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With few breakouts or Oscar pics, the Sundance market cools

With few breakouts or Oscar pics, the Sundance market cools

The 2018 Sundance Film Festival had a lot of cultural forces working in its favor with #MeToo and a batch of the previous year's films celebrating Oscar nominations. But as the annual indie film showcase inches to a close, Sunday, with few big deals and even fewer potential breakouts, it seems the excitement has cooled and a marketplace is in flux.

Last year, the festival hosted the premieres of best picture nominees "Get Out" and "Call Me By Your Name," and other awards favorites like the romantic comedy "The Big Sick" and the historical drama "Mudbound" — both of which also scored Oscar nominations. And more than half of the Oscars'...

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