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Sundance Channel Europe & Asia Celebrate the Sundance Film Festival With a 10-Night Special Programming Event

- On-Air Film Festival Airs 21-30 January

NEW YORK, January 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sundance Channel will celebrate the world renowned Sundance Film Festival in Europe and Asia with a 10-day lineup of films spanning the Festival's rich history, with new titles airing each night. The special programming event, which runs 21-30 January and coincides with the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, will also feature the Sundance Channel premieres of selections from last year's Festival, the award-winning His & Hers and the nominated The Imperialists are Alive.

Directed by Ken Wardop, His & Hers is a multiple award-winning documentary that combines observation and charm to tell a 90-year-old love story through the voices of 70 women in the Irish midlands. [Debuts 21 January, with subsequent viewings] The Imperialists are Alive, directed by Zeina Durra, is a drama about a French Manhattanite making her way as an artist while juggling the sudden abduction of her childhood sweetheart and a blooming love affair. [Debuts 28 January, with subsequent viewings]

This retrospective lineup will provide a true taste of the artistic vision cultivated annually at the Sundance Film Festival. Highlights include The Last Days of Chez Nous (1992, Australian Film Institute Awards: Winner- Best Actress, Berlin International Film Festival, Golden Berlin Bear: Nominated); Colin Fitz Lives (1997, Sundance Film Festival: Official Selection; Austin Film Festival: Winner- Best Feature and Best of Fest; Long Island Film Festival: Winner- Best of Fest); Our Song (2000, Sundance Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival), Lovers of Hate (2010, Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Chungmuro International Film Festival, Athens International Film Festival); and The Women of Brukman (2008, Doclisboa: Winner- Best Investigation Documentary, Big Muddy Film Festival: Winner- John Michaels Award, FIGRA: Winner- Best Prize, El Ojo Cojo: Special Wink, Sundance Film Festival: Nominated- Grand Jury Prize), among other films.

A vital program of Robert Redford's Sundance Institute, the annual Sundance Film Festival - held in and around Park City, Utah each January - is widely considered the premier showcase for American and international independent film.

About Sundance Channel

Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel is the television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something different. Bold, imaginative and uncompromising, Sundance Channel offers audiences a diverse and engaging selection of films, documentaries and original programs. Sundance Channel operates independently of the non-profit Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival, but shares the overall Sundance mission of encouraging artistic freedom of expression.

The channel reaches nearly 40 million subscribers in the U.S. and recently launched in Poland, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Singapore and Korea.

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