We set out to the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in search of music and came back with a whole lot more — beyond the frostbitten limbs and free film schwag (yay! hand warmers!), we received a full-being immersion in the imaginations, emotions, and ideas of some of the world’s most inspired movie-makers. For 10 days each year, Park City, Utah, becomes a hotbed of celebrity sightings and fabulous parties, but SPIN stuck to the screen for our time there (okay, we also threw a couple of fabulous parties) and soaked up as much celluloid as we could. Here are our 10 favorite films from this year’s impressive slate.
BY CHRIS MARTINS AND NICOLE SIA