Park City afterlife: A roundup of Sundance 2015’s must-see movies

January 31, 2015 12:07 AM

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Park City afterlife: A roundup of Sundance 2015’s must-see movies

PARK CITY, UTAH — The branded lounges have been boxed up and the human crush on Main Street is now manageable, but the buzz will hum throughout the year for a handful of films that were good enough, and lucky enough, to stand out among the 123 selections of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Some found the spotlight through a big sale, others through the ephemeral force called word-of-mouth, but here’s a look at some of the lucky few that stuck while the rest will fade back into the anonymous fold.

Diary of a Teenage Girl Call it this year’s Whiplash. This coming-of-age story based on Phoebe Gloeckner’s book busted out of the gate early, thanks in part to the cast that included Kristen Wiig and Alexander Skarsgard, but it was newcomer Bel Powley in the role of Minne — a 15-year-old eager to le...

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