Sundance ’14: Northeast meets west

Andie MacDowell at Sundance

Naturally the first weekend of Sundance 2014 kicked off with the most discernible Canadian diversion: hockey.

Luc Robitaille’s seventh annual celebrity shootout coincides with Utah’s prestigious film festival which benefits Echoes of Hope, the Robitaille charity that supports emancipated and at-risk foster children.

Ace players and celebs laced up and skated head to head Sunday afternoon at the Park City Arena but despite heavy star power, the mood was unfussy and homey, like any decent neighbourhood rink.

Hockey-fan-celebs like Isaiah Mustafa joined veteran players Brendan Shanahan and Claude Lemieux who took on Ron Duguay and Bone’s’ David Boreanaz. And as if that’s not enough–Andie MacDowell and Taylor Dayne were pretty sights to behold, sitting in the box like good sports in their jerseys.

Ron Duguay steals the puck
Ron Duguay steals the puck

Photo credit: Lorri Vodi.

Lorri Vodi Rupard grew up in Toronto but now resides in Salt Lake City where she studies creative fiction and writes content. Her work appears in The Montreal Review, The Black Boot, Kalon Women and Anemone Sidecar. Lorri won first place in the 2011 UWIF short screenplay contest. Visit her website.