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Previewing Sundance Film Festival 2020 As It Kicks Off In Park City




John Horn, the host of KPCC's upcoming arts and entertainment show
John Horn, the host of KPCC's upcoming arts and entertainment show "The Frame," speaks onstage at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' Oscars Outdoors Screening on Sept. 7, 2012, in Hollywood.
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15,100 films.

That’s how many films were submitted to be in the annual Sundance Film Festival, which gets underway this weekend in the ski resort town of Park City, Utah. The festival’s organizers will narrow that number down to a mere 128 films they deem worthy of screening to the more than 1,000 accredited journalists who were credentialed to attend. The 10-day festival is the first opportunity for many studios to take a look at some of the new films coming out that they might like to purchase for distribution. Filmmakers will compete in U.S. and international categories for drama, documentaries, short films and more.

Today on AirTalk, Larry Mantle chats with KPCC’s “The Frame” host John Horn, who makes the trip to Park City annually to cover Sundance.

For more information on the festival and the films that are screening this year, click here.

Guest:

John Horn, host of KPCC’s arts and entertainment show “The Frame” who is in Park City, Utah covering Sundance 2020; he tweets @JGHorn