Robert Redford will appear at the 2012 Cinema Arts Festival next month, where he'll receive the Levantine Cinema Arts Award and discuss his 50-year career in film.
Ernie Manouse will host "A Conversation With Robert Redford," a 90-minute overview of Redford's credits a filmmaker as well as his work with the Sundance Institute, which he founded. The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Nov. 9 at the Sundance Cinemas downtown.
Redford got his start in television before making his film debut in 1962. In the 1960s and 1970s he appeared in films both bankable and acclaimed: "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "The Sting" and "All the President's Men," to name just three. He first stepped behind the camera for 1980's "Ordinary People," which won Academy Awards for best picture and best director.
Redford's most recent project is the thriller "The Company You Keep," which he directed and stars in. The film -- about a Weather Underground activist on the run -- has a deep ensemble cast that includes Julie Christie, Susan Sarandon, Terrence Howard, Richard Jenkins, Brendan Gleeson, Shia LaBeouf, Sam Elliott, Nick Nolte, Stanley Tucci, Chris Cooper and Anna Kendrick.
The full Cinema Arts Festival lineup hasn't yet been announced, but a few of the films were announced last month. Also screening will be "Beauty Is Embarrassing," a film about artist Wayne White, who will appear at CAF. In addition to his work on "Pee Wee's Playhouse" and music videos for Peter Gabriel and Smashing Pumpkins, White was the artist who created the giant George Jones puppet head at the Rice Gallery in 2009.
The fourth annual CAF will take place Nov. 7-11. Single tickets go on sale Oct. 24. More information at www.cinemaartssociety.org.