Sundance displays a wide variety of movies at the annual festival in Park City

Sundance displays a wide variety of movies at the annual festival in Park City

Icess Overstreet, Reporter

Each January, the Sundance Film Festival comes to be celebrated by so many people. This year when it came to Park City, Utah it brought new movies and events held at resorts around epic Park City. Sundance came with a couple different features and types like themes from around the world with World dramatic and World documentaries. Even with just sixteen films starring and or made in the U.S. with several new directors and actors alike. A few of these films lasting one or two hours. This year, Sundance held up to everyone’s expectations.

A junior student said, “I never really like the judges that talked about Sundance movies like they were bad, because tons of them were amazing! At least me and my family thought so. I hoped that once I got to see them I’d love them even more than just the rumors thought they’d be like; I was right.”

From big-movie nerds or someone just trying to find something to do with their time, people everywhere love to see the movies that the film festival makes and supports. When the annual Film Festival brings people in it can start to bring new light to people have either never really been interested in independent movies. The fans of this eventful festival become more and more excited. The fans each year are growing in numbers.

New actors and actresses came through to different directors of different films, in turn, it got them bigger titles and even a few awards. In the U.S. documentary genre came the Grand Jury Audience Prize. The audience award in that category went to Jim: The James Foley Story.  It was the most eye-opening film award that night at this year’s Sundance.

“I got to meet the best actors from my favorite shows and movies. When I was little i dreamed of just seeing them, it’s one of my favorite events of the year!” said sophomore student, Lorena Rodriguez

The most direct polarizing film was Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan, who took U.S. Dramatic directing honors for Swiss Army Man. The fest’s most polarizing film stars Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe. The latter playing a corpse that farts and dies, which is a delightful addition to the film.

“This is the best way to end that roller-coaster,” said Kwan while accepting the award. “Yes, we are the film that has the dead farting corpse, and yet we still won this award.”

This year’s Sundance has brought new fans, and actors playing new and totally different roles. The films helped bring new attention to people with big talent which has always been a big addition to Sundance. Everyone hopes to see more of these great cinematic moments in upcoming films. This year is going to bring great movies to very different audiences