Get ready, festival-goers: Today marks Day One of Sundance Film Festival, 2011. 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 Thursday, January 20: A high of 26°, 10% chance of precipitation.
3:00 PM: First Park City Event, 'All That is Solid Melts into Air' at New Frontier
15-minute installation by Mark Boulos that compares Nigerian guerrillas with Chicago stock traders.
3:00 PM: Author Signing with Elizabeth Hess at Dolly's Bookstore
Hess wrote the source material for tonight's James Marsh film 'Project Nim.'
6:00 PM: 'Sing Your Song' at Eccles Theatre
Susanne Rostock's biodoc looks into the music and activism of Harry Belafonte.
6:30 PM:'The Guard' at Egyptian Theatre
'Ned Kelly' scribe John Michael McDonagh helms his first feature film, with Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle in lead roles.
8:00 PM:'Shorts Program I' at Library Center Theatre
This collection of shorts features everything from Beastie Boys to a gal stuck in a body girdle.
9:30 PM:'Pariah' at Eccles Theatre
Dee Rees' elongation of her award-winning short.
9:30 PM:'Project Nim' at Egyptian Theatre
The 'Man on Wire' team looks into the chimp who helped kick off ape language studies.
10:00 PM: Sundance's Day One Party at Legacy Lodge