Ryan Reynolds, Keri RussellBen Affleck, Matt DamonMaggie Gyllenhaal, Jake GyllenhaalKyra Sedgwick, Kevin Bacon

For over 30 years, Hollywood hit-makers have been heading to the mountains of Utah in order to support independent film-making and the up-and-comers who would revolutionize the industry. Founded by Robert Redford back in 1981, Sundance has evolved from a serious creative retreat to a celebrity-filled cirque du snow, where VIPs can rub elbows at Park City parties while also appreciating the arts. In honor of Sundance 2014, we're taking a trip down memory lane. From the festival's very un-glamorous beginnings to the major moments future A-Listers made their debut, click through for a photo flashback.