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We want to introduce you to our next guest Dorsey cast a -- to ice him right calf the very necessary very close senior editor of in touch weekly.
And you're here to talk to us you've been covering this for a very long time the Sundance Film Festival.
And what you bring us today's is the history of Sundance lot of people have been hearing about Sundance and all these film festivals TriBeCa but Sundance has.
A really rich history that maybe not a lot of people know about this is -- gone on since what nineteen.
8080 -- You got it OK -- how to start so it started out you -- just like anything else on a much much much smaller scale.
Robert Redford you know treated this this group on the end of the Sundance Institute he treated.
I've got a nice people together you know and you -- and they invited only ten filmmakers at the time and now you know you're looking at upwards of 8000 submissions on -- air.
Another thing that's kind of interesting about the festival is all of the movie is.
You know that have come out of that on let's let's start with the first film that was ever screened at Sundance Tom Hanks is bachelor party I love that fun -- I doubt I doubt I idea CO and I love the fact that Tom Cruise or Tom.
Tom Cruise or Tom Hanks Tom Hanks I love the fact that Tom Hanks with the right at the -- frat.
Yeah it was that's a pretty independent film.
It was -- at the time you know this was a very very of the film -- on a very small scale.
So there weren't all these big it means you know Clinton Tarantino and that sort of thing on it was really just a lot of indie filmmakers that we're looking to.
On you know get get their start in the industry and Robert Redford wanted to kind of create this mentor program really so that you know.
He and his his colleagues in the industry people that really knew their stuff could help these you know other people getting started and why -- you talk.
-- well you know it's funny and they they said that Hollywood would flock.
Somewhere where it was you know snow and scheme and the mountains and -- -- -- -- skiing is a very kind of cool Hollywood thing to do -- -- ski champion do you ski -- And actually that's what makes this film festival so unique compared to all the others on the fact that he knew you were used to seeing celebrities on red carpets in -- in Savannah -- And there's really none of fat at the some get some -- you know you're seeing the latest in.
Designer drugs and I -- a -- -- -- does and his irons and things like that everybody just gets really cozy and a little bit more casual for a bit.
To kind of just stand together enjoy the -- enjoy the snow and and really enjoy you know this this huge event and it's become -- In turns -- of the history that we're talking about you talked about how.
You know when the movies were first shown at Sundance reservoir dogs.
Angry inch American splendor -- inconvenient truth little miss sunshine.
You know we we see things like that but then you fast forward to some of the movies that we're going to be talking about a later on the show with some of our bigger stars.
Is it it does it feel is independent as it once was -- -- feels like there's a lot of big stars a lot of big Hollywood people -- that aren't even in the film's.
And it's just yet another.
Place to be -- -- carpet well exactly you're right I mean it's definitely become you know more of the social gathering.
Even though there are still incredible films that are screens by.
You know through the years it has evolved it's become.
A little bit more commercial you know we're looking at.
Huge brands that's sponsor day and it pulls an reported eighty million dollars four at the entire Park City community which is fantastic for all -- business says.
I mean you know you have.
Celebrity DJ is that are flown and you have clubs here in New York that actually.
Do pop up clubs in Park City and then it's it's really it's it's a money -- for a lot of people even -- the Sundance Institute is a nonprofit.
It's become you know more of kind of business the opportunity for a lot of other brands and not sort of thank.
But certainly that the films alone you know even though there have been some really big wants to come out of Sundance you know.
-- The -- and -- your film is varies between like forty in a hundred dollars so I'm really anybody can take a stab at best.
Whether you are you know -- Quentin Tarantino or whether you're just -- just -- That's great and so Robert Redford's vision is is still there again -- can't fall I guess we can't fault people for wanting to be where the -- -- because this is where the action is and you know I would love to be there I would love to go.
So we can't fault people for wanting to you know hone in and be a part of it.
-- so -- you were able to come and talk to us about the history nice and Dorothy.
That we're going to be seeing some photos and some articles in touch weekly you got to -- and what will that start happening we'll start seeing has just started yesterday it's right so it'll be in our next issue next -- the company's next week -- says senior editor of in touch weekly.
-- thank you so much for being with us and we -- you.
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