Thursday, Robert Redford opened the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and he spoke about the changes to this year's festival. Approximately 50,000 people are expected to arrive in Utah over the next few days, according to the Sundance Film Festival. Thousands of celebrities are expected to make an appearance in Utah for the festival which will run through January 27.
Robert Redford spoke during a press conference Thursday night and talked about the numerous changes that will take place this year as a result of the technological changes that have occured in movie development over the last year. Movie shorts, full feature films, and documentaries will be shown this year. He also joked about how over the years, he hasn't been asked to make an appearance in any of the festival films which he always thought was a bit odd, but this year he was asked and he accepted.
Nicole Kidman, Ashton Kutcher, Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon are just a few of the actors expected this year on the streets of Park City, and each will premiere one of their new movies at the festival.
May in the Summer was the opening-night Sundance Film Festival movie and it has several new actors in it that are somewhat unknown; the movie is about a young woman who is reunited with her family a few days before her wedding.
Jobs is a movie about the late Steve Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher and is one of this year's most hyped movies at Sundance.
For the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, thousands of movies were submitted, and over 8,000 short films were submitted this year. Movies were submitted from 32 different countries, and 51 of the movies are from first-time filmmakers out of the 119 feature films that will be viewed. 22 of the films have come through the Sundance Film Festival program itself.
The weather in Utah is extremely cold right now and the temperatures at night have been close to zero in Park City.
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Sources: Sundance Film Festival and E! Online
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