Festival

Sundance Film Festival

2012

The Day The Music Died

Park City, Jan 27: The last day of the festival is also the last day of the ASCAP Music Cafe [www.ascap.com]. This afternoon sets by Annie Stela [www.ascap.com], Ron Sexsmith [www.ascap.com], Emerson Hart [www.ascap.com] and Sparta [www.ascap.com] were the final performances before the Music Cafe closes its door for another year.

But there was more music at Sundance than could be held in a single cafe. In addition to the private parties, clubs, and impromptu performances, Park City also closed down Main Street on Thursday night for a free concert with Of Montreal [www.epitonic.com] and Shiny Toy Guns [www.myspace.com]. Independentfilm.com [www.independentfilm.com] provides a survey of just how much music could be heard at this year’s festival.

Perhaps the only musician not on stage here was Bono. He came to see films.

Peter Bowen

Senior Editor, Filmmaker Magazine