Director of programming at the Slamdance Festival

Sarah Diamond, director of programming at the Slamdance Festival.

Book I’m reading:
A short stories book by Flannery O’Connor

Total number of books I own:
About 100

Three books that mean a lot to me:
“The Day of the Locust” by Nathanael West
“Dear Dead Person” by Benjamin Weissman
“Severin’s Journey into Dark” by Paul Leppin

What book would you like to see brought to the bigscreen and what book do you hope never gets adapted?
Adapted: “The Radetzky March” by Joseph Roth
Not adapted: “You’ll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again” by Julia Phillips

Last film I saw:
“Eastern Promises,” directed by David Cronenberg

Three films that mean a lot to me:
“Imitation of Life,” directed by Douglas Sirk
“Conspirators of Pleasure,” by Jan Svankmajer
“Grey Gardens,” directed by Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, and Muffie Meyer

Who do you think is the best actor in Hollywood at the moment? (male or female)
George Clooney

Who do you think was the brightest star of the silver screen?
Rita Hayworth

Three songs that mean a lot to me:
“Simile in the Crowd,” Durutti Column
“Complex,” Tubeway Army
“Dress Rehearsal Rag,” Leonard Cohen

Favorite song lyrics:
Anything by Leonard Cohen and the Smiths

Concert that changed your life:
Morrissey 1997

Guilty pleasures:
* TV: “The Girls Next Door”
* Film: “Not Without My Daughter”
* Reading material: US Weekly
* Web sites: dlisted.com
* YouTube video: Leprechaun

Best hangover remedy?
Tylenol while you’re still drunk

What’s the biggest upside of the Internet and what is its biggest downside?
Best: Knowledge at your finger tips
Worst: Slow connections

What helps you get out of bed in the morning?:
The fact that life goes by very fast

If you were alone in your house one night and you saw a ghost, who ya gonna call? (Okay, this one is a given)
Ghostbusters! (Editor’s note: Finally!)

Would you rather see a Lakers game next to Jack Nicholson or a Knicks game next to Spike Lee?
Jack Nicolson

If you were an adult film star, what would your name be?
Fiona Lasaine

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