It's midnight and I'm doing my laundry with just enough time to pack a battered carry-on and catch an REM cycle before jetting out of Los Angeles on a crack-of-dawn flight to Park City. 12 hours ago --scratch that, six hours ago -- I had no idea whether or not I'd go to Sundance this year.
In addition to being THE place to see amazing movies, Sundance is a door gauntlet. You need to be on a list to go anywhere. This is going to take some savvy negotiating so I've been perfecting my reasons for entry all week.