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Sundance Begins!

Hollywood's snowbunnies are romping between screenings and parties in Park City, Utah, for the 25th Sundance Film Festival. Independent filmmakers are wishing for snow angels to buy up their flicks in this particularly harsh economic environment. With more than one hundred films on show, everyone is on the hunt for the next big thing. But a dismal year at the movies has toned down the parties, left distributors with little spare change, and driven some industry insiders to skip the festival altogether. Patt talks with LA Weekly's Scott Foundas about the reality facing independent films, the history of the festival, and this weekend's hot tickets.

* Scott Foundas, Film Editor and Critic, LA Weekly