‘Sympathy’ for snowboarding: Mark Ruffalo and Orlando Bloom hit the Park City slopes

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For even the biggest stars, the Sundance Film Festival can be fraught with stress over film reviews and the quest for distribution deals.

Then again, for the biggest stars there are plenty of VIP distractions. Take Mark Ruffalo and Orlando Bloom, director and star, respectively, of rocker pic ‘Sympathy for Delicious.’

While press and potential buyers screened the flick, which costars Juliette Lewis and Laura Linney, the guys were treated to Oakley’s Learn to Ride snowboarding program.

On the slopes at Marriott’s MountainSide, adjacent to Utah’s Park City Mountain Resort, the A-listers were outfitted in pants and puffers, goggles and hats from the sunglasses-making sponsor, then sent down the hill with pros like Shaun White.

‘Orlando needed no help. He’s really good,’ an onlooker said of Bloom, who navigated the snow like a champ.


Can ‘Sympathy’ navigate the murky trail of studio favor in the snowy town? Get more details on Ruffalo’s directorial debut here.

-- Matt Donnelly

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