37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

The Natural

An unknown middle-aged batter named Roy Hobbs (Redford) with a mysterious past appears out of nowhere to take a losing 1930s baseball team to the top of the league in this magical sports fantasy. With the aid of a bat cut from a lightning struck tree, Hobbs lives the fame he should have had earlier when, as a rising pitcher, he is inexplicably shot by a young woman. Nominated for four Academy Awards in 1984, director Barry Levinson’s film adaptation of Bernard Malamud’s 1952 baseball novel of the same name delivers a sincere testament to America’s national pastime. Discussion with director Barry Levinson and Michael Tackett of The New York Times

Supported by The Daily Progress


Sunday, November 9


12:00 PM


Downtown Mall : The Paramount Theater

Film Info

Director: Barry Levinson

Runtime: 138 min

Genre: Classics

Year: 1984

Country: USA

Featuring: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger