The AFF Office was eager to welcome home FestivalDirector Patti White and Festival Manager Derek Horne, who spent the past weekend in Park City, Utah at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Dodging icicles and navigating the festival bus routes, Patti and Derek took in the boldest and brightest independent works on the festival circuit, including a number of world premieres.
When not scouting films for Annapolis, Patti spent time with sons Tim and Trevor White, who were at Sundance with not one but two films they produced: WIND RIVER, starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen, and INGRID GOES WEST, starring Aubrey Plaza and — yes! — Elizabeth Olsen. On his free nights, Derek feasted in fine company at ChefDance’s benefit gala dinners and attended screenings at Slamdance, “the O.G. of D.I.Y. cinema.”