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Catch Up on Last Year's Festival With Our Sundance Streaming Guide

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by Steve Greene
January 16, 2014 3:59 PM
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The forecast for opening day of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival calls for high of just two degrees above freezing. While intrepid critics and avid festival attendees brave the elements (partly cloudy on Friday!) and the frigid air, those not making the journey to Park City certainly have options too, especially if they prefer to stay in the comfort of their own home.

As Eric D. Snider observed a few days ago, only one film in Sundance's 2013 U.S. Dramatic competition section has failed to garner a theatrical release. Not only a coup for the festival's programmers, it also means that in the year since, a number of those films continued down the path to on-demand.

We've gathered streaming info for every film that played at the Sundance Film Festival twelve long months ago. (If iTunes and Netflix are your streaming methods of choice, Paula Bernstein put together a more curated list for the Indiewire main site.) For each film, we've included a link to one place where you can find the film (those that won't be released until the coming weeks are labeled as such). Each film is only listed once, but in most cases are available on a variety of platforms. As an additional guide, we also included the link to each title's film page, where you can browse grades and read reviews from the many members of our Criticwire Network.

So if you have some extra time while this year's festival is underway, here are some options to help keep you in the festival spirit. Don't forget to pack extra layers!

Titles from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival

Streaming on Netflix:

Blackfish, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite (A-, 33 grades)
C.O.G., directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez (B, 24 grades)
Computer Chess, directed by Andrew Bujalski (B+, 44 grades)
Crystal Fairydirected by Sebastian Silva (B, 34 grades)
Cutie and the Boxer
directed by Zachary Heinzerling (A-, 27 grades)
Dirty Wars
directed by Rick Rowley (A-, 19 grades)
Lovelace, directed by Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman (B-, 32 grades)
Newlyweeds, directed by Shaka King (B, 5 grades)
Prince Avalanche, directed by David Gordon Green (B+, 43 grades)
Sightseers, directed by Ben Wheatley (B+, 55 grades)
The Lifeguard, directed by Liz W. Garcia (C+, 10 grades)
The Moo Man, directed by Andy Heathcote & Heike Bachelier (B, 3 grades)
The Square, directed by Jehane Noujaim (A, 17 grades)
This is Martin Bonnerdirected by Chad Hartigan (A-, 20 grades)
Top of the Lake
directed by Jane Campion & Garth Davis (A, 7 grades)
Touchy Feely
directed by Lynn Shelton (B-, 29 grades)
Upstream Colordirected by Shane Carruth (A-, 105 grades)
V/H/S/2
various directors (B, 31 grades)
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, directed by Alex Gibney (B+, 19 grades)

Streaming on Hulu Plus:

A Teacher, directed by Hannah Fidell (B, 16 grades)

"Stoker" Fox Searchlight

Streaming On Demand via Premium Movie Channels:

Gideon's Army, directed by Dawn Porter (B+, 4 grades) [HBO GO]
Manhunt, directed by Greg Barker (B+, 11 grades) [HBO GO]
Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer, directed by Mike Lerner & Maxim Pozdorovkin (A-, 8 grades) [HBO GO]
Stoker, directed by Park Chan-Wook (B, 86 grades) [HBO GO]
The Crash Reel, directed by Lucy Walker (A-, 13 grades) [HBO GO]
The World According to Dick Cheney, directed by R.J. Cutler (A-, 2 grades) [Showtime Anytime]
Valentine Road, directed by Marta Cunningham (B+, 4 grades) [HBO GO]

Streaming on Amazon Prime Instant Video:

Sound City, directed by Dave Grohl (B+, 19 grades)

'Mother of George' Oscilloscope

Available for Digital Rental:

99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film, directed by Audrey Ewell, Aaron Aites, Lucian Read & Nina Krstic (A-, 7 grades)
Adore, directed by Anne Fontaine (C-, 22 grades)
Ain't Them Bodies Saintsdirected by David Lowery (B+, 50 grades)
American Milkshake, directed by David Andalman (C+, 1 grade)
Ass Backwards
directed by Chris Nelson (D+, 7 grades)
Before Midnightdirected by Richard Linklater (A, 124 grades)
Big Sur
directed by Michael Polish (B, 15 grades) [available 1/28]
Blood Brother, directed by Steve Hoover (A+, 5 grades)
Charlie Countryman, directed by Fredrik Bond (C, 19 grades)
Concussion, directed by Stacie Passon (B+, 17 grades)
Don Jondirected by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (B, 62 grades)
Escape from Tomorrow
directed by Randy Moore (B-, 40 grades)
Hell Baby, directed by Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon (C+, 9 grades)
Inequality for Alldirected by Jacob Kornbluth (A-, 10 grades)
Jobs
directed by Joshua Michael Stern (C+, 20 grades)
Linsanity
directed by Evan Leong (B+, 6 grades)
Magic Magic, directed by Sebastian Silva (B-, 13 grades)
Mother of George
directed by Andrew Dosunmu (A-, 12 grades)
Muscle Shoals, directed by Greg 'Freddy' Camalier (A-, 13 grades)
Pandora's Promisedirected by Robert Stone (A-, 5 grades)
Pit Stop
directed by Yen Tan (B+, 14 grades)
Stories We Telldirected by Sarah Polley (A-, 82 grades)
Sweetwater
directed by Logan Miller (B, 4 grades)
The Eastdirected by Zal Batmanglij (B, 38 grades)
The Gatekeepers
directed by Dror Moreh (A-, 41 grades)
The Good Life, directed by Sean Fine & Andrea Nix Fine (grades TBA)
The Kings of Summer, directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (B+, 36 grades)
The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear, directed by Tinatin Gurchiani (B+, 9 grades)
The Rambler, directed by Calvin Lee Reeder (B-, 7 grades)
The Truth About Emanuel, directed by Francesca Gregorini (B-, 14 grades)
The Way, Way Back, directed by Jim Rash & Nat Faxon (B, 51 grades)
We Are What We Are, directed by Jim Mickle (B, 26 grades)
Wrong Copsdirected by Quentin Dupieux (C-, 2 grades)

Isaiah Washington As John Allen In "Blue Caprice." Paul Laurens

Available for Digital Purchase:

A.C.O.D., directed by Stuart Zicherman (B-, 19 grades)
Afternoon Delight, directed by Jill Soloway (B, 17 grades) [available 1/28]
Blue Caprice, directed by Alexandre Moors (B, 31 grades)
Fill the Voiddirected by Rama Burshtein (B+, 45 grades)
Fruitvale Station
directed by Ryan Coogler (A-, 72 grades)
In a World…, directed by Lake Bell (B+, 45 grades)
Mud, directed by Jeff Nichols (B+, 86 grades)
No, directed by Pablo Larrain (A-, 63 grades)
The Look of Love, directed by Michael Winterbottom (B-, 22 grades)
The Spectacular Now, directed by James Ponsoldt (A-, 56 grades)
Twenty Feet from Stardom, directed by Morgan Neville (A-, 35 grades)

DVD:

Austenland, directed by Jerusha Hess (C+, 19 grades)
I Used to Be Darker, directed by Matthew Porterfield (B+, 16 grades) [available 1/28]
Narco Cultura, directed by Shaul Shwarz (B+, 16 grades) [available 2/25]
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, directed by George Tillman, Jr. (B-, 7 grades) [available 2/4]
The Summit, directed by Nick Ryan (B+, 8 grades) [available 2/11]

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None of these of interest? Then you can always check out this list of 23 past Sundance Grand Jury Prize winners that are also streamable now.

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