Paperwork approved – I am once again a Sundance volunteer, and will be working as requested, with the same theatre team at the same theatre. It was such a great group. I’ve completed a few afternoons of volunteer work already for them as they start prepping for the Festival. The offices of the Sundance Institute are nestled in a neighborhood a little ways up a mountain in Park City. There’s a hotel and the base of a ski lift right by the Institute and the first day I went to the office I was early and sat outside with what must have been hotel guests as well as some locals returning from a hike sitting outside and enjoying a beverage in the bright afternoon sun among the beautiful fall colors. Literally everyone looked like they’d stepped out of the Eddie Bauer catalog with their rustic but expensive looking clothes. And EVERYONE had a dog, and not mutts, but interesting breeds. I walked into the beautiful office and again, dogs, a very common accessory in the office. I know folks who have lived here all their lives are probably over the whole rustic ski lodge interiors, but it’s still fresh and different to me, and the Institute offices are no exception.
A few Fridays ago my volunteer job was to walk and time my walk from one theatre location in Park City to many others so this could all be documented in the transportation map for the festival. It’s definitely feeling like winter here but the sun is usually out. How fun to spend the day walking around that beautiful little ski town listening to one of my favorite movie-themed podcasts and help them prepare for the festival. Not a bad Friday at all.