Once upon a time, all we really knew about it we learned from that one Entourage episode where Drama and Turtle had to share a bed. Now, we have the benefit of social media, through which these high-profile Sundance attendees are sharing their experiences. Theirs is a tale of endless enthusiasm and absolutely no cold-weather runny noses.
Mindy Kaling and Lena Dunham both spoke on a panel called The Power of Story: Serious Ladies (along with Kristen Wiig and Jenji Kohan). Mindy used this opportunity to dress like an exotic creature accidentally caught in the wilds of Utah.
Lena, meanwhile, who was also there as the producer of the short documentary, I'm Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise, took a moment to reminisce about her first time at the festival. Even as a newbie, she was in with the cool kids.
The last time I was here at festival time it was 2007. I had my first short film at Slamdance and @audreygelman trooped to Utah with me. We were 20 & 19 respectively, sharing a double bed with a third gal, standing in the cold begging unsuccessfully for tickets. Finally someone took pity on us and let us into a free Motorola sponsored bar. And that someone, let us never forget, was DJ Steve Aoki, hair flowing like Jesus. No one ID'd us. All our teenage dreams came true as we downed beers and wrote the names of celebrities we spotted on an envelope. Yet more evidence Audrey is a ride or die... #sundance #slamdance #youngandrestless
Jane the Virgin star and onetime Sundance "It" Girl Gina Rodriguez was enviably adorable in her fur hood.
Hailee Steinfeld's enthusiasm for everything on social media is always infectious. All she has to do is pose with her Ten Thousand Saints co-star Emile Hirsch and we're sold.