PARK CITY, UTAH — For one night only, the 2012 Sundance Film Festival will extend beyond Utah to visit nine cities and theaters across the country. As part of Sundance Film Festival USA, on the second Thursday of the Festival (January 26), filmmakers will travel from the Festival in Utah to the nine cities, courtesy of Official Airline Sponsor Southwest Airlines. In each city, the filmmaker will introduce and screen their film and participate in a Q&A with the audience. An introduction video featuring highlights from the Festival will precede each screening. This will be the third year of the Sundance Film Festival USA initiative.
“Every year, our goal with the Sundance Film Festival is to make it an extraordinary event for those who attend, and with Sundance Film Festival USA, we’re bringing the Festival experience to independent film lovers nationwide,” said John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival. “In many cases, those audiences feel a connection to independent film because of the year-round work of their hometown theatres. Sundance Film Festival USA shows both our gratitude to these theatres for their contributions to the independent film community as well as our support and commitment to helping them grow their existing audiences.”
The cities and theaters participating are:
Ann Arbor, MI – The Michigan Theatre, www.michtheater.org
Boston, MA – Coolidge Corner Theatre, www.coolidge.org
Brooklyn, NY – BAM, www.bam.org
Chicago, IL – Music Box Theatre, www.musicboxtheatre.com
Houston, TX – Sundance Cinemas Houston, www.sundancecinemas.com
Nashville, TN – Belcourt Theatre, www.belcourt.org
Orlando, FL – Enzian Theater, www.enzian.org
San Francisco, CA – Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, www.sundancecinemas.com
Tucson, AZ – The Loft, www.loftcinema.com
Tickets for each screening will be available through the theatre’s box office. The film that will screen at each theatre will be announced in December.
The Sundance Film Festival
Supported by the non-profit Sundance Institute, the Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most ground-breaking films of the past two decades, including sex, lies, and videotape, Maria Full of Grace, The Cove, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, An Inconvenient Truth, Precious, Trouble the Water, and Napoleon Dynamite, and through its New Frontier initiative, has brought the cinematic works of media artists including Isaac Julian, Doug Aitken, Pierre Huyghe, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Matthew Barney. www.sundance.org/festival
The Sundance Institute
The Sundance Institute is a global nonprofit organization founded by Robert Redford in 1981. Through its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, composers and playwrights, the Institute seeks to discover and support independent film and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work. The Institute promotes independent storytelling to inform, inspire, and unite diverse populations around the globe. Internationally recognized for its annual Sundance Film Festival, Sundance Institute has nurtured such projects as Born into Brothels, Trouble the Water, Son of Babylon, Amreeka, An Inconvenient Truth, Spring Awakening, I Am My Own Wife, Light in the Piazza and Angels in America.