2012 Sundance Film Festival Lineup Announced

Sundance Film Festival 2012 announces its lineup with some names you’ll recognize and some names with a chance at a breakthrough.

Visitors can view ticket information for this year’s Park City festival, showing from January 19-29, at Sundance.org. Reserve a time slot for purchasing tickets now through December 19. A reserved timeslot allows guests to buy advanced tickets from January 10-13.

Although a little risky, festival-goers can also purchase tickets at the event for $15.  Guests can pick up a number at the theater at least two hours in advance. If their number is called, they will be able to purchase a ticket.

Visit www.sundance.org/festival/info/lodging/ for lodging information. A portion of all sales made at this site support the festival and the not-for-profit Sundance Institute. One hotel offering a five percent discount is Park City Peaks located two miles from five theaters. Rates start at $379 a night.

Many of the films this year deal with love.  In the “End of Love” a father deals with the loss of his wife and raising their child on his own. “The First Time” is a drama about love and lust and teenagers and sex. “Middle of Nowhere” is about a wife and the relationship she has with her husband who is now in jail.

A few names you might recognize are Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim of Adult Swim's "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Good Job!," Mark Webber of Snow Day and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World  and Amanda Seyfried from Mean Girls, to name a few.

Read festival director John Cooper's and chief programmer Trevor Groth's interpretations of the movies at CNN Entertainment.