So, you’re kind of interested in the Sundance Film Festival, but the idea of trying to find somewhere to park and navigating your way to one of the theaters leaves you cold.
Or maybe the thought of going out in the cold leaves you cold.
But you’d like to see some of the Sundance offerings soonish. Not next year.
You do have a few options. Including one you can stream a couple of days before the 2018 film festival ends on Sunday, Jan. 28.
That, not surprisingly, is a Netflix movie. As are a bunch of other options. But there’s also a documentary series that will air on Showtime in early February, and some films are scheduled for theatrical release.
Here are 12 Sundance offerings that you can see sooner, rather than later:
1. “I’m Poppy” • The internet sensation Poppy stars in a 24-minute short about the weirdness that is Hollywood.
Starts streaming Jan. 25 on YouTube Red.
2. “A Futile and Stupid Gesture” • Will Forte stars in this biographical comedy — based on Josh Karp’s book — about a “National Lampoon” writer who experiences the rise and fall of the humor magazine.
Starts streaming Jan. 26 on Netflix.
3. “The Trade” • Five-part documentary series about the opioid crisis, told through the eyes of growers, addicts, cartel bosses and law enforcement.
Begins airing Feb. 2 on Showtime.
4. “The Trader” • This documentary short chronicles the journey of Gela, who sells secondhand clothes and household items from the back of his minibus, through Georgia. (The former Soviet Republic, not the southern U.S. state.)
Starts streaming Feb. 9 on Netflix.
5. “Ladies First” • This documentary short tells the inspirational story of Deepika Kumari — a girl born in abject poverty in rural India who went in search of food, stumbled upon archery, and within four years became the No. 1 archer in the world.
Starts streaming March 9 on Netflix.
6. “Wild Wild Country” • In this six-part TV series, a controversial guru builds a utopian city in the Oregon desert, leading to a massive conflict with local ranchers and setting off the first bioterror attack in U.S. history, the largest case of illegal wiretapping ever recorded, and the world’s biggest collection of Rolls-Royces. Directed by Chapman Way and Maclain Way; Mark Duplass is an executive producer.
Starts streaming March 16 on Netflix.
7. “The Rider” • A near-fatal head injury ends a young rodeo rider’s career, leaving him to search for a new identity and try to redefine his idea of what it means to be a man in America’s heartland.
Opens in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on March 13; TBA in Salt Lake City.
8. “Ram Dass, Going Home” • This documentary short chronicles the final days of Ram Dass, a psychedelic pioneer/spiritual adviser and author of “Be Here Now” — an outspoken advocate for death-and-dying awareness in the ’60s and ’70s.
Starts streaming April 6 on Netflix.
9. “Beirut” • Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”) stars in this thriller as an American diplomat who is forced to flee from Beirut in 1972 and returns to war-torn Lebanon a decade later to help a CIA agent (Rosamund Pike) negotiate for the release of a friend he left behind.
Opens in theaters April 13.
10. “Foxtrot” • Filmmaker Samuel Maoz’s second film, like his first, is drawn from his past as a member of the Israeli military. It opens with a couple beig told their son has been killed in the line of duty, moves to a desert checkpoint and includes everything form a dance number to an animated sequence.
Open in theaters April 13.
12. “End Game” • This documentary short from Oscar-winning filmmaker Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friednam is an intimate portrait of medical practitioners who work on the cutting edge of life and death — and are dedicated to changing our thinking about both.
Starts streaming May 4 on Netflix.
12. “Seeing Allred” • Documentary about firebrand feminist attorney Gloria Allred.
Netflix will release the film on Feb. 9.