Observed: 7 Trends We Noticed At The 2015 Sundance Film Festival

February 3, 2015 7:23 AM

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We may be accused of suffering from apophenia, but we observed a lot of trends at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. What do trends at film festivals mean? Well, considering films aren’t made by some committee of filmmakers disparately selected to appear at the festival, trends can mean nothing and they can mean a lot. Observing the zeitgeist, some trends are worth watching to see if they crest, and some, of course, are just random coincidence.

Between Katie Walsh, Rodrigo Perez and contributors Drew Taylor, Oli Lyttelton, Kevin Jagernauth, Nik Grozdanovic, Kate Erbland and Jenni Miller, we saw over 50 films at the Sundance Film Festival collectively (all of our 2015 Sundance Film Festival coverage is here). So patterns emerge and perhaps ...

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