Michigan film buffs won’t have to fly to Utah to experience this month’s Sundance Film Festival. That’s because Sundance is bringing part of the festival to Ann Arbor.
Brooks Addicott is with the Sundance Institute. She says it is one thing to have the Michigan Theater show a Sundance film once the festival is over, but "to actually have filmmakers who...left Utah, left the mountain, and then flew into Michigan to participate in a Q & A…it just worked out really well."
Eight other cities will premiere Sundance films. The 2011 participating theatres and films include:
- Tom McCarthy's Win Win, Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, MI
- Jesse Peretz's My Idiot Brother, Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA
- Gregg Araki's Kaboom, BAM, Brooklyn, NY
- Jim Kohlberg's The Music Never Stopped, Music Box Theatre, Chicago, IL
- Jacob Aaron Estes' The Details, Vista Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
- Drake Doremus' Like Crazy, Sundance Cinemas Madison, Madison, WI
- Christopher Munch's Letters from the Big Man, The Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN
- Tiffany Shlain's Connected, Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, San Francisco, CA
- Miguel Arteta's Cedar Rapids, The Egyptian Theater, Seattle, WA