*The Natural*. 1984. USA. Directed by Barry Levinson. Courtesy of Photofest

The Natural. 1984. USA. Directed by Barry Levinson. Screenplay by Roger Town, Phil Dusenberry, based on the novel by Bernard Malamud. With Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close. 35mm. 138 min.

Roy Hobbs, an enigmatic (and possibly magical) middle-aged baseball player with a mysterious past, simply appears one day to propel a losing team to unimaginable success. Amid the gloom of the Great Depression, a hero like Roy is needed to bring back hope and optimism. It’s amazing what a bat carved from a lightning-struck tree can do!

  1. Wednesday, August 15,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Thursday, July 5,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
This film accompanies Modern Matinees: Barry Levinson.