The 2012 Sundance Film Festival will appear outside of Utah for one night only in selected cities across the country, as part of the Sundance Film Festival USA initiative.
On January 26, the second Thursday of the fest, filmmakers will fly from Park City, Utah to cities including Brooklyn, New York and Ann Arbor, Michigan, where they will introduce and screen their films before participating in Q&As.
The participating cities and art-house cinemas are:
Ann Arbor, MI – The Michigan Theatre
Boston, MA – Coolidge Corner Theatre
Brooklyn, NY – BAM
Chicago, IL – Music Box Theatre
Houston, TX – Sundance Cinemas Houston
Nashville, TN – Belcourt Theatre
Orlando, FL – Enzian Theater
San Francisco, CA – Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
Tucson, AZ – The Loft
The films that will screen at each theater will be announced in December. “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 theaters. Sundance Film Festival USA shows both our gratitude to these theaters for their contributions to the independent film community as well as our support and commitment to helping them grow their existing audiences.”
The 2012 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 19-29.