The Walker Art Center announces Robert Redford will be the next Walker Dialogue and Retrospective Series guest for Fall 2016.
A director, actor, activist, and leading advocate for independent cinema who has supported generations of filmmakers through his work with the Sundance Institute, Redford has had an indelible impact on American cinema. The wide-ranging retrospective will celebrate Redford’s vision and career culminating in a November 2016 onstage dialogue.
About the Walker Dialogue and Retrospective Series
The Walker Dialogue and Retrospective Series brings together some of the most innovative and influential filmmakers of our time with leading critics, writers, and historians. It provides an intimate space for directors and actors to discuss their creative process, influences, and body of work. Punctuated with film clips, anecdotes, and personal insights, these conversations take place in the state-of-the-art 340-seat Walker Cinema. In addition to the dialogue, a retrospective of the filmmaker’s work is shown, which sometimes includes screenings of rare and archival prints along with newer digital projections.
Since the inaugural dialogue between Clint Eastwood and Richard Schickel in 1990, the series has hosted many guests, including international directors, American masters, independent visionaries, artists, auteurs, and leading screen actors in discussion with writers and critics who help shape the way we think about contemporary film.