In the calm before the storm, Film Comment Editor-in-Chief Nicolas Rapold sits down with critic and FC contributing editor and Sundance veteran Amy Taubin to chat about some of their more eagerly anticipated film from Sundance 2019, opening January 24 and running through February 3. Perhaps appropriately, the conversation begins with films that aren’t actually in competition, but will be showing as part of Slamdance, the Sundance alternative celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. In addition to Steven Soderbergh’s High Flying Bird (screening February 7 as part of Film Comment Selects), the two also touch on Beniamino Barrese’s The Disappearance of My Mother, Justin Chon’s Ms. Purple, Jennifer Kent’s The Nightingale, Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir, and many others.

Check back in throughout the next week and half for regular updates from the snow-topped cinemas of Park City.