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Who’s your favorite movie character to wear glasses? 

For National Eyewear Day, here’s our tribute to our favorite bespectacled characters from Sundance Film Festival titles throughout the years. Glasses are often used as visual shorthand for the stereotype of a ‘nerd’ or ‘weirdo,’ but these characters stand out for their charm, depth, and personality. Whether near sighted or far, horn-rimmed or aviator: here’s lookin’ at you, four eyes!

Film stills courtesy of Welcome to the Dollhouse, Napoleon Dynamite, Cronies, Little Miss Sunshine, Smoke Signals, I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore (Photo by Allyson Riggs), Enigma, and Waitress.

“You know there are some children who aren’t children at all.

                 They’re just

                             pillars of flame

                                     that burn everything they touch.
And there are some children who are just

                                    pillars  of  ash

                                                          Who fall apart when youtouch them.”

                                                                ___Thomas Builds-the-Fire 

                                                                                                           Smoke Signals

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Memorable scene from Smoke Signals, a downright wonderful movie.