Robert Redford Bows Out As Face Of Sundance Film Festival After 34 Years

Robert Redford is stepping down as the face of the Sundance Film Festival after founding it 34 years ago.

The acting legend, 82, announced his departure from the Park City, Utah festival on Thursday.

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“Having done this for God, 34 years now, since the festival started, I think we are at a point where I can move on to a different place,” he told the media at Park City’s Egyptian Theatre.

“I’ve been spending a lot of time introducing things but I don’t think that the festival needs a lot of introduction anymore,” he continued.

Although he will no longer be fronting the festival, Redford does have the highly-anticipated film, “The Mustang” set to premiere.

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Redford acts as executive producer of the flick based on the true story of violent convict Roman Coleman (Matthias Schoenaerts) and his bond with a horse during a program at his prison. Connie Britton and Josh Stewart also star.

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival began Thursday, Jan. 24 and will run until Sunday, Feb. 3.

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