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HOUSTON Robert Redford was in town Friday night to be honored for his legendary career at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival.

The actor, director, producer and film fest organizer received a Cinema Arts award.

The Hollywood legend has ties to Houston after recently opening the Sundance Theater downtown.

It s a great city, I am so happy Houston is really embracing the arts the way they are and we like being a part of it, he said.

Redford also said he was incredibly honored to receive the award.

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