With the 2017 Sundance Film Festival only a handful of days away, so begins another new year of festival programs to look out for, anticipating what independent films to catch and what to miss. Sundance starts the ball rolling and Rotterdam, Berlin, SXSW, Cannes, Toronto and a smattering of other big name festivals follow hot on the heels over the next few months, introducing a window of programming that continues the cycle. Filmmaker Magazine’s Dan Schoenbrun made a list of 50 anticipated American films that have not yet premiered anywhere but will nonetheless be in festival programs everywhere soon. They are simply films he has heard of and cannot wait to see. Check out the full list, including explanations as to why Shoenbrun anticipates their release!