Attention festival-goers: Sundance Film Festival 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 Sunday, Jan. 23: It's getting colder out there, with a high of 28 degrees... but there's also crazy protests barreling in. Check out 6:00 PM.
9:00 AM: 'The Music Never Stopped' at Yarrow Hotel Theatre
A flick for classic rock fiends, 'Music' stars Lou Taylor Pucci (of 'Thumbsucker' fame) as a man with a benign tumor that's damaged his memory. As he reunites with his dad (J.K. Simmons) and mom (Cara Seymour), a music therapist (Julia Ormond) brings him back to reality with sweet tunes from The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan and Buffalo Springfield.
Noon: 'Higher Ground' at Eccles Theatre
Vera Farmiga's directorial debut finds her starring as a woman in the '60s who finds comfort in fundamentalist Christianity, until some conservative tenants lead to a crisis of faith. It's a appetizer before the protests and horror of Kevin Smith's 'Red State' a few hours later at the Eccles.
2:15 PM: 'Reagan' at Library Center Theatre
Eugene Jarecki -- who won the Sundance Grand Jury documentary prize in 2005 for 'Why We Fight' -- returns to tell the story of good ol' Ronnie Reagan and his evolution from liberal Democrat to the man behind modern conservativism. Sundance raves: "Rendered to play the big screen, but unlike the B-movies that fill Reagan's resume, this may be the best movie Ronald Reagan every starred in."