The Sun Valley Film Festival is young, with an attitude that is reflective of the city. The programming offers a preference for content over tinsel. The third annual film festival is presented this March 13-16.
I'll miss you, Jim. Thanks for shaping the last two decades of my life. Rest in peace knowing you were an absolute success and, with the exception of that one mall picture, you made some excellent, unforgettable movies.
My life will always boil down to two eras: B.C. and A.D. B.C. stands for, of course, Before Clerks -- when I was just a fat guy, not The Fat Guy Who Made CLERKS. A.D. marks After Dante -- the existence I've led since Miramax bought my first flick back in 1994.
"It's sad when you realize you can't be the angry young man anymore. The angry young man is barely ever interesting, and tolerable in his 20s. But his late 20s? Early 30s? God forbid late 30s? You can't anymore."
I'm upstairs at Kevin Smith's house, putting a fresh videotape into my camcorder. We've already shot an hour of interview footage and Smith is attempting to hold a thought in his head while I'm doing the tape swap.