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Every year the Sundance Film Festival launches some of the most important indie films and documentaries into the cinematic world. Last year unveiled future Oscar nominees "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "The Sessions" and "Searching for Sugarman" among others (plus indie crowd-pleasers like "Safety Not Guaranteed" and "The Queen of Versailles").

Here are 10 highlights from Sundance 2013:

"The Spectacular Now"

What it is: A naturalistic teen drama starring the amazing Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley (who shared a special jury prize for their performances) as a high school couple coping with personal issues. Ideal for fans of TV's "Friday Night Lights," the James Ponsoldt-directed film also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Bob Odenkirk, Brie Larson and Kyle Chandler (in a very anti-Coach Taylor role).

Where you can see it: Acquired by up-and-coming distributor A24, which plans a summer theatrical release.

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