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Sundance Kid, Robert Redford exposed as Hypocrite
Written by Phelim McAleer & Ann McElhinney   
Friday, 28 January 2011 03:51
RedfordHypocrite_frameA new short film exposes Robert Redford campaigning against building eco-houses whilst quietly selling lots for luxury vacation homes.

As the Sundance Film Festival closes, its founder, Robert Redford, is accused of hypocrisy for opposing an eco-village near his property whilst quietly selling $2 million lots in the Sundance Preserve for luxury vacation homes.

Redford is one of the main opponents of a plan by the Pacific Union College to build an eco-village in Angwin California. The college says it needs the funds because of a dire financial situation. The village is close to Redford’s vineyard in the Napa Valley. However whilst publicly opposing this development “to preserve the rural heritage” Redford has been quietly selling development lots in the Sundance Preserve for $2 million. These lots are intended for vacation homes close to Redford’s Sundance Ski Resort.

The double standard is revealed in a short film Robert Redford Hypocrite which has just been released.

Film director Ann McElhinney said the film is not criticising Redford for selling his property.

"It is great that in a recession Mr Redford can find so many buyers. I am delighted that those houses will be built, creating jobs and vitality in a remote area but it is shocking that Mr Redford would deny others similar opportunities to make a profit and create jobs."

The film’s co-director Phelim McAleer said the film was highlighting the double standards of so many celebrities and environmentalists. "This is just another example of environmental elites telling the rest of us how and where we must live and what we are not allowed to do, but thinking that those rules don’t apply to themselves. Robert Redford has shown himself to be a hypocrite - plain and simple," said McAleer.

The film - released on YouTube - also shows how Redford has campaigned against "dirty fuels" and wants to end the use of oil whilst promoting flying by doing lucrative voice overs for a series of United Airlines commercials.

"Again Robert Redford has shown he has an appalling double standard. The rest of us must stop flying because of the environment but these restrictions don’t apply to him. He is somehow different," said McElhinney.

Robert Redford Hypocrite was produced and directed by Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer. They previously produced Not Evil Just Wrong, a documentary which took a sceptical look at Global Warming hysteria. The duo also recently produced James Cameron Hypocrite which looks at the double standards of Avatar director James Cameron.

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huck555 said:

I lived, worked and played at Sundance for 20+ years. I worked with and for Ordinary Bob. To call him a hypocrite is a monumental "understatement." There is the world according to Him and the world for the rest of us idiots.
January 28, 2011
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AJ said:

"Sundance to Butch ... You do the thinking Butch that's what your good at" ....
January 28, 2011
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craig reid said:

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The Some-dunce Kid registers his Los Angeles Porsche 911 cars in Utah, so he can drive in California and not have to adhere to California pollution regulations. Only mildly disgusting.
January 28, 2011
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Robert W Anderson said:

This is a surprise?
Anyone surprised by this has either been politically blinded to the truth, or is naive. Most of hollywood can
be considered liberal, and spends their free time telling the rest of us how we need to pay more taxes, drive
less, pay more for electricity, and just generally be better people. Most of them have large incomes, and put
a lot of effort into maintaining a lifestyle few of us can imagine. And in spite of this most of America continues
to listen to them when they tell us we need to sacrifice more.
I don't have any problem with people making as much money as they can, just don't then turn around and tell
me I'm selfish because I want the lowest price energy I can get, and the smallest government possible.
January 28, 2011
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Jones said:

Bob's a typical liberal- 'do as I say, not as I do'
January 28, 2011
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Edward W. Jackson said:

Okay. Here is a scene for you. I lived in Salt Lake City for about ten years. I used to do air freight. Having to drive on the highway to his ski resort once in a while. There is a little two laner, which he opposed to any improvements going by "HIS RESORT" that he would not let people make wider. In fact, this road is soooo dangerous. People are dying on it, each and every year. But, Robert Redford, being the man. Resisted any improvement on this road, going to Provo/ Heber City. Hwy 189 to be exact. Anybody who lives in this area, and reads this, would know what a dangerous, windin SOB road this is. So, Mr. Robert Redford, who kept this road, small, and windy, and impossible to pass people for miles, and miles. Why now? Why this added traffic, from "YOUR RESORT!" Yes, you are a hypocrite, POS!
January 29, 2011
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Spurwing Plover said:

And the eco-freak groups who can always depend upon redford to do fruadulent ads for them(Wilderness Society)or send the usial junk mail(Sierra Club,NRDC Etc)and then he(Redford has narrated ads for United Airlines and sold property to delelopers then stand up on his soap box and urges us all to fight this so called Climate Change/Global Warming poppycock and stars in multi million dollar flop movies like The Horse Whiprerer and The Electric Horseman(Where they tramped us a lot of desert)and can always depend upon the usial suckers to send money to tha various eco-freak groups mentioned above
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