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A Trip Down Memory Lane On Robert Redford’s Birthday

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Nate von Zumwalt

Sundance Institute’s president and founder—or, more suitably, the original creative heartbeat of this organization—turns 79 today. His wide-ranging accomplishments within the industry and beyond couldn’t possibly be embodied in a blog post, so we instead choose to celebrate with a more manageable, photo-driven trip down memory lane. Redford founded the Institute in 1981 and inaugurated what are now known as the Screenwriters and Directors Labs in the mountains of Utah, which to this day continue to expand to include even more creative disciplines. Below, we take a look at various moments shared between Redford and the artists who have joined us on the mountain.


Robert Redford meets Quentin Tarantino at the 1991 Filmmakers Lab. ©Sundance Institute | Sandria Miller


Robert Redford, Laura Dern, and Andrew McCarthy at the 1986 Filmmakers Lab. ©Sundance Institute


Mira Nair and Robert Redford at the 1991 Sundance Film Festival. ©Sundance Institute | Sandria Miller


Singer-songwriter and playwright Stew on set with Robert Redford. ©Sundance Institute


Robert Redford and Andrew Dosunmu at the 2005 Directors Lab. ©Sundance Institute | Fred Hayes


We’re giving you the day off, Bob. Happy Birthday and enjoy the ride. ©Sundance Institute

 

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