Sundance Looks Beyond Its Usual Sphere

Mark Olson says that this year’s Sundance lineup reflects a welcome maturity, a sign that the little festival that could has finally grown into its success. “Even as it has enjoyed increased cache and huge success, for years it has been known for self-consciously quirky films that lean heavily on dysfunctional families and relationships. For the 2007 edition, festival programmers say, filmmakers are looking beyond the familiar and the personal to the world at large.”