The Way We Were

The Way We Were

A FILM BY: Sydney Pollack
WRITTEN BY: Arthur Laurents
STARRING: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford

Picked by Dianne, Bookkeeper

Set against the politicalism of pre-WWII and later McCarthyism, a diametrically opposed couple come together only to find that genuine friendship and physical attraction is not enough to overcome fundamental societal beliefs. The collapse of their relationship comes in tandem with her determination to speak to the House Un-American Acitvities Committee.

Dianne says: 

In 2004, there was a Barbra Streisand mini-festival scheduled at the Music Box that had to be cancelled. So when I was offered the chance to pick a film - I went to Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford! If you need to clear your head with a good cry, this is the movie! Though they have very different personalities, they fall in love. There is love, passion, rowing, sailing, rich friends, poor friends (James Woods!), politics and in the end, love wasn’t enough to keep them together. If you are not crying when she brushes the hair off his forehead, you are dead!

Technical Information

Production Year: 1973
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 118 mins
Format: DCP