Sundance Film Forward is a touring program which introduces a new generation of audiences to the power of story through the exhibition of film and conversations with filmmakers to create greater cultural awareness.
Showcasing a wide variety of story and style, the Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 95-minute theatrical program of eight short films from the 2016 edition of the January Festival
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Programs for Utah audiences to experience independent film, theatre, and music through free screenings and discussions.
Matt Spicer's directorial debut is a cautionary tale for the social media age, and one shepherded by a patented performance from Aubrey Plaza, who plays an unstable young woman intent on parlaying her obsession with Instagram influencer and lifestyle guru Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen) into a picture perfect friendship. As most acts of creepy desperation go, the one in Ingrid Goes West fails miserably, but not before Plaza's character cleverly schemes her way into Taylor's life while escalating her own fixation. Spicer's timely satire captures the absurdity and danger of curating our second lives – the ones that play out on digital screens and almost always portray us in our best light.
Check out all of the Sundance-supported films hitting theaters and digital platforms in August, and don't miss Gook, Lemon, and other films as they make their L.A. premieres at NEXT FEST this month.