It is the last day of the Sundance Film Festival, so let’s send out our interview series not with a bear or a returning critic, but with a Sundance newbie. By now, critic William Goss has acclimated almost entirely to the festival, so let’s have some serious fun looking back at what he was looking forward to at the start of the fest.

Critic for a bevy of outlets, currently including MSN Movies, Film.com, and The Playlist, Goss knows his festivals and his movies. A Floridian who recently moved to Austin, most of his festival experiences have been in temperate climes. That is, of course, until the ‘dance.

How many times have you been to Sundance?

None.

What Sundance film(s) are you most anticipating seeing this year?

The Raid, Wrong, and Oslo August 31st.

What is your favorite Sundance film you have ever seen?

In the Loop.

What are you most looking forward to at this year’s Sundance?

Bitching about the weather and the lines and the shuttles on Twitter.

What tips have people given you for your first Sundance?

Drink plenty of water. I’m guessing that means it’s a dry heat…?

What piece of cold weather apparel will you be clinging to the most?

ALL OF IT.

What venue are you most excited about seeing in person?

People mention the Yarrow a lot. So whether I should be or not, I’m excited about that.

What else will you be doing in Park City when you’re not at Sundance?

ALL OF IT.

What other festivals do you enjoy going to?

SXSW and Fantastic Fest.

Why do you think Sundance is important?

“The impression that I get is that it’s a great place to discover up-and-coming filmmakers that also fosters established talent and is COLD AS HELL.” -A Former Floridian

Snuggle up with the rest of our Sundance 2012 coverage


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