Big things are in store this year for lovable curmudgeon (not always, but sometimes) Patton Oswalt. According to his blog, Big Fan, a low-budget indie film he stars in will compete at Sundance this year. It's called Big Fan , which he describes as “the best movie and biggest mistake I've ever made.” In the meantime, he's once again hosting a screening of another little indie called The Snake, described as “the funniest movie about dating a bulimic.” Mr. Oswalt really likes the film, and that's an endorsement you can trust.

Sat., Jan. 3, 6 p.m., 2009

LA Weekly