Redford Kid Debuts at Sundance

Amy Redford establishes herself behind the camera
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2008 7:05 AM CST
Robert Redford listens to a question from the audience during the opening news conference for the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Actor Robert Redford's daughter doesn’t back away from questions about bias regarding a decision by the Sundance film festival—founded by her pop—to show the first movie she's directed. "I've been involved in other films that haven't made it, and it's a democratic selection process," Amy Redford, 37, tells the Salt Lake Tribune.

Connections can be more of a curse than a blessing, she adds. "You have to work twice as hard to prove you're not just there for your handout," she said. Her film, The Guitar, presents the story of a young woman who rediscovers her life, and the desire to make music, after a cancer diagnosis. Her dad said the movie was picked on its merits. "I'm pretty proud," he added.