Wish you could attend a Sundance Film Festival premiere without, well, making the trek to snowy Park City, Utah? You’re in luck — for the first time, Sundance is live-streaming a film’s premiere, including the screening itself and a post-screening Q&A. You couldn’t find a more appropriate film for this honor than Life in a Day, a documentary that took more than 5,000 hours of footage submitted on YouTube and whittled it down to a 90-minute film about living during a single day. On July 24, 2010, director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) and executive producer Ridley Scott invited YouTube users to film their lives during that single day. More than 80,000 individuals participated — I do not envy editor Joe Walker’s task of condensing that material to a feature-length film.
I’ll be attending the premiere tonight and will report back, but if you’d like to watch the screening as well, visit the film’s premiere site (which is, naturally, hosted on YouTube). The live-streaming coverage starts tonight at 8 p.m. EST. See you there!