Must-See Films at Sundance Film Festival 2024: Online Streaming Picks

Sundance Film Festival 2024 is bringing a diverse lineup of films to its virtual platform, allowing audiences worldwide to experience the festival’s offerings. Here are some highly anticipated films that you can stream online this week:

1. Thelma: Action with a 93-Year-Old Lead

  • Thelma is an action movie featuring a 93-year-old woman, June Squibb, in the lead role.
  • It promises to be an unconventional and entertaining film with a talented cast including Clark Gregg, Parker Posey, and Richard Roundtree.
  • Streaming begins on January 25, with additional showtimes on select dates.

2. A Real Pain: Eisenberg’s New Film with Kieran Culkin

  • Jesse Eisenberg’s latest film, A Real Pain, stars Kieran Culkin and Eisenberg as cousins reconnecting overseas for a family matter.
  • Tensions arise as they navigate past grievances.
  • Public online screening starts on January 25, with in-person screenings on select dates.

3. Love Me: Sci-Fi Romance with Kristen Stewart and Steven Yeun

  • Love Me has garnered praise from critics and won the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize.
  • It features Kristen Stewart and Steven Yeun as a buoy and a satellite falling in love after humanity’s extinction.
  • Online screenings are sold out but may become available due to cancellations.
  • In-person screenings will be held on select dates.

4. Handling the Undead: Families Dealing with Returned Loved Ones

  • Handling the Undead follows families whose loved ones mysteriously return to life.
  • It reunites Renate Reinsve and Anders Danielsen Lie from “Worst Person in the World” and has been picked up by Neon.
  • Streaming begins on January 25, with an additional in-person screening on January 26.

5. Didi: Coming-of-Age and Cultural Identity

  • Didi tells the story of a 13-year-old Taiwanese boy navigating his teenage years in the United States.
  • It explores cultural roots and social fitting.
  • Streaming begins on January 25, with in-person screenings on select dates.

6. A Brief History of a Family: Chinese Family Drama

  • A Brief History of a Family centers around a family in China affected by the country’s one-child policy.
  • It promises a tension-filled drama with subtle character-building.
  • Streaming begins on January 25, with an additional in-person screening on the same date.

7. Rob Peace: Biopic of a Brilliant Student and Marijuana Seller

  • Rob Peace tells the story of Rob Peace, a Yale graduate who sold marijuana during his time as a student.
  • Directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, it explores poverty and survival.
  • Streaming begins on January 25, with in-person screenings on select dates.

8. Eternal You: AI and Communication with the Deceased

  • Eternal You is a documentary exploring the use of AI to allow people to speak with loved ones who have passed away.
  • It raises intriguing questions about grief and communication.
  • Streaming begins on January 25, with a sold-out in-person screening.

9. And So It Begins: Resistance Against Autocrats in the Philippines

  • And So It Begins highlights the resistance in the Philippines against threats to democracy and freedom.
  • It serves as a companion to the documentary “A Thousand Cuts,” which examined President Rodrigo Duterte’s use of social media.
  • Streaming begins on January 25, with in-person screenings on select dates.

10. As We Speak: Dangers Faced by Musicians

  • As We Speak is a documentary exploring the dangers faced by musicians, particularly rappers, who use their voices for expression.
  • It examines the long history of musicians facing threats from law enforcement.
  • Streaming begins on January 25, with in-person screenings on select dates.

11. Between the Temples: Quirky Comedy with Jason Schwartzman

  • Between the Temples centers around a cantor struggling with his Jewish faith who forms an unlikely relationship with his grade school music teacher.
  • It promises a quirky and comedic dramedy with talented actors.
  • Streaming begins on January 25, with in-person screenings on select dates.