Four-day music and film fest starts April 26
LONDON — Robert Redford and “Crazy Heart” music producer and singer-songwriter T. Bone Burnett will kick off the first ever Sundance London music and film fest on April 26.Redford and Burnett will open the four-day fest, which will take place at AEG’s O2 venue, with a conversation about the relationship between film and music. Author and screenwriter Nick Hornby will moderate the conversation, dubbed “An Evening with Robert Redford and T. Bone Burnett,” which will feature a special musical guest to be announced soon. Redford, founder and prexy of the Sundance Film Institute, and Burnett will share their recollections of achieving great musical moments with filmmakers, thesps and musicians that they have collaborated with throughout their careers. Burnett has worked on the music for pics such as “The Big Lebowski,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “Walk the Line” and “Crazy Heart,” the latter for which he won an Oscar. Burnett has also produced albums from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Counting Crows, Roy Orbison and The Wallflowers. Sundance London, which runs April 26-29, will be programmed by the Sundance Institute while the music component of the fest will be spearheaded by AEG Europe. The inaugural edition of the fest will see 14 pics from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival line-up make their U.K. preems at Sundance London.