Natasha Lyonne is one of the many stars in pal Clea DuVall’s directorial debut about a group of friends who try and get a couple to divorce during a getaway.
Jason Ritter rounds out the cast, which also includes Ben Schwartz, Vincent Piazza, Melanie Lynskey and DuVall herself.
The plot sounds twisted, but the film’s stars – Michael Shannon, Danny Glover and Michael Chernus – seem to be clear while talking to writer/director Joshua Marston.
Maya Rudolph packs up and heads out on a road trip with her dad, played by Danny Glover, in her latest indie role.
The film marks Diego Luna’s third go as a feature film director; he also co-wrote the script.
UNDER THE GUN
Stephanie Soechtig and Katie Couric’s documentary about the blurred lines surrounding Second Amendment rights isn’t the only film about gun control at Sundance this year – another documentary, a documentary short and a feature film also tackle the topic.
THE FREE WORLD
In their movie, Boyd Holbrook and Elisabeth Moss are anything but free as a recently released inmate and suspected murderess, respectively.
A dark comedy, the film (featuring Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll and Jenny Slate, among others) focuses on a guys’ weekend after a suicide leaves a groom-to-be feeling depressed himself.
Sarah Megan Thomas and Alysia Reiner are just two of the women in this female-centric story about the cutthroat competition on Wall Street.
Meanwhile, Kristen Stewart is among the women who tell the interwoven tales in Certain Women, which costars Michelle Williams and Laura Dern.
BIRTH OF A NATION
Nate Parker spent years working on his story about Nat Turner, a slave who learned to read, became a preacher and ultimately led to a violent uprising. Star Gabrielle Union is already earning raves for her non-speaking role.
AS YOU ARE
The Hunger Games‘ Amandla Stenberg is the centerpiece of this ’90s teenage love triangle film, costarring Mary Stuart Masterson and Scott Cohen.
Nas produces this piece, starring Erykah Badu and rapper Machine Gun Kelly, about a group of teen skateboarders in Cleveland.
Following a popular theme, New York City kids are the focus of this drama, which also features Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Ehle.
Lena Dunham produced Suited, which follows the goings-on at Bindle amp Keep, a Brooklyn, New York, shop that creates bespoke suits for gender non-conforming clients.
Ellen Page becomes a mom again – and teams with Juno co-star Allison Janney again – in this indie drama about a young woman trying to figure out her life.
Lily-Rose Depp (bottom right) helps lead the cast of this horror-comedy, which co-stars her dad Johnny and director Kevin Smith’s daughter Harley Quinn (center).
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Director Kenneth Lonergan’s film about a man (Casey Affleck, left) who takes over his nephew’s (Lucas Hedges) care after his brother dies is already earning Oscar buzz at Sundance thanks to its emotional highs and lows.
The dark tale about a vet (Natasha Lyonne) who uses drugs on the daily and finds out she’s pregnant – but can’t remember how or by whom – co-stars Chloë Sevigny.
It’s not another Gilbert Gottfried movie, but the comedian’s Aladdin character plays a big role in this documentary about how an autistic boy learned to communicate with his family in part through Disney films.
NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU
Filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady go back through some of Lear’s most famous series – All in the Family and The Jeffersons among them – asking if TV pays enough attention to race today.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower breakout Logan Lerman (left) stars as a Jewish boy from New Jersey who opts to go to college at a small school in Ohio – and misses out on the Korean War draft – in this coming-of-age drama.
Riley Keough and the two girls who share the role of her daughter, Jessie Ok Gray and Sky Ok Gray, are the focus of the tender tale of friendship and love.
Sharing top billing is mom-to-be Jena Malone, as the free-spirited friend to Keough’s straighter-laced mom.
Brooklyn Decker also scores screentime in the film as a not-so-nice friend and maid of honor.
NOTHING LEFT UNSAID
Anderson Cooper is telling an intensely personal tale this time – that of his 91-year-old mother, Gloria Vanderbilt – in an HBO film set to air in April.
Abigail Spencer slips in a little promotion time for her SundanceTV series, now in its third season, which follows the life of a man who’s released from jail after serving 20 years for a rape and murder he likely didn’t commit.
