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Outdoor Movies at the Skirball: The Way We Were (1973)

Public Programs | Film

Still from the film showing Streisand and Redford standing together. She is looking at the camera and he is looking down.

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Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of The Way We Were! Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford shine in this Blacklist-era story of a leftist activist and her screenwriter husband. Arrive early to catch the exhibition Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare.


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This program took place on
Friday, July 7, 2023

About the Program

Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of The Way We Were! Opposites attract when Katie Morosky (Barbra Streisand), a politically active Jew, marries Hubbell Gardiner (Robert Redford), a feckless WASP. The two prosper in Los Angeles, but as the Hollywood Blacklist looms, Katie's activism threatens her husband's screenwriting career.

With its beautiful score, script by Blacklist-impacted writer Arthur Laurents, and unforgettable leading performances, this classic film honors those who fought against censorship and oppression during the Hollywood Red Scare.

Directed by Sydney Pollack. (1973, 118 min. Rated PG.)

Arrive early to view the exhibitions! This film set during the lead-up to the Blacklist is the perfect complement to the exhibition Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare. And don't miss Peter Krasnow: Breathing Joy and Light and Visions and Values while you're here.   


"The Streisand talent is huge, eccentric and intractable."—New York Times

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Donor Support

Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare and its related educational programs at the Skirball Cultural Center are made possible by generous support from the following donors:

The Stanley and Joyce Black Family Foundation
Stephanie and Harold Bronson
Lori and Scott Cooper/Pegasus Squire
Billie B. and Steven G. Fischer Foundation
The Keston Family
In Memory of George Litto by Andria Litto
TZ Projects & Friends
Peter and Julie Weil

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