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July 16 @ 12:30 pm
One event on 01/01/1970 at 5:30pm
Our July series The Classics – this month dedicated to some of classic Hollywood’s most celebrated and enduring Epics – continues Sunday, July 16 with director David Lean’s 1962 masterpiece, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA!
One of the screen’s grandest epics, this monumental story recounts the true life experiences of T.E. Lawrence, better known to the world as Lawrence of Arabia. A young, idealistic British officer in WWI, Lawrence (an iconic Peter O’Toole) is assigned to the camp of Prince Feisal (Alec Guinness), an Arab tribal chieftain and leader in a revolt against the Turks. In a series of brilliant tactical maneuvers, Lawrence leads fifty of Feisal’s men in a tortured three-week crossing of the Nefud Desert to attack the strategic Turkish held port of Aqaba. Following his successful raids against Turkish troops and trains, Lawrence’s triumphant leadership and unyielding courage gain him nearly god-like status among his Arab brothers.
Featuring Oscar-winning cinematography, magnificent locations, Maurice Jarre’s famed score, and a screenplay based on Lawrence’s own writings, David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia is an undeniable masterpiece. Over the years the film was heavily cut, but in 1988 a painstaking reconstruction of the film was undertaken. David Lean and original editor Anne V. Coates then worked on the film to create Lean’s Director’s Cut. It is this version that has now been lovingly digitally restored by Sony Pictures Entertainment, ensuring that the film will be seen as it was meant to be, for the first time since its initial release. This presentation will also be screened in its original roadshow format, with an overture, intermission, entr’acte and exit music.