The Sundance Film Festival is exactly 30 days away. Might as well begin my preview. In order to do so, I will be previewing at least one film every day from here until the day the fest gets underway. We’ll be taking a look at everything from Midnight selections (a personal favorite category) to the Dramatic Competition, and even some of the Next Generation stuff. I will try and hand-pick some of the more interesting selections, be they popular titles or under-the-radar gems waiting to be found.

We begin with Frozen, a thriller we’ve heard a lot about, thanks mostly to it earning a spot in the line-up of Butt-Numb-a-Thon, the annual movie marathon held in Austin by AICN‘s Harry Knowles. The story is simple: three snow gear clad rich kids use their wits to score a day of skiing without having to pay for their lift ticket. At the end of the day, they go for one more run, only to find themselves stuck. Now they must find a way down, else they will be stuck high above the snow with no possible source of warmth or food for an entire week.

Early reviews are saying that this movie does for skiing what Jaws did for swimming — i.e. makes me never want to do it, ever. And with all the praise being heaped on, combined with Adam Green’s strong showing with the 2006 film Hatchet, I’m more than looking forward to catching this one on Main Street at midnight.

Check out the first trailer for Frozen below, courtesy of Apple:

Frozen will screen on the following days, followed by a photo gallery:

Sunday, January 24, midnight
Egyptian Theatre, Park City

Tuesday, January 26, 11:30 a.m.
Prospector Square Theatre, Park City

Thursday, January 28, 9:00 p.m.
Tower Theatre, SLC

Friday, January 29, 11:45 p.m.
Holiday Village Cinema IV, Park City

Saturday, January 30, 2:30 p.m.
Library Center Theatre, Park City

Check out the Frozen photo gallery below:

For more coverage, check out our Sundance 2010 homepage.


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