New Details About Sundance 2021 Emerge
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After a long wait and a turbulent year of festivals, Sundance has announced its plans for 2021.

If you're a movie buff, what better way to start a year than with a trip to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The festival offers one of the most haunting and pleasant atmospheres in front of magnificent mountain landscapes, parties, presses and the occasional snow storm.

This year, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, things will be very different. Today the festival announced changes to its usual format.

The festival has a shortened one-week run from January 28 to February 3, 2021.

Films will be shown on a new online portal, as well as in drive-ins, art house theaters in the US and other local locations.

All films will be available online in the US and select films will be available internationally. Everyone has access to the lecture and event program and the New Frontier program.

In a statement on December 2nd, Festival Director Tabitha Jackson expressed her enthusiasm for the new format.

"Even in these impossible circumstances, artists are still finding ways to do bold and vital work in every possible way," said Jackson. "Sundance as a festival of discovery will make this work available to its first audience in every possible way. The core of our festival in the form of an online platform and socially distant cinema experiences reacts to the pandemic and gives us the opportunity to safely reach new target groups there , where you are. "


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The movies

The first day films will debut on Thursday, January 28th at 6 p.m. MT. The rest of the 70+ feature films premier online in a specific time slot, followed by a live Q&A. The films premier simultaneously approximately every three hours from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. MT.

It is clear that the festival tries to keep the feel of a personal event. Overlapping films force a festival-goer to make decisions about which films to show, which timed screenings, and then the live questions and answers.

All films will return to the online portal for a second screening two days after the premiere. You will be on request for 24 hours.

The short program and the program of the indie series are offered on request for the duration of the festival.

The locations

What about the theaters in the US? Sundance has put together an amazing network of smaller, independent cinemas to take part as additional screening locations for those who wish to see larger viewings.

The list of participating theaters is below.

Alabama:

  • Birmingham With Sidewalk Film Festival: Sidewalk Film Center, Sidewalk Drive-In

Arizona:

  • Tucson With The loft cinema: The Loft Open Air Cinema

California:

  • Montclair With American Cinematheque: Mission Tiki Drive-In
  • Pasadena with the Bowl of roses Stadium: Rose Bowl Drive-In
  • San Francisco With The Roxie Theater: Roxie Theater, Fort Mason Drive-In

Colorado:

  • Denver With Denver movie: You FilmCenter

Florida:

  • Key West With Tropical cinema: Tropical Cinema, Key West Lighthouse, Truman's Little White House, Ernest Hemingway's House and Museum
  • Miami With Third horizon and O cinema: New World Symphony SoundScape Park and South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center

Georgia:

  • Atlanta With Atlanta Film Society: The Plaza Theater, Plaza Drive-In, Father's Garage Drive-In
  • Macon With Macon Film Festival: Douglass Theater

Hawaii:

  • Honolulu With Doris Duke Theater In the Honolulu Art Museum (HoMA)

Iowa:

  • Iowa City With FilmScene: Movie scene in the Chauncey

Kansas:

  • Wichita With mom.film: mama.film microcinema, Wichita Art Museum, Groover Labs

Kentucky:

  • Louisville With The Speed ​​Art Museum: Speed ​​Art Museum

Louisiana:

  • New Orleans With New Orleans Film Society: The broad theater

Maryland:

  • Baltimore With Maryland Film Festival: Parkway Theater of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Massachusetts:

  • Brookline With Coolidge Corner Theater: Coolidge Corner Theater

Michigan:

  • Detroit With Detroit cinema

Minnesota:

  • Minneapolis-St. Paul With FilmNorth: Riverview Theater

New York:

  • Pleasantville With Jacob Burns Film Center: Jacob Burns Film Center & Media Arts Lab

Ohio:

  • Columbus With Gateway Film Center: Gateway Film Center

Oklahoma:

  • Tulsa With Circle Cinema: the Circle Cinema, Circle Cinema Drive-In, Admiral Twin Drive-In, Philbrook Museum, OSU-Tulsa, Tulsa University and Gilcrease Museum

Pennsylvania:

  • Philadelphia With BlackStar Film Festival

Puerto Rico:

  • San Juan With Asociación de Documentalistas de Puerto Rico (AdocPR): Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR)

South Carolina:

  • Columbia With The Luminal Theater: Spotlight Cinemas Capitol 8

Tennessee:

  • Memphis With Indie Memphis: Malco Summer Drive-In
  • Nashville With Belcourt Theater: Belcourt Theater

Texas:

  • Austin With Austin Film Society: AFS cinema
  • Dallas With Aviation cinemas: Texas Theater
  • Houston With Houston Cinema Arts Society: MoonStruck Drive-In, DeLUXE Theater

Utah:

  • Park City: The beam
  • Salt Lake City With Salt Lake Film Society

Washington:

  • Seattle With Northwest Film Forum

Tickets

Tickets and passes will be available to the public from January 7th. You can buy a pass for the entire festival run, a single day, or a single performance. More details will be available later this month.

Visit the Sundance website for more information.

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