- Associated Press - Sunday, January 30, 2011

PARK CITY, UTAH (AP) - Founder Robert Redford is glad this year’s Sundance Film Festival is coming to a close.

The 74-year-old actor says it’s “always a relief” when the 10-day event wraps because “it’s really exhausting.”

He’s happy, though, about the success of this year’s festival, with about 45 films being sold _ up about 220 percent from 2010, when only 14 films were sold.

Redford believes the studios are taking an interest in the movies at Sundance because they’re realizing “there are audiences” for independent films.




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