American actor and director Robert Redford, who has done wonders for the independent film community, is set to expand the Sundance Film Festival across the pond.
Redford, who founded the annual Utah based festival in 1981, announced on Tuesday (Mar. 15) that he will be bringing Sundance to London in the spring of 2012. The festival will run from April 26-29 at the O2 and will feature film screenings, live music, discussion panels and cultural events according to the AFP.
“It is our mutual goal to bring to the UK the very best in current American independent cinema, to introduce the artists responsible for it, and in essence help build a picture of our country that is broadly reflective of the diversity of voices not always seen in our cultural exports,” Redford says.
We’ll be interested to see how the Brits respond to our American independent films, but we applaud Redford’s efforts to spread some positive U.S. culture to other parts of the world.