If you're in Park City enjoying Sundance 2011, use this as your handy guide to notable screenings and events popping up in the snowy mountain town. If you're stuck elsewhere, consider this your roadmap for navigating all the indie buzz.
The forecast for Monday, Jan. 24: Park City will be mostly sunny with a high of 31 degrees.
9:00 AM: 'Terri' at Egyptian Theatre
Director Azazel Jacobs uses the awkward awesomeness of John C. Reilly to tell the story of a kid who feels alienated by everyone until he bonds with his vice principal. (No, not in that way.)
9:15 AM: 'Cedar Rapids' at Eccles Theatre
A film about insurance salesmen excited to head to a convention in Cedar Rapids might sound weird, but in the hands of director Miguel Arteta ('Chuck & Buck,' 'The Good Girl,' 'Youth in Revolt'), it's perfectly normal. This is a Reilly-heavy morning. John C. co-stars in this comedy as well, alongside Ed Helms, Sigourney Weaver, Alia Shawkat, Rob Corddry and more.
10:00 AM: Cinema Cafe 4 at Filmmaker Lodge
James Marsh, of this year's highly regarded Sundance doc 'Project Nim,' leads one of the fest's special panels alongside Buck Brannaman.
11:15 AM: 'HERE' at Library Center Theatre
Things get more serious now. Ben Foster stars in this romantic road movie about a satellite-mapping engineer who falls for an ex-pat art photographer while traveling through Armenia. It's a fictional narrative mixed with multimedia, once again proving that Ben Foster isn't the tyke from 'Flash Forward.'
2:30 PM: 'Salvation Boulevard' at Library Center Theatre
Forget 007. Now Pierce Brosnan is Pastor Dan, a preacher whose megachurch goes after a Deadhead-turned-born-again-Christian (Greg Kinnear). The killer cast includes Jennifer Connelly, Marisa Tomei and Ed Harris.
5:30 PM: 'Like Crazy' at Prospector Square Theatre
Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones dig into the turmoil of long-distance relationships when they meet at college and then attempt to survive apart when she moves back home to London. Why see it? It's got Anton Yelchin. Also, our Erik Davis raved about it.
8:30 PM: 'Martha Marcy May Marlene' at Library Center Theatre
Elizabeth Olsen's (younger sis of Mary Kate and Ashley) been getting a lot of attention at Sundance. (She's also in 'Silent House.') Olsen stars as a young woman who escapes from a cult, only to have the memories continue to plague her. Yeah, Sundance is obsessed with extremism this year.
8:45 PM: 'Red Shirley' at Holiday Village Cinema III
Musician Lou Reed makes his directorial debut with this short (28 minutes) detailing the long life of his 100-year-old cousin, once an activist and unionist. The Village Voice called it "brief yet poignant."
11:30 PM: 'Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same' at Library Center Theatre
We've seen emotions linked to violence but never to planetary science. Director Madeleine Olnek lays out the story of three lesbian aliens sent to Earth to have their hearts broken. Why? Because if they don't, their overactive emotions could destroy the ozone on their planet. Naturally.