William H. Macy’s directorial debut “Rudderless” produced the best “only at Sundance” moment of the year on Monday night. First, producer Keith Kjarval got the crowd chanting “Macy, Macy, Macy” upstairs in the intimate Grey Goose space. The director obliged, fixing his broken ukulele and singing two songs. “I am way too drunk to do this,” he said before playing a comical x-rated tune he said he wrote for “Shameless” and then a cover of “Surfer Girl”.
Just before 1:00 a.m., Selena Gomez, who has a small role in “Rudderless,” answered the producer’s call to take the stage. She sang an unrehearsed duet of her#1 hit “Come and Get It.” Guests were climbing the walls to get a view.
Check out Macy snapping pictures in the small room, as even Gomez’s security cracked a smile for the first time all day. “I will remember this night for the rest of my life,” Macy said.
Billy Crudup and Macy inside the Grey Goose space that had the tightest security all week outside of the Deer Valley mansions. “This is why my cast can kick your cast’s ass!” Kjarval screamed, referencing Macy, Gomez, and presumably Billy Crudup too.
Meanwhile just up the street, Shailene Woodley and director Gregg Araki celebrated "White Bird In A Blizzard".
Woodley hugs up to co-star Gabourey Sidibe at “Blizzard’s” Rock & Reilly’s bash on Main Street, as DJ duo Nervo headlined Park City Live to their right and Chefdance served several hundred below.
At Chefdance, Peter Glatzer, Chefdance founder Mimi Kim, and Adrian Grenier were feeling the love on the packed 4th night. The chef from Fig and Olive in LA led the kitchen.
“Isn’t the energy great?!” Chefdance’s founder Kenny Griswold (right, with wife and co-founder Mimi Kim) exclaimed with Tom Cruise-like enthusiasm midway through Monday night’s El Tesoro Tequila hosted four-courser, hugging and posing on their carpet.
Across the street at Zoom, Cinetic founder John Sloss, Richard Linklater, and "Boys Don't Cry" producer Jonathan Sehring grabbed a table at Cinetic's annual party.
That huge crowd behind the Marriott on Monday afternoon was Lindsay Lohan, her OWN reality camera crew, and Randall Emmett coming to announce a film Lohan's starring in and producing: "Inconceivable". The producing partners took over the Incubator Family Social Film Loft.
Main Street was much quieter by Monday afternoon. "Time to get out of dodge," one totally over-it marketing executive said as she saw me taking this photo.
Anne Hathaway and husband Josh Shulman turned up at Harvey Weinstein's industry-heavyweights-only NFL viewing party huddle on Sunday. Weinstein moved the party from the Stein Ericksen to the Waldorf Astoria's Resort in Park City this year, behind heavy security.
Jason Mamoa let it slide when the top of my head accidentally head-butted the bottom of his chin at Tao on Saturday night. (He's tall, I'm not.) He was still with good cheer with Geoff Stults at Brownie Brittle's NFL game watching party at Rock & Reilly's on Sunday.
Anna Kendrick and Joe Swanberg toast “Happy Christmas”, one of Sunday night’s installments in the Next Generation Filmmaker Series.
Alison Pill at “Happy Christmas” with the man celebrating the 15-year anniversary of being “the thing” at the festival: Joshua Leonard. Leonard starred in “The Blair Witch Project,” which took the festival by storm in 1999.
Molly Shannon and John C. Reilly, back together on-screen in festival comedy "Life After Beth," hit the annual Sunday night celebrity MPIC poker tournament at the Sundance HQ.
Darius Rucker (yes, "Hootie"), with poker tourney host Mekhi Phifer and Ali Nejad, where Ketel One kept the night flowing after the NFL games.
"We got 3 million from Sony," "Whiplash" producer Gary Michael Walters told me at Jeff Vespa's "Verge" party on Saturday night. While the paperwork wasn't done, he says they shook on it at 4 a.m. Friday night. Walters was with a beer and two models.
"Hellion's" Josh Wiggins with Jeff Vespa. Wiggins is one of the WireImage founder's top seven picks to have a breakout year in 2014.
Kate Hudson and Zach Braff at the "Wish I Was Here" premiere. Victorinox geared up the director for his trip to the mountains.
Afterwards, Ashley Greene, Josh Gad, and "Scrubs-mates" Braff and Donald Faison toast the film at the Grey Goose Blue Door space, which would later become Bungalow 8 on Saturday night.
Boyd Holbrook and Elizabeth Olsen at the party for "Skeleton Twins" in another timeslot at Grey Goose.
