Sundance Power Outage Cancels Screenings

Courtesy of Sundance Film Festival
'Landline'

Screenings of 'Landline,' 'Mars Generation' and 'Dolores' have been canceled and will be rescheduled.

Sundance announced that its Redstone theater experienced a power outage on Sunday afternoon, causing the cancelation of a screening for hot acquisition title Landline. Two other films also were affected by the outage: Mars Generation and Dolores.

While not one of the major venues, Redstone is a theater that frequently hosts press-and-industry screenings for films that are up for sale. Landline, which is being sold by UTA, is one of the more in-demand titles being shopped at this year's festival.

Landline director Gillian Robespierre, co-screenwriter Elisabeth Holm and star Abby Quinn were preparing to leave a party for the film at the Rand Luxury Lounge in the St. Regis Deer Valley to attend the screening when they found out about the cancelation.

The Park City, Utah, area was experiencing particularly windy and snowy conditions on Sunday. It's the second technical glitch to hit the festival in as many days. The power outage comes a day after the festival's ticketing system was attacked, leading to the box office being shut down for a brief period before Sundance was able to get its computers back online. There still is no word on who was responsible for Saturday's cyberattack.

Sundance sent festivalgoers signed up for its alert system the following message: "Power outage at Redstone. Estimated to be back up by 4:30 p.m. Mars Generation, Landline and Dolores are cancelled and we will attempt to reschedule. More info to come."

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