Chilly Changes for a Red-Hot Film Festival?

The recently concluded Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, was a feast for independent-film lovers, but many of the 6,000 or so residents in the tiny ski-resort town were happy to see it end. Some Main Street merchants estimated that sales, outside of hotels and restaurants, dropped about 20% or more last week because skiers steered clear of the fest site. The city is due for a different invasion in 2002, when the Winter Olympics arrive, and Sundance may have to alter its plans radically that year. A festival spokesman says the event could be held a week earlier, but...

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