Alabama NewsCenter: Sidewalk to Bring 2021 Sundance Film Festival to Alabama Audiences

| December 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

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By Alabama NewsCenter Staff

The Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema in downtown Birmingham and the Sidewalk Film Festival announced that they are participating in the 2021 digital Sundance Film Festival. As a partner, the Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema in the heart of Birmingham’s historic theatre district will serve as a satellite venue for this seven-day festival, hosted by the Sundance Institute.

“Sidewalk is thrilled to have been selected as one of only 30 sites across the country to partner with Sundance, a leader in the independent film industry for over 40 years, for their unique 2021 festival,” said Sidewalk Executive Director Chloe Cook. “Our organization has a long history of providing unique content to the Birmingham community and building audiences for indie films from around the world, and we see this exciting partnership with Sundance as an extension of those efforts. We look forward to welcoming local audiences to our pop-up drive-in and cinema (with lots of health and safety precautions in place) as a satellite screen for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.”

Sundance Institute will offer the festival digitally via a custom-designed online platform (, alongside drive-ins, independent arthouses and a network of local community partnerships. The online expression of the Sundance Film Festival will provide global access for storytellers and audiences alike to come together, experience artists’ new work, connect with one another and participate in conversation. Sundance Institute, founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, is a nonprofit organization that provides and preserves the space for artists in film, theater, film composing and digital media to create and thrive.

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