Robert Redford Offers “Much Love” To Exiting Sundance Film Festival Chief On Opening Night
Many emotional moments are expected at tonight’s opening of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival with Crip Camp , but few will top the elegant farewell offered by Robert Redford . With a declaration…
Robert Redford . With a declaration of “much love to you,” the festival founder praised outgoing festival director John Cooper onstage Thursday at a packed Eccles Theatre in Park City. With a tribute to the departing director after more than a decade at the helm, Redford laid out possibly the greatest praise he could that “at some point the festival became his,” in reference to Cooper. John Cooper onstage Thursday at the Eccles in Park City Dominic Patten/Deadline The remarks from Redford, who last year stepped back as the public face of Sundance, earned rich applause from the opening-night attendees. It was his first public appearance of this year’s festival, the first in many years not to have an opening press conference. Instead, organizers sent out prerecorded videos from Cooper, Sundance Institute boss Keri Putnam and festival programmer Kim Yutani, along with a note from Redford published in the official fest guide that included more praise of Cooper. Related Story In words familiar to Sundance patrons over the festival’s three-decade-plus run, the Ordinary People director also noted that “I’ve always believed that artists should help artists.” The first of 118 films to be screened this year, the Nicole Newnham- and Jim LeBrecht-directed Netflix documentary Crip Camp Read more: Deadline Hollywood
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