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January 20, 2006 7:55 AM
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Sundance a springboard for under-the-radar films

This year, Sundance continues its tradition of bringing in a host of eclectic, low-budget films, some of which may become the next big hits known for their intimacy and individuality. These are films that refuse to be lumped into categories, which is exactly what distributors are looking for; past successes include March of the Penguins, Garden State, and Sex, Lies, and Videotape. "The obvious choices everybody already knows," says Peter Block, acqusitions president for Lions Gate Films. "It's the ones that don't fit that list that you need to pay attention to." Films with big potential to look out for this year include The Hawk is Dying, The Science of Sleep, Little Miss Sunshine, and Art School Confidential. Anthony Breznican reports for USA Today.

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