When January rolls around, there’s only one place a film fanatic wants to be, and that’s Park City, Utah, where—despite daily temperatures in the teens—the Sundance Film Festival presents 10 days of world premieres. Last year brought us a trove of high-profile American indie directors: Whit Stillman, Todd Solondz, Ira Sachs and Kenneth Lonergan, the latter who debuted his Manchester by the Sea (which topped our list of the best movies of 2016). This year’s edition may seem less glitzy on paper, but it’s bound to yield its share of wonders, surprises and a dog or two. We’ll be reviewing all the buzzy titles from the fest. Here are the 10 movies we're most excited about, briefly sketched.
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