Snowshoeing with Lu in the beautiful mountains; Nat and Jim during the Q&A following the film with the cast including Sam Rockwell and Toni Collette; assaulting Jim at an after party; some of the entourage with Nat and Jim; cleaning up my act with some fresh mountain air and my man.
What an incredible three days we just had at Sundance! We were there to support our friends Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (can we say entourage anyone? Prefer that to groupie.) and the premiere of their directorial debut of “The Way Way Back,” which they also wrote and act in. It was beyond thrilling to see all of their hard work (8 years for this movie!) come together so hilariously, emotionally and enthrallingly — made that word up– in this film. And that the 1100 person audience gave them a standing ovation– rare at Sundance. The after party at the Grey Goose Blue Door was buzzing with excitement as multiple offers poured in, delicious rosemary garnished vodka cocktails, pork sliders and crab cakes circulated the packed venue. We shut the party down with Nat and Jim and rolled with our crew of about 20 to the No Name Saloon next door. As fried food and more cocktails went down the hatch, the excitement just kept building. It culminated in a dance party to 80s tunes at a party at Rock n Reilly, where cast member Allison Janney dominated the floor. Oh! And the film sold for a record breaking price rumored to be in the double digits to Fox Searchlight. Congrats Nat and Jim!! Get excited for this movie, everyone!