The Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, NY, will present a special Robert Redford retrospective film festival September 8-16 that will include the screening of 16 films and two discussion sessions.
Tickets for BAMcinématek’s “Robert Redford: Artist & Activist” go on sale August 24. The films are priced at $11 for adults; $8 for seniors 65 and older, children under 12, and students age 25 and under; and $7 for BAM Cinema Club Members.
The hot ticket will be for the screening of the 1976 Academy Award winning film “All the President’s Men” on September 12. The film will be followed by a Q&A session with Redford, who played Bob Woodward of the Washington Post, along with the real Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, also of the Washingon Post. Dustin Hoffman, who portrayed Bernstein in the film, is not scheduled to appear. Tickets for the event are priced at $20 and $16 for members and moguls.
Redford will discuss “his key, behind-the-scenes role in the making of the film, his relationship with Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, and the historical significance of the film in the post-Watergate era,” according to the program. The film won seven Oscars, including Best Film.
Tickets for “Redford: Film & Conversation” on September 13 are similarly priced. Tickets for the conversation only are priced at $15 with members and moguls paying $11. Redford will talk about being an actor, director and activist.
“Robert Redford is a ground-breaking artist who can start a project at a grass-roots level and bring it to a much higher plane — he has done this repeatedly with his films, with his activism, and by nurturing countless films by other artists through the Sundance Institute,” said Karen Brooks Hopkins, BAM president, in a statement. “This retrospective is an opportunity to examine and appreciate all phases of Redford’s singular contribution to the landscape of American cinema, as well as his immeasurable efforts as an environmental and political activist.”
Some of the films being screened include “The Way We Were,” “Out of Africa,” “The Natural,” “The Sting,” “The Electric Horseman,” “The Candidate,” “Downhill Racer,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” and “Ordinary People.”