A conservative Utah group believes the Sundance Film Festival’s lineup featuring ‘obscene’ movies is at odds with Utah’s culture of family values, and wants the state to pull its financial backing.
The Sutherland Institute says the state shouldn’t back a festival that features films about porn stars and women having affairs with one another’s adult sons. He’s referring to a pair of movies featuring well-known Hollywood actresses: Lovelace starring Amanda Seyfried, and Two Mothers starring Naomi Watts and Robin Wright. Lovelace is rated R. Two Mothers is not yet rated.
The festival kicks off Thursday in Park City, Utah.
The Salt Lake City-based institute isn’t saying Sundance should leave Utah — but rather that the state should pull its financial backing, said Derek Monson, Sutherland Institute’s director of public policy. READ FULL STORY