Sundance Film Festival 2009: Map of the Stars


The 2009 Sundance Film Festival features a grueling schedule; should they need a break, filmmakers and talent can relax in one of the security-laden lounges complete with all the amenities imaginable.

The MySpace Cafe seems to be a popular hangout. The patrons thus far have included Ben Affleck, Ashley Judd, Ashton Kutcher, Alan Cumming, and more. [LAT]

Those in the giving spirit can head to the Film Lounge Media Center, where Puma has paired up with Souls4Souls, a charity effort that provides shoes to those in need of them across the globe. Celebrities are invited to sign a pair of shoes, which will later be auctioned off with the proceeds benefiting Souls4Souls. The Film Lounge Media Center is also home to Getty Images/Wire Images Portrait Studio, where celebs stop by for a quick snapshot. Translation: Everyone who is anyone will be coming through here at some point. [MSNBC]

Green is a pervading theme at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Not only are there are a record setting number of eco-friendly films, the parties are even going green (and no, this isn’t just an easy way to mention our friends at Le Tourment Vert, who have little green fairies serving up absinthe everywhere we turn). The Village on Main, with a city block-sized tent, hosted the Stella Artois-sponsored celebration, “2009: the Green Odyssey.” Libations were flowing and live music was pumping late into the night. [HollywoodToday]

If they can muster up the energy after a fun-filled opening weekend, stars are likely to show their support for Ewan McGregor tonight at Ray-Ban’s Visionary Awards Party, where he will receive an honor from the creative coalition. We plan to be at the afterparty for Spread at The Lift, toasting at midnight with the film’s star Ashton Kutcher. More on that later. [People]