The Sundance Film Festival 2014 has concluded in Park City, Utah with a new crop of provocative, thought-provoking Indies. Say what you will about the festival’s long lines and sold-out premieres, Sundance still remains the top festival in the world for young filmmakers to break into Hollywood. Some of the top movie directors in the industry launched their careers at Sundance such as Steven Soderbergh (Sex, Lies and Videotape), Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs) and David O. Russell (Spanking the Monkey).
As festival director John Cooper announced at the onset, Sundance wanted to get back to their indie roots. Some criticize the festival has gone “Hollywood.” As cofounder of Sundance Robert Redford reminds us, “Storytellers broaden our minds, engage, provoke, inspire, and ultimately, connect us.
Sundance 2014 did not disappoint cinephiles. Out of over 4,000 feature film submissions, there were 100 world premieres this year. Here is my Top Ten Indie Films List to watch at a local art house theater near you.