R2PC: Road to Park City

Released 1999


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R2PC: Road to Park City is a film about making a film and trying to get it into the Sundance Film Festival. It is filmed in the style of a documentary and begins with John (John Viener) asking anyone and everyone he can how to go about making a film worthy of the legendary film festival. The first major roadblock he comes up against is the high cost of making a film. John is adamant throughout the entire film that, despite the fact that he does not actually have a film yet, his film is going to win at Sundance. He consults people on how to write a good screenplay, he tries to find an agent to represent him and his project, he tries to find film stock and cameramen. We see him go through the task of trying to find the right actors for his film about making a film and also trying to find a well-known to get his film noticed. Once he begins working on the film he runs into some minor legal problems. Throughout the film is cut shots of John the filmmaker's stand-up comedy routine. The film goes all the way through to editing the film, applying for Sundance, and getting the results of his application to the festival. This film is a funny, intriguing look into the life of a film trying to win a legendary film festival.moreless

Metacritic Score

  • 65

    Mr. Showbiz Kevin Maynard

    This is slight stuff, but the legions of budding Scorseses and Kevin Smiths might actually learn a little something, and they will certainly enjoy a chortle or two -- even if it is...

  • 50

    New York Daily News Elizabeth Weitzman

    If you want to make a film, this is a great place to start. But if you just want to watch one, it's more of dead end.

  • 40

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    The intentionally self-conscious style of R2PC is a little hard to take sometimes because the movie is trying too hard to be funny.


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    Comedy, Drama


    Independent, Mockumentaries, Satire, Showbiz