With the Sundance Film Festival wrapping up this weekend, we thought we’d delve into some of our favorites from our Best of Sundance Collection presented by Ketel One Vodka. The collection is available through the end of the month so you still have time to watch these festival favorites and have no fear — you can always find festival-worthy flicks on AMC+ because we love them too.
Keeping that in mind, our partnership with Ketel One Vodka actually extends through the year and focuses on how film elevates life. Anchored by events like the Sundance Film Festival and Rooftop Films (NYers who know, know) we’re so thrilled to be working with Ketel One throughout 2024 to keep film lovers satiated. We even collaborated on a thirty second spot that ran ahead of select screenings at Sundance, working with an incredible group of creatives (director Shawn Peters, writer Elissa Blount Moorhead, director of photography Jomo Fray, and composer Melvin Gibbs) to entice and excite audiences ahead of screenings. Watch the spot below:
Now let’s dive into our festival favorites from years past that you can find in our Best of Sundance Collection on AMC+. Head over to AMC+ now to subscribe and view the collection in full.
This Australian psychological horror film premiered at Sundance in 2014 and has since become a cult classic. The film tells the story of a widowed mother (played by Essie Davis) who is protecting her son from a supernatural entity that’s escaped the pages of a children’s book and is lurking in their home. There’s a reason this film has become a cult classic, and that reason is creepy as hell! Watch it now on AMC+.
This AMC+ exclusive film stars Thandiwe Newton as a former police officer turned professor in a rural college town. She’s drawn into an escalating battle of wills that puts her most deeply held values to the test in this modern Western. The film was a Sundance Film Festival favorite in 2022 and is now available now on AMC+.
Richard Linklater’s groundbreaking film premiered at Sundance in 2014 to rave reviews and for good reason. Filmed over the span on 12 years with the same cast including Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, Linklater’s goal was to make a film about growing up and the result is breathtaking. Prepare yourself for an emotional ride, but one that’s so satisfying you’ll be thinking about it long after the credits roll. Stream the film now on AMC+.
This French film is also an AMC+ exclusive from director Audrey Diwan and tells the story of Anne. Set in 1963 France, Anne is a bright young student with a promising future ahead of her. When she becomes pregnant, she seeks help from doctors, but because abortion was illegal at the time, her options are limited. She resolves to act, no matter the risk. The film premiered at the Venice International Film Festival in 2021, and later at Sundance in 2022 having already won many accolades. Watch it now on AMC+.
Y Tu Mama Tambien
Director Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men, Roma) envisioned this 2001 film as a reimaging of the American road movie genre. In it, two teenage friends Julio and Tenoch (played by Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna) embark on a journey set against the lush backdrop of Mexico. They encounter a woman, Luisa (played by Spanish actress Maribel Verdu), who is older and wiser but for her own reasons interested in tagging along. To say this film is memorable is an understatement. Stream it now on AMC+.
This New York Times Critics’ Pick debuted at Sundance in 2023 and flips the well-known Frankenstein tale on its head. Starring Marin Ireland (Y: The Last Man, The Umbrella Academy) and Judy Reyes (Claws, Dr. Death), this psychological horror flick tells the story of a childless morgue technician and a single mother who are bound together by their relationship to a little girl they’ve reanimated from the dead. SHUDDER fans have been raving about this film since it debuted on the platform, so now’s your time to weigh in. Watch it on AMC+ tonight.
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