By Jay Hunter – Taking place in Park City, Utah, The Sundance Film Festival is one of the largest and most well known film festivals in the world. Independent movie makers without distributors often head out to the festival in order to become a ‘Sundance success story‘, Sundance success stories have become that of legend in the festival circuit with titles such as; Manchester by the Sea, Boyhood, Whiplash, The Blair Witch Project, Memento, Clerks and Reservoir Dogs all picking up the coveted moniker. With that being said, here’s 19 movies to keep an eye out at this years festival.
Beatriz at Dinner
Synopsis – A holistic medicine practitioner attends a wealthy client’s dinner party after her car breaks down.
Before I Fall
Synopsis – February 12 is just another day in Sam’s charmed life until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day over one inexplicable week, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she’s in danger of losing.
The Big Sick
Synopsis – A couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows.
Call Me by Your Name
Synopsis – A romance between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera.
Synopsis – A love story set one year after the existence of the afterlife is scientifically verified. Check the new trailer out – here.
Fun Mom Dinner
Synopsis – Four moms whose only common ground is their kids’ preschool class, decide to get together for a harmless “fun mom dinner.”
The Incredible Jessica James
Synopsis – An aspiring playwright in New York strikes up a friendship with a guy while on the rebound from a break-up.
The Last Word
Synopsis – Harriett is a retired businesswoman who tries to control everything around her. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth resulting in a life-altering friendship.
Synopsis – Cate Blanchett performs manifestos as a series of striking monologues
Synopsis – A service that provides holographic recreations of deceased loved ones and allows a man (Robbins) to come face-to-face with the younger version of his late father-in-law (Hamm).
Synopsis – Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war.
Synopsis – In contemporary Los Angeles, two millennials navigating a social media-driven hookup culture begin a relationship that pushes both emotional and physical boundaries
The Polka King
Synopsis – Local Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan develops a plan to get rich that shocks his fans and lands him in jail.
Rebel in the Rye
Synopsis – The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye.
Synopsis – The widow of a wise professor stumbles upon one of his inventions that’s able to record and play a person’s memory.
Synopsis – Sidney Hall finds accidental success and unexpected love at an early age, then disappears without a trace.
Where Is Kyra?
Synopsis – In Brooklyn, New York, Kyra (Pfeiffer) loses her job and struggles to survive on her ailing mother’s income. As the weeks and months go on, her problems worsen. This leads her on a risky and enigmatic path that threatens her life.
Synopsis – A lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged man reunites with his estranged wife and meets his teenage daughter for the first time.
Synopsis – An FBI agent teams with the town’s veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.
[Source – iMDB]