January is considered something of a dump month at the movies, when studios quietly release many of their clunkers. (With apologies to Monster Trucks, see: Monster Trucks.) At this time of year, true cinephiles have to hang their hats on the awards contenders from the previous year still making their way into theaters around the country, and, for those lucky enough to attend, the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

Founded in 1978, Sundance has grown over the course of its almost-40-year-history into the premiere film festival in the United States, the place that has launched hundreds of careers in Hollywood. Almost every important American filmmaker (and plenty of important international filmmakers) have gotten a leg-up, if not a full-on jump-start, from having their work screening at Sundance. And many of the movies that play every year at your local arthouse theater started their journey there in Park City. This is where the future of movies starts, every single January.

For 2017, ScreenCrush sent Editor-in-Chief Matt Singer and Senior Editor Erin Whitney to cover all the highs, lows, and Jon Hamm holograms at the latest edition of the Sundance Film Festival. Follow along with their exploits on Twitter and Instagram, and bookmark this page, which will be constantly updated with all their latest coverage of the event.

ScreenCrush’s Complete Coverage of Sundance 2017
(Last Updated: January 27, 11:25AM)

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