Sundance Hot Titles List: 13 Buzzy Films That Have Buyers Talking

There’s a good reason that much of Hollywood braves the thin mountain air each year to make the trek to the Sundance Film Festival, and it’s not to check out the nearby ski slopes.

The annual launch of the indie film gathering brings with it the possibility of discovering the next big thing in moviemaking.

Sundance has played a critical role in the careers of such A-list talent as Ava DuVernay, Ryan Coogler, David O.

Russell, and Quentin Tarantino, and has hosted the premieres of such classics as “Reservoir Dogs,” “Sex, Lies, and Videotape,” and “Manchester by the Sea.”The prospect of finding the rare indie movie that can break out of the arthouse has inspired a lot of all-night bidding wars over the years.

Sometimes those frenzied negotiations and massive deals pay off, as was the case with “Brooklyn” or “Fruitvale Station.” In other instances, studios end

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