From January 19–29 in Park City, Utah, some of the film industry’s best and brightest gather at the Sundance Film Festival to celebrate film and reward outstanding work in a handful of categories. Interspersed throughout those categories are a handful of outdoor-inspired films that are worth seeking out in 2017. They’re unlikely to show up at your local theaters, but with a little effort you can track them down on the web. These are the must-sees.
Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton: A documentary film that chronicals the life of legendary big wave surfer Laird Hamilton.
Wind River: After a US Fish & Wildlife agent discovers a body, he and an FBI investigator search for answers during a brutally cold winter stricken by imposing weather patterns.
Walking Out: A son travels from Texas to Montana for a hunt with his estranged father. After the hunt goes wrong, the two must bond and rely on each other to survive the wilderness.
Icarus: A chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms filmmaker Bryan Fogel’s personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller involving dirty urine, unexplained death and Olympic gold…exposing the biggest scandal in sports history.
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