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2010 Sundance Film Festival Presents A Night Of Musical Storytelling

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Park City, UT – Sundance Institute today announced the line-up for the 2010 Celebration of Music in Film, an annual concert honoring the art and imagination of film music. This year’s distinctive performances showcase the enduring and integral relationship of music to independent film. The Sundance Film Festival runs from January 21-31, in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. A complete list of films and events is available at www.sundance.org/festival.

2010 marks the 12th Anniversary of the Sundance Institute Film Music program, which sponsors music showcases and roundtables at the Festival as well as labs for film music composers held each summer at Sundance, Utah. This year’s Sundance Film Festival continues this commitment by highlight the interconnectedness of music and film, with a very special joint acoustic performance by Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt – two of the great musical storytellers of our time.

“This year is going to be very special indeed – with the dynamic duo of Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt taking the stage together in an acoustic setting; two incredible musicians, two master storytellers, two close friends, and one night to remember,” said Tracy McKnight, Programmer, A Celebration of Music in Film. “…and as usual, a few surprise performances that are not to be missed.”

From its inception, Sundance Institute has recognized the importance of music to independent
filmmaking. The Institute is committed to supporting musicians; from its composers labs, to
presenting titles that showcase musical artists, to recognizing films that feature renowned composers and original soundtracks.

“The Sundance Institute’s commitment to artistic development and expression is in no way limited to film. Music continues to be a core program for us and the upcoming Festival highlights this like no other,” said Peter Golub, Director, Sundance Institute Film Music Program. 

A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC IN FILM
Open to all Festival Credential Holders as space permits
Sunday, January 24th, 8:00 p.m.
Sundance House
638 Park Ave. (between Main St. and Heber Ave.), Park City 

2010 Sundance Film Festival Sponsors
The 2010 Sundance Film Festival sponsors to date include: Presenting Sponsors—Entertainment Weekly, HP, Honda and Sundance Channel; Leadership Sponsors—American Express, Bing™, DIRECTV,  G-Technology by Hitachi, Southwest Airlines and YouTube™; Sustaining Sponsors—ABSOLUT® VODKA, Blockbuster Inc., FilterForGood®, a partnership between Brita® and Nalgene®, L’Oréal Paris, Sony Electronics Inc., Stella Artois®, Timberland and Utah Film Commission. Their support will defray costs associated with the 10-day Festival and the nonprofit Sundance Institute’s year-round programs for independent film and theatre artists. In return, sponsorship of the preeminent Festival provides these organizations with global exposure, a platform for brand impressions and unique access to Festival attendees: The 2009 Sundance Film Festival, attended by over 40,000 visitors, generated an overall economic impact of a record $92.1 million and generated over $18 million in media exposure.

About Sundance Institute
Founded by Robert Redford in 1981, Sundance Institute is a not-for-profit organization that fosters the development of original storytelling in film and theatre. Internationally recognized for its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, film composers, playwrights and theatre artists, Sundance Institute has nurtured such projects as Angels in America, Spring Awakening, Boys Don’t Cry and Born into Brothels.

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