New York, NY – April 23, 2012– Sundance Channel announced today that Creative Director Robert Redford will appear on Sundance Channel to introduce some of the most distinguished independent films of recent years. Airing every Saturday night beginning April 28th, Redford will introduce each film and offer a personal critique. Some of the films being screened include: The Crucible, Wendy & Lucy, Blue Velvet, The Deep End and The Imperialists Are Still Alive.
Robert Redford stated, “Our aim with Sundance Channel has always been to showcase independent productions that broaden viewers’ minds and hopefully inspire them. I am pleased to share some great films and further strengthen the outstanding independent film offering on our channel.”
Sundance Channel General Manager Sarah Barnett commented, “Independent film is more relevant today than ever before, and Sundance Channel is proud to support the overall Sundance mission and provide a platform for independent artists to share their stories.”
Robert Redford Presents will premiere on Saturday, April 28th at 10pm with Academy Award nominee The Crucible, directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder.
For all of Deadline's headlines, follow us @Deadline on Twitter.