"Make it weird."
With these words, Robert Redford kicked off the 30th Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Worlds removed from the jammed New York City streets and Los Angeles freeways, the non-profit Sundance Institute embraces a punk rock ethos that provides independent filmmakers with a platform to create and experiment with the cinematic art form.
And we do mean art.
With over 12,000 film submissions for about 200 slots, Redford and his team are more focused on finding “new voices and new ways of seeing the world” than profit margins and potential box office.
So, Robert, in the spirit of Sundance, we’re going to make our posts weird. And serious. And fun. We’ll be covering some of the most talked about films at the festival, along with the celebrities, parties, and the silliness that comes from mixing art and Hollywood commerce. We’ve also got a bunch of trailers for 2014’s slate, along with many of Sundance’s best films from past festivals, right here for free on Hulu.
Whatever we do, we promise not to feed Ben Affleck—especially after midnight.