Robert Redford pledges Sundance Film Festival will remain neutral despite Trump protest

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The actress has a film in competition at the Sundance Film Festival and so she'll join comedienne Chelsea Handler and director Ava DuVernay for the civil rights rally, a sister march of one being held in Washington, D.C. featuring Katy Perry and Madonna, among many others.

With these highlights (and most likely many more interesting movies that will be discovered), let's all live vicariously through the Sundance coverage out there and make notes to see these films whenever they reach theaters everywhere. "The pendulum swings back and forth... so we don't occupy ourselves with politics". Festival director John Cooper said plans for the initiative were in the works last summer, before the election.

"Every film is political", added Lowery.

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"I'm trying to find stories that feel or have a sense of authenticity or truth to them", Freeland said. Groth's final recommendation, The Force, is a documentary focused on the Oakland Police Force as it goes through federal reform, and he describes it as watching like a "Scorsese or Michael Mann film".

He said: "We do not take a position".

Environmentally-oriented films are generally a Sundance staple, but festival officials saw an influx of films focusing on climate change this year, including a sequel to Al Gore's documentary "An Inconvenient Truth."

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The ticket purchasing system was partially restored approximately 45 minutes later; shortly after 12:00 PM Pacific, the festival clarified that the Salt Lake City Box Office is functional, but the Park City systems remain down. "The question is, with the amount of people and the growth that's going on, at some point there's going to be a clash". "So I think they're trying to create something that other people are going to copy".

The 80-year-old actor made the shock reveal at the opening press conference of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

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