Sundance 2013: 10 Films Chosen for Screenings Across U.S.

"Ain't Them Bodies Saints"
"Ain't Them Bodies Saints"
 

Ten films from this year's Sundance Film Festival will screen across the country on Jan. 31 as part of an initiative designed to support independent theater and promote the festival, the Sundance Institute announced Monday.

The films will play in Ann Arbor, Mich., Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, San Francisco, and Tucson, Ariz. The filmmakers will be on hand to introduce their works and answer questions from audiences. The country-spanning event, part of the Sundance Film Festival USA initiative, takes place days after Sundance closes; this year's festival runs Jan. 17-27.

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“The independent film community is thriving, and we attribute that in part to the work of independent theaters across the country that are engaging film-loving audiences throughout the year," said, John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, in a statement. "Their support encourages artists to continue pushing boundaries, knowing that audiences are open and excited to connect with their new work.”

Among the movies playing in the one-day program is U.S. dramatic competition film Ain't Them Bodies Saints, which will play in Los Angeles' new Sundance Sunset Cinemas and stars Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck. Tickets for each Jan. 31 screening will be available through the theater's box office.

This year, Sundance will screen 115 feature-length films representing 32 countries; the haul includes projects from 51 first-time filmmakers, including 27 films that are in competition. 

A complete list of the theaters and films appears after the jump.

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