The death of indie film isn’t exactly new, but the number of stars in this year’s Sundance lineup really seems to drive the point home. They include Jim Carrey, Richard Gere, William Hurt, Robin Williams, Kim Basinger, Uma Thurman, and Kevin Spacey. "I think you should always get good actors in your movies," said the festival’s programmer. "But to get financing of any kind these days, you need stars in your movie. It’s sad, but it’s true." Noteworthy films include I Love You Philip Morris, about a gay inmate’s love affair; Brooklyn's Finest, a police drama by the director of Training Day starring Gere, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes, and Don Cheadle; and Mary and Max, a claymation movie featuring the voices of Toni Collette and Philip Seymour Hoffman.