19 Burning Questions for Sundance 2014

Lost amid the snow, schmoozing and star-gazing of the Sundance Film Festival is the fact that it's really about movies – films made far from Hollywood, projects that no executive would greenlight (but which several will be clamoring to buy now that someone else had the courage to make them). Sure, the chase for the next Beasts of the Southern Wild may lead to a windfall for some and Oscars for others. But for the moviegoer, it's about getting to see something different that, if not for Sundance, might never reach your local theater, DVD player or streaming screen. Here are 19 stories we'll be tracking over the next eleven days. 

Introduction by Gary Susman. Reporting by Logan Hill and Katie Van Syckle