It’s that time again here in Park City, Utah, where the “Pibs” (People in black) of the Sundance Film Festival arrive in droves to screen independent movies in the hopes of earning awards and valuable critical acclaim. I long ago gave up attempting to see any entries; either the subject matter doesn’t appeal to me, or what I’d like to see is just so popular, like last year’s Buck, that getting a ticket is virtually impossible. (I did catch it on Netflix not long ago, and highly recommend it.)

Even though I may not see a film, it’s still fun to go into town (preferably on foot, because it’s harder to find a parking space than gain entrance to a showing) and mill about. It’s been a long time since I lived in L.A. and was around “the business” very much, so I can get a little bite of Hollywood, set against P.C.’s delightful Main Street. The sidewalks are usually filled with actors, crew members, and fans jostling for position in line outside the Egyptian Theatre and other venues, sipping lattes and arranging to meet for yet more screenings and an evening wine fest. Yesterday was a different scene. This was what it looked like at noon:

The reason, of course, is the arrival of the long-awaited snow. This season has been a disappointment for the ski resorts, although I’ve had some very good days at Deer Valley. The difference is now it will be great, with 28″ just last night. I feel newly inspired to put the finishing touches on my novel, Slippery Slopes, with a tentative release date of Presidents’ Day. Who knows? Maybe someone will option it for a movie, to be screened in the future at Sundance. I might even be able to get a ticket for it …


About Tricia Pimental

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Tricia Pimental's second memoir, A Movable Marriage, has received 5 Star reviews from both Epic Book Quest and Readers' Favorite. It's available on Amazon in both Kindle ( and print ( versions. She is also the author of two Royal Palm Literary Award Competition-honored books: Rabbit Trail: How a Former Playboy Bunny Found Her Way, and Slippery Slopes. Other work has appeared in International Living Magazine; A Janela, the quarterly magazine of International Women in Portugal; and anthologies compiled by the Florida Writers Association and the National League of American Pen Women. A member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and a former Toastmaster, Ms. Pimental resides in Portugal. She can be reached at and on Twitter @Tricialafille.
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