Arts Calendar

Oct 22

International Film Forum: LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

From site: International Film Forum

Monday, October 22nd, 2018
7:00 – 11:00 pm / Weitz Cinema
IFF presents Lawrence of Arabia on Monday, October 22 at 7pm in Weitz Cinema

Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean, 1962, UK, 227 min.) – introduced by Carol Donelan

“Grand in every sense, David Lean's film is an example of an established director full of confidence and ambition. Nearly four hours long, several years in the making, and complete with an interval and its own overture, Lawrence of Arabia aims for greatness and achieves it.

An illuminating, intelligent script by Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson, based in part on Lawrence’s wartime recollections, reveals the soldier as a tormented, sado-masochist with repressed homosexual urges who perceives himself as a warrior-king. Peter O’Toole, then the new boy among international stars (including Alec Guinness as a shrewd Prince Feisal and Jack Hawkins as the calculating General Allenby) gives his best ever performance as the enigmatic Lawrence. That other star of the film - the desert - is so magnificently captured in all its endless immensity that you'll find sand between your toes when you take your socks off.” (Martyn Glanville, BBC)

 

 

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