by Jessica Mosby
At the opening day press conference, Sundance Institute President and Founder Robert Redford proclaimed, “I love all of the films at this festival!” Eleven days of films later, I cannot agree more. This was a banner year for the annual Sundance Film Festival. There were great films and large audiences hungry to see something new and exciting. The presence of female directors was unprecedented. Previous Sundance darlings returned with their latest work while other directors made their festival debuts. I often found myself torn – schedule-wise – between seeing a film by a favorite director or venturing off into uncharted territory with a new face everyone was talking about.