Robert Redford's Sundance Group has announced plans to launch Sundance Cinemas. The movie theater chain will showcase independent, documentary and foreign-language films as well as some studio projects. Other programming will include shorts, filmmaker interviews and public forums. "Anything which helps new and interesting voices in the cultural realm reach more people can only enrich the experience of artists, audiences and communities," Redford said. The number of new theaters was not released, but what is for sure is they're going national. Sundance Cinemas will be operated by the theater management team responsible for starting Landmark Theatres in 1982. Landmark is now the largest art theater circuit in the country. Some people may argue that this is just another step in Sundance's journey to wander from their indie roots, but I think it's a step in the right direction if they can keep their vision focused.