Robert Redford throws future of Sundance London Film Festival into doubt



Tags:
Robert Redford throws future of Sundance London Film Festival into doubt

Robert Redford has thrown into doubt the future of the Sundance London Film Festival on the first day of this year's event, telling reporters that "it is hard to declare a length of commitment".

Describing last year's Sundance London, the first, as "a toe-in-the-water experiment", the legendary actor and founder of Sundance said he would "let [the festival] play out and see how it goes".

Redford also revealed that he plans to relinquish control of the main Sundance festival, held in Utah, after 35 years in charge.

Among the highlights of this year's Sundance London, held at the O2, are The Look of Love, the Paul Raymond biopic starring Steve Coogan, though most of the films on offer come from the American independent scene.

"Our philosophy is to give a representation of not just the programme we did in Sundance Utah, but also a representation of what is happening in the independent film scene in America," said Sundance Festival director John Cooper.

Sundance London runs from today, 25 April, until Sunday, 28 April.




See Also

Paris Hilton. Copyright LondonNet LimitedEntertainment - Latest gossip and stories from the world of celebs...
Restaurants
Dining - Find and book a special meal at one of our many restaurants...
London Accommodations
Accommodations - Hotels, apartments, budget options...
Clubs
Clubs - Find out which nights are your nights for clubbing...
Art
Arts - What's on at London's galleries, and buy tickets...
London Cinemas
Cinema - All you need to know about the latest movies...
Shopping in LondonFashion - What's hot on the high street and cool underground...
Music
Music - Gigs, album reviews, interviews and more...