The Sundance Film Festival kicks off today, and as usual, we’re stuck in New York daydreaming of movies we won’t see until… well, Tribeca, at the earliest. The yearly indie extravaganza/industry shopping spree is full of promising titles this year, from quirky documentaries by virtual unknowns to the latest fare from Kevin Smith, Morgan Spurlock, and Miranda July. Whether you’re traveling to Park City or simply updating your existential list of films to see eventually, you’ll surely find something that catches your eye on this list of Flavorpill’s ten most anticipated Sundance films.
Red State, dir. Kevin Smith
Beloved Clerks director Kevin Smith’s latest begins with what sounds like the perfect teen sex comedy set-up: a trio of high-school guys answer an online ad they believe is from a woman looking for group sex. But Red State turns out instead to be Smith’s first thriller, in which the boys in question”come face-to-face with a terrifying ‘holy’ force with a fatal agenda.” And it stars John Goodman!