In conjunction with the exhibition "Literature and Sport," the Sport Film Series continues at the Harry Ransom Center with "The Natural" (1984, 134 minutes). Starring Robert Redford, Kim Basinger, Glenn Close and Robert Duvall, the film captures the success and struggles of gifted baseball player Roy Hobbs (Redford). Limited seating; doors open 30 minutes in advance.
The film is based on the novel of the same title by Bernard Malamud. The Ransom Center is home to an important archive of Malamud's work.