Robert Redford: ‘Women and Young People’ Are the Future of Film

January 30, 2015 4:04 AM

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One of the hottest tickets of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival was, oddly enough, a panel discussion. But it wasn’t just any panel discussion. Titled Power of Story: Visions of Independence, this conversation was to be between film legends George Lucas (of Star Wars fame) and Oscar-winning filmmaker and Sundance founder Robert Redford. The talk Thursday night was hosted by film historian Leonard Malti, and took place in the intimate environs of the Mary G. Steiner Egyptian Theatre (capacity: 266).

Redford, who just might be the best-looking 78-year-old on the planet, regaled the packed house with stories of losing respect for the studio system, making Jeremiah Johnson, and the night he was arrested on a road trip to Ames, Iowa, with a car packed with friends and booze. They were tossed in the...

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