It's great news for filmic crossings of the Atlantic. Revered American filmmaker has announced that after a successive trial of his Sundance Film Festival in London in 2012, he will extend the event into 2013 and 2014 as well.
The second Sundance London will take place from 25-28 April, 2013, and host the international and UK premieres of American independent films fresh from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A., as well as live music performances, panels and events. The 2013 programme will continue its 2012 focus on presenting new work by American filmmakers and music artists. Sundance Institute, which annually presents the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A, will select the films and related programming.
The Sundance of the title comes from Redford's work as an actor in the classic western 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' opposite his friend Paul Newman. A definitive leading man in 60s and 70s cinema, Redford branched out into directing pictures such as 'Quiz Show', 'The Legend of Beggar Vance', 'The Horse Whisperer' and his Best Picture and Best Director Oscar winner 'Ordinary People'. Forever championing fresh talent, Redford also founded the Sundance Channel, Sundance Resort, Sundance Catalog, and Sundance Cinemas and the non-profit Redford Center.
Robert Redford, President & Founder of Sundance Institute, said: "Sundance was warmly welcomed to London last year, by engaged and adventurous audiences eager to take a chance on independent film, and this makes a second year all the more exciting for us.
"The vibrant arts community in London has informed this decision as much as anything,” continued Redford. “Seeing what comes of nurturing a broader global community for new voices and varied perspectives in American independent film and music, seems a worthy 21st Century endeavour."
For more information visit www.sundance-london.com or follow @SundancefestUK on Twitter.
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