Plus: 'Austenland,' 'Upstream Color,' 'Before Midnight' and more|
by Gregory Ellwood, Drew McWeeny, Daniel Fienberg, Guy Lodge and Kristopher Tapley, published on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 1:56 AM
Park City, Utah is currently freezing with highs in the teens, but when the 2013 Sundance Film Festival begins on Thursday it will be warming up to the balmy high 20s. For attendees of the festival, things will also be heating up inside the screening venues where anticipated films such as "Before Midnight," "The East," "Ain't Them Bodies Saints," "Austenland" and "Sound City" will make their official debuts.
HitFix will be providing full coverage of Sundance including reviews from premieres to interviews with the moviers and shakers on Main St. Gregory Ellwood, Drew McWeeny, Dan Fienberg, Kris Tapley, Guy Lodge, Katie Hasty and our intrepid video team will brave the cold to bring it to you first. The six of us have selected our most anticipated films of the festival which you can discover in the embedded gallery story below.
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Public Premiere: Jan. 20, 3:30pm at the Eccles
Lowdown: Director Zal Batmanglij and longtime collaborator Brit Marling stunned Sundance with 2011's "Sound of My Voice," a film about infiltrating a secret religious cult. "The East" is described similarly, with "a mysterious anarchist collective," instead, getting an undercover invasion. Heavy hitters like producer Ridley Scott and talent like Alexander Skarsgård and Ellen Page have joined Marling and Batmanglij for this main-room attraction.