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Friday 6 March 2015

Redford's back for Sundance London

Robert Redford's film festival is returning to London
Robert Redford's film festival is returning to London

Robert Redford is set to return to the UK for the second Sundance London festival.

Renowned music group The Eagles, Canadian singer Peaches, actress Lake Bell and comedian Jimmy Carr are among the celebrities confirmed to attend the UK spin-off of the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

Kaya Scodelario's new film Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes, Lynn Shelton's Touchy Feely starring Rosemarie DeWitt, Ellen Page and Allison Janney, and Alison Ellwood's Eagles biopic, History Of The Eagles Part One, are among the line-up of films premiering at the indie film and music festival.

Hollywood star Robert, founder of the festival and the president of the Sundance Institute, said: "We would hope for Sundance London to be another Sundance experience - lively, culturally relevant and fun. We look forward to engaging with audiences as we discover new voices, new points of view and new perspectives."

The line-up doesn't include some of the movies which premiered at this year's US Sundance Film Festival, including biopics of Linda Lovelace and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, which starred Amanda Seyfried and Ashton Kutcher respectively, as well as Kill Your Darlings with Daniel Radcliffe as Beat poet Allen Ginsberg.

The festival's director John Cooper said: "The film and panel programme reflects the energy and enthusiasm that ignited audiences just weeks ago at our 2013 Sundance Film Festival."

Michael Winterbottom's biopic about porn baron Paul Raymond starring Steve Coogan and Anna Friel, The Look Of Love, will premiere at Sundance London following its screening at the Glasgow Film Festival, along with George Tillman Jr's drama The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete, with Jennifer Hudson.

Sundance London will take place at London's O2 Arena from April 25-28, with passes and packages available now from www.sundance-london.com.

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