Is Sundance Too Big?

Robert Redford’s little independent film festival isn’t remotely little anymore, and with the major Hollywood studios clamoring for ever more inclusion, “the question of whether Sundance has become too big and too co-opted seems ever more on point… And yet. There are more foreign films on hand this year than ever before, and despite premieres of such mainstream studio fare as The Butterfly Effect” – featuring Ashton Kutcher playing hopscotch with his past – Sundance continues to be mostly about the singular vision of the lone filmmaker.”