If you've been clenching your fists in frustration because Utah hates you and won't let you attend this year's Sundance Film Festival, the movie gods are throwing you a bone. Sundance Selects, the festival's theatrical and video-on-demand film label, is teaming up with the Sundance Institute for their 2011 celebration. While attendees are cozy in their seats getting ready to watch Gregg Araki's 'Kaboom,' Brendan Fletcher's 'Mad Bastards,' Michael Tully's 'Septien,' Paul Mariano and Kurt Norton's 'These Amazing Shadows,' and Joe Swanberg's 'Uncle Kent,' those same films will be simultaneously available on-demand ... for you.
Your Bright House, Comcast, Cabelvision, Cox and Time Warner overlords are hooking you up with Sundance Selects so you can make like you're rubbing elbows with our own Erik Davis (lucky!). This will be the world premiere for four films, and a U.S. premiere for Araki's "wild, sex-drenched, comical thriller," which debuted at Cannes last summer. "You're never sure you can trust what you're seeing, nor the characters themselves, and when you start to figure it all out it throws a curveball," Joe Utichi said of 'Kaboom' in his review. The film screens at Sundance (and in your living room) on January 21 as part of the Spotlight section of the fest.