Top 10 Breakthrough Sundance Films

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3. SLACKER (1991)

Sometimes breakthroughs require a little perseverance. Richard Linklater submitted a rambling, three hour cut of his iconic indie about his hometown of Austin, Texas to Sundance in 1990 — and promptly got rejected. He edited the film down and resubmitted it, and when SLACKER caught fire in Park City one year later, Linklater became a legendary Sundance success story.

Author: Matt Singer

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