Carey Mulligan

You never know with Sundance, but we might be talking about a couple of these movies at next year's Oscars

You never know with Sundance, but we might be talking about a couple of these movies at next year's Oscars

Last year, after the not-so-secret midnight Sundance screening of Jordan Peele’s “Get Out,” the film’s team took an Uber back to Peele’s Park City, Utah, hotel room, where they ordered room service and stayed up until dawn reading the over-the-top reactions to the movie on social media.

“The energy in that theater was so incredible,” producer Sean McKittrick remembers. “Everybody was just giddy to be there and you could feel the audience engaging in the material, exploding at all the right moments. I’ll never forget it.”

McKittrick will also never shake the 2001 Sundance premiere of another one of his films, “Donnie Darko.” This one didn’t go quite as well. The film was a...

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