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The Sundance Film Festival: My Time in Park City

The Sundance Film Festival is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the US and in the world, showcasing young and upcoming filmmakers as well as seasoned vets, all promoting and supporting independent film. In other words, you won’t see any comic book movies here.

I just got back from the festival yesterday, so here are some of my favorite films I saw, pictures, and a look at some of the most well known films to come out of Sundance over the years. Enjoy!

Sundance 2017

As a California girl, being in cold weather is a bit of a struggle, but the sights and sounds of Park City, Utah are absolutely gorgeous.


You don’t have to be a celebrity or member of the Hollywood elite to go to the festival. Everyone is welcome! If you are a lover of film, definitely put Sundance on your bucket list.

The Films

Being there for only a few days, I managed to catch just four films, but four films that I really enjoyed. Keep a look out for these titles! They won’t disappoint.


Imagine a world where you could actually record your memories and watch them back like a movie. This is essentially the premise of Rememory starring Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage. The catch? The man who invented the technology mysteriously dies in his office. Can a memory solve a crime?

Sidney Hall

Sidney Hall is a brilliant, young high school student in a small town who writes a novel about something deep and dark in his past and ends up wildly successful. Now, he has to deal with the consequences of fame, fortune, and people using his novel as a means of escaping their own tortured reality.

The Discovery

You can’t go to the Sundance Film Festival and not see a movie with Robert Redford in it. This dark and sad, Nolan-esque film tells the story of a scientist who discovers proof of an afterlife. The result? People are now killing themselves to “get there.” But is the after life better than now? *Note* look for this title to show up on Netflix soon!

Brigsby Bear

This was my favorite film that I saw. Without giving too much away, this story is about a young man obsessed with a children’s educational show, and decides to make a movie of it. For anyone who loves films and making funny videos with their friends, this is for you.

Until Next Time, Utah…

For me, it is my dream to be in a film that goes to Sundance, and I hope to make that dream a reality someday very soon.

So if you find yourself in Park City, Utah, keep an eye out for me. I’ll be there.

Want More From Sundance?

Some of the best movies you’ve seen might have gone to Sundance! Here are some of my favorite films to come out of the festival over the years:


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