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Robert Redford Presents on the Sundance Channel; Curated Indie Series to Begin with 'The Crucible'

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood April 23, 2012 at 11:49AM

The Sundance Channel will feature a series of indie films curated and introduced by creative director Robert Redford.
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"The Crucible"
"The Crucible"

The Sundance Channel will feature a series of indie films curated and introduced by creative director Robert Redford.

Starting at 10pm, April 28, and continuing each Saturday night, "Robert Redford Presents" will showcase some of the most distinguished indie films of recent years to bring them to the channel's audience along with his personal critique.

First up is "The Crucible," from director Nicholas Hytner and starring Danie Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder. Other films currently scheduled include "Wendy & Lucy" (Dir: Kelly Reichardt, with Michelle Williams), "Blue Velvet" (Dir: David Lynch, with Isabella Rossellini, Kyle Maclachlan, Dennis Hopper and Laura Dern), "The Deep End" (Dir: David Siegel and Scott Mcgehee, with Tilda Swinton and Goran Visnjic), and "The Imperialists Are Still Alive" (Dir: Zeina Durra, with Élodie Bouchez, José María de Tavira). Says Redford:

“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.”

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.