The closing night awards ceremony for The Sundance Film Festival is one of the highlights of the festival, though it generally fails to attract a large crowd. Seeing as the closing awards come at the end of a hectic 10-day festival at a time the majority of the journalists and attendees have already departed, it comes as no surprise that attendees is low. However, the awards ceremony is still attended by an impressive number of stars, and as was reported by The Hollywood Reporter today, January 4, 2013, this year the event will be hosted by a Hollywood star as well.
Sundance has announced that this year’s closing ceremony will be hosted by one of Hollywood’s most beloved and talented actors, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, whose directorial debut, “Don Jon's Addiction” will be featured at the festival on January 26, 2013. Cognizant of the fact that most film fans can’t make the journey out to Park City, Sundance has decided to live-stream the event at http://www.sundance.org/festival.
Furthermore, Sundance has promised that this year’s show will be much looser and more fun than the more uptight events like the Oscars. The more fun and relaxed theme coupled with Joseph-Gordon Levitt’s charm should make for a great ceremony. At this point there’s no telling what the big films will be, which makes the festival and its conclusion even more exciting. Stay tuned for the latest news about the Sundance Film Festival, and be sure to catch the closing ceremony with Joseph-Gordon Levitt on January 26, 2013.