As we head into the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, taking place from January 20–30, things look unfortunately a little similar to how they did last year. While the festival had hopes to make this year’s fest a combination of in-person and virtual screenings, after a fully digital fest in 2021, the Omicron surge put a late stop to those plans.
While folks are going to miss out on donning their parkas to cavort in Park City with their indie besties, the festival still has a bounty of exciting cinema to offer attendees from the comfort of their own homes. With two films each from Dakota Johnson and Regina Hall, the final performance of the late, great Michael Kenneth Williams, the latest features from filmmakers Cooper Raiff and Riley Stearns, and plenty more, we’ve put together a list of our most anticipated titles of this year’s festival.
Make sure these are hitting your watchlists, and stay tuned throughout the fest for all of the coverage from Letterboxd’s Sundance team. Words below by Mitchell Beaupre, Dominic Corry, Ella Kemp and Isaac Feldberg.