Many of you may know that Sundance Film Festival has been going on for the last 9 days in Park City Utah. For those of you who are unsure exactly what Sundance is or why it's so important, University Union has you covered. 

Sundance is a highly regarded showcase of films and a huge source of buzz in Hollywood. With several movies of all shapes and sizes, there is truly something for everyone, and this year's festival brought out a slew of exciting new projects. 

Some highly anticipated films of the year are Kate Plays Christine, Goat and The Birth Of A Nation. Kate Plays Christine is a film based on a true story about a news reporter who committed suicide, on air at a Sarasota, Florida, news station. James Franco produced Goat starring Nick Jonas about fraternity hazing, and The Birth Of A Nation, a slave revolt drama, is a true story starring Nate Parker as Nat Turner.

One film that received a lot of attention is a film called Swiss Army Man starring Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano. This polarizing movie has received strong reactions on each end of the spectrum imaginable- some raved about the film while others walked out of the theater. This response was due to its off-the-wall plot line told in the style of magical realism, which involves a farting corpse (Radcliffe) washed to shore and found by Dano's lost character.

Whatever your personal movie taste may be, many of these films get picked up by distributors at the festival, so look out for their release shortly.

By: Rachel Blackman

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