The Sundance Film Festival has canceled all of its 2021 drive-in screenings in Southern California as the region continues to see a record-breaking surge in COVID-19 cases. With the region under seige by COVID19 Sundance officials felt it would be unsafe to continue with its drive-in plans.
“Due to the terrible situation with the pandemic in Los Angeles, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our drive-ins in LA. We will be evaluating our other satellite screens on a case by case basis based on public health,” Sundance representatives told Deadline Hollywood. A quote we are sharing for better understanding of the developing situation.
The festival, which will run from January 28 to February 3, changed its schedule to encompass a semi-virtual festival, in lieu of its traditional run in Park City, Utah. This year’s film lineup was set to screen films in Park City, Utah as well as on screens and drive-ins across 24 states in the USA.
I Was a Simple Man, May Day, Together Together, Wild Indian and Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It are just a few of the films selected to screen on the Sundance circuit for 2021. You can visit Sundance’s official website for the full line up.