25 Movies We Can't Wait to See at Sundance 2018

From a doc on Joan Jett to corporate satires, gritty indies and a psycho Nic Cage – our picks for this year's must-see Sundance titles

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'A Futile and Stupid Gesture'
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'A Futile and Stupid Gesture'

In which David Wain, he of Wet Hot American Summer fame, takes on the life of Doug Kenney (played by Will Forte and, in his omniscient-narrator state, Martin Mull), a Harvard man who'd co-create the National Lampoon, co-write Animal House and inject much-needed vulgar irreverence into American comedy before mysteriously falling off a cliff in 1980. The trailer suggests it has everything a rise-and-fall biopic needs: friendships, success, money, betrayal, cocaine, comedians imitating other comedians, meta-references, proctology, food fights, funerals and a total disregard for the truth if it gets in the way of good story. 

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