Sundance film festival to revive London offshoot in 2016

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Posted: Apr 23, 2015 11:22 AM

LONDON (AP) — Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival is reviving its London offshoot, and continuing its spinoff event in Hong Kong.

Sundance London ran for three years from 2012 to 2014, showing a selection of films form the Park City, Utah-based parent festival.

The event was canceled this year, but organizers said Thursday it would return in 2016, moving from the O2 center in east London's docklands to Picturehouse Central, a seven-screen cinema complex due to open in the city center in June. No dates were announced.

Sundance Hong Kong will run September 17-27 at the Metroplex in Kowloon Bay.

Festival director John Cooper said the London and Hong Kong events "allow us to extend the tremendous energy and excitement of our Sundance Film Festival to adventurous audiences in Hong Kong and London."