Dulé Hill is the grownup in this tale about a young illusionist (played by Jacob Latimore, left) who falls in with the wrong crowd.
The cast may look lighthearted, but the movie’s topic – a college girl’s increasingly out-of-control ways – gets heavy.
Prepare to laugh: Grimm‘s David Giuntoli (right) brings Pitch Perfect 2‘s Flula Borg (center) along on his honeymoon after his fiancée dumps him days before the wedding. After talking up their film, the guys stop by the Getty Images portrait studio hosted Eddie Bauer.
LOVE & FRIENDSHIP
Kate Beckinsale stars as protagonist Lady Susan in the film adaptation of the Jane Austen novel of the same name.
LOVE & FRIENDSHIP
Joining her: Chloë Sevigny, who plays her best friend, Alicia Johnson.
Viggo Mortensen returns to the screen in writer-director Matt Ross’s movie about a dad who home-schools his children in a remote area of Washington, before exposing them to the world during a road trip to his sister’s home.
It’s a dark story – a telling of the life of news reporter Christine Chubbuck, who killed herself on-air – but Rebecca Hall (left) is earning raves for her performance in the lead role.
John Legend is producing this WGN America series about the lengths many slaves went to to find their freedom in the Civil War era.
CARA SANTANA & JESSE METCALFE
The cute and cozy couple turns the film festival into a winter getaway.
SOPHIE AND THE RISING SUN
The friendship between women – including Margo Martindale, Lorraine Toussaint and Diane Ladd – takes center stage in this romantic drama that also touches on racial issues.
DINNER WITH THE FAMILY
Actor and comedian Brett Gelman brings his successful set of shows back to Adult Swim, with some yet-to-be-revealed twists.
This isn’t your typical JoBros fare: Nick Jonas joins Ben Schnetzer (left) in this adaptation of Brand Land’s anti-hazing memoir about the dark fraternity experiences of an Ohio teen. Here, the two pop into the Getty Images portrait studio hosted Eddie Bauer.
Molly Shannon (left), Bradley Whitford (right) and Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow’s 18-year-old daughter Maude (center) round out the cast of this dark comedy about a dying mother (Shannon) and her family’s way of coping with the impending loss.
MORRIS FROM AMERICA
The Morris in the movie is teen Markees Christmas (right), who’s trying hard to find his place in Heidelberg, Germany, where his dad, Craig Robinson, coaches a local soccer team.
SWISS ARMY MAN
Earning rather, uh, unique reviews at Sundance, the movie follows Dano’s lost man, who befriends Radcliffe – a farting corpse.
THE GREASLY STRANGLER
Another out-there Sundance film, dubbed “Most WTF” by The Daily Beast, this mystery tracks a group of off-kilter fathers and sons who all have a thing for the same woman. Elijah Wood (can you spot him?) is among the producers.
Because is it really Sundance if a pretty young actress doesn’t stop for a photo in a parka?
Don Cheadle plays jazz great Miles Davis (and really plays the trumpet!) in this hotly anticipated film, which he also directed. “It was honestly torturous,” he told USA Today. “I can remember a couple of days where my producer had to come to the hotel room and say, ‘You have to come to the set. You have to get out of bed right now.’ Because you feel like you’re blowing it.”
UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA
In this CNN series, political comedian W. Kamau Bell travels the U.S., investigating the racial stereotypes and issues (he even visits an Arkansas town where the KKK still thrives) facing the nation today.
THE EAGLE HUNTRESS
One of Sundance’s many compelling documentaries, The Eagle Huntress tells the story of 15-year-old Mongolian Aisholpan Nurgaiv, the first female in 2,000 years studying the trade of eagle hunting.
Randal Kleiser (center) directed Grease, but this year, he’s all about his sci-fi drama about a woman who froze herself and wakes up years later to a whole new world.
A horror-comedy, the new film from Penn Jillette (he wrote and narrated it) has him stalking Missi Pyle (she plays herself) on the set of her new movie. And yes, Teller is in it, too!
Four short films, one featuring Danny DeVito, are fused together by a recurring character: a cute little brown Dachshund.