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Tom McCarthy, Gregg Araki, Miguel Arteta Films Anchor Sundance Film Festival USA Tour

Nine 2011 Sundance Film Festival features will play in American cities during the January fest.

Once again, the Sundance Film Festival will promote independent cinema outreach with its Sundance Film Festival USA program.

Nine features selected to screen at the 2011 festival in January will also show at cities around the country on the night of January 27, with guest appearances by those filmmakers. The Park City festival runs from Jan. 20 through Jan. 30.

The films chosen are Win Win from Tom McCarthy, which will screen at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, MI; My Idiot Brother from Jesse Peretz, at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA; Kaboom from Gregg Araki at BAM in Brooklyn, NY; The Music Never Stopped from Jim Kohlberg at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, IL; The Details from Jacob Aaron Estes, at the Vintage Cinemas Vista Theatre in L.A.; Like Crazy from Drake Doremus at the Sundance Cinemas Madison in Madison, WI; Letters from the Big Man from Christopher Munch at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, TN; Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology from Tiffany Shlain at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas in San Francisco, CA; and Cedar Rapids from Miguel Arteta at the Washington Egyptian Theater in Seattle, WA. Cedar Rapids will also screen after the festival ends at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor.

The filmmakers will introduce their films and participate in Q&As with the local audiences, who can get tickets through their local box offices.

“A major component of the Sundance Institute mission is to expand and engage audiences for independent storytelling,” said Sundance Institute executive director Keri Putnam. “Sundance Film Festival USA is an extension of the Institute’s year-round support of independent theaters across the country – designed both to provide people with access to films premiering at the Festival, and to encourage interaction between artists and audiences.”

That same night in Park City the festival will hold the world premiere of Life in a Day at the Eccles Theatre.