Sundance gets its pics


For the second consecutive year, the Sundance Institute will partner with art house cinemas nationwide to present specialized screening programs of films that have played the Sundance Film Festival.

Under the banner of the Sundance Institute Arthouse Project, which was inaugurated last year, the film series will play theaters in 12 cities.

Each of the participating venues will design a customized Sundance screening series for its local community, drawing from films that have played the Sundance fest -- some of which are still seeking distribution -- as well as films supported by the Sundance Institute.

This year, the local programs will include a specially selected series of short films from the 2007 fest: "Death to the Tinman," directed by Ray Tintori; "Peace Talk," Jennifer Malmqvist; "King," Caran Hartsfield; "Salt Kiss," Fellipe Gamarano Barbosa; "God Provides," Brian Cassidy and Melanie Shatzsky; "Everything Will Be OK," Don Hertzfeldt; and "Happiness," Sophie Barthes.

The participating theaters and film programs are Belcourt Theatre in Nashville; Broadway Center Cinemas in Salt Lake City, Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, Mass., Enzian Theater in Orlando, International Film Series in Boulder, Colo., Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, N.Y., Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Mich., Oklahoma City Museum of Art in Oklahoma City, Pickford Cinema in Bellingham, Wash., Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, Calif., Ragtag Cinema in Columbia, Mo., and Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville, Maine.