Sundance Goes VOD One More Time

Four international premieres and Gregg Araki’s “Kaboom” to be available to 40 million homes during Jan 20 – 30 festival

Whether or not, you’re going to Sundance or not, thanks to VOD, you still can see some of the movies premiering there.

The Sundance Institute and Sundance Selects, the theatrical and Video On Demand label, announced Thursday five movies that will be available for 40 million households nationwide to watch via VOD at the same time they will be screening at the Sundance Festival.

This is the second year that films screening at Sundance will be available from home viewing on VOD during the festival as the "Direct from the Sundance Film Festival" initiative — last year it was three films, this year five.

“As part of the Sundance family,” said John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, “we have always been excited about discovering innovative ways to help our filmmakers find their audience.”

The four international premieres are Brendan Fletcher’s “Mad Bastards,” Joe Swanberg’s “Uncle Kent.” Michael Tully’s “Septien” and Paul Mariano and Kurt Norton’s “These Amazing Shadows.”

Gregg Araki’s “Kaboom,” (actor Thomas Dekker pictured right) which is making its U.S. premiere at Sundance, will also be being shown to viewers at home as filmgoers trek through the snow at Park City, Utah. The films will be available to subscribers of Time Warner Cable, Bright House, Comcast, Cox and several other cable services.

“Working with the Sundance Film Festival and Sundance Institute has been an exceptional collaboration for us,” said Jonathan Sehring, President of Sundance Selects “We love being able to, once again, take some of the remarkable films that Sundance Film Festival has to offer this year, directly to the homes of millions of film lovers who won’t be able to make the trek to Sundance.”

The Sundance Film Festival runs from Jan. 20 – 30, 2011.