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Sundance Film Festival

LOW-KEY AND REAL. That was how most people described Sundance 2002. The crowds were smaller, the streets less clogged, the movie and party buzz down to a hum. War and recession set a more sober tone, and post-September 11 Sundance felt less like a Hollywood ski weekend than, of all things, a serious, socially responsible, artistically ambitious film festival. Fittingly, documentaries blossomed in this climate, emerging from the nonfiction-film ghetto to be discussed with as much excitement as the “quirky” indie features of festivals past.

How to Draw a Bunny, Andrew Moore and John Walter's self-described “narrative portrait” of the elusive Ray Johnson, lovingly illuminates its lead character, the little-known but influential collagist, mail-art practitioner, and perhaps life (and death) artist, earning the film a special jury prize. Johnson's unexplained suicide at the age of sixty-seven

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