Newswire: This year’s Sundance lineup indulges in Nick Jonas (and Obama romance)

It’s Sundance season once again, that special time of year when Hollywood’s best and brightest load up their skis and head to Colorado, for a week of vacationing, networking, and occasionally actually seeing a movie or two. In preparations for the festival’s January 21, 2016, debut, the Sundance Institute has released its initial lists of the films in contention, alongside the entries in its non-competitive NEXT exhibition.

The 65 films in question make up the usual mixed bag of unknowns and established filmmakers from both the U.S. and abroad, with names like Mad Mens Elisabeth Moss, Octavia Spencer, and Thomas Middleditch from Silicon Valley all appearing on the roster. Moss and Spencer appear together (along with Narcos star Boyd Holbrook) in The Free World, which follows a young man attempting to adjust to regular life after serving time in prison for a crime he didn …

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