10 Sundance Film Festival Selections We Can’t Wait to See

'The Big Sick,' 'Manifesto,' 'Mudbound,' 'Landline,' and more of our most anticipated titles of this year's festival.

Well folks, another January is upon us and you know what that means: to distract ourselves from the garbage in the movie theaters, the nation’s filmmakers, actors, critics, and film fans will assemble in Park City, Utah, to spend a week trudging through the snow and seeing new movies. Yes, it’s Sundance time, and as your humble film editor finishes packing his bag (warm socks, lotsa warm socks), here are a few of the most anticipated titles on the docket.

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Landline

The wise and witty abortion-based comedy Obvious Child was one of the breakouts of Sundance 2014; writer/director Gillian Robespierre and star Jenny Slate reteam for this comedy/drama set in 1995, which (per the description) “follows three women in one family having lots of sex, drugs, and Japanese food.” More specifically, it concerns a teen girl and her adult, live-in sister, who discover their dad is having an affair. Good supporting cast on this one as well, with the great Edie Falco and indie stalwart John Turturro on hand, as well as the Sundance-mandated minimum of one Duplass (Jay, in this case).