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Sundance memories: The movies and moments that defined the 2013 festival
Shane Carruth and Amy Seimetz star in "Upstream Color," a romantic thriller written and directed by Carruth.
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Dr. Susan Robinson, at her Albuquerque, N.Mex., clinit, in a scene from the documentary "After Tiller," an examination of the abortion issue. Courtesy Sundance Institute
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A scene from "Austenland," which was part of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
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A street preacher in Kampala, in a scene from the documentary "God Loves Uganda," which was part of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. It screens Tuesday, May 28, at the City Library auditorium.
Ben Foster, Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan and Jack Huston (from left) star in "Kill Your Darlings," debuting in the U.S. Dramatic competition of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy Sundance Institute

Jeremy Lin's meteoric rise in the NBA is highlighted in "Linsanity," which screened in the Documentary Premieres section of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy Sundance Institute
Darlene Love (left) sings in a scene from "Twenty Feet from Stardom," which played in the U.S. Documentary competition of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy Sundance Institute
Kris (Amy Seimetz, left) and Jeff (Shane Carruth) fall in love under unusual circumstances in "Upstream Color." 
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(Courtesy photo)   Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love participated in Morgan Neville’s documentary “Twenty Feet From Stardom.” The documentary is one of the opening-night films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
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(from left) Director Morgan Neville, Merry Clayton, Judith Hill, and Tata Vega are photographed on the red carpet for the premiere of "Twenty Feet From Stardom" at the Eccles Theatre during opening night of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City on January 17, 2013.  The three women are all singers featured in the documentary.
(Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Keri Russell, left, director Jerusha Hess, and Jane Seymour pose for pictures before the premiere of "Austenland" at The Eccles Theatre screening venue during the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Dave Grohl, Scream, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, at the world premiere of the film he directed, "Sound City," at the Marc in Park City on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.
File - Actor Daniel Radcliffe poses at the premiere of "Kill Your Darlings" during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 in Park City, Utah.  (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, file)
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Photographs of Norman Seeff hang in the dining room during the dinner prepared by celebrity chef Whitney Miller, winner of Masterchef Season 1, during the kick off to the 10th anniversary of ChefDance, where top chefs from around the country cook for the casts and crews of Sundance Films, in Park City on January 18, 2013.
(Kim Raff  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Photographs of Norman Seeff hang in the dining room during the dinner prepared by celebrity chef Whitney Miller, winner of Masterchef Season 1, during the kick off to the 10th anniversary of ChefDance, where top chefs from around the country cook for the casts and crews of Sundance Films, in Park City on January 18, 2013.
Filmmaker Martha Shane of the documentary "After Tiller" poses for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival at the Fender Music Lodge, on Friday, January, 18, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP Images)
From left, Jane Seymour, James Callis, Ricky Whittle, and Georgia King from the film "Austenland," pose for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival at the Fender Music Lodge, on Friday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP Images)
From left, Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, filmmaker Roger Ross Williams and Rev. Kapya Kaoma from the film "God Loves Uganda" pose for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP Images)
Actors, from left, Ken Marino, Tig Notaro, Rob Corddry, Fred Melamed, Alexandra Holden and Demetri Martin from the film "In A World" pose for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP Images)
This Jan. 21, 2013 photo shows director Sarah Polley from the film "Stories We Tell" during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival at the Fender Music Lodge in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
Daniel Radcliffe from the film "Kill Your Darlings," poses for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival at the Fender Music Lodge on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP Images)
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Amy Poehler at the red-carpet premiere of "A.C.O.D" at the Eccles Theatre in Park City, Wednesday, January 23, 2013.
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Ringo Starr is photographed with his wife, Barbara Bach, right, and writer/director Francesca Gregorini, Bach's daughter, on the red carpet for the premiere of "Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes" at the Park City Library Center during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City on January 18, 2013.
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Ivonna Coxx, a drag queen with the Utah Cyber Sluts, rides a shuttle to Main Street during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City on January 19, 2013.
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Park City Police give director Next Anyextee a citation for riding the camel 'Moses' along Main Street to promote his film 'Egypt Through The Glass Shop' during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Friday January 18, 2013.
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Actor Sam Jaeger poses for pictures with fans during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Friday January 18, 2013.
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Jeremy Lin, left, and director Evan Jackson Leong answer questions during a Q & A following the last screening of the documentary "Linsanity" at the Rose Wagner Center during the Sundance Film Festival in Salt Lake City on Jan. 27, 2013.
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What sets it apart » A young man asks a street vendor if he “speaks in tongues.” The young man answers, “Yes, I speak Swahili, French and English,” demonstrating the humorous, yet also tragic, way people of different cultures speak past each other.

Scene » In the harrowing documentary “After Tiller,” doctor Susan Robinson counsels and comforts a woman who makes the agonizing decision to abort her baby boy, whom she calls Hudson, because he would live a short life of “shunts, surgeries and seizures.”

What sets it apart » As heartbreaking a scene you’ll see in any documentary, this moment underscores the idea that few women abort out of sheer whimsy, or because they want to make a feminist statement, but because they’ve often searched their consciences for days before making one of the most difficult decisions of their lives.

Scene » A sequence over the closing credits of “Austenland” shows Keri Russell, Jane Seymour and the rest of the cast singing and dancing to Nelly’s “Hot in Herre.”

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What sets it apart » It’s a kicky finish to a delightfully funny movie.

Scene » Daniel Radcliffe definitely sheds his “Harry Potter” image in “Kill Your Darlings,” but that’s not all he sheds.

What sets it apart » Portraying a young Allen Ginsberg discovering his sexuality during his college days, Radcliffe’s character also sheds all his clothing for some raw gay sex scenes.

Scene » The entire opening sequence of writer-director Shane Carruth’s science-fiction meditation “Upstream Color” — in which a woman (Amy Seimetz) is infected with a mind-control-inducing grub and coerced into bizarre behavior.

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