Robert Redford to Host Indie Film Show for Sundance Channel

First episode will air this weekend


Beginning this weekend, Sundance Channel creative director Robert Redford will curate and critique recent independent films including "The Crucible," "Wendy & Lucy," and "Blue Velvet."

"Our aim with Sundance Channel has always been to showcase independent productions that broaden viewers’ minds and hopefully inspire them," Redford said in a statement. "I am pleased to share some great films and further strengthen the outstanding independent film offering on our channel.”

Redford cofounded the network, named for his character in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," in 1996. It was sold to Rainbow Media in 2008.  

"Robert Redford Presents" will premiere this Saturday at 10 p.m. director Nicholas Hytner's "The Crucible," starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder.