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PARK CITY ’08, 12:23 a.m. | “Polanski” and The Blackout

PARK CITY '08, 12:23 a.m. | "Polanski" and The Blackout

Word of a deal for Marina Zenovich‘s competition documentary about Roman Polanski emerged late Friday night as Sundance Film Festival attendees buzzed about a blackout that hit Main St. after about 10 p.m. The outage lasted at least 30 minutes according to numerous sources. “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired” closed a worldwide deal (excluding North America) immediately after its Holiday Village world premiere. The buyer is expected to announce the deal soon. Buyers who missed the Friday night showing were watching hastily arranged screenings late Friday. A festival press and industry screeening is set for early Saturday morning and the remaining rights to the film should be sewn up by then, according to those close to the film. As for the blackout, fest-goers said it was limited to the upper Main St. area and interrupted a screening at the Egyptian Theater and numerous parties and events as the entire area went black. [Eugene Hernandez]

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