On 12.22 I posted a rant about how Sundance Film Festival media relations guy Jason Berger had taken away my beloved Express Pass, which I was honored to carry for five straight festivals (’12 thru ’16) and by which I had easy access to screenings and therefore some extra, extremely valuable writing time.

Now that I’ve been downgraded to a General Press Pass, I’ll be “back in the mosh pit, waiting in lines, requesting tickets in advance from the press office, bumming tickets from publicists, forced to hit the Holiday Cinemas pass-holders tent at least 45 minutes or an hour before a given screening, etc. And my access to public Eccles screenings, where a lot of the action often takes place, will be catch-as-catch-can.”

I just tried the online ticket request form….ridiculous.