Robert Redford

5 Robert Redford Movies To Add to Your Watch List Now

5 Robert Redford Movies To Add to Your Watch List Now

Founder of the Sundance Film Festival, SundanceTV, actor, director, producer and environmental activist–all these describe the versatile, talented Robert Redford. He’s also had no less than who five movies selected to be included in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. Here’s what to add to your watch list.

Behind the Camera: 9 Great Movies Directed by Robert Redford

Behind the Camera: 9 Great Movies Directed by Robert Redford

There is such a thing as a cinematic Renaissance Man, and Robert Redford is it. The ginger-haired septuagenarian is an acting legend, the founder of Sundance Film Festival and SundanceTV, as well as a master behind the camera. Over the last three decades, Redford has directed a host of beloved dramas and got award-winning performances from stars. Not only that, he frequently pulls double duty as an actor in movies he’s directed.

The World Keeps Changing but the Importance of “Out of Africa” Does Not

The World Keeps Changing but the Importance of “Out of Africa” Does Not

In one scene, deep into the 1985 adventure romance Out of Africa, Baroness Karen von Blixen (Meryl Streep) has her dear friend Berkeley over for dinner, where he cleverly warns her: “When the old mapmaker’s got to the edge of the world, they used to write, ‘beyond this place, there’ll be dragons.’” It’s a sly warning and a great line, delivered in the setting of Blixen’s deliciously well-appointed living room.

New Frontier films and installations announced for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

New Frontier films and installations announced for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Institute announced today the films and installations to be featured in the 2014 edition of New Frontier at the Sundance Film Festival, including the U.S. premiere of The Source (evolving) by renowned artist Doug Aitken and a 3D projection-mapping project by Klip Collective. The Festival takes place January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

Spotlight and Midnight films announced for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

Spotlight and Midnight films announced for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Institute announced today the films selected to screen in the 2014 Sundance Film Festival out-of-competition sections Spotlight, Park City at Midnight and new ‘Sundance Kids’ section of films for younger audiences. The Festival takes place January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

First round of films announced for 2014 Sundance Film Festival

First round of films announced for 2014 Sundance Film Festival

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES FILMS IN U.S. AND WORLD COMPETITIONS, NEXT<=> FOR 2014 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 30th Anniversary of the Sundance Film Festival will Feature 117 Feature-Length Films Park City, UT — Sundance Institute announced today the films selected for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions and the out-of-competition NEXT <=> section of…

Get ready for five great new shows on Sundance Channel

Get ready for five great new shows on Sundance Channel

Sundance Channel is excited to share our 2013/2014 original scripted development slate today. We’ve got five provocative new dramas that put an emphasis on complicated characters and daring approaches to storytelling.

There is a lot of high caliber, award winning talent– many with roots in filmmaking –behind these projects, which include: VALENTINES from producer Robert Redford and writer Olaf Olafsson, BEHIND THE SUN from producers Steve Buscemi and Stanley Tucci and writer Dylan Gary, THE DESCENDANTS from producer Sarah Condon and writer Aaron Guzikowski, T from producer Ira Glass and writers Dan Futterman and Anya Epstein, and DEATH IN THE MODERN AGE from producers Bob Cooper, JJ Jamieson and Michael Fuchs and writers Josh Shaffer & Eli Kooris.

LIONS FOR LAMBS and the real cost of war

LIONS FOR LAMBS and the real cost of war

From PATHS OF GLORY to PLATOON, the best war movies bring a global conflict down to a personal level. Director-star Robert Redford takes that approach to the War on Terror — and, more specifically, the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan — with his 2007 drama LIONS FOR LAMBS (airing Thursday at 10P and all month long on Sundance Channel). With 68,000 U.S. troops still stationed in Afghanistan and the next president facing a December 2014 deadline to decide how many will stay longer, LIONS FOR LAMBS remains more relevant than ever. Clocking in at a lean 92 minutes, most of it unfolding in real time, the action takes place simultaneously on three fronts.

Robert Redford on clean energy and the presidential debate

Robert Redford on clean energy and the presidential debate

This piece was originally published on The Huffington Post yesterday.

So, the first 2012 Presidential debate starts in a few minutes. I’m fairly sure Mitt Romney thinks he has an ace in the hole by using the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline against President Obama. In fact, he and his running mate, Paul Ryan, have said they’ll approve it on day one of their administration.

Robert Redford on clean energy and the presidential debate

Robert Redford on clean energy and the presidential debate

This piece was originally published on The Huffington Post yesterday.

So, the first 2012 Presidential debate starts in a few minutes. I’m fairly sure Mitt Romney thinks he has an ace in the hole by using the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline against President Obama. In fact, he and his running mate, Paul Ryan, have said they’ll approve it on day one of their administration.

Robert Redford joins One Billion Rising to end violence against women

Robert Redford joins One Billion Rising to end violence against women

Robert Redford is speaking out on behalf of a global effort to end violence against women.

The Sundance founder is joining Vagina Monologues author Eve Ensler’s One Billion Rising, which encourages people around the world to “walk out, dance, rise up and demand an end to the violence.”

