Sundance Film Festival Gets Underway Tonight

Sundance Film Festival Gets Underway Tonight

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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- The star-studded Sundance film festival gets underway tonight.

Robert Redford's annual Park City festival has become world-renowned, attracting thousands of people across the country.

The event kicks off tonight at 6:30 at the Eccles Theatre for the world premiere of "Happy Endings." It's a comedy starring Lisa Kudrow, Tom Arnold and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

This year, Park City has turned its racquet club into a new movie venue with 612 seats available.

The 10 day event will showcase 202 films, attract 40-thousand visitors and more than 200-thousand tickets will be sold.

The extravaganza will ends January 30th with the showing of the "Dirty Love," a movie starring Jenny McCarthy and Carmen Electra.

Last year, Sundance made more than 41 (M) million dollars for Utah.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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