2018 Sundance Movie Trailers
The 2018 Sundance Film Festival has an impressive lineup this year. Each new teaser and trailer affirms our Top Picks of the Festival. Take a moment and check out some of the great stuff coming out of Sundance this year.
The 2018 Sundance Film Festival will run from January 18th to 28th. For ticket info and a look at the entire lineup, CLICK HERE!
Synopsis: The National Lampoon name became globally recognized after the monumental success of Animal House—but before the glory days, it was a scrappy yet divinely subversive magazine and radio show that introduced the world to comedic geniuses like Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, John Belushi, and Gilda Radner. The driving force behind National Lampoon was Doug Kenney (Will Forte), and his truly wild and crazy story unfolds in A Futile and Stupid Gesture from Harvard to Hollywood to Caddyshack and beyond.
Wed. 1/24, 9:30 p.m., Eccles, PC
Thu. 1/25, 8:30 a.m., MARC, PC
Fri. 1/26, 11:59 p.m., Tower, SLC
Sat. 1/27, 6:00 p.m., Temple, PC
Synopsis: Mason Skiles (Jon Hamm), a top U.S. diplomat, left Lebanon in the 1970s after a tragic incident. Ten years later, the CIA calls him back to a war-torn Beirut with a mission only he can accomplish. Meanwhile, a CIA field agent who is working undercover at the American embassy is tasked with keeping Skiles alive and ensuring that the mission is a success. Without knowing who is on his side and with lives on the line, Skiles must outmaneuver everyone to expose the truth.
Mon. 1/22, 9:30 p.m., Eccles, PC
Tue. 1/23, 9:00 a.m., Eccles, PC
Thu. 1/25, 9:30 p.m., Wagner, SLC
Sat. 1/27, 5:30 p.m., Prospector, PC
Synopsis: John Callahan has a lust for life, a knack for off-color jokes, and a drinking problem. When an all-night bender ends in a catastrophic car accident, John wakes up to the reality of being confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. In his journey back from rock bottom, his honesty and wicked sense of humor turn out to be his saving grace, as he makes friends with an oddball AA group, finds that love is not beyond his reach, and develops a talent for drawing irreverent and sometimes shocking cartoons.
Fri. 1/19, 9:45 p.m., Eccles, PC
Sat. 1/20, 9:00 a.m., Eccles, PC
Sat. 1/20, 3:15 p.m., Grand, SLC
Fri. 1/26, 6:00 p.m., Sundance Resort, Provo
Sat. 1/27, 3:30 p.m., Eccles, PC
Synopsis: After nine-year-old Shula is accused of being a witch by her fellow villagers, she is ushered to the state authorities for judgment, whereupon she is immediately declared guilty and unceremoniously sentenced to exile in a camp for witches of all ages. Upon arrival, she is tied to a long, white ribbon connected to a large coil whose removal, she is told, will transform her into a goat. Just like Shula, the camp denizens have been scapegoated and gathered together, occasionally expected to perform miracles.
Tue. 1/23, 3:00 p.m., PC Library, PC
Sat. 1/27, 6:15 p.m., Redstone 7, PC
Synopsis: Irene is raising four rambunctious sons in a home that is physically crumbling but warm and happy. As Irene simultaneously shelters her sister Sonia (who just left a volatile marriage), supports her own husband through a financial crisis, and plans her own long-awaited high school graduation, Irene’s eldest son, Fernando, suddenly announces he has been recruited by a professional handball team in Germany and will be leaving in just three weeks. Consummate caretaker Irene prickles at the idea of emancipating the 16-year-old so he can travel and live alone, and she becomes increasingly anxious about what her future holds.
Thu. 1/18, 9:30 p.m., Egyptian, PC
Fri. 1/19, 8:30 a.m., Prospector, PC
Fri. 1/19, 9:00 p.m., SLC Library, SLC
Sat. 1/20, 6:00 p.m., Sundance Resort, Provo
Wed. 1/24, 6:00 p.m., Temple, PC
Thu. 1/25, 4:00 p.m., Holiday 4, PC
Synopsis: A man is distraught, sorrowful. With his wife lying in a coma, each day begins in tears. But despite this sadness, he is happy. Showered with pity—from his secretary, his dry cleaner, and a neighbor who brings homemade Bundt cakes—the man realizes how much better his life is. He’s grown accustomed to pity—addicted even. What a vexing dilemma he’d face were his wife ever to recover.
Fri. 1/19, 8:45 p.m., Prospector, PC
Sat. 1/20, 6:00 p.m., Tower, SLC
Mon. 1/22, 9:00 a.m., Temple, PC
Thu. 1/25, 10:00 p.m., Holiday 4, PC
Fri. 1/26, 1:00 p.m., Redstone 2, PC
Synopsis: Jen joins her married lover, Richard, for a romp at his secluded desert villa before his annual hunting vacation. However, when his leering pals arrive, they’re a far cry from Richard’s millionaire-Adonis charms, and they feel entitled to make their own advances on Jen and ignore her rejections. After being violently assaulted and left for dead in the middle of the desert, Jen comes back to life, and the men’s hunting game is transformed into a ruthless manhunt.
Fri. 1/19, 11:45 p.m., Egyptian, PC
Sat. 1/20, 4:00 p.m., Redstone 2, PC
Wed. 1/24, 6:00 p.m., Tower, SLC
Fri. 1/26, 11:59 p.m., PC Library, PC
Synopsis: To some, Gloria Allred is a money-grubbing, shrill feminist prone to tawdry theatrics; to others she’s the most effective and fearless women’s rights attorney in America. In this intimate, warts-and-all documentary, one thing is certain: Allred’s 40-year devotion to asserting, protecting, and expanding the rights of women is unwavering and her influence unassailable.
Sun. 1/21, 2:30 p.m., MARC, PC
Mon. 1/22, 6:30 p.m., Redstone 1, PC
Thu. 1/25, 9:00 p.m., Temple, PC
Fri. 1/26, 9:00 p.m., Park Ave., PC
Sat. 1/27, 3:30 p.m., Wagner, SLC
Synopsis: Russia, 1953: The mood under Stalin’s despotic regime is one of rampant paranoia. Spouses inform on one another, the secret police are always listening, and death squads roam the streets executing “traitors.” One morning, the dictator is found comatose after a massive stroke, triggering an absurd, hysterical, and deadly power grab among his closest sycophants and confidants.
Fri. 1/19, 6:15 p.m., Grand, SLC
Sat. 1/20, 5:45 p.m., MARC, PC
Sat. 1/27, 11:30 p.m., Prospector, PC
Synopsis: Stoic and hardened vigilante Joe (Phoenix) needs only one tool to carry out his dubious line of work: a hammer. Hired by a senator desperately seeking answers about the disappearance of his daughter, Joe sets out with his habitual confidence, only to find that this time he may be in over his head.
Fri. 1/19, 9:15 p.m., Grand, SLC
Sun. 1/21, 8:30 p.m., MARC, PC
Tue. 1/23, 11:45 p.m., Egyptian, PC
Sat. 1/27, 6:00 p.m., PC Library, PC