Though there was hope for many that the 2022 Sundance Film Festival would be able to return to its home in Park City, Utah, but the impact of the omicron variant has caused the festival to cancel its in-person plans and do another all-virtual festival like it did in 2021. The good news was that the 2021 virtual fest was a success and the 2022 edition should be as well as all of the movies that make up the film festival’s exciting lineup this year can be available right from the comfort of your own home. Whether you want an encompassing (virtual) festival experience or just want to see a single movie, there are a number of options to take part in the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.
Taking place from Jan. 20-30, the 2022 Sundance Film Festival has already announced its lineup of movies for this year’s slate, which includes new projects from Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Johnson, Sterling K. Brown, Emma Thompson, the late Michael K. Williams (in one of his final roles) and so many more to discover.
Because of the change in plans, Sundance has suspended ticket sales until Monday, Jan. 10, to get things in order. It has also pushed the start of selling individual tickets to Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. MT/2 p.m. ET. Here’s what you need to know about attending the 2022 Sundance Film Festival from the comfort of your own home.
How to watch 2022 Sundance Film Festival movies virtually
Single film ticket
Sundance Film Festival Satellite Screens
Want to see Sundance movies on the big screen rather than your computer or TV? A handful of moviegoers will be in luck on that front, as Sundance has teamed with seven independent arthouse cinemas across the U.S. to showcase a curated selection of its 2022 movies to screen during the festival’s closing weekend, Jan. 28-30. Here are the seven Satellite Screen theaters:
- Amherst Cinema, Amherst, Mass.
- a/perture cinema, Winston-Salem, N.C.
- Digital Gym Cinema, San Diego, Calif.
- Indie Memphis, Memphis, Tenn.
- mama.film, Lawrence, Kan.
- Northwest Film Forum, Seattle
- SNF Parkway Theatre, Baltimore
Visit sundance.org or these theaters’ websites to get more information on attending the satellite screenings.