Lawrence of Arabia
Dir. David Lean. 1962, 227 mins (with intermission). 70mm. 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, and rocketed Peter O’Toole 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. With its overwhelming widescreen desert vistas, this is one of cinema’s most transporting experiences.
This event is sold out. Standby tickets may become available at the door. Visit the Museum’s admission desk after 11:30am on the day of the screening to secure a position in the standby line. Museum members will be given priority. Tickets: $12 ($9 for senior citizens and students / free for members at the Film Lover level and above).