14 January 2014 11:30 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The 30th edition of the Sundance Film Festival begins this Thursday, and after three decades of touting the best in independent film, the folks at Sundance have gone through their archives to find long-forgotten pictures from the fest that now have accrued delightful historical resonance. When you look through these photos — like the one above featuring director Richard Kelly and a 20-year-old Jake Gyllenhaal at the 2001 premiere of Donnie Darko — you'll see some of the most famous, acclaimed people in Hollywood back when they were virtual unknowns, snapshots taken right at the moment they were experiencing their Sundance-aided breakthrough. (You'll also see David Lynch hanging out with Dr. Ruth, because why not?) So take a trip down Park City's very snowy Memory Lane, and marvel at how young everyone looked.In 1995, Before Sunrise kicked off the Sundance Film Festival, and stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy took »


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