Sundance moves to London leaving Utah
LONDON - Agence France-PresseHollywood veteran Robert Redford moved his Sundance film festival from Utah’s snowy mountains to London on Thursday, in a bid to kick start an international expansion of the event.
Sundance London, a smaller version of the US film festival set up by the actor and director in 1985, will showcase 22 films as well as a string of live music performances at the 02 Arena in southeast London.
“Music and cinema look like they could be the next hybrid,” Redford, 75, said at a press conference at the 02. The star of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” said the London gala would be a “scaled down version of what we do in the mountains in Utah”, where Sundance has grown into the United States’ biggest independent film festival.