Sundance in Ogden is here. The 2011 festival's screenings begin at 9:30 tonight, with "The Guard," a sellout with a wait-list option.
Filmmakers worked for years to get to Sundance, but all you need is $15 per film to get into one of the world's elite festivals, and to see a film you may never get another chance to view, or one that will be a blockbuster in months to come.
At press time, tickets were available for 12 of the 14 Ogden films, all of which will screen at Peery's Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd.
For the other sellout "My Idiot Brother," or any other films that may still sell out beforehand, here is the wait-list procedure:
Be in line at Peery's Egyptian Theater two hours prior to curtain to get a wait-list number, and learn when you should return to the lobby to line up, in numerical order.
As tickets become available, people with wait-list numbers will get a chance to buy tickets, again, in numerical order.
If you want tickets to a show that is not yet sold out, you can buy your tickets during regular box office hours at Peery's Egyptian Theater. Box office hours are noon to 5:30 p.m. through Jan. 29, excluding Sunday.
And be sure to note that one film, "The Music Never Stopped," will be followed by a free reception.
For information on other festival sites, visit www.sundance.org.