'My eyes have an eye ache.' 'Polar bears can grow up to nine feet high.'
The movie screen isn't the only place to hear interesting dialogue during the Sundance Film Festival. At parties, premieres and walking on the street random bits of conversation wander into one's ear space -- sometimes the more out of context the more entertaining they are.
Gathered here are a few of my favorite snippets:
I mean, what happens to her? So many questions!
You mean the guy with the wonky eye?
No matter what direction you're facing the snow is blowing in your face.
As evidence in support of her comment, I could offer any number of photos. Here's one:
Netflix picked up like half the festival.
Don't open too many wine bottles at a time.
Can I go back to the food?
It's documentary. Very documentary.
My eyes have an eye ache.
It was a bad decade. With the big hair and the acid wash.
Polar bears can grow up to nine feet high.
This comment raised so many questions for me. How exactly do they measure polar bears? Do they ask them politely to stand up?
A moose literally doesn't understand English.
Do you have a Spotify playlist I could follow?
I officially hate this.
He could really hoist himself on his own petard.
We count on the Brits to be literate and they pretty much always come through. The woman I overheard scored points with a Shakespearean reference.
'Where are you from?' 'Romania.' 'Isn't that where Obama's from?'
Smile, Hannah. Smile with your teeth.
Young actors Hannah Cagwin and Luca Rodriguez pose with Kitty Green, director of the documentary "Casting JonBenet" on Sunday, January 22, 2017. Someone behind the photographers (Hannah's mom?) urged her to "smile with your teeth." Nothing cuter than a kid with new teeth coming in. Photo by Matt Carey
All right. I'm going to do a round of hugs.
It's important to note the above comment from Kitty Green was said with warmth, not cynicism. She seems lovely, kind and empathetic. I witnessed several of those hugs, exchanged between Green and the actors she cast to play roles in "Casting JonBenet," and they testified to an obviously warm bond.
Matthew Carey is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. His work has appeared on Deadline.com, CNN, CNN.com, TheWrap.com, NBCNews.com and in Documentary magazine.