If Los Angeles suddenly starts to feel empty and there is a curious lack of traffic, it's most likely because everyone in "The Business" is headed to Park City, Utah for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
Today through January 29, prepare to hear film-buzz on par with the Academy Awards. Film darlings, future leading men, legendary icons and even debut performers will present their films against the ethereal backdrop of snow covered mountains and cross their fingers for distribution deals -- as if being accepted as an exhibitor wasn't hard enough.
The entertainment experts over at The Hollywood Reporter hand-selected the "Fest's Best Bets." Browse through some of the Sundance aficionados' top choices below and check out the rest of the list at THR's 10 Sundance Films With Buzz.