Tomorrow I head to Park City, Utah for my ninth Sundance Film Festival. I have soft spot for Sundance because despite the cold and despite some of the similarities among the indies they select, at the end of the day, there’s a real sense of discovery that you don’t get from other major film festivals. You never know what’s going to be the breakout hit that everyone is talking about, and the fact that these movies are mostly unknowns let you be a champion for the films you adore. So yes, while I will be freezing as I walk between venues, I’m so grateful I get to attend and share my thoughts on movies with all of you.
While I’ve got a packed schedule, these are the five films I’m most excited to see at this year’s festival. That being said, without fail, I’m sure the under-the-radar hit is floating off somewhere and I’ll be scrambling to track it down. Yay, Sundance!