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Seven days in entertainment -- The biggest stars posed for the EW photo studio at the Sundance Film Festival including Meg Ryan, Paul Giamatti, and more

Picture it: Park City, 2008. Main Street in this small Utah resort town bristled with hordes of Hollywood types, movie-obsessed fans, and every kind of promoter you could imagine — all gathered for the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL. But just off the main drag sat an oasis: EW’s photo studio and lounge (with bartender Jimmy at your service), where the stars pimping flicks took a break to grin for our shutterbug.

Smart People
Thomas Haden Church, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Dennis Quaid star in this quirky comedy (out April 11).

The Yellow Handkerchief
Maria Bello plays the wife of an ex-con (William Hurt) in this drama.

Choke
Sam Rockwell and Anjelica Huston are at the center of Clark Gregg’s adaptation of the darkly funny Chuck Palahniuk novel.

The Wackness
Sony Pictures Classics bought the coming-of-age drama, which features odd couple Method Man and Ben Kingsley.

Pretty Bird
Paul Giamatti and Billy Crudup invent a rocket-powered belt (?!) in this dramedy, also starring Kristen Wiig.

The Year of Getting to Know Us
Sharon Stone is mother to Jimmy Fallon and wife to Tom Arnold in this bittersweet comedy that focuses on an unusual reunion between the two men.

A Raisin In The Sun
John Stamos, Phylicia Rashad, Diddy, Sanaa Lathan, and Audra McDonald take Broadway’s inspirational tale to ABC on Feb. 25.

The Last Word
In which Ray Romano hires a writer (Wes Bentley) to pen his suicide note.

The Deal
Jason Ritter, Meg Ryan, and William H. Macy (who co-wrote the script) bring the funny in this spoof of the moviemaking process.

Birds of America
Matthew Perry and Lauren Graham team up in the fest’s other fowl-titled entry.

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
Based on Michael Chabon’s first novel, this ’80s-set tale features Mena Suvari.

Blind Date
Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci (who co-wrote and directed, too) play an estranged couple looking to rekindle their romance.

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