In celebration of the 16th anniversary of the Middlesex Community College Celebrity Forum, the MCC Foundation will feature acclaimed actor, director, environmentalist and Sundance Institute founder Robert Redford at 8 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2014, in the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.

One of the most acclaimed actors of the last half-century, Redford is best known for his leading roles in such films as “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Way We Were,” “The Sting,” “All the President’s Men,” “The Natural,” “The Horse Whisperer” and, most recently, the highly acclaimed “All Is Lost.”

Among the causes Redford supports are Greenpeace, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, the James Redford Institute for Transplant Awareness, and the Sundance Institute. In 1981, he also founded the Sundance Film Festival.

“Robert Redford certainly carries star power with his Hollywood pedigree,” said MCC President Carole Cowan. “But it’s his inspirational leadership in taking on causes that help preserve our natural resources, and his championing of the art of independent filmmaking that have helped define him as an icon of our generation.”

The Middlesex Community College Celebrity Forum is an annual event that presents well-known personalities for the educational and cultural enrichment of area residents. Proceeds help raise funds for the MCC Foundation. Presenting Sponsor of all 16 Celebrity Forum events is The TJX Companies, Inc. Past Celebrity Forum speakers include Walter Cronkite with Doris Kearns Goodwin, Colin Powell, former President George Bush with former First Lady Barbara Bush, Rudy Giuliani, David McCullough, Barbara Walters, Tim Russert, Geena Davis, Mike Wallace and Chris Wallace, Jay Leno, Sarah Ferguson, Ken Burns, Robin Roberts, Michael J. Fox, and former First Lady Laura Bush with Jenna Bush Hager.

For tickets and sponsorship information about “An Evening with Robert Redford,” please visit http://www.middlesex.mass.edu/CF14 or contact MCC Dean of College Advancement Dennis Malvers at 781-280-3514.