Robert Redford Debuts a New Independent Movie Theater
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Robert Redford was born in Santa Monica, but says his new West Hollywood theater complex fulfills his dream of building a movie theater in his "home town." We talk to him about his plans for the new venue, and his documentaries on wasting water and revisiting Watergate. Also, Chris McGurk tells us about moving between two worlds: the Hollywood Big Time and the world of Independent Films. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, a new for of political cynicism: tax-exempt groups with secret donors have now outspent Super PAC's in this year's political campaigns.
Banner image: Robert Redford at the Sundance Festival 2012. Photo by Jemal Countess/Wikimedia Commons
Robert Redford Sets Up Shop in LA ()
On Friday of next week, there will be a major new venue for movies in West Hollywood. The Sunset 5 at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Crescent Heights will now be the Sundance Sunset Cinema. The President of the Sundance Group is one of the major figures in American films. We hear from actor, director and producer Robert Redford, who says his new theater will be reminiscent of the Los Angeles movie houses of his childhood, and from Chris McGurk, chair and CEO of Cinedigm Digital Cinema, who says that somewhere during his corporate ride in Hollywood, he became a "softie" and fell in love with independent film.
Nonprofits Groups and Dark Money in the Presidential Campaign ()
In the case called Citizens United, the US Supreme Court took the limits off campaign contributions as long as the sources of money were made public. Since then, so-called Super PAC's have received a lot of attention and so have their donors. But now it turns out that the Super PAC's are being outspent by groups which don't have to reveal where their money is coming from. Kim Barker reports on campaign finance for ProPublica.
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