Sundance picks 8 for USA touring program

Adrian Grenier's 'Paparazzo' among films chosen

The Sundance Institute on Wednesday announced the eight films selected for its inaugural Sundance Film Festival USA touring program.

The USA effort involves an octet of filmmakers escorting their films from the 2010 program to art house audiences in eight cities around the country. The screenings will all take place Jan. 28.

The films chosen include the Duplass Brothers' "Cyrus" (Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, Mich.); John Wells' "The Company Men" (Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, Mass.); Benny and Josh Safdie's "Daddy Longlegs" (BAM, Brooklyn); Philip Seymour Hoffman's "Jack Goes Boating" (Music Box Theatre, Chicago); Adrian Grenier's "Teenage Paparazzo" (Downtown Independent, Los Angeles); Floria Sigismondi's "The Runaways" (Sundance Cinemas Madison, Madison, Wis.); Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini's "The Extra Man" (The Belcourt Theatre, Nashville); and Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's "Howl" (Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, San Francisco).

At each screening, the filmmakers will introduce their films and then after the screenings engage in Q&As with local audiences. Tickets are available through the individual theater's boxoffice.

The Sundance festival is set for Jan. 21-31.