The renowned festival, located in Park City, Utah, launched the Satellite Screens program this year to better connect the event and independent filmmakers with local audiences.
The center, which soon will re-open in the East Village area of San Diego, joins with arthouse theaters in Washington, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Tennessee as Sundance partners for the festival, set to begin Jan. 20.
“We are overjoyed,” Moisés Esparza, the San Diego center’s exhibitions director, said of the association with Sundance.
Each Satellite Screen will show a curated selection from the festival’s official program during the closing weekend, Jan. 28-30. The festival slate will be announced later this year.
“Regional cinemas are a crucial part of independent film and are vital centers of discovery, conversation and convening in their communities. We are looking forward to partnering with each of them to do what we all love: watch and talk about films together,” said Gina Duncan, producing director of the Sundance Institute.