Dir. David Lean. 1965, 197 mins, plus intermission. DCP. With Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger. Grand-scale moviemaking became Lean’s forte in the 1960s, and Doctor Zhivago was one of his grandest triumphs. Based on Boris Pasternak’s novel, this tale of a love triangle set against the Bolshevik Revolution is an astonishing feat, as emotionally involving as it is visually spectacular. Highlights include Freddie Young’s Oscar-winning cinematography and Maurice Jarre’s iconic score.
Tickets for Friday evening screenings: $12 ($9 for senior citizens and students / free for Museum members) and includes admission to the Museum’s galleries, which are open until 8:00 p.m.