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Thirst: Female Desire on Screen

The Way We Were

A nostalgic weepie starring a swoon-worthy Robert Redford.

Image from The Way We Were

USA 1973
Dir Sydney Pollack
With Robert Redford, Barbra Streisand, James Woods, Bradford Dillman
118min
Digital 4K
Certificate PG

Sydney Pollack’s romantic melodrama stars Barbra Streisand as a bookish lefty and Robert Redford as a golden-haired jock – their challenging love affair set against the Red Scare in Hollywood. The Way We Were is a perfectly-cast, heartbreaking film about female yearning, and the attendant difficulties associated with it, using the cumulative powers of movie-star chemistry to woo the audience.

The screening on Tue 21 Apr will be introduced by season programmer Christina Newland.

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