The 2008 Sundance Film Festival kicks off today in Park City, UT. Noticeably absent this year is me. Like every year. Actually I think it would be a bit of an overload, so I'll just wait and see what filters out into wide release throughout the year.
After a very quick glimpse at the lineup in the Dramatic competition (only American made, not including documentaries), here are the ones that sound interesting to me. There's no way I'll ever see all of these, since there's no way all of them will get picked up for distribution, but if I were attending I would probably mark them in my program:
Assassination of a High School President
Be Kind Rewind (already is on the way)
Birds of America
Great Buck Howard
In Bruges (already on the way)
Mysteries of Pittsburgh
Quid Pro Quo
What Just Happened?
Who knows? One of them could get picked up and carried all the way to the Oscars in 2009, which seems to be a trend these days since studios are churning out "independent" releases in record numbers.