Sundance Institute Announces Satellite Screen Partners for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival
Media Arts Center San Diego’s Digital Gym Cinema named as one of Seven Satellite Screens
The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the selection of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival Satellite Screen partners, 7 independently owned arthouse cinemas across the United States that 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 Wichita, 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 are overjoyed that the Digital Gym Cinema was selected as one of 7 satellite screens by the Sundance Institute. We look forward to connecting their programming with local audiences at our new Digital Gym Cinema at UC San Diego @ Park & Market,” said Moisés Esparza, Exhibitions Director, Media Arts Center San Diego.
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 the Digital Gym Cinema visit www.digitalgym.org. The cinema is scheduled to open its doors the first week of December 2021 for week-long programming. The new cinema will be on the 2nd floor of UC San Diego @ Park & Market, 1100 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Diego, CA 92101.