10 days out of every year I get to be a film critic.
That's because I live in the tiny little town where this guy hosts his Sundance Film Festival.
Everywhere you turn you'll see a famous face.
Each year I discover that another tall, handsome, leading man is actually very short in real life.
This year it was Pierce Brosnan. For crying out loud! He was 007! Only in Hollywood can you cast a 5' 7" 007 and make it work.
Along with hundreds of hugely entertaining independent films there are some pretty incredible documentaries, as well.
Like the Slovenian who decided to swim the entire Amazon river. Or, the the gutsy team who risked it all to expose Japan's despicable secret about the dolphins.
Dirt! The Movie
There was even a documentary about dirt. Yup. Dirt. Wars over dirt. Movements to save the dirt. Astonishing facts about just how much of our dirt, (i.e. topsoil) has up and gone away.
I thought it was so marvelous I'm joining the club. Gettin' down and dirty with all my new found friends.
Dirt! The Movie doesn't have a prayer of winning anything at Sundance - they're up against huge talent in more popular categories.
But, every gardener will love this. So pay 'em a visit! Click here to watch the clips.
Oh, and while you're at it... join their club. :)
Pierce Brosnan's performance in the Sundance movie, The Greatest, was nothing short of spectacular. And so was Susan Sarandon's.