a nightmare to get someplace quickly. Cabs can be hard to come by and parking (when available) is expensive. Furthermore, there are always going to be lines waiting for you so you have to plan to get everywhere fairly early. Sometimes, you get bit in the ass like I did (twice) yesterday.

Two films that I had high hopes of seeing, Anvil! The Story of Anvil and The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, both closed out before I could get there. In the case of Anvil! (a hilarious and poignant documentary about a failed 80s heavy-metal band--think This Is Spinal Tap but true), I expected it since I get there 5 minutes before it started, but I arrived to Pittsburgh 45 minutes early. Not early enough. Luckily, Be Kind Rewind was screening right next door and I was able to snag a decent seat.