It all started when I heard an ad on the radio saying you could get tickets to screenings if you went straight to the box office 8 AM the day of the showing to try and get the leftovers. I had heard about this once long ago, but had completely forgotten....so I was pretty excited at finding a new in so I could see some of the stuff that intrigued me! Even so, I knew that the JGL event was completely out of the realm of possibility for me...so instead I planned to just BE in Park City that day and maybe we could find him to take a picture before or after his symposium. What didn't seem out of reach was tickets to a Salt Lake screening of a film called Celeste and Jesse Forever on January 21, starring Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg as a newly divorced (but unfortunately still somewhat in love) couple who attempt to remain friends. So Amelia and I woke up soooooooo freaking early on a Saturday in hopes of scoring tickets. We got there right at 8 and the line was pretty freaking long. I almost wanted to leave, but since we woke up so early we endured it. Well we sure made the right choice because we got 2 of the last 3 tickets left! Whilst waiting to purchase those tickets, we met a veteran festival goer and I told her how much I wanted to go see JGL's symposium and she suggested we'd have a good chance waitlisting if his event was at a large venue (which it was...) and so, a new hope blossomed in my heart.
Well! That oughta wrap things up for my experiences at the festival this year. I'm so glad and incredibly thankful I was able to do everything that I did this year (esppppppeccccccccccialllly the JGL thing...I'm not gonna lie) I've really come to love this festival. It's definitely a bright spot in an otherwise drab month. So I'm glad it finally gives me a reason to look forward to January! I can hardly wait for next years festival!! Then again...right now I'd rather it just be summer :)