Robert Redford to honor Roger Ebert at "Celebrate Sundance Institute" benefit

Robert Redford to honor Roger Ebert at "Celebrate Sundance Institute" benefit

Sundance Institute today announced that its president and founder Robert Redford will present journalist and film critic Roger Ebert with the Vanguard Leadership Award in recognition of his advocacy of independent cinema. The award presentation will take place at the third annual “Celebrate Sundance Institute” benefit, on June 5, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Toronto International Film Fest '12 wrap-up: Big hits (and big misses)

Toronto International Film Fest '12 wrap-up: Big hits (and big misses)

No matter which way your cinematic tastes go, the Toronto International Film Festival likely has you covered. It’s easy at TIFF to program your daily viewing schedule with Oscar hopefuls like Paul Thomas Anderson’s THE MASTER, mainstream popcorn thrillers like Rian Johnson’s LOOPER, gory Midnight Madness exercises like Barry Levinson’s THE BAY and international sensations like Michael Haneke’s AMOUR.

WATERSHED: Must-see documentary on the once-mighty Colorado River

WATERSHED: Must-see documentary on the once-mighty Colorado River

We got some rain this weekend, but I can still count the number of this Summer’s rainfalls on one hand. While our drought situation will affect everything from food to gas prices, it’s still only one year: Unless these conditions really becomes the “new normal,” we Midwesterners will probably continue to assume that water will be available to meet our needs (as we currently define them). Back in my old stomping grounds of the desert Southwest, though, drought conditions have been in place for more than a decade. While the warnings I remember hearing about water literally running out for places like Las Vegas haven’t come to pass, the Colorado River system is severely strained: The river that defines the region generally does not make it all the way to its delta in the Gulf of California before it dries up.

First pics from Robert Redford's THE COMPANY YOU KEEP

First pics from Robert Redford's THE COMPANY YOU KEEP

Earlier this week, Collider published pictures from the set of THE COMPANY YOU KEEP, the political thriller starring, directed by and produced by our very own Robert Redford.

Redford tweets for the Arctic, Hemingway films against Monsanto

Redford tweets for the Arctic, Hemingway films against Monsanto

Ever protested the actions of a big company? It can feel kind of hopeless: They’ve got money and power, and unless the word spreads widely, big businesses can just ignore those pesky protesters outside. Without some kind of “force multiplier,” activists can easily become disillusioned.

Stop public handouts to oil, gas and coal companies. Now.

Stop public handouts to oil, gas and coal companies. Now.

Join mass action today, Monday, June 18th– Tweet & Facebook #endfossilfuelsubsidies

Every year, around the world, almost one trillion dollars of subsidies is handed out to help the fossil fuel industry. Who came up with the crazy idea that the fossil fuel industry deserves our hard-earned money, no less in economic times of such harsh human consequence? We fire teachers, police and firemen in drastic budget cuts and yet, the fossil fuel industry can laugh all the way to the bank on our dime? Something doesn’t add up here.

Now playing on Sundance Channel: THERE WILL BE BLOOD and nymphos

Now playing on Sundance Channel: THERE WILL BE BLOOD and nymphos

This week on Sundance Channel we’ve got milkshakes, nymphos, drag queens and terror plots. I really wish they were all wrapped up into one, amazing film. But, until I finish that screenplay, we’ve got to make do with four separate movies.

Guillemots and Glen Hansard join Sundance London opening night event

Guillemots and Glen Hansard join Sundance London opening night event

Sundance Institute and The O2 announced today that BRIT Award-nominated psychedelic pop band Guillemots and Academy Award-winning musician/actor Glen Hansard will join the Opening Night Event An Evening with Robert Redford and T Bone Burnett at the first-ever Sundance London film and music festival on 26 April at The O2. Guillemots and Glen Hansard will perform separately during the event.

Open pit mining sucks, says Robert Redford, Alaskans and logic

Open pit mining sucks, says Robert Redford, Alaskans and logic

So, why wouldn’t residents of Bristol Bay, Alaska want this open pit gold and copper mine planned for the area? I mean, doesn’t that mean jobs and economic growth (the standard answer to all questions about new extraction efforts)? Are they a bunch of communists?

Film intelligence: Go South by Southwest, young man

Film intelligence: Go South by Southwest, young man

Every week there are dozens of film news stories. Every week, we read them all and bring you the five most important ones in the single most important blog post you’ll ever read (today [at this moment]). This week: SXSW kicks off, a BULLY finds love in Canada, and the Olsens find a new calling.

24 hours to stop the pipeline – be the solution

24 hours to stop the pipeline – be the solution

Every once in a while an opportunity comes along for all of us to be the solution. This is one of those times. We’re collecting a half million messages to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline in the next 24 hours.

This dirty, dangerous tar sands pipeline is not in the national interest. It’s that simple. And the United States Senate, officials of both parties, need to hear that message loud and clear and fast because some of them are threatening to push a bill as soon as Tuesday, to approve it.

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline: the facts deserve repeating

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline: the facts deserve repeating

Joe Nocera’s

Visit Sundance's inner sanctum: Check out video from the director's brunch

Visit Sundance's inner sanctum: Check out video from the director's brunch

One of the most exclusive events each year at the Sundance Film Festival is the director’s brunch. It’s an opportunity for all of the directors, from opening night hits to shorts, to kick back, relax and talk craft. There is no stress over sales or audience reactions, just bagels and a chance to mingle. It’s one of Sundance founder Robert Robert’s favorite festival events. And now you can get inside and see why.

Robert Redford stops by Sundance Channel HQ — See photos inside

Robert Redford stops by Sundance Channel HQ — See photos inside

The Sundance Film Festival founder stopped by the HQ to talk independent films and the state of the union.