Often, the best movies to emerge from Sundance come flying out of left field: Though we’d never forget Boyhood or Manchester By The Sea, both from decidedly well-known directors who decided to debut their latest masterpieces in Park City, the festival is arguably more reliable as a ground zero for new talent. (Last year, for example, our favorite film of the fest was a microbudget breakthrough.) Nonetheless, each year it’s impossible not to try to handicap this sprawling field of premieres and identify in advance the ones that might become our new obsession, the new reason to look forward to this annual pilgrimage to Utah (or, last year and this new one, a virtual simulacrum of the ski town that Robert Redford calls home).
Keep reading for our list of 15 movies from the 2022 virtual Sundance that we can’t wait to see. And if you hurry, you might be able to see them, too: With the festival going fully remote again tonight, anyone in the States can purchase a ticket, at least until these virtual screenings sell out.