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Robert Redford Downplays Trump: ‘We Don’t Occupy Ourselves With Politics’ — Sundance 2017

Robert Redford Downplays Trump: ‘We Don’t Occupy Ourselves With Politics’ — Sundance 2017

Robert Redford officially kicked off the 2017 Sundance Film Festival Thursday by defining the festival’s role under the incoming Trump administration. During the fest’s opening day press conference, held at the Egyptian Theater, Redford stated that Sundance doesn’t “play advocacy” and tries to stick to the stories.

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“The idea is that presidents come and go. The pendulum swings back and forth…so we don’t occupy ourselves with politics,” Redford said. “The idea of us being involved in politics is just not so. We stay away from that because we feel that it’s far more important to support the storytellers and let them tell the stories. If politics comes up in their stories, that’s fine, but we do not take a position.”

At the same time, Redford voiced his strong support

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