Lawrence of Arabia
Dir. David Lean. 1962, 217 mins. plus one intermission. New DCP restoration. With Peter O’ Toole, Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn. The apex of David Lean’s magnificent career was this unparalleled spectacle which won seven Oscars, including Best Picture. This screening is presented as a tribute to Peter O’Toole (1932–2013), who rocketed to stardom as real-life adventurer T. E. Lawrence, a former British officer whose expedition to Cairo in 1916 leads him to side with the Arabs against the Turks, eventually organizing his own guerrilla army. The widescreen desert vistas are overwhelming; this is one of cinema’s most transporting experiences.
Free with Museum admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Museum members may reserve tickets in advance by calling 718 777 6800. For more information about becoming a Museum member and to join online, please click here.