Robert Redford on ‘The Company You Keep’

Veteran actor and director Robert Redford sits down with Times staff writer Mark Olsen to discuss his new film, “The Company You Keep,” about a public-interest lawyer whose life is upended when a young reporter exposes his identity as a former antiwar radical in the 1970s. Place your cursor over the images below to watch video clips.

Robert Redford

The turbulent '70s

Redford discusses the struggle to find the right time and approach to revisit a tumultuous time in U.S. history.

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Off-screen lives

Susan Sarandon and Julie Christie have key roles in the film, but casting them presented a different set of challenges.

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A younger generation

Working with younger actors such as Shia LaBeouf and Brit Marling brought a new excitement.

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'Captain America' sequel

"I'm doing this film because it's different. It's a new thing for me," the actor says of his role in the upcoming "Captain America" sequel.

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Indie filmmaking

Getting into "indie film had to do with me getting itchy about stories I wanted to tell."

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Photos courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics / Jennifer S. Altman, For The Times / video by Times video staff / produced by Aaron Williams