Posts Tagged ‘Robert Redford’

Arts Roundup: Signature Switcheroo Edition

Now there's a reason for Signature Theatre's cancelation of Crimes of the Heart: Two cast members left for personal reasons. [Post]
Woolly Mammoth announces its 34th season. [Post]
All the President's Men Revisited screening scheduled at Newseum for April 18; panel includes Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Robert Redford, Rachel Maddow, Jill Abramson, and other various celebrities and big-name [...]

Arts Roundup: Rules Are There Ain’t No Rules Edition

Gore Vidal has died. [New York Times]
No Rules Theatre Company is moving to Arlington, where it will be in residence at Signature Theatre [Post]
Robert Redford and Annie Leibovitz drop by Washington Post HQ for a Watergate 40th anniversary photo shoot [Post]
An office building on 18th Street NW gets a Sol LeWitt drawing for its lobby, with [...]

This Week in Repertory Film: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Mildred Pierce, Bigger Than Life[/embed
Tonight: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid at NoMa Summer Screen
Sure, Robert Redford's been milking the role for four decades, but why shouldn't he? In a series of so-called "train movies" playing this summer at the NoMa Business Improvement District's outdoor film series, it's difficult to top the best train robberies ever attempted on screen. [...]

What We Learned at Film Forward

The Washington stop of the Sundance Institute’s Film Forward began with a diplomatic slip-up—Gary Doer, the Canadian ambassador, was unable to attend the press breakfast at his own embassy. It fell to one of the ambassador’s underlings to introduce the actress Kerry Washington.
“Really great films allow you to step outside yourself and see another’s experience,” [...]

A One-Day Film Festival? Try One Screening Time.

This evening the Sundance Institute's Film Forward program will screen its collection of movies it considers to "engage local, underserved and youth audiences in dialogue" around the world. The titles include some of 2010's best, including the Oscar-nominated Appalachian gothic Winter's Bone, the Palestinian immigrant tale Amreeka, and the startling Chinese labor documentary Last Train Home.
For the [...]

The Conspirator, Reviewed

How many Civil War stories are there left to be thrown on screen? Lots, probably, but good ones? The plot to assassinate Lincoln is an inviting premise, but a gripping version of the events immediately following the Civil War hasn’t been seen since, well, The Birth of a Nation.
Directed by Robert Redford from a script by [...]

Other Than That, Mrs. Lincoln, How Did You Like the Premiere?

Last night, Hollywood paid a visit to Hollywood for ugly people.
A- and B-listers like James McAvoy and Stephen Root shared the red carpet with local A- and B-listers like Madeleine Albright and Kal Penn outside of Ford's Theatre. There, Robert Redford premiered his latest film, The Conspirator, for a crowd sprinkled with film-industry types and [...]

Robert Redford to Be Inconvenienced by Government Shutdown

So you've made a movie involving the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. There's only one sensible place to hold your opening: Ford's Theatre.
Unfortunately for Robert Redford and the cast of his new film The Conspirator, Ford's Theatre may not be available on Sunday, when the premiere is scheduled. In the event of a government shutdown, the theater, [...]

Arts Morning Roundup: Bundled up in Tauntaun Guts

Morning, y'all! Pep-pep's back, after an extended leave of absence, and he's ready to link your mind! For starters, WaPo runs yet another Facebook article; this time, there's a news peg on which to hang your irritation. Also, the Boston Globe really demonstrates its reach by patting the shit out of its own back: The [...]