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Five Winners & Losers from Sundance 2011

2011 was a banner year for the Sundance Film Festival, introducing many awards-bait films into the fold, and one unique box office hit. There were, however, also some incredibly hyped films acquired at Sundance that, whether it be faulty marketing, a poor release strategy, or general disinterest, failed to connect with audiences. Here are the five winners (MARGIN CALL) and losers (LIKE CRAZY) among the films that were purchased at last year’s Sundance Film Festival. We’ve already seen one sale at Sundance 2012 (Sony Pictures Classics just picked up SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN), so it will be interesting to see if there were any lessons learned from this lot.