HELLO I MUST BE GOING

Blythe Danner and Melanie Lynsky of HELLO I MUST BE GOING at Sundance Channel HQ– Scoop photos inside

Blythe Danner and Melanie Lynsky of HELLO I MUST BE GOING at Sundance Channel HQ– Scoop photos inside

The cast of HELLO I MUST BE GOING stops by Sundance HQ during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival! Click below to see the full gallery.

Day 2: Take a look at who stopped by Sundance Channel HQ

Day 2: Take a look at who stopped by Sundance Channel HQ

So far, everybody has politely knocked the snow off their boots before they’ve tromped through Sundance Channel HQ out here in Park City. It was a busy day, with guests ranging from Mr. Sundance himself, Robert Redford, to Blythe Danner and Melanie Lynsky of HELLO I MUST BE GOING and the folks behind the gripping documentary about rape in the military THE INVISIBLE WAR stopping in for a chat. Check out all of those galleries and more:

The Sundance Review Revue: HELLO I MUST BE GOING

The Sundance Review Revue: HELLO I MUST BE GOING

Every year at Sundance there are the actors and actresses who “break out.” Last night, Melanie Lynskey made a strong early play for the title of Breakout Star of the 2012 festival, earning ecstatic reviews for her performance in the U.S. Dramatic Competition film HELLO I MUST BE GOING. After her impressive debut in Peter Jackson’s HEAVENLY CREATURES eighteen years ago, Lynskey embarked on a long and successful career as a character actress. HELLO I MUST BE GOING pushes her into the spotlight in a leading role that is garnering raves from critics across the board.

Meet the Sundance 2012 filmmakers

Meet the Sundance 2012 filmmakers

Going to Sundance is exciting for everyone from film lovers to those of us click-clacking away behind keyboards. But it must be a whole different ballgame for filmmakers who’ve gotten their projects into competition. To find out what that’s like we sat down with some of the folks behind this year’s slate of competition films:

The Sundance '12 opening night round-up

The Sundance '12 opening night round-up

Have you filled all your travel size bottles of Purell? Looked online to find out how many packets of Emergen-C a human being can safely ingest without overdosing on potassium? Bought enough Powerbars to qualify as a minority investor in the company? Good, then you’re ready for Opening Night of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Which is fortunate, cause it starts in, like four hours.

HELLO I MUST BE GOING to Sundance '12's U.S. Dramatic Competition

HELLO I MUST BE GOING to Sundance '12's U.S. Dramatic Competition

HELLO I MUST BE GOING is a true Sundance film, and not just because it’s premiering later this week at Sundance ’12′s U.S. Dramatic Competition. Screenwriter Sarah Koskoff and director Todd Louiso — himself a Sundance alum from his 2002 feature directorial debut, LOVE LIZA — first developed the project at the Sundance Institute’s 2009 Screenwriters Lab and the 2010 Screenplay Reading Series. Then, as Louiso explains in his Meet the Artists interview below, Louiso went to the 2011 Sundance Film Festival looking to find a producer. On January 19th he gave the screenplay to Mary Jane Skalski. One year later, on January 19th, 2012, the film — produced by Skalski — makes it world premiere at the Eccles Theatre at Sundance.