Documentaries centerstage at festival
Doc parties, often lethal at sea level, took centerstage on the Sundance party circuit.
Mike Tyson tossed off some casual vulgarities at James Toback’s “Tyson” bash Saturday at the Bon Appetit Supper Club. “I told James it might be a foreign movie because of the language I’d be using,” he said.
Sunday’s party for oil doc “Crude” had eco-warriors Pierce Brosnan, Sting and Trudie Styler staying until the wee hours.
Over in Salt Like City, Friday’s opening gala feted “The September Issue,” director R.J. Cutler’s portrait of Vogue’s Anna Wintour.
Also tubthumping docs was Ben Affleck, exec producer of “Reporter,” who said his time in the media glare has given him “a real yearning to see journalism work in its best light.”
It wasn’t all nonfiction, of course. Mariah Carey hit the town for “Push,” NFL star Terrell Owens caught an ESPN football viewing party at Harry O’s and IndieGoGo and SnagFilms’ Queer Lounge reception attracted fest founder Robert Redford.
(Addie Morfoot and Sharon Swart contributed to this report.)