Advise. We had been oh-so shut to spotting Kanye West stomping round in snow boots on Basic Avenue. Nonetheless correct about a weeks earlier than the Sundance Film Competition used to be scheduled to kick off in Park City, Utah, plans acquired scrapped thanks to you-know-what. Long gone are the times of celebrities popping into random screenings — fun reality: I as soon as caught James Franco snoozing off right by a documentary about Scientology — and rationalizing a meal of popcorn and weight reduction program Coke for breakfast and chatting to strangers on the native bus about the frigid new movie you seen.
So, for the 2nd consecutive one year, festivalgoers will hit the sofa rather than the abet of the road to see the very best of independent cinema. A predominant disappointment, for certain. And yet, Sundance alums reminiscent of Promising Young Lady, Accumulate Out, Eighth Grade, Name Me By Your Title and 2021’s stand-outs Coda and Summer time of Soul shine on a show cloak of any dimension.
The largest contrast, no doubt, is that Taylor Swift isn’t going to hotfoot into your residing room and introduce her documentary, as she did onstage on the Eccles Theater on opening evening in 2020. And the same holds upright for this one year’s gemstones.
Scroll all the way in which down to note 10 of the buzziest offerings from the January 20-30 festival, some of that are coming soon. (Expectantly!)