Why Sundance still matters

JohnHornMore than 30 years after it first started, is the Sundance Film Festival still relevant? Should we still care?  L.A. Times film reporter John Horn says yes sundanceon both counts, and not just because he needs to justify his assignment for the next 10 days. In an interview with KCRW’s Chery Glaser, Horn makes the case that Sundance plays a crucial curatorial role in helping audiences sort through the thousands of independent films that come out each year. He says it also remains a key venue for connecting filmmakers and would-be distributors, even though the nature of distribution has changed considerably as a result of advances in digital technology. Horn also talks about Sundance’s first dalliance in the world of television.


 

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