Poor little me, left out of all the Sundance fun. You won't see me in Utah in the next week -- I've never been to Sundance and 2007 isn't yet the year for me to go. At least I cherish the satisfaction of having seen Black Snake Moan before its big premiere at the festival (thank you, BNAT). I can't wait to hear if it meets or exceeds James Rocchi's expectations.

From my nice warm desk in Austin, I'm keeping an eye out for festival-related news, but I enjoy reading the personal stories about Sundance more than the lists of distribution deals. So I'm not just monitoring the wire services, I'm also watching the blogs. Film bloggers who are lucky enough to travel to Park City have been sharing anecdotes and gossipy tidbits about the upcoming festival, and are letting us know which films they're planning to see. Check out the following blog entries from a handful of Sundance attendees all preparing in earnest for a busy week of film-festival madness ... and check back with these bloggers in a week or so to see how it all panned out for them.