Hope everyone enjoyed the live stream from the Sundance Film Festival last night. If you missed it, it was quite amazing. John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett put on an excellent show with some of the best music I've heard in years. They are truly talented.
To keep the Sundance fun going head over to YouTube where you'll be able to view a series of movie Shorts from the festival for free in YouTube's Screening Room. Sadly, YouTube has disabled embedding so I can't post them here.
Sundance officials have also agreed to a partnership with YouTube, in which three of this year's festival films will be available for rent through the streaming Web site's new video rental service. However, these films won't be free, you'll have to pay for them. If you've never used YouTube's rental service here is a quick tutorial video that explains it in detail.
The Sundance films available on YouTube include the following.
"Children of Invention" explores the American Dream as seen through the eyes of a Chinese American family living in suburban Boston.
In "Homewrecker," a prisoner on work release and a live-wire kook take a day-long ride in a seemingly stolen vehicle that neither of them will soon forget.
In "The Cove" an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers embark on a covert mission to penetrate a remote and hidden cove in Japan, and shine a light on a dark and deadly secret.
When humble Linas, kicked off of his friends couch and spurned by his lover, finds a forgotten van on a llama farm outside Seattle, he begins lurching east with nothing to lose in "Bass Ackwards."
In "One Too Many Mornings," Fisher and Pete are two dudes with dude problems -- one drinks too much and one just got cheated on by his girlfriend -- and few prospects of helping each other out.
All movies rent for the price of $3.99 USD.