San Diego Media Arts Center Chosen As “Satellite Screen” For Sundance Film Festival 2022



The former home of the Media Arts Center in North Park. They will reopen in December in the East Village. Photo credit: @DigitalGymSanDiego, via Facebook

San Diego’s Media Arts Center / Digital Gym is one of seven arthouse cinemas across the country to be selected as partners in the upcoming 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

The famous festival, located in Park City, Utah, this year launched the Satellite Screens program to better connect the event and independent filmmakers to local audiences.

The center, which will soon reopen in the East Village, joins arthouse theaters in Washington, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Tennessee, as Sundance partners for the festival, which is due to start on January 20.

“We are thrilled,” said Moisés Esparza, director of exhibitions at the center, of the association with Sundance.

Each satellite screen will present a selection of the official festival program during the closing weekend, January 28-30. The festival list will be announced later this year.

“Regional cinemas are a crucial part of independent cinema and are essential centers of discovery, conversation and coming together in their communities. We look forward to teaming up with each of them to do what we all love – watching and talking about movies together, ”said Gina Duncan, Production Manager, Sundance Institute.

Digital Gym moved from its longtime home in North Park last year. The cinema is slated to open in December on the second floor of the new UC San Diego @ Park & ​​Market building, 1100 Market St.







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