Emilia Clarke kicks off Sundance as film fest returns to mountain

“GAME of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke kicked off the first in-person Sundance festival in three years as indie filmmakers and Hollywood stars pulled on their snow boots and headed back to the mountains of Utah.

Co-founded by Robert Redford, Sundance has launched countless independent movies, but its absence has been keenly felt at its wintry, high-altitude base in Park City as recent editions were forced online by Covid-19.