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More Sundance Lineups! Spotlight, Park City At Midnight, New ‘Kids’ Section

The Silly Season continues, with today’s Sundance announcement of more films, including the Spotlight section, ‘Park City at Midnight,’ and a new ‘Sundance Kids’ section. Spotlight is a collection of films that Sundance programmers have seen at other fests around the world, while the Midnight films are, well, you know what they are!

 

I’m super psyched for a few of the films announced today, including Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s What We Do in the Shadows (A mocumentary about a group of New Zealand vampires struggling to adapt to the modern world? Yes, please!), Locke, Blue Ruin, and Jim Jarmusch’s latest, Only Lovers Left Alive.

Two Duplasses and a Greer

Writer-directors Jay (L) and Mark (R) Duplass flank actress Judy Greer at the home video release reception for the Duplass’ “Jeff Who Lives at Home.”

The fun and festive reception for the home video release of Jay and Mark Duplass’ Jeff Who Lives at Home was held at Santa Monica’s Basement Tavern, located inside the Victorian (a great space, BTW), and the place was festooned with quotes from Kevin (Evan Ross) and even featured a Dartboard of Destiny:

Jay Duplass retrieves his “bullzeye!”

Attendees ate (some insane mac & cheese and other tasty vittles), drank (the bartenders outdid themselves) and were indeed, quite merry!

Jeff Who Lives at Home has a 77% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and the DVD and Blu-ray were released on June 19th.