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 "Lovelace" and "Two Mothers," a pair of films starring Hollywood actresses.
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Utah expects to spend $300,000 to support the festival again this year. Last year, the festival generated an estimated $80.3 million in economic impact for the state.
Utah state officials stand by the backing, citing the money and international exposure the festival brings. Sundance officials say they show films that are well crafted and thoughtful, and that viewers can choose films right for them.