It was one of the snowiest Sundance Film Festivals in history. But that didn't stop Houston film lovers from catching the best of independent film in Park City, Utah. Here are photos of some of the action.
Houstonian Ron Hulme, legendary surfer Laird Hamilton and Dan la Caze posed for a photo at the premiere of Take Every Wave, which chronicles Hamilton's nomadic life. "This is the most inspiring documentary I've ever seen," Hulme said."This guy is so macho. He was wearing flip flops in the middle of a 34-inch snow storm!"
Houston native and Los Angeles-based writer/director Greg Carter, right, and producer Dominque Telson, flashed the "Hook 'Em" sign at a reception hosted by the Texas Film Commission reception. Carter is adapting his Houston filmed debut film, Fifth Ward, into a TV series.
Houstonians Annette Baker and Lluvia Fernandez volunteer at the Marc Theater at the Sundance Film Festival. Baker has been attending the festival for 28 years.
Houstonians Amanda Hughes and Dan Pickering visited the virtual reality installations along Main Street in Park City at the Sundance Film Festival.
Retired ExxonMobil attorneys Pam Kavieff, Susan Row, and Ruth Duenser were at the showing of Hero, starring Sam Elliott.
Houstonians Debbie McLeod and Jay Sears are investors in five Sundance documentaries, including the hottest documentary at the festival, Icarus, which deals with the Russian doping in the Olympics.
Texas Film Commission director Heather Page and Lindsey Ashley smile for the camera at the annual Texas Film Commission reception held during the first weekend of the Sundance Film Festival.
It's a family affair: Melissa Hulme and fiance Dan Le Caze, Sheila and Ron Hulme, Adam Drexler and wife Jennifer Hulme were on the front row of the world premiere of Wind River, their favorite film at the Sundance Film Festival.
Alfred Cervantes, deputy director of the Houston Film Commission, keeps warm on Park City's Main Street in front of the Egyptian Theater, where the Sundance Film Festival began 32 years ago.
Houstonians Valerie Burman and Erica Jordan enjoyed a special performance by the cast of the documentary, Step, at the Shed at the Promontory, a development five miles outside of Park City where many Houstonians have homes.
ATX TV Festival director of operations Laura Kincaid and Houston Cinema Arts Society Festival artistic director Richard Herskowitz trade notes at the Texas Film Commission reception.
Bellaire residents Barbara and Ron Brounes take a break between movies at the Sundance Film Festival. The Brounes continue a tradition of attending the festival during its second week when it is less crowded.
Ginni Mithoff and Chree Boydstun enjoyed an annual tradition of attending the Sundance Film Festival together.
Houstonians Debbie Bauer and Marie Brown used the Sundance Film Festival's convenient bus system to rush from theater to theater to view as many films as possible.
Director Michelle Mower, producer/actress Marilyn Swick, and Houston Film Commission deputy director Alfred Cervantes smile for the cameras at the reception hosted by the Texas Film Commission.
It's the 11th Sundance FIlm Festival for CultureMap contributor Jane Howze, but this was the snowiest.