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Redford brings film event to London

Published 15/03/2011 | 18:21

Robert Redford is launching a new event called Sundance London
Robert Redford is launching a new event called Sundance London

Robert Redford is launching a four-day festival in London based on the Sundance Film Festival which he runs in the United States.

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The Oscar winner said Sundance London, which will include film screenings and live music, would "bring a particular slice of American culture to life" in the capital.

The festival will be at the O2 in Greenwich, which is owned by AEG Europe.

Robert said: "It is our mutual goal to bring to the UK the very best in current American independent cinema, to introduce the artists responsible for it, and in essence help build a picture of our country that is broadly reflective of the diversity of voices not always seen in our cultural exports."

Robert, who rose to fame in films including The Sting and Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, founded the annual festival in Utah to promote independent film-making.

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