January 19-23, I went to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT for the world premiere of "Mudbound." It was an exhilarating weekend, to say the least. "Mudbound" was the hottest ticket at the entire festival and got rave reviews and Oscar buzz from almost all the critics, including Variety, the LA Times, Buzzfeed, the Daily Beast and The Guardian.
For the record, while I didn't like all the changes the filmmakers made to the storyline and characters, I thought it was a gorgeous, beautifully acted, powerful film. So many excellent books are badly adapted, but director Dee Rees, the cast & crew made a movie I can truly be proud of.