Video: Sundance Film Festival opens in London
Friday 27 April 2012
The Sundance Film Festival opened in London last night, marking the first overseas outing of the festival since it's inception in 1978.
Billed as a Film and Music Festival, presumably to distinguish it from the original event, the weekend promises to host a 'scaled down version of what happens in the mountains in Utah'.
Sundance has become synonymous with discovering classic, independently produced, Hollywood films over the years including the Coen Brothers' Blood Simple, Steven Soderbergh's Sex, Lies and Videotapes and Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs to name a handful.
In the above video, the Once star and Academy Award-winning musician, Glen Hansard, talks about his relationship with the festival. He discusses working recently with Oscar winning record producer T Bone Burnett on the soundtrack for The Hunger Games as well as how Sundance success for the small budget Irish musical 'Once', which starred Hansard, put the film on course for his own Oscar success.
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