Maria Tomei and Luke Wilson at CAA's bash on Saturday night. The agency moved locations this year, going to a mansion in Deer Valley far from last year's Main Street location.
Mark Ruffalo and his wife Sunrise Coigney at the "Infinitely Polar Bear" party hosted by Chase Sapphire Preferred. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision for Chase Sapphire Preferred/AP Images)
"The Sundance List" guy Christopher Ryan fields a call from Paradigm on Friday afternoon and sets up a last minute party that night.
A trend at Sundance this year: indoor faux fireplaces. This one is at the Eddie Bauer Adventure House, where there was a rock climbing wall and a mountain of Patron.
KTLA's Sam Rubin came in right from the Critics Choice Awards and hit the Eco Hideaway. (He's a founding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.) "The fear that we had was 'Oh gosh, if they don't get nominated, they're not going to come.' They all came. Oprah was there."
Sundance fixture Dingo, a professional snowboarder, teaches model Chanel Iman how not to ruin her career via a wipeout as part of Oakley's Learn to Ride.
Ireland Baldwin already knows how to ride.
Stella models are standing on the street, inviting people in to a public beer garden.
"It is illegal to hail a taxi cab in the state of Utah." Looking at Main Street for 10 seconds, I can tell you this law is not being enforced. The word on the Uber invasion is that the prices are very expensive. Anecdotally, I've heard sticker shock from the post-trip emails people are getting.
Every outlet is a festival of wires. People are getting creative looking for a place to plug in their phones.
The scene outside Tao. As one friend from L.A. said, "This is 250 people who never wait in line, all waiting in line at the same time." True.
These people are happier.
DJ Vice opened his set at TAO on Saturday night with a live rendition of his hit with Lil Jon "Turn Down for What." Both of these guys are on the same team as "SKAM Artists," meaning they're managed by Sujit Kundu
You expect to see this. The same Moet golden chalices from the Golden Globes made their way to Park City for a blizzard of the special Moët & Chandon Nectar Impérial Rosé.
I did not expect to see this. They were serving McDonald's fries and nuggets inside Tao.
Nicholas Hoult chatted with a friend at TAO. One of the crazy rumors flying around Saturday night was that his rumored girlfriend, Jennifer Lawrence, was flying in after "American Hustle" won the top SAG prize.
William H. Macy and his "Rudderless" producer Keith Kjarval inside the TAO carnival.
The Coachella Effect: Days after announcing that "Outkast" would headline this year's festival, Big Boi is in demand. He sang "Ms. Jackson" at Tao on Saturday night and has been popping up on carpets all around town. A dude-bro recording on his iPhone next to me says he saw him six months ago in Santa Ana for a tiny crowd.
Case in point: Big Boi at HBO and the Blackhouse Foundation's "Game of Thrones" party on Saturday night.
Not playing Coachella: Lance Bass. He grabbed a bite at Sabra's Grab 'n' Go Cafe at the Village at the Lift.
Ken Sunshine hit the ONE Group and Gansevoort Hotel's annual Friday night dance party. It was in the Rock & Reilly's space, which has come online this year as a regular destination.
One is the loneliest number for Alan Thicke. It's appropriate at the "One" Group's party (the group that owns STK, Tenjune, Bagatelle). His son Robin is the family star now.
Jesse Eisenberg and Richard Ayoade post up at a get together for "The Double," part of the Next Generation Filmmaker Series.
"God's Pocket" co-stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christina Hendricks had an upstairs dinner and downstairs drinks after the Brooks Brothers hosted premiere. "Mad Men's" John Slattery is the director.
John Lithgow and George Takei catch some face time at McDonald's McCafe lounge.
Capital Cities were amongst the guests at Billboard's interview suite inside Park City Live, before they played the pop up version of the Sayers Club.
Richard Schiff, Robin Bronk, Tim Daly, Lea Thompson and Richard Kind at the Creative Coalition's launch of Big Air Studios.
Finally, fitness comes to the festival. SoulCycle founders Julie Rice and Elizabeth Cutler.
Golden Globe winner Alex Ebert (who knocked off John Williams and Hans Zimemr) is now a “name”. He popped up in a gifting suite.
The SoulPancake founder (Rainn Wilson) gets pancaked by Hello’s (the breath spray, not the magazine) Craig Dubitsky and Wilson's own wife, Holiday Reinhorn, during a dinner for “Cooties”.
Rose McGowan and Davey Detail at STK’s Supper Suite.