Sundance continues into Saturday night

Sundance continues into Saturday night

The Sundance Film Festival is still rocking and rolling and hundreds of people are taking to the streets to see their favorite movie premieres.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 UTAH) - The Sundance festival is still rocking and rolling and hundreds of people are taking to the streets to see their favorite movie premieres.

We were at the première of Mitt that helped kicked off the festival.  The documentary follows Mitt Romney during his presidential campaign for president.  It shows the challenges and the exciting times the Romney’s had during his presidential runs. At the end of the movie, Mitt the film and Romney the man, were met by a standing ovation. 

Saturday, the documentary The Case Against 8 had its debut. The movie walked us through California’s controversial case of Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriages.

"Proposition 8 denied the Californians the right to marry the person they loved and that was wrong, un-American. It was discriminatory and it was gravely damaging to many, many Californians," said Prop 8 lawyer Ted Olsen.

During the reception the thousands of same-sex marriage Utahn couples were asked to join for a wedding reception.

ABC 4 Utah Jason Nguyen asked the Prop 8 lawyer how the movie relates to Utahn’s.

"What is happening in Utah is tragic. People who are gay and lesbian want to live with the person they love and marry them are denied the right to do that. We changed that in California," Olsen added.

Across the way the movie Skeleton Twins wrapped up.  The director Craig Johnson and Actor Luke Wilson attended the premiere and spoke to Sundance visitors.

"Over the moon, what can I say. It is almost a cliché to say its amazing being here but it is amazing being here," said director Craig Johnson.

Actor Luke Wilson said when it comes Sundance, "I’ve always had a good time. I came here when I was just a kid with a short film Bottle Rocket. Ya, I’ve always had a good time at Sundance."

 

 

 

 

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