mama.film named as one of Seven Satellite Screens
[Park City, UT] — The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the 2022 Sundance Film Festival Satellite Screen partners, 7 independently owned arthouse cinemas across the United States that have been selected, and each will connect the Festival and its artists directly with local audiences. This year the Festival will take place not only in-person in its home state of Utah and online, but across seven other different states — California, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington — at its partner theaters. The 2022 Sundance Film Festival takes place January 20 – 30.
The selected Satellite Screen theaters are:
- Amherst Cinema in Amherst, Massachusetts
- a/perture cinema in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
- Indie Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee
- mama.film in Lawrence, Kansas
- Media Arts Center of San Diego / Digital Gym in San Diego, California
- Northwest Film Forum in Seattle, Washington
- SNF Parkway Theatre, home of the Maryland Film Festival in Baltimore, Maryland
Each Satellite Screen will show a specially-curated selection from the Festival’s official program during the Festival’s closing weekend, Friday, January 28, through Sunday, January 30, 2022. The selections will speak to the breadth and diversity of the multifaceted official program, which will be announced later this year. Ticket details and on-sale dates are available through each individual theater’s box office.
“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, Sundance Institute.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with the Sundance Institute again to bring festival selections to Kansas,” said mama.film CEO & mother/founder Lela Meadow-Conner. “In 2021 we had the opportunity to bring Sundance Film Festival Films to Wichita and in 2022, we’re road tripping to Lawrence to screen films at the historic Liberty Hall, and we look forward to celebrating independent film with this community.”
“We’re also taking this opportunity to facilitate a convening of Kansas & Kansas City-region’s film communities – connecting filmmakers, festival organizers, programmers & curators, film students, and women in film with education and networking throughout the course of the weekend,” she said. Principal program partners include Free State Festival, Department of Film & Media Studies at the University of Kansas, Wichita State University School of Digital Arts & Shocker Studios, Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission & National Endowment for the Arts, Explore Lawrence, Kansas City Film Office, Film Festival Alliance, Transgender Film Center, Women in Entertainment and Lawrence Arts Center.
Launched at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, Satellite Screens are a partnership between Sundance Institute and regional cinemas and arts organizations that brings the Festival experience to communities across the country. Satellite Screens was designed with the intention of connecting audiences with independent films and filmmakers and engaging with artist communities across the country.
Sundance Film Festival requires all participants to be fully vaccinated to participate in the Festival in-person in Utah and to wear masks when inside any venues. Each Satellite Screen theater partner will be following these protocols as well as their own additional COVID-19 health policies.
The Festival will be taking place in Utah (Park City, Salt Lake City, and the Sundance Resort), as well as online. For more information, please follow the Festival news at Festival.Sundance.org and for information about mama.film visit mama.film/sundance.
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