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Sundance Selects VOD Offering

Sundance Film Festival Sundance Selects, the theatrical and streaming media label, today announced the second partnership with the not-for-profit Sundance Institute for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival (January 20th – 30th, Park City, UT). It presents initiative under which traditional film fests (including TriBeCa, established in 2002, NY) expand their brands by offering a few current selections for a limited time via VOD platforms. The films will be available in approximately 40 million homes on most major cable systems including Bright House, Comcast, Cablevision, Cox, and Time Warner Cable. Photos, all recently procured by Sundance Selects, are Brendan Fletcher’s “Mad Bastards,” (Drama, 2010) Michael Tully’s “Septien,”(Comedy/Drama, 2010) Paul Mariano and Kurt Norton’s “These Amazing Shadows,” (Documentary, 2011) Joe Swanberg’s “Uncle Kent” (Drama, 2011) and Gregg Araki’s “Kaboom.” (Comedy/Sci-Fi, 2010) John Cooper, Director, Sundance Film Festival quoted, “As part of the Sundance family, we have always been excited about discovering innovative ways to help our filmmakers find their audience.” Video on Demand (VOD) Sundance veteran Gregg Araki returns to the fest with Kaboom, an ultra-stylized Twin Peaks for the Coachella Generation. A sci-fi story centered on the sexual awakening of a group of college students. Starring: Haley Bennett, Thomas Dekker and James Duval. The film made its world first showing in the Main Selection at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and had its North American premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2010. U.S. premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and simultaneously on-demand on January 21. Brendan Fletcher’s Mad Bastards follows TJ who is a “mad bastard,” and his alienated13-year-old son Bullet who is on the fast track to becoming one, too. He meets a host of amazing characters who open up a way of life infused with music, hunting and community. Starring: Dean-Daley Jones, Ngaire Pigram and Greg Tait. The film will make its world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and simultaneously on-demand on January 24. Michael Tully’s Septien follows Cornelius Rawlings, a reclusive sports hustler who returns to his family’s farm eighteen years after disappearing without a trace. A hero tale gone wrong, Septien is funny when it’s inappropriate to laugh, and realistic when it should be psychotic. Starring: Rachel Korine, Robert Longstreet and Michael Trully.The film will make its world first showing at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and simultaneously on-demand on January 23.

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