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Shailene Woodley and Gabourey Sidibe at Sundance Film Festival

Part of the fun of attending the Sundance Film Festival is spotting celebrities. For about 10 days every January, Hollywood camps out in the snowy mountains of Park City, Utah, and just about every up-and-coming actor and actress, along with some big-name veterans, show up to tout a new indie movie.


The cast and crew of White Bird in a Blizzard dropped by the Stella Artois Cafe for dinner. The film's stars Shailene Woodley and Gabourey Sidibe hammed it up for the cameras. Co-star Chris Meloni also attending the dinner.


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Mark Wawro and Robert De Niro at Sundance Film Festival

Houston attorney Mark Wawro engaged in conversation with legendary actor Robert De Niro at a reception at the Julie Nester Gallery hosted by HBO following the screening of the documentary, Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr.

The film, which will be shown on HBO in June, traces the life and career of the figurative artist through his own words and  tributes from his son. De Niro Sr., died of cancer at the age of 71 in 1993.

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Robert de Niro at Sundance Film Festival

Robert De Niro, center, and friends, pose for photos at the Julie Nester Gallery following the premiere of a documentary about his artist dad.

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Glenn Close signs autographs at Sundance Film Festival

Houston movie lovers Ginni Mithoff, Chree Boydstun and Priscilla Larson spotted actress Glenn Close at a screening of her Sundance movie, Low Down. At first, though, they thought she was Meryl Streep.

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Elisabeth Moss at Sundance Film Festival

Elisabeth Moss, the reigning princess of Sundance, poses with a fan after her quirky relationship comedy, The One I Love, had its world premiere at Sundance. Moss lingered for a few moments and graciously posed for photos and selfies with excited fans. 

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Elisabeth Moss at Sundance Film Festival

Elisabeth Moss, shown here at a dinner at the Supper Suite by STK, also was at Sundance to tout a second movie, Listen Up Philip.

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Molly Shannon and Cheryl Hines at Sundance Film Festival

Molly Shannon and Cheryl Hines, who co-star in the comedy, Life After Beth, which premiered at Sundance, visited the Sean Jean suite where they left with some cool shades. Gifting suites have become a place to see stars at Sundance.

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Jorge Garcia at Sundance Film Festival

Remember Lost's Jorge Garcia? He was at Sundance to promote his new film, Cooties, and also visited the Sean Jean suite.

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1 celebs at Sundance January 2014 Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks, who co-stars in God's Pocket, a film directed by her Mad Men co-star John Slattery, looked all woodsy when visiting the Variety Studio: Sundance Edition presented by Dawn Levy.

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3 celebs at Sundance January 2014 Chloe Grace Moretz

Chloe Grace Moretz, who stars in Laggiestries on a Dawn Levy jacket at the Variety Studio: Sundance Edition.

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2 celebs at Sundance January 2014 Lea Thompson

Lea Thompson, who stars in the Austin-made Ping Pong Summer, models a Dawn Levy jacket at the Variety Studio: Sundance Edition.

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Katie Couric at Sundance Film Festival

Katie Couric was at Sundance to promote Fed Up, a documentary about childhood obesity she produced and narrated. But Yahoo's new global anchor also found time to stop into the Koolaburra cozy corner where she was gifted with a pair of Sasha II boots.


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Austin Film Society Austin Film Comission Austin Filmmakers at Sundance

Director Richard Linklater, left, had a big presence at Sundance, where he premiered his new film, Boyhood. But the star who seemed to be everywhere was Joe Manganiello, right. The True Blood hunk was in Park City for the neighboring Slamdance Film Festival, where La Bare, a documentary about the male strip club in Dallas that he produced premiered.

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Joe Manganiello at Sundance Film Festival

Joe Manganiello, who regularly makes various lists of sexiest male stars, also stopped by the Sean Jean suite . . .

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Joe Manganiello and girlfriend at Sundance Film Festival

. . .  and Manganiello stood by patiently as his new girlfriend picked out a pair of boots at the Koolaburra suite.

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Chris O'Dowd at Sundance Film Festival

Actor Chris O'Dowd dropped into The Supper Suite by STK reception for the movie, Cooties. O'Dowd's film, Calvary, also appeared at the festival.