The Walker Art Center's big Robert Redford celebration will have its grand finale on Nov. 12 – a one-on-one conversation with the legendary actor/director himself.
The 79-year-old Redford is the subject of this year's Dialogue and Retrospective Series at the Walker – an annual event that welcomes filmmakers for a discussion and a screening of the artist’s films.
The whole thing is actually six weeks long, and starts Sept. 30 with the first of numerous screenings, ranging from films Redford has starred in or directed ("The Sting," "All the President's Men," and "Quiz Show" among them) to independent works that tie back to the Sundance Institute – which Redford founded.
You can see the full list of screenings (dates, times and cost of tickets) by clicking here. Members get a discount. Tickets for the retrospective movie screenings go on sale Aug. 16 at 11 a.m.
The one-on-one with Redford
For passes to the one-on-one discussion, you'll have to wait until Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. if you're part of the general public. Walker Film Club members have access Sept. 20, and Walker members can buy starting Sept. 27.
That dialogue will be hosted by film critic Amy Taubin, and they'll talk about Redford's career as an "actor, activist, director, and founder of the Sundance Film Festival and Sundance Institute."
The audience will also have the opportunity to ask questions.
The Walker’s Assistant Director Meredith Kessler previously told BringMeTheNews the dialogue portion of the event is comparable to “Inside the Actor’s Studio” – a one-on-one discussion on stage in front of an audience, featuring clips from Redford’s films, anecdotes, and personal insights into his creative process.
Redford’s work spans over half a century, but he first became a star after his role in the 1969 western “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”
He went on to become a very successful actor, director, and producer and founded the Sundance Institute for independent filmmakers.
The first Dialogue and Retrospective Series was in 1990, featuring Clint Eastwood as the guest. Since then, they’ve had directors, actors and filmmakers including Jodie Foster, Danny Glover, Tom Hanks and Spike Lee. In November 2013, audiences got to see the Midwest premiere of Steve McQueen’s “Twelve Years a Slave.”