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“Private Violence” Premiers at Sundance Film Festival January 19th

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Advocate Kit Gruelle, Cindy Waitt, and director Cynthia Hill January 19th in Park City, Utah


Private Violence to Premiere at Sundance

Sundance Institute announced today the films selected for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions section of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, January 16-26. Among the 16 films announced for the U.S. Documentary Competition at the festival was WIVP-supported “Private Violence.”

The January 19, 2014 showing at Sundance will be the film’s US and worldwide premiere. The date also coincides with the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act.

Robert Redford, President & Founder of Sundance Institute said, “That the Festival has evolved and grown as it has over the past 30 years is a credit to both our audiences and our artists, who continue to find ways to take risks and open our minds to the power of story. This year’s films and artists promise to do the same.”

Keri Putnam, Executive Director of Sundance Institute, said, “We are energized by the rich diversity of voices, characters and places represented in the films selected for our 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Independent filmmakers continue to engage us with stories from worlds both intimately familiar and unknown.” >> Read More >>


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