The altitude. The snow. The shuttle schedule. The sprawling theater venues. The throngs of selfie-seekers.
"O.J. Made in America" (Special Events)
Got 71/2 hours to spare? Then settle in for this ESPN docuseries that explores the rise and fall of
"Goat" (U.S. Dramatic)
OK, so it stars a former Jonas brother. But don't write off director Andrew Neel's fraternity bro drama just because lead Nick Jonas also happens to be a pop crooner. The film, about a college student who faces abusive hazing while pledging a frat, may raise timely questions about modern-day masculinity.
"Manchester by the Sea" (Premieres)
Yes, his last release was "Margaret" — that long-delayed, troubled film whose production troubles became the stuff of Hollywood legend. But writer-director Kenneth Lonergan is trying to move past all that with his latest drama, which stars
"Weiner" (U.S. Documentary Competition)
This should be juicy. After his sexting scandal in 2013, politician Anthony Weiner granted documentary filmmakers access to trail him as he launched a mayoral campaign. That meant Weiner's faithful wife,
"Certain Women" (Premieres)
Director Kelly Reichardt and actress
"The Birth of a Nation" (U.S. Dramatic)
Actor Nate Parker wrote, directed, produced and stars in this period piece about Nat Turner, the real-life figure who led a major slave rebellion in 1831 Virginia. Parker — last seen as the hunky cop in the romance "Beyond the Lights" — has roots at Sundance and earned a fellowship through the festival's lab. The 36-year-old worked on the script for his directorial debut (also starring