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Sundance: Best bets for Friday, Jan. 25

Published January 24, 2013 2:37 pm

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Best bets for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival for Friday, Jan. 25:

"Upstream Color"

6 p.m. • Tower Theatre

Writer-director-actor-editor-composer Shane Carruth's head-scratching science-fiction drama, about people finding themselves connected to each other and a parasite's life cycle, is beautiful to watch and contemplate.

"Concussion"

6 p.m. • Broadway Centre Cinemas 6

A married lesbian suburbanite (Robin Weigert) decides to take some risks in her life in writer-director Stacie Passon's sexually charged variation on Buñuel's "Belle du Jour."

"Gideon's Army"

8:30 p.m. • Prospector Square Theatre, Park City

Litigator-turned-filmmaker Dawn Porter follows the careers of three public defenders, illuminating a criminal-justice system that's stacked against the notion of "innocent until proven guilty."

Sean P. Means —

'jOBS' premiere

Stay tuned for the Tribune's coverage of one of Sundance's most buzzed about premieres, "jOBS," which debuts tonight at 6:15 p.m. at Eccles Theatre, Park City. Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, the movie stars Ashton Kutcher in the title role, with Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak.