Attention festival-goers: Sundance Film Festivaal 2011 is now underway! If you're in Park City, use this as your handy guide to notable screenings and events popping up in the snowy mountain town. If you're stuck elsewhere, consider this your roadmap for navigating all the indie buzz.
The forecast for Friday, January 21: 32° with partly cloudy skies.
9:00 AM: 'Attenberg' screening at the Egyptian Theatre.
There's nothing like kicking off the first full day of festival screenings with a daringly insane Greek film from 'Dogtooth' producer Athina Rachel Tsangari. The film stars Venice winner Ariane Labed as a young woman busy with her cancer-stricken father and using her friend to practice mammalian sexiness, who often mimicks wild animal movements she learned from Sir David Attenborough's animal programs.
11:30 AM: 'Bobby Fischer Against the World' at the Library Center Theatre
Liz Garbus' documentary digs into the world of chess player Bobby Fischer, from child prodigy to chess champion to delusional fugitive. This is also the final project of late editor Karen Schmeer -- 'Sketches of Frank Gehry' -- who was killed by a getaway car almost one year ago, January 29.
1:00 PM: Film | Movement at Filmmaker Lodge
The likes of Harry Belafonte (who is the subject of Sundance flick 'Sing Your Song'), Michael Moore, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and more talk about how film can gain momentum for current social issues. Let's hope they chat about Kurt Kuenne's 'Dear Zachary' changing Canadian law last year.