When I heard about the initial Sundance Film Festival in 1978, I was intrigued. It was the first I had heard about independent films. I wanted to go to Sundance when it started, but making a living always got in the way. When I retired from teaching I realized my January was finally wide open. My sister Joanne, her husband Charlie and I decided to go in 2011. 2015 was our fifth year. My friend Luci, who joined us in 2013, calls it "movie boot camp." I try to see at least 3 or 4 films a day for 5 days running. It is heaven on earth to me.