Kate Hudson, Kristen Stewart And The Women Of Sundance 2014

Mad Men may be months away, but Joan and Roger are together again in God’s Pocket (starring Christina Hendricks and directed by John Slattery), which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The list of breakout stars from the 2014 Park City fest is already lengthy–and as always, there is the far-from-shabby Robert Redford to gush about. In addition to acclaimed performances from newcomer Miles Teller in Whiplash, Hollywood royalty like Kate Hudson and Maggie Gyllenhaal have jumped into their ski boots, with impressive indie performances in tow.

Hudson has teamed up with good friend Zach Braff for his second feature, the Kickstarter-funded, Wish I Was Here. Both actors credit their pre-existing friendship with making their onscreen love affair a bit easier. For Gyllenhaal, who previously starred in 2009’s Crazy Heart, Frank offers new opportunities to be musical, while Kristen Stewart proves there is definitely life after The Twilight Saga with what castmates are calling her “hard-core” turn in Camp X-Ray. 

Not lucky enough to be a part of the festival action? There’s still time to get caught up on everything you need to see from this year’s fun. Check out what these accomplished stars and their colleagues have to say about some of Sundance’s most buzzworthy titles in our video above.