Since its humble beginnings in 1978 as a small gathering in Park City, Utah of film-industry players with a passion for independent productions, the Sundance Film Festival – the brainchild of Robert Redford – has become a full-fledged Hollywood spectacle and the largest independent film festival in the country. For filmmakers, having a film selected to Sundance is a prestigious badge of honor. And in recent years, an assortment of music-focused films have gotten the Sundance nod. Here's the lowdown on this year's must-see music-focused films, from Shut Up and Play the Hits, a documentary exploring the final days of LCD Soundsystem, to Ice-T’s directorial debut, Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap.
By Dan Hyman