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The 8 Most Exciting Releases Coming to Sundance

A former U.S. Marine finds himself on the brink of homelessness when his disability check doesn’t arrive. His solution? To rob a bank. Abi Damaris Corbin’s nail-biter features blistering performances from John Boyega, Nicole Beharie, and the late, great Michael K. Williams.

Call Jane

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In late 1960s Chicago, a housewife (Elizabeth Banks) seeking a life-saving secret abortion discovers an underground collective of women providing just that in Phyllis Nagy’s affecting drama. Rounding out the stellar cast are Sigourney Weaver, Kate Mara, and Wunmi Mosaku.

Master

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At an elite New England college, the titular head of students (Regina Hall) is haunted by insidious supernatural forces that are linked to the institution’s racist past in Mariama Diallo’s bone-chiller. It promises to be an eye-opening study of power and privilege.

Am I OK?

Real-life couple Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne helm this delightful comedy tracking two lifelong best friends (Dakota Johnson and Sonoya Mizuno) whose bond is strained when one decides to move halfway across the world. Expect big laughs and startling revelations.

Fresh

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Dissecting everything from the commodification of women’s bodies to the horrifying realities of modern dating, Mimi Cave’s fascinatingly twisted tale centers on a young woman (Daisy Edgar-Jones) who is grappling with the unusual appetites of her new partner (Sebastian Stan).

When You Finish Saving the World

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Jesse Eisenberg’s feature directorial debut is a richly complex two-hander with Julianne Moore and Finn Wolfhard. The former plays an activist who runs a domestic violence shelter and is the disapproving mother of the latter, a profit-minded musician with a fervent fanbase.

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