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2011 Sundance Film Festival Dealbook

At Sundance, at least, the recession is over: From $3 million for the sci-fi flick Another Earth to $7.5 million for the star-studded gonzo comedy The Details, Marlow Stern on the big deals at this year's festival.

For the last few years, the recession and increased marketing costs have forced movie buyers to exercise heavy caution at the Sundance Film Festival, resulting in few film acquisitions. But thanks to the critical and commercial successes of films like Winter’s Bone and The Kids Are All Right, both of which premiered at last year’s Sundance, buyers have flocked to the slopes of Park City, Utah, with a renewed sense of vigor, resulting in a flurry of movie purchases. Check out this year’s diverse array of Sundance films, soon to be making their way to theaters across the country.

Gallery: Sundance Film Festival Deals

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Marlow Stern works for The Daily Beast and has a master's from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He has served in the editorial department of Blender magazine, as an editor at Amplifier magazine, and, since 2007, editor of Manhattan Movie Magazine.