Today, the Sundance Institute announced the events that are part of Sundance en Espanol, a celebration of Latin films and filmmakers participating in the Sundance Film Festival, January 17-27, 2008. This event features a collection of six Spanish Language films and four films in English by Hispanic and Latino directors, selected from the Festival program to screen in Salt Lake City on the evening of Wednesday, January 23, 2008. Each film was selected by the Festival’s programming team and reflects a variety of Spanish speaking cultures, from the indigenous Kuna Yala peoples of Panama to teens in Peru and struggling lovers in Mexico, seeking a better life. Sundance en Espanol celebrates independent films that speak to the diverse Latino communities, here in Utah,” says Jill Miller, Managing Director, Sundance Institute. “We chose films that range in place, voice and emotion, so our local community has a chance to enjoy some of the best offerings of the festival.”
Sundance Institute announced today the launch of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival online store, featuring a new line of Festival-related merchandise. A wide selection of clothing and accessories is available for purchase at www.sundance.org/festival [www.sundance.org]. All proceeds stay within the non-profit Sundance Institute, helping to support the Institute’s year-round programs, such as the Directors’ Labs, Screenwriter Labs, and Film Music Composer Labs.