Two of the most important journalists of the 20th century — and the actor who brought their story to life in one of the greatest movies of the same century — will be at BAM on Sept. 12.
Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein — “Woodstein” of the Washington Post who exposed Watergate and brought down President Nixon — will join Robert Redford in a question-and-answer session following an 8 pm screening of the Alan Pakula-directed “All the President’s Men.”
Organizers of the rare event also said that the event is already sold out.
The good news is that Redford will make a second rare personal appearance the next night as part of the all day “Redford: Film & Conversation” program after simultaneous screenings of “The Way We Were,” “Out of Africa,” “The Natural,” and “The Electric Horseman” at 3 pm.
The actor, known for iconic American characters like Roy Hobbs (“The Natural”), the Sundance Kid, John Gage (“Indecent Proposal”), Jay Gatsby, and, of course, Ike the Horse in “Charlotte’s Web,” will talk about his long career as an actor, director and activist.
Both celebrity-filled events are merely a small part of BAMcinematek’s “Robert Redford: Artist and Activist,” a 16-film tribute that begins on Sept. 8 and features pretty much all of the classics from Redford’s 50-year career (see schedule).