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INSIDE WORD | Redford Opens Sundance '08

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire January 17, 2008 at 10:31AM

2:29 p.m. local time, Park City, UT... Touting a "new spirit that seems to be emerging" with more new filmmakers than ever before, Sundance Institute head Robert Redford is kicking off the festival now at a press conference at the Egyptian Theater on Main St. Alongside Redford, Sundance Film Festival director Geoff Gilmore is boasting of the 58 first time filmmakers, including "In Bruges" director Martin McDonagh, a playwright whose film is having its world premiere tonight to kick off the festival. indieWIRE will have a full dispatch from the opening later today. [Eugene Hernandez]
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2:29 p.m. local time, Park City, UT... Touting a "new spirit that seems to be emerging" with more new filmmakers than ever before, Sundance Institute head Robert Redford is kicking off the festival now at a press conference at the Egyptian Theater on Main St. Alongside Redford, Sundance Film Festival director Geoff Gilmore is boasting of the 58 first time filmmakers, including "In Bruges" director Martin McDonagh, a playwright whose film is having its world premiere tonight to kick off the festival. indieWIRE will have a full dispatch from the opening later today. [Eugene Hernandez]