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Park City • The Utah filmmakers who begat “Napoleon Dynamite” made a triumphant return to the Sundance Film Festival on Wednesday night, with a funny movie about faith and fraud. “It’s so fun to be here, guys. It’s a really …

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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
George Lucas speaks during a panel discussion, “Visions of Independence,” at The Egyptian Theatre during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Thursday January 29, 2015.   The panel, part of Sundance’s “Power of Story” series, is the centerpiece of “Art of Film,” a program of events during the festival’s second weekend highlighting the craft and process of filmmaking. At Sundance, Lucas and Redford talk ‘true independence’
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  • FAITH
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