25 Movies We Can't Wait to See at Sundance 2017

From Grateful Dead and Gawker docs to Cate Blanchett's 13-role history lesson, the must-see titles at this year's prestigious Park City film fest

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'A Ghost Story'
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'A Ghost Story'

Somehow, in between directing the vastly underrated Pete's Dragon remake, helping a half dozen other indie filmmakers on their films and prepping several other big-name projects, writer/director/cinematographer/editor David Lowery managed to reunite his Ain't Them Bodies Saints leads and make a low-budget horror movie in secret. (When does this man sleep?) Casey Affleck plays a dead man haunting (or perhaps merely watching over) his old lover; Rooney Mara is the lady mourning her loss. The program notes describe this as being "fueled by the spirit of pure, creative expression" – which is a fancy way of saying "uncommercial" and thus makes this atmospheric supernatural tale sound a lot more interesting than your typical things-that-go-bump-in-the-night shocker.

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