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Robert Redford to Curate Series of Independent Films on Sundance Channel

Film Block Robert Redford Presents Features Seminal Independent Films To Be Introduced by Sundance Channel
Creative Director Robert Redford

New York, NY – April 23, 2012– Sundance Channel announced today that Creative Director Robert Redford will appear on Sundance Channel to introduce some of the most distinguished independent films of recent years. Airing every Saturday night beginning April 28th, Redford will introduce each film and offer a personal critique. Some of the films being screened include: The Crucible, Wendy & Lucy, Blue Velvet, The Deep End and The Imperialists Are Still Alive. The announcement was made today by Sarah Barnett, Sundance Channel General Manager.

Robert Redford stated, “Our aim with Sundance Channel has always been to showcase independent productions that broaden viewers’ minds and hopefully inspire them I am pleased to share some great films and further strengthen the outstanding independent film offering on our channel.”

Sundance Channel General Manager Sarah Barnett commented, “Independent film is more relevant today than ever before, and Sundance Channel is proud to support the overall Sundance mission and provide a platform for independent artists to share their stories.”

Robert Redford Presents will premiere on Saturday, April 28th at 10pm et/pt with Academy Award nominee The Crucible, directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder.

About Sundance Channel
Sundance Channel is the destination for What’s Next, Now. Showcasing both today’s creative icons and the emerging talent of tomorrow, Sundance Channel tells credible, authentic, and emotionally immersive stories of Invention, Fashion,  Film, Travel, Design, and Enterprise. Launched in 1996 and owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc, Sundance Channel provides perspectives dedicated to founder Robert Redford’s mission to celebrate creativity. sundancechannel.com

About AMC Networks Inc.
Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates AMC/Sundance Channel Global, an international programming business, and AMC Networks Broadcasting & Technology, a full-service network programming feed origination and distribution company.

Press Contacts

  • Contact: Elana Mayerfield,
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    emayerfield@www.amcnetworks.com

  • Katie Lanegran,
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    katie.lanegran@sundancechannel.com