FORREST GUMP 30th Anniversary

Date: 07/29/2024 at 7PM ET / 4PM PT
Where to Watch: Stream on Apple TV+ and Paramount+; Rent or purchase on Amazon, iTunes, etc.
FORREST GUMP 30th Anniversary


Winner of 6 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay for Eric Roth, FORREST GUMP is a film that is so moving, so sweet, and so expertly-crafted that it’s outlasted most of its contemporaries. Following an Alabamian, Forrest Gump, who finds himself at the center or just to the side of many critical points in mid-20th Century US history, this warm, winsome film is endlessly endearing and full of moments that became cultural touchpoints. In adapting Winston Groom’s 1986 novel for the screen, Eric Roth proved once again why he’s the master of film adaptations (six of his seven Oscar nominations are for Best Adapted Screenplay), as he gave this epic, decades-spanning story both the requisite sweep and a huge heart. Endlessly quotable and with an iconic Tom Hanks at its center, FORREST GUMP is a zeitgeist-capturing sensation that found director Robert Zemeckis at the peak of his powers, displaying his mastery of mixing human drama with technical wizardry to great effect.


Eric Roth

Guest Bio:

Eric Roth is a screenwriter best known for his film adaptations including FORREST GUMP, THE INSIDER, MUNICH, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, A STAR IS BORN, and DUNE, among many others. For all of these films, he was nominated for the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar and was nominated for Best Picture for producing MANK.