Jason Schwartzman

Sundance unveils diverse slate of competition films

Jenny Slate reunites with her "Obvious Child" director in the '90s-set "Landline," Sam Elliott plays a stoner Western film icon in "The Hero," Aubrey Plaza gets serious in "Ingrid Goes West," and Jennifer Aniston teams up with the future Han Solo, Alden Ehrenreich, in the Gulf War drama "The Yellow Birds" in some of the films in competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

The Sundance Institute on Wednesday unveiled its first batch of films set to premiere at the annual Park City-based Festival founded by Robert Redford, including a new thematic thread of environmentally focused programming.

There were 66 narrative and...

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