'Tis the season to hit Sundance: Must-see flicks in Park City, 2011

It's January, which means it's time to look forward to the upcoming slate of quirky independent films from around the world that will play this year at Sundance.

Each winter, film lovers, filmmakers and industry types converge on the small mountain resort town of Park City, Utah, in hopes of sighting celebrities, making big deals, or catching an early screening of the new next big thing. Nearly every year for the past several, I've gone with a group of students from Eckerd College and we always have a great time.

I'm going this year and will write about it here, and on our class website, where my students are also going to be posting highlights from the